At our house, my hubby is more of a shopper than I am. In fact, he often leads the way in Christmas shopping. We usually Christmas shop together for most of our gifts, but he’s more likely to run out and get specific items or run to the 10 different stores where we need to get 10 different things. I hate the crowds, but it doesn’t bother him at all.
What about you? Who does the Christmas shopping in your family?
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My husband and I did our shopping together online.
I do ALL the shopping. Even when I ask him, my husband gives the standard "i don't know." I buy all the birthday presents etc. My husband HATES to shop! I prefer to shop with out him because he goes in with a purpose and I browse and this just leads to him getting bored and pushing me out of stores;o)
I am the shopper of the family, though my husband does shop take the kids out to get a gift for me from them. I usually have to fill him in on what "we" got them before they open it on Christmas.
"Tawada" and I have a lot in common….my husband HATES to shop too. He's done most of his shopping online. I do wish at times he would take the time out to go with me and shop…I do most of the shopping for the kids and extended family, and I usually try to make some gifts every year. I also take the three kids and have them buy for each other and their father…it teaches them how to shop for bargains, etc. Sometimes I could get a bigger discount if I put it on my card, or we could get it cheaper online, but I refrain from that with the kids. They are to pay for it all with their own money (cash) and it gives them a sense of ownership in it all.
This year my hubby has taken over a majority of the Christmas shopping. I really don't enjoy shopping. I do however enjoy a nice morning at Target with a Starbucks buying groceries and other household essentials for my family.
I used to do all the Christmas shopping and my husband would get mad that he didn't get to help (he was usually working though). Now that he has a more flexible schedule he LOVES to buy the kids Christmas presents with me! The bad thing is he usually spends more money than I would!
Gift giving is my love language- I put (probably way too much) thought into the gifts and enjoy it. My husband and I collaborate on our kiddos gifts but I enjoy doing the rest. Altho I, too, hate crowds and found some great online deals this year!
Since my husband and I dislike shopping as much as the other, we usally do a lot of the holiday shopping online. Then we pick one night and go out into the mad shopping world and fight the crowds. We also turn it into a date night…what fun!! We make many memories this way and have a good laugh or 2 along the way. It has become somewhat of a tradition.
I usually do all the shopping. I have learned to consult hubby on it, because he usually has an idea of what to get them. And if I don't, he will get them something that messes up my plan! I'm not one to really enjoy shopping much, but when I have money, "permission," and a goal of what I want, I have a good time getting for my kids.
We shop together for Christmas presents, but usually this is following a lot of researching and planning and bargain-hunting on my part! I do as much background work as I can, then I present him with my ideas, and he gives me his input. Most decisions for our kids are made together. However, when it comes to nieces and nephews even in his OWN FAMILY I get a lot of "I don't know", so that is often up to me.
We also take one afternoon to take the kids and help them shop for each other. We have three boys so far, and we split up to get this job accomplished. He's very good at leading little boys to good ideas, and the boys are so thoughtful of each other! That's one of my favorite shopping trips. 🙂
My hubby and I usually shop together throughout the year for gifts. That way we have less stress since we can take our time picking out things and spread out the expense throughout the year. Luckily my hubby is usually a pretty good shopper even if I get distracted and start browsing. 😀
My husband and I shop together for most of the Christmas gifts. I am the one who keeps the list of who we need to buy for and what they want or could use. I also keep track of what is on sale. Luckily, I buy gifts all year long with a running list of who I bought them for, so shopping is not overwhelming in December.
I do most of the shopping, but most of it is done before December. I scour the clearance aisles as early as January and save the gifts away for my kids and the cousins. Come mid-December, I pull out everything for my own kids (the cousins are already mailed off by then) and see what I'm missing. This year it is something for my youngest's stocking, a gift for Daddy from the kids and something for his stocking. That's it and I'll be done!
I am the shopper in our family, even for my husband's parents. It's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it! I'm not a shopper at all. The only gifts I really like getting are the ones for the kids.
I do ALL the Christmas shopping in our family. My husband is notorious for going shopping for my gift on Christmas Eve!
I do all the Christmas shopping. We live on an island and the stores close by 5ish, so that makes it hard for my hubs to shop as he's working… I have to take a ferry to a close by city and shop there and it's tiring cause I try to get everything done in a day or two!
My husband and I shop together normally for Christmas presents. We like to look throughout the year and pick up things here and there. That way when the holiday season approaches we aren't struggling too bad with money.
I do all the shopping, but I keep my husband informed as I go. I do as much online as I possibly can (I hate going into the stores!). The last several years, I've even bought small presents for our girls to give me; I give them to my husband, and he lets the girls choose who gives me what item. I know that might sound kind of rotten or even selfish, but in the end it saves us time (he doesn't have to drag the kids out on Christmas Eve like he used to, and I don't have to spend time exchanging something that didn't fit), money (I only buy when it's on sale, when I can get free shipping, etc.), and stress (he hates shopping, and never knows what to get me). I'm always delighted when I open the gifts because, well, I wanted them; and the girls don't know that I've picked them out myself! 😉
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My Husband normally two weeks before Christmas go shopping with Our list and buy 80% of the shopping and go to dinner together. Our Son used to go to His Aunts but now that He is 13 He wants to stay home alone. This is a great time for My Husband and I to talk and keep each other in line and on budget. This is looked forward to each year KayMI email@example.com thank you
At our home, it seems that (for the most part)hubby comes up with the ideas, then I'm the one who scours the online sites to find the best deals. We keep an ear open throughout the year to get insight into what our children would like, so I can take advantage of any deals that happen before December.
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