Christmas shoppings: Why is it so stressful?

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I think this year I want to go to a vacation home, rent myself a little tiny-house sort of thing for a week and just escape life. Be alone for Christmas, for some 'me' time.
 

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Just got a small delivery from TEMU with some gifts inside... just to pad out main gifts probably bought elsewhere. Some cute little thingys!
 

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Bought a few more bits this month, got one when I was away so bought a little extra gift to go with it.

I want to get my mum and brother finished next month. Haven't really thought about what to get my dad yet, maybe a plant or something for the garden.
 

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I got mum a diamond art kit when we were away and was going to get an accessory kit to go with it for Christmas. I go over there yesterday and see she's already started on it! Grrr! That was meant to be for Christmas!
 
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I keep getting interested in shopping for Christmas things, but then real life kicks in and ruins my plans and motivation. I am currently convinced again that I just wanna be left alone or something this Christmas.
 
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The Range - Christmas decs hehe in pink!
 

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I did some more wrapping last night, good to get it done and see what I have got for people so far
 
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I get my davings in 1 month so in 1 month I can finish Christmas shopping but.... I need to be a lot tighter with gifts this year as money is grim.
 

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Change of plan for my mother, but I've ordered her gifts. Another person ticked off the list.
I'm not going to buy anything more for Christmas this month.
 
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Just paid my last payment into Christmas savings so should get the mastercard at the end of the month
 

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My mother's gifts have arrived, so they are now wrapped and another person ticked off the list.

I'm probably half way through now
 

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I've had a bigger one of Abbs turn up and a few smaller bits for people. I'll have to start getting organised soon.
 

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Nearly finished just got to wrap up and get a few more bits for Abbs and G
 

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I'm waiting for things to arrive, then I'll get those wrapped. Then it's just a few left to get. Still no idea what to get my dad though.
 

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I'm waiting for things to arrive, then I'll get those wrapped. Then it's just a few left to get. Still no idea what to get my dad though.
Yeah I have no idea about G or what to top Abbs up with... mind you still dunno if its just me and Abbs for xmas yet or not
 

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I'm done! Just got to wrap everything and post stuff and do cards!
 

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I'm wrapping as soon as a person is done, so no big lot of wrapping to do.

I still have no clue what to get my dad.
 
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That's what I should do really but oh well!!
 

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All presents are wrapped, waiting on one to arrive this week then I'll get that wrapped. Then it's just waiting for payday before I can get the last few bought.
I've started writing the cards as well, need to start locating addresses for people. I don't write many cards though.

Going to start the big clean up and reorganisation of the living room ready for the Christmas decorations to go up.
 
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I plan on starting wrapping an writing cards towards the end of next week. Plus decorating as much as I can with the cats!!
 

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Everyone is now bought, might get an extra one for dad and possibly the cat! However I'm otherwise done, just waiting for things to arrive now to finish the wrapping.

I've started to put decorations up as well. Must get more batteries.
 
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The pathetic amount of decorating has been donw. Outside lights we'll do in a min or two.
Cards written ready to post but got a couple of gifts to wrap and get ready to post first.
Shit loads of wrapping to do but I;ll break that down to the following;
Stocking & Eve box
Abbs Bday
Abbs Christmas
Friends
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