Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Only Four Shopping Days Left

I'll be the first to admit that despite my best efforts, 90% of the time I fall into the stereotypical male role this time of year.  I try and I try and I try to worm my way out of it, but I still end up finding myself searching for that last minute Christmas gift.

I got up early today to try finishing this year's shopping, but I only found one thing.  Tomorrow I have a workout planned with a coworker, so I'll have to push my last minute shopping to Friday.  "Way to go yet again Kurt!"  But no worries.  At least I know what I'm looking for; just gotta' find it.


1.  How many of you are done with shopping?
Want to do mine for me?

2.  Are you a last minute shopper or have you been done since Thanksgiving?
I do my best to plan ahead, but it always gets pushed back.

3.  Are you the tough one in the family to buy for or are you the easy one?
Since I've become a triathlete I've become harder to buy for.  Most of my Xmas list comes from specialty stores. 

4.  What's your take on giftcards/money?  'Best gift ever' or 'simple escape gift'?
I understand the benefit and ease, but I've never liked giving giftcards.  They seem impersonal to me.

5.  In a perfect world, what would be the ideal gift to find under the tree this year?!
Race entry fees paid for the year (or just my IM).

Swim fast.  Bike smart.  Run hard.


Matthew Smith said...

Been there, done that! Good luck with the shopping. I hope you find what you need to get!

RockStarTri said...

The true adrenaline junkie doesn't start shopping until Christmas eve morning to make sure he gets the rush so you have plenty of time.

Full disclosure:this used to be me until my wife made me shop early. Sometimes I miss the good ole days.

Run with Jess said...

1. All Done Shopping!

2. I hate last minute shopping! I try to do most of it online in November. This week I focus on relaxing fun things with the kids - since they Christmas Eve/Day will be chaos with the extended family.

3. I am SO EASY to buy for!

4. I hate gift cards. I don't need money... it's the thought behind a gift that counts. if you don't know WHAT to get me, then maybe you need to spend TIME with me instead of money. Just sayin...

5. Already got it... my new treadmill!! Okay, one more... Yak Traxx! OK, last one... no crabby husband and no fussy kids. Can you make that happen Santa?

Nelly said...

haha I hate trying to buy last minute Xmas gifts. I generally try to pay attention to what my family members are up to, to see what would be good xmas gifts for them. I even take notes on gift ideas as they come up throughout the year, that way come xmas time I already have a lot of my gifts already done. I know I'm a big dork for doing this, haha

I'm already done with shopping, I just need to wrap one more present.

Aimee said...

* I'm done with shopping and have been for awhile..woohoo!!!

* I'm pretty easy to shop for I think, and I love gift cards!