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Mrsgrumble Mon 24-Nov-14 20:16:43

I'm finished, as of today smile

Due baby in next few days so wanted to get all done. Got two hampers sorted today (just need to get baskets) and am delighted.

Cut down and only buying for family. Also did a last amazon shop for dh.

Have bought new decorations but need to get alcohol and order turkey.

How are you doing ?

GooseRoasties Mon 24-Nov-14 20:19:56

I finished all of my presents, except stuff like chocolate and treats to go into stockings.
I've been extra organised this year as I'm due 16th of Dec and I want to put presents to the back of my mind.

Just have the main xmas meal to buy for and to start stocking up on the alcohol.

MamaPizza Mon 24-Nov-14 20:26:47

I finished last week.

Off on Friday with DH to buy stocking fillers via hitting Poundland etc but that's it. The wrapping is another story...

Mrsgrumble Mon 24-Nov-14 20:37:31

I got great stuff in B&m bargains today .. Such good value

Not long for you now roastie smile

RiverTam Mon 24-Nov-14 20:42:27

shock no! Haven't even started! Can't bear starting too early, takes all the magic of Christmas away for me. Though the year DD was due mid-Dec I was probably a bit more organised.

I've had a wee browse and started making lists. I'm working somewhere that's crap for shopping so can't even get things done at lunchtime, which is annoying.

Linguaphile Mon 24-Nov-14 21:11:08

Finished all of our immediate families last week (27 people to buy for, phew!!), now just need to sort DH and presents/stockings for the children, which should be easy as DH and I only exchange token gifts and the children are too young to know they're just getting practical necessities. Thankfully we're spending the holidays with MIL and FIL so will gets lots of nice meals without the shopping/planning effort this year. grin

ThisFenceIsComfy Mon 24-Nov-14 21:14:22

I am done, presents, decorations, stocking, everything. I feel very relaxed.

lucysmam Mon 24-Nov-14 21:24:28

Few bits left for the kids but only little bits and bobs.

Adult gifts not yet bought but know what I'm getting (apart from dp's mum), where from, and have the cash in my purse - just not got round to buying them yet.

Food shop - just fresh and some booze to buy.

Dp - have the cash & a mental list, just not been shopping yet.

Actually need to do a fair bit of shopping really -no good having the cash & doing nothing with it!

MrsLindor Mon 24-Nov-14 21:29:59

I've done all I'm doing for now, we have a big Christmas shopping trip planned for next week, it's a tradition, DH carries bags to the car and feels involved.

It will all be done by the 5th.

CaptainAnkles Mon 24-Nov-14 21:32:06

Very nearly but getting a few last bits off Amazon this week and then some little extra bits like sweets whenever I see them.

spottymoo Mon 24-Nov-14 21:42:05

Just 2 Chocolate frogs and 2 bags of popcorn and I'm all done grin

All the wrapping is done for christmas
Just need to wrap birthday for dh who's birthday is over christmas as well.

HermioneDanger Mon 24-Nov-14 21:43:45

Done, wrapped and ready to go. Am available for hire at very reasonable hourly rent for wrapping purposes grin

Pollywallywinkles Mon 24-Nov-14 21:54:28

One present left to buy, other than that all done.

50ShadesofXmas Mon 24-Nov-14 21:57:51

Going to meadowhall on wed, then I'm done! Yey! :-)

Then to wrap everything - oh dear :-(

Honesttodog Mon 24-Nov-14 22:02:53

I buy through the year which makes me feel smug at the time but always have a big sweaty panic through December as I remember all the people I haven't bought for....

Just doing some browsing for my Dc and realising I am going to have to ask dd what she wants or I suspect I will get it wrong...

Mrsgrumble Mon 24-Nov-14 22:05:55

I am the worst wrapper ever.. No patience grin

WiggleGinger Mon 24-Nov-14 22:07:18

I'll be done after the weekend. Have to pop into town to get something for my friend and swap something in marks and pick up a few bits for DH oh yeah and a visit to poundland to Dd stocking. Then get my mums vouchers at the weekend (it's what she has asked for!)
Then I'm done!

SageYourResoluteOracle Mon 24-Nov-14 23:22:50

I'm pretty much done and have everything wrapped bar three wee things but I've run out of paper so will buy more tomorrow.

Just 2 gifts for DD's nursery teachers. Think I'll get them a tree decoration each and give them some handmade chocolates too. I've got Christmas moulds, cellophane bags and fancy ribbon for this purpose but it's too early to do them.

Slightly off-topic but:
Have got a few eats and some booze but need to get main bulk done.

Cards bought but not yet written.

Wicker wreath bought (undecorated) so that's something I'll sort soon.

We might need more decorations as we're in a house now and lived in a flat last year.

Planning to put tree and decorations up on Friday 5th December.

LOVE Christmas!

MummyPig24 Tue 25-Nov-14 05:16:57

I'm nowhere near done. I've got a few things for the children, but still have lots of people to buy for. Slight cash flow problem :-s

FifiRocket Tue 25-Nov-14 05:33:37

No definitely not organised enough!! I do have half a list though, that counts right?

FifiRocket Tue 25-Nov-14 05:33:45

No definitely not organised enough!! I do have half a list though, that counts right?

velocity1 Tue 25-Nov-14 05:42:13

Presents, everything is bought, and some of the wrapping done, although, I do have a tendency to buy extras when I'm out and about, so there could be more, if I'm not careful.

Food, not bought any yet, but I have my online slot booked and most of the essentials in the trolley.Trouble is, I have adult dc and they like to add stuff, so I dare say it will double before it gets here

I like to be organised, but I have surpassed myself this year smile

BedPig2013 Tue 25-Nov-14 07:33:02

All done except for a few chocolates and sweets to buy smile
Still got to do the Christmas food shop but I'm thinking of getting a frozen turkey crown and then everything else fresh, me and my db arr cooking this year so I've put him in charge of the turkey and I'll do the veg, potatoes and pigs in blankets. Only cooking for 6 people so it shouldn't be too bad and I'm thinking of prepping everything I can on Christmas eve while dd is at her grandparents

fuzzpig Tue 25-Nov-14 07:33:20

Nope. I've done a lot of it but not all, I've found on previous years that by starting too early I've ended up buying too much. However I'm having the opposite problem now and struggling to decide what to actually get out of all the ideas I'd saved hmm

Poolomoomon Tue 25-Nov-14 07:36:28

Finished presents aside from chocolate santa's and chocolate coins which I'll get closer to the time. I'm waiting for Ocado slots to open to book my Christmas shop but have had the basket ready for about a month grin. Finished decorations. Feel at ease although I'll feel better when everything's arrived... Still waiting on some deliveries.

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