Monday, 24 October 2016

I've Already Completed My Christmas Shopping

I know it's not even November yet but as of last night I really have finished all of my Christmas shopping. I only have one or two things left to buy but I know exactly what I'm going to get. I'm just waiting until I have a little more disposable income. I am supposed to be saving for a new laptop after all. I found a pretty good one that matches my needs for £600, so I think I'm going to get that, assuming there isn't a better one for cheaper by the time Black Friday rolls around.

These presents look a lot better wrapped than they are
I decided this year I would attempt to wrap the presents again. I don't know what compelled me to do that given how much I suck at it. I'm getting slightly better but I find I either do a really good job wrapping a present or a really, really bad one. I'm not finished with wrapping or anything though. I'm getting several packages over the next week or two that will complete my pile. After that they shall be divided up into four piles and placed in three "sacks"; one unsacked pile for my dad and brother's stuff, and a sack each for my mother/sister/niece, sister 1 and her family, and sister 2 and her family.

All in all I've bought about 20 presents and I've learned two very valuable lessons from all of this;

1. Christmas is expensive as fuck. Like, I'm not looking forward to having kids and feeling the need to shower them with gifts. I've easily spent a few hundred quid.
2. I've definitely had a lot more success this year than last in terms of making money. Last year I got away with getting only a few small things. This year I've spent about 3-5 times more than last year.

With a kid I can expect to spend about twice that. Or more. Per kid.


Gonna have a busy week this week too. Doctor's appointment and a driving lesson. Thursday is practically just entirely written off.


  1. Oh wow. Done in October? You are incredibly ambitious or else you were trying to put off doing something else. You win at Christmas this year!

  2. Now that is fecking prepared Mark!

  3. Christmas sure comes early when you're in charge. As for the wrapping, just keep on practicing. With this many gifts that isn't a problem!
    Always remember though, it's the thought that counts. (:

  4. I'm holding out for Christmas Eve.

  5. I start my gift shopping for birthdays and Christmas usually before the end of the year, I have a lot of gifts for Christmas already not all but a lot as I started around the 20th December 2015 for Christmas 2016

  6. It's not even Halloween. What's wrong with you? I'm not a fan of the build up to the shopping fest that this is.


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