The advent of deal sites has been awesome for my holiday shopping. All year long when a good deal would appear I would buy it. Ok so possibly TOO often when a good deal would appear. But the good news is I had a nice little stash of Christmas presents built up this year.
Normally I am not one of those people who shops all year long. Normally I am more of a order everything I want to buy the first week in December kind of person. But this year the gifts seem to be trickling in. Combine that with the fact that I kept discovering hiding places where I kept my stash from the year and I was overwhelmingly confused with what I had gotten for who and if it was all even.
Side note: My husband thinks I am insane because I try really hard to spend the same amount on each kid. I say he is an only child who doesn’t know anything about not scarring children with siblings for life. What say you?
So this year I got all nerdy and made out a spreadsheet for each person on my list. If I had the present in hand, it was written in their column in black. If I had ordered the present or had an idea for a present it went in italics. If the person is done being purchased for, their column turns red.
Dude. I am a nerd.
But either way it is keeping me so much more sane. I also may or may not have a list for stocking stuffers to keep those even as well. We need not discuss the complicated system I use to keep track of the Christmas cards I send and receive. It would scare you.
How to you keep track of your Christmas shopping? Are you done yet?
This post is linked up to Works For Me Wednesday at We Are That Family.