Thursday, 28 October 2010

Christmas Shopping for who?

Have just returned from a stressful shopping trip to the Trafford Centre. I thought I would try and get ahead with the Christmas shopping while daughter was at a friend's house and husband was out playing golf. The trouble is, I've realised I'm really bad at Christmas shopping.

Why?

Well, I spend most of my time browsing around and thinking:

"I'd love that!"

"I wish someone would buy that for me"

"I could really do with one of those"

"Think I'll get that for myself"

"I would really love one of those!"

and not actually buying any presents for other people!

My best Christmas purchase today was this:
for me to wear whilst making Christmas dinner!

Must do better.

10 comments:

Lorraine The Party Times said...

fabulous pinny though!! won't you look great while preparing your Christmas dinner

Working Mum said...

Lorraine - I'm hoping it's a magic pinny that will take away the stress of making Christmas dinner!

Kelloggsville said...

I buy it all really early then forget what I bought and buy more...repeat...repeat...nice pinny!

Expat mum said...

I started my Xmas shopping a while ago (enforced time on a Thursday evening - nothing more organised than that). I find that if I buy for someone, they then come up with a very specific request or hint, making whatever I have bought them totally inappropriate. Keep the receipts!

Working Mum said...

Kelloggsville - I have been collecting things for daughter's stocking for a while, but luckily have stored them in my wardrobe where I can't forget them.

Expat Mum - I've done exactly that! Gift receipts will be included with presents!

libby said...

Gorgeous pinnie! and we all shop like that don't we? buy only things that we like or things that we think the recipient should like...but I can't start Christmas shopping until after bonfire night...doesn't feel right until then.

Anonymous said...

I'm loving the apron! I am loving your blog, I came acorss it by accident and have been hooked ever since...I am off to the Trafford Centre with two Yr old Daughtere and Mother this Saturday to start some Xmas shopping.....I think it will be a mistake, daughter is in the throws of the terrible two's and Mother spends hours in John Lewis looking at Radley bags and expensive shoes. I will continue to read your blog as it brightens up my day.

LYNZE

Working Mum said...

Libby - how do you fit it all in in just six weeks?!

Lynze - The Trafford Centre, on a Saturday, with child and mother?! Good luck! (Thank you for your lovely comment)

mater familias said...

Now I'm wondering what you saw. I find if I go into John Lewis there is absolutely no shortage of things I admire. I find it easy to find things for me and the children, both ours and other people's, but other adults - they are the hardest! Feeling happy tonight though as I have just bought some BOOTS! - for me!

Working Mum said...

Mater Familias - you are so right. John Lewis was just a store of temptation! I bought daughter two dresses there. I also bought a few stocking filler things for neice, nephew and goddaughter, but the adults? Stuck!