This week – the second week of December – is a great time to start Christmas shopping, by my reckoning. We’ve nabbed a couple holiday deals since Black Friday, but I like to get out in the stores when everything is ‘on’. Lights on, music on, and sales on. It’s more fun to shop when the stores are decked out in all of their Christmas finery.
Yes, we do increasingly buy a lot of gifts online, but there is no joy in pointing and clicking. Our FIRE lifestyle allows us to hit the malls when others are working, so we can easily get there – enjoy a relaxed lunch – and head home before rush hour. On Tuesday, we are even going to sneak in an afternoon Christmas movie!
Last year, I published this Christmas Gift ‘Festive Framework’. It worked out really well as a shopping and giving guide. It can work for budgets of different sizes and ensures a variety of gifts, activities, treats, and experiences. Give it a go if you are looking for ideas …
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