While my first semester of my junior year of college appears in the horizon, I broke out from under the pile of essays and projects that are all due at various times throughout this week and decided to go Christmas shopping.
There is just something nice about shopping for someone and watching them wonder what it is you could have gotten them! I love it. The day was beautiful, (a bit out of the ordinary for December). The sun was shining, and there still hasn’t been snow. It’s fantastic. I bought so many gifts, my wallet has never felt thinner.
- DIY gifts are great. If you can find something around your house, or something for under $10 at the craft store, then you are on it. I did something simple last year for Christmas, and being away from home I was a bit nervous that I wouldn’t get to put something together. But I have!
- Dollar sections should be your first stop. I had to walk past a whole slew of really great looking gifts on shelves, until I came to the dollar section in my local Target. They’re holiday themed, and a lot of the things can be add-ons for those co-workers or friends or even family members
- Remind yourself. While in Target, there were also small children in the dollar section who were grabbing gifts they wanted to play with. The mother spoke up saying “We’re buying for others, not ourselves.” I thought this was a good reminder, and I walked away from the nice stickers.
- Bring a friend. If you’re as indecisive as I am, it’s probably a really good idea to bring a pal that can give you some good ideas for gifts and remind you what you have yet to shop for and what you already have.