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Aroundtheworldin80moves Thu 17-Sep-20 11:32:04

Two Flamingo loofahs for DDs stockings.
Stockings are my favourite part... And I always end going slightly overboard as I buy littl.e things from September onwards.

It's time to start the present box in the spare room.

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Spied Thu 17-Sep-20 11:36:12

Bought an aftershave on promotion half price (£29)in Superdrug for dp.
2 books in the 2 for £7 in Tesco for DD. Also bought a tub of slime for DS and a pencil case and some pens for their stockings.

Drinkingallthewine Thu 17-Sep-20 14:37:36

Fancy bauble for the tree.

Mirrorxx Thu 17-Sep-20 14:41:07

LEGO set and a cashmere hat

WatershipDown7 Thu 17-Sep-20 14:41:46

I’m looking for recipes to make ahead and freeze. I’m determined not to be exhausted and unprepared this Xmas food wise. This year I want to be able to relax, at least some of the time!

TheCrow Thu 17-Sep-20 14:59:50

Got dd's cards for her classmates yesterday and today I got her a new beanie boo which I haven't seen before and some Wimpy Kid and Tom Gates books from charity shops smile

Moneypenny007 Thu 17-Sep-20 16:23:55

Most of my stuff has landed this week. Have the deposit on the small ones big present and will have to pay full whack on the other one. Will get that after next payday.
Once I've the kids sorted I dont care what happens next.

mumsiedarlingrevolta Thu 17-Sep-20 16:34:28

Bought DD a gorgeous handbag from TK Max

Ordered her glossy box advent and DH Master of Malt advent calendar

Ordered Christmas tablecloth and napkins from John Lewis

It is cheering me up

everythingisginandroses Thu 17-Sep-20 17:05:22

Christmas placemats and coasters from Portmeirion
Festive duvet sets for us and DS
2 x panettone
Wasabi snacks
Books for DS & DH
New tree bauble
Lots of ribbon for present wrapping
Posh gin and biscuits for DSIL/DBIL
Titanic Plum Gin for DN (it's fabulous!)
A Lalique candle from TK Maxx for an in-law (TBC)
Couple of USB sticks and chocolate sardines for DS stocking
A few new decorations - wreaths and a garland.

Starting earlier than usual this year! star

Mummyilovejokes1 Thu 17-Sep-20 19:29:38

New tree
Some new decs for tree
Christmas chocs and biscuits
1 stocking filler
2 pre lit stars
Pre lit present decorations
Small wreath
Puzzles for ds2
Paw patrol toys for ds2
Nintendo switch for ds1
Bee notepad and a bee fluffy throw for friend
Festive bedding for ds2 as he didnt have one
Thats it for now....need to wait until payday

JinglesWish Thu 17-Sep-20 19:35:15

I’ve nearly finished for the DC and I’ve done the teacher presents and neighbour gifts. Just started on SILs. Still rest of the family to go. I only enjoy shopping for DC, so the family presents are a chore!!

Asj0405 Thu 17-Sep-20 22:08:49

A few stocking bits pens/novelty rubbers etc
Some craft sets
Schleich riding school
A few bits of clothing
Stackers jewellery box
Made a good start, now to get hold of an M & S clementine gin and a glossybox advent calendar 🤞

Aroundtheworldin80moves Thu 17-Sep-20 22:21:17

Im in awe of those who are nearly finished. I have no idea what to get DDs this year- except a joint present of HP audio books. (9yo is dyslexic, and I'm finfing the reading of them out loud exhausting) if anyone has any ideas for 9 and 7yos who have all the toys etc they want, plus over indulgent grandparents...

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Mustbethewine Thu 17-Sep-20 22:56:00

All i need to buy now are the main gifts for my DC and some bits and Bobs and then I'm finished. Started shopping back in June though 😂

everythingisginandroses Thu 17-Sep-20 23:24:36

Forgot to add:

Sweatbands/water bottle/t-shirt from DS's favourite tech Youtuber's merch store
Niederegger marzipan loaves
Maraschino cherries
Still more fairy lights!

everythingisginandroses Thu 17-Sep-20 23:27:48

...and a couple of cases of Belgian beer!

FilthyforFirth Fri 18-Sep-20 07:21:52

Thanks to the bargain thread, nearly done! I am due a baby in mid November however!

Have 5 family members left and DS main present, just waiting to see if his lego will be cheaper during Black Friday.

Need to get wrapping, I have over 50 according to my gift app...

IdblowJonSnow Fri 18-Sep-20 07:28:39

Harry Potter related things

Still to buy, books, lego and clothes. Really enjoy shopping for the kids.

birkenstocks4ever Fri 18-Sep-20 10:20:23

Got Neal's yard hand cream, festive socks, fancy lip oil and a nice candle in my "just in case I need it but if not merry Christmas to me" box
Ordered a jigsaw puzzle for my dad
Arranged a couple of festive shopping trips with friends
Got my hands on the M&S glitter gin
Also got an Amazon basket filled with faff for the Christmas dinner table

TheCrow Fri 18-Sep-20 10:22:20

Added today for dd- pusheen slipper socks, fluffy cat pen and glittery unicorn tape dispenser from Claire's 3 for £5 sale

mosscarpet Fri 18-Sep-20 17:08:02

Im doing really well this year (for once!)
so far got:
More or less finished stockings.
about 2/3 of gifts bought for younger 3 dc. a couple of gifts each for older 3 dc (but they are 18, 20 and 22 so will mostly get money!)
1 gift each for mum, dad, sis and neice - need more
christmas tablecoth
christmas Pjs for the 4 girls (need to get the 2 boys)
advent calendars
wrapping paper
new BH tree
orange and lemon slices
crackers for cheese
tub of quality street

hoping to finish stockings and gifts for younger 3 when I get paid next week. Then will add to older 3 following month.
Then just need to finish my wider family and wrap it all! Then finish the food shop nearer the time obvs.

WoobyWoo Fri 18-Sep-20 21:18:33

I’ve done complete stockings apart from the sweets and gift cards and picked up a couple of games and some lego for main presents so far. Feeling quite organised as have also done advent calendars including dh for a change!

micc Sat 19-Sep-20 06:52:00

The first thing I got was some pyjamas in the M&Co sale for my DDs Christmas eve box! I have also got her main presents. She wants buzz, woody and jessie. I normally buy most things second hand but I thought I'd treat her and get them early so I can pay them off smile I got them from the Disney store and my mum got her bullseye and Mr potatoe head.
I have got my sister a top from joules in the sale and I got my DD hat, scarf and gloves from joules too. All cost me next to nothing in the sale! My baby due in October, I got it a new teether in the sale and I have got all my DDs old babytoys and cleaned them up for it. I will wrap those up as its mainly for my DD for first Christmas excitement for the new baby.

tempnamechange98765 Sat 19-Sep-20 07:27:26

I've bought my DC main presents from us - Micro Scooters. And a Transformers toy for DC1 stocking smile

SushiGo Sat 19-Sep-20 07:32:34

I am also nearly done! Have really peared down the list this year for budget reasons and have managed to get most of those sale trawling over the last few weeks.

Just waiting on the dc to be ready to write their lists for Santa, plus finding gifts for BIL and FIL who are always the most tricky.

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