I like Christmas shopping. I've always liked finding the perfect gift for my family and friends. Something that they'll love and put a smile on their face on Christmas morning. I don't even mind the manic last minute rush at the shops. I always thought that it was part of the fun of Christmas.
Since the girls have arrived, the fun has disappeared. It's just too hard to take them shopping, let alone browse and try and unearth perfect pressies. I'm yelling and trying to catch them as they pull things off the shelves, dive under racks of clothes and run out onto the street. For the past couple of years, I have bought all my presents locally, thankfully the shops near me are great. Though I made a decision this morning - I'm going to do all my Christmas shopping online.
I have always hated the idea of online shopping. I like to see, feel, touch and bring home my purchases, lay them out and see them all. I'm starting to come around, the idea of doing the shopping while the girls are playing or napping and then having them arrive at the front door a few days later is bliss. Plus I'm finding some great stuff. I feel like I can put a bit love and effort back in again.
So my mission is get all my shopping done in the next couple of weeks and do it all online. Shopping will be done, it'll be easier to keep to a budget (no spur of the moment purchases) and I'll have a lot more free time. Now, let's see if I can do it.