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anyoldname76 Fri 28-Nov-14 08:56:48

I do it every year, I think I'm done getting presents and then without fail I panic and get more.
Last year I went out on the 23rd and bought minions, this year already I've bought extra beanie hats for the men in my family and an air hockey table as a joint present for my dc hmm

Anyone else do this? smile

Snoopytwist Fri 28-Nov-14 09:52:46

Yes Op! Exactly the same issue! I'm pretty much done but have just ordered slippers and now I'm panicking and thinking about getting DC's Christmas pyjamas as well - and we're on a bit of a budget!

I keep laying all the presents out while DC's are at school and deciding that it's enough. A day later I'll be back on amazon...

traviata Fri 28-Nov-14 10:07:15

ohhh yes.....

it's usually the second/third week of December when I twitch. Then I find I have too much.

However, last year I twitched and bought a computer mouse which turned out to be DS's favourite present of all time.

afreshstartplease Fri 28-Nov-14 10:08:45

Yep I just twitched and bought teksta trex for dc who already have too much

fuzzpig Fri 28-Nov-14 10:26:12

I'm not twitching yet as I haven't actually finished the proper shopping yet! Much less organised than usual (but hoping it'll save me money) grin

LineRunner Fri 28-Nov-14 10:28:57

I haven't really started mine yet.

But I know exactly what you mean.

NotEvenAnEnormouseStirred Fri 28-Nov-14 10:49:32

I twitched too. I am ashamed. I've finished my Christmas shopping apart from one person.

I'm happy with what I've bought, so why did I twitch and buy DS1 a toy guitar on elcs deals of the day?

WhatWouldTheDoctorDo Fri 28-Nov-14 12:13:12

I've been twitching this week. I made the mistake of wrapping DS's presents and felt the pile wasn't very big. Never mind the fact that some stuff is pretty expensive! I've only bought a few extra small things though. He has more than enough, but we do tend to go for big piles at Christmas, more modest gifts at birthday, and rarely anything through the year though .

SeeChooJimmy Fri 28-Nov-14 14:47:50

I twitch every year on Christmas eve without fail. I blow usually £200 on last minute gifts for dds, not that they need it.blush

HellKitty Fri 28-Nov-14 14:48:50

I haven't stopped twitching and will until the 25thshock

MissLurkalot Fri 28-Nov-14 15:17:01

Yup, serial twitcher here, every year! Especially in the stocking fillers department!

EthelCardew Sat 29-Nov-14 13:51:09

Oh lordy, if I twitch (and I know I will), it is going to be one of the Teksta pets that brings me down, I just know it!

The good thing is DD has a Jan birthday so if I faint at the sight of the present mountain, I can always hold some back.

Whyamihere Sat 29-Nov-14 14:21:59

Currently twitching about buying dd the Monty bedspread in John Lewis, she doesn't need it and I'm sure I've bought her enough, but I don't think I can get to Christmas Eve without just finding myself in the shop buying it.

Whyamihere Sat 29-Nov-14 14:23:52

By the way I twitched last year on the Teskta dog and it's only been played with four or five times so not the best twitch for dd.

EthelCardew Sat 29-Nov-14 14:29:51

Good to know, Whyamihere!
I WILL resist!

AllThatGlistens Sat 29-Nov-14 15:01:37

I know I have a problem when I find myself being smugly please that I'm only twitching on buying loads of extra tree decorations.
And luxury ribbons.
And twinkly lights.
And wine.
And chocolates.
And more decorations.
And a tonne of craft stuff for the DC to make Christmas paperbacks for their bedrooms tonight.
And more tree decorations.


AllThatGlistens Sat 29-Nov-14 15:02:34

Oh for goodness sake, paperCHAINS, I'm not expecting them to publish Christmas novels grin

CleaninQueen Sat 29-Nov-14 15:32:03

I though I was done then I remembered she wanted a hot water bottle. No doubt I'll be in shopping on Christmas Eve confused

Whyamihere Sat 29-Nov-14 16:21:44

Actually I've just realised that I have twitched big time on sweets, I buy too many every year and was going to go easy this year (especially as I've lost 2 1/2 stone), I'd already bought all the sweets we need but I got a bit carried away in Debenhams yesterday blush. Ethel, it wasn't good for my dd but I'm sure others liked it, I just didn't think there was much playability in it once you'd got past the novelty element.

marne2 Sat 29-Nov-14 17:23:14

I keep twitching, the trouble is I twitch and buy something for dd1 and then I have to buy something else for dd2 to make the piles even. This will continue until Christmas Eve and I will still panic that I havn't bought enough, piles don't look the same or I have bought too much.

minkymuskyslyoldstoaty Sat 29-Nov-14 17:26:04

hello twitchers.

wrapped all dd's presents from FC in the week, but am now bidding on a cd boxed set.

i need to find more stuff for family too.

NotEvenAnEnormouseStirred Sat 29-Nov-14 17:35:38

God, ebay is awful for twitching. I might have to uninstall the app till after Christmas.

OpenSandwich Sat 29-Nov-14 17:41:00

I am having a twitchy dilemma. dS saw Santa today and asked for something I haven't got. What do I do? It's not something he really needs, he has one already just wants a better one.

Do I buy it and shelve the item I bought already even though I think he'll live it? Or if not how do I prepare him?

traviata Sat 29-Nov-14 17:54:52

opensandwich, could you buy it then keep the other thing for his birthday? What sort of price range is the item, would it be in budget?

NotEvenAnEnormouseStirred Sat 29-Nov-14 18:05:53

I did that with one of DS2s presents. It was a happyland rocket. I'm keeping it back till his birthday in January.

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