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post #1 of 27
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Well, it's Christmas Eve!

Here's today's Question Of The Day!


Do you have all your Christmas shopping done, or do you still have last minute stuff to pick up?


I have all of my Christmas shopping done, except one gift. I always buy something for the surgeon that I work with. He cancelled his surgery schedule Monday, to go down to Detroit, as his mother was not doing well. I got a call yesterday afternoon that she had passed away.

I'm totally at a loss of what to do. I will definitely send a card, but I don't know if I should get a gift to give him when he returns (he already gave me one) or if I should just not intrude during this time of sadness for the family.
post #2 of 27
I would still get him a gift since you usually do anyway...he will probably need something to lift his spirits when he gets back.

Mine is done for the people I know I'm going to see on Christmas. There are a few I need to get for people I won't see until next week and I'm getting them over the weekend (ON SALE!!!)
post #3 of 27
Yes, I am all done shopping
post #4 of 27
I'd still get him something for when he gets back. I'm sure he'll appreciate it even more.

We just finished our shopping last night. I still have to pick up some scratcher lotto tickets for a friend but I won't be seeing her until next week at the soonest so I'll get them when I get gas next.
post #5 of 27
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Originally Posted by Pookie-poo View Post
Well, it's Christmas Eve!

Here's today's Question Of The Day!


Do you have all your Christmas shopping done, or do you still have last minute stuff to pick up?


I have all of my Christmas shopping done, except one gift. I always buy something for the surgeon that I work with. He cancelled his surgery schedule Monday, to go down to Detroit, as his mother was not doing well. I got a call yesterday afternoon that she had passed away.

I'm totally at a loss of what to do. I will definitely send a card, but I don't know if I should get a gift to give him when he returns (he already gave me one) or if I should just not intrude during this time of sadness for the family.
I think you should give him a gift, if that is standard for you. He will appreciate it and won't know that you hadn't gotten him something before his mom passed.
post #6 of 27
Yes - all of my shopping is done and presents are wrapped and ready to go.

Regarding the surgeon you work with, I would recommend getting him a gift as you normally would. He will be going through enough without breaking from usual routine.
post #7 of 27
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Originally Posted by Bella713 View Post
Yes, I am all done shopping
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BTW Helen,...Love this kitty!..
post #8 of 27
Finished all present shopping on Monday and wrapped everything this morning. I only have a quick trip to the grocery store today.
post #9 of 27
Mine is all finished, wrapped and ready to go...wish I could say the same about myself......
post #10 of 27
I am, athough I have thought of a couple of more things that I would like to get for my Mom, so I might venture out into shopping world today.
post #11 of 27
I have one more thing I have to get my mom and I forgot to get tissue paper yesterday so I'm going to try to brave the crowds!
post #12 of 27
All done but I was panicking yesterday. I didn't think I was going to be able to get my niece what I wanted to because the place was closed for days because of our blizzard weather but they finally opened in the evening.
post #13 of 27
Thank goodness all our Christmas shopping is done!
post #14 of 27
I might have some last minute shopping to do....not sure yet. I won't know till I wrap

That's the only downfall of buying things throughout the year ( I buy things on sale, and put them away for xmas...so I do not know what all I have till I actually wrap em LOL).

I got the treats made for an xmas we're going to on the weekend.

I think I am doing pretty good... I might do a little more baking, but thankfully I already have the supplies. (store shelves are usually bare of the major baking supplies right now).

I'm excited this Christmas....for alot of different reasons. Normally I get a little sad over some past xmas memories, but this year I'm not doing too bad.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season.
post #15 of 27
Done!

I've actually been done for about a week but I braved the malls for my Dad yesterday - he's been working 7 days a week shifts and works until 1pm today so he asked me to pick up a few things for my mom on his behalf. Oddly enough, the malls themselves weren't bad, but the parking lots were awful.
post #16 of 27
I finished mine on Sunday, and the last thing I ordered online finally showed up this morning (phew).
post #17 of 27
I bought very little 'ready made' gifts this year. ONly some books for my friend's son. If the road clears enough (I plan on trying to get my car out of it's parking spot today, it's surrounded by snow while being on virtually bare ground, and has a slight incline to get up) for tomorrow, I'll be going to my friend's house and celebrating with their family. I had hoped to get everything else shipped by now, but not a chance... so Christmas will be a little late.

But everything is finished.

Amanda
post #18 of 27
i say still get your friend the gift....and i have 1 more person id like to find something extra for really quick today, and i wont see my best friend til after xmas so i am waiting for her.
post #19 of 27
All done!
post #20 of 27
I`m all done. I was pretty good and started early this year...and I ran out of money
post #21 of 27
I finished mine last night.
post #22 of 27
No...just got done last night I "risked" going to Wal Mart but had to be done!!
post #23 of 27
We did the last of our shopping last night, and we are FINISHED!! We do all of our shopping last minute and I'm always worried we'll never get it all done, but we always do. We even have them all wrapped and addressed already! We sat up until 3:30am last night wrapping. Usually we don't do our son's gifts until after he goes to bed on Christmas Eve, so we're ahead this year.
post #24 of 27
No, my shopping is not all done. It won't be until after Christmas. The last month has been full of derailments, shall we say -- nothing earth-shattering, but the combination of stuff is such that virtually everything to do with the holidays has been shunted in one direction or another. Fortunately, I don't have a lot of shopping to do, and I have managed to get done what I'm not prepared to have wait. There will be stockings! DH has been just as caught up in the derailments, and is even less prepared, so we've decided to just smile lovingly at each other and let the gift giving happen later.

As for your surgeon, if you normally give him a gift, I'd say do so this year, too. The two things are separate, but your thoughtfulness will probably give him a lift on his return.
post #25 of 27
I finished my christmas shopping in october
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by Rosiemac View Post
I finished my christmas shopping in october
Nice. Now that would be so much more relaxing than the last minute stuff.

I'm done now, finished wrapping....Once my daughter is sleeping, the gifts shall magically appear, stocking will be filled, and that's it.

I'm happy I didn't have to run out for something I forgot... I got everything this year, woohoo.
post #27 of 27
I had to pick up my dads gift at last minute - only because my brother told me he was going to do it last week, and then didnt So I had to fight 35 minutes worth of traffic to go 1/2 a mile and get a gift card!

I got my mom's gift last night after work. Rob and I exchanged our gifts in October But he bought me something for tomorrow, and I also have tickets to a comedy show for him (he already knows of those). I'm going to buy him movie tickets to see "Spirit" on Friday as another "Xmas gift" because he really wants to see it.
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