It’s official. My Christmas shopping has begun.
I’ve got seventy-six days until Christmas day to get my shit together.
Last year, I started a little earlier than this. But I will try to get everything done earlier this time around, because even though I started earlier last year, I didn’t finish wrapping gifts and piling up groups together until the night before.
Fun fact: Christmas gift giving is a basically a sport for me; I take this shit seriously. I like to find what I think are the Perfect Gifts, and then end up spending what others would consider way too much money on wrapping paper and gift boxes and tags and bows because presentation is everything.
I’m already super excited about what I’ve already ordered, and I’m looking forward to getting the rest of this show on the road. My budget is set, my list is made. So now all I have to do is carefully watch what I spend, and even more carefully find what to get people because almost every person I’ve asked so far apparently doesn’t know what they want.
Well, then—if I’m not going to get straight answers, I guess it’s up to me to figure out what they’re going to get. And all I have to say to that is game on.
Let’s do this thing.
P.S.: If anyone needs or would like someone to help them wrap gifts, this is me, publicly announcing that I will help you, if you live within a reasonable distance from me. Because unlike most folks, I actually enjoy doing that. I accept payment in cash and/or chocolate chip cookies and milk for labor.