November 17th, 2008

Lotus

Writer's Block: The Season of Giving

The holidays are right around the corner, which means gift-giving (and buying) season is upon us. When do you usually purchase your gifts? What are the benefits/disadvantages of buying when you do?
I try to start early in the season, before Thanksgiving. This gives me a lot of time to make sure I have everyone's presents ready!
Lotus

Writer's Block: The Season of Giving

The holidays are right around the corner, which means gift-giving (and buying) season is upon us. When do you usually purchase your gifts? What are the benefits/disadvantages of buying when you do?

I can't believe next week is already Thanksgiving! November has literally flown by. That means I need to get my holiday shopping done!

I try to start my holiday shopping before Thanksgiving to avoid long lines. This way, I can be prepared and organized with my holiday list. I hate standing in the holiday lines, so that is a benefit of shopping early. Also, I like to be prepared, so that is another benefit. It is also a great feeling to be done with shopping while everyone is scrambling last minute!

Some disadvantages are that I don't get all the good deals that are last minute holiday discounts.