Christmas shopping is like marmite. You either love it or you hate it. Seeing the shops all full of glitter, baubles and Christmas cheer is on one hand quite exciting but on the other hand there are The Crowds. Tidal waves of panicking people - aware of the ticking time bomb that is Christmas - elbowing you out of the way. I witnessed this first hand at the weekend when I braved a local shopping centre. A stupid move.
Source: this london.co.uk
So fellow bloggers… have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? And does anyone else find that with Christmas shopping comes temptation??? You are supposed to be looking for your friends and family and then find, say, a gorgeous dress. You try talking yourself out of it in various different ways. I can’t afford it. I don’t need it. This isn’t what I came for. Wait until Christmas. Wait until the sales. But then comes the need to try it on. It fits like a glove. The colour goes beautifully with your complexion. It makes you look thinner. And then you worry that you won’t unwrap it at Christmas. That it’ll sell out and never be in the sales. It’s then that you lose the fight and hand over your credit card. You tell yourself it’s a one-off but it’s not. Other things materialise and you lose focus of who you’re actually Christmas shopping for. Does this sound familiar? I can certainly relate! Here are my recent purchases in collage form:
All from various retailers - feel free to ask for specifics
Now that I have finished my Christmas shopping, I am avoiding all shops and going cold turkey from the usual culprits… online sites.
Well trying to...