Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The season of giving

I mentioned yesterday that I braved the stores on Black Friday. What I failed to mention was the fact that 75 percent of what I bought ended up being for me and not other people. I can’t seem to stop buying crap for myself. Half of it I don’t even need. I actually bought myself a pair of Uggs. I know I know, but they are just so damn comfortable and I had a pair wayyyy before they became popular. I’m taking my freshman year of high school people. ‘Tis the season of giving and the only person I seem to be giving to is myself. Thankfully I got some self-control of myself and returned the Uggs, but only because they didn’t fit well.

The thing is, I LOVE giving gifts to people. I like taking time and searching for the perfect gift. I love to see their faces light up when they open their gifts. It is one of my favorite things about the holidays. So far I’ve only got 2 people gifts for Christmas. I really need to get moving and I’m starting to freak out that I’m not farther along. Last year at this time I was already done shopping and everything was even wrapped.

I pretty much know everything I need to get people; it’s just a matter of getting to the stores. This weekend I am determined to put a huge dent into my shopping list. My friend and I are going to these new outlet stores that just opened up. There are over 100 stores there and I heard they are amazing. I have to admit, I’m a little intimidated. But I’m glad I’m going to a place where I can hopefully get everything done. Also I am determined to NOT buy myself anything there. I doubt that that will happen, but one can try right?

Wish me luck!


Anonymous said...

I love giving gifts too! It's so much fun to find the perfect thing for someone and see them really excited to receive it. I agree that you shouldn't only buy for yourself but I think you can get a few gifts that you know you would like too :)

Alexandreena said...

I have one person left on my list ( my mom, so that's a challenge) but other than that I'm done and I need to wrap soon.

Karen said...

I want to go to the Jersey Shore Center next weekend. It looks freaking awesome. I have a few friends who went to the opening and they had great things to say.