November 30, 2008

Emerging from Black Friday

So Black Friday has come and gone, and I am nearly done with the Holiday shoppage once again.  Other than stocking stuffers and a possible gift or two for the parents or the Hub, the only people I have left to shop for are my 9 year old nephew and my 6 year old niece.  Both of whom are super bright and super picky. Any ideas?

I did extremely well, shopping-wise, saving more than I have spent so far by wisely shopping particular sales and comparing the ads on Thursday evening, post-turkey.

By 9 am we had been to 7 stores and it was time to call it a day.  Not bad for a morning's work.

Of course, some of the shopping was done earlier, courtesy of Amazon, Woot, and Etsy.

I can wholeheartedly recommend Etsy.  Handcrafted, unique, everything you can imagine, and I've had nothing but good experiences with all of the sellers I've dealt with.  Many of your favorite bloggers also sell their crafty output at Etsy.  Look them up!

What were you up to post-Turkey day?

Posted by caltechgirl at November 30, 2008 12:35 AM | TrackBack

I did some Christmas shopping on both Amazon and etsy. Love etsy; I can get lost in there just as well as any physical mall!

All I've got left is the kids and they're the toughest to buy for! LOL!

Posted by: pam at November 30, 2008 04:56 AM

I love Etsy too... for your nephew or niece - are either of them musical? Last year I found a small clay flute (ocarina) on Etsy and sent it to my 6-y/o nephew. It was right up his alley! And it's on a string, so he can wear it around his neck.

Posted by: Marie at November 30, 2008 07:22 PM

We made sushi from scratch and it didn't suck! I tried to go BF shopping but there was very little that *I* wanted to buy on a good enough sale. I heard that the clothing sales were decent but my sister just gave me a bunch of her very well kept designer clothes so I have absolutely no urge to buy more clothes...that and I dress like a bum to work anyway. Oh, and DH found his xmas gift (Xbox 360). I won't let him open it though. Oh, and NO experiments.

god, I'm boring.

Posted by: SBC at December 1, 2008 10:03 AM

Nothing for a change. No in-laws, no traveling. Just a nice quiet weekend.

Posted by: NAVY CPO at December 1, 2008 11:45 AM

Black Friday: hubby worked. I finished taking down the Halloween decorations. Put Hween back into the attic, retrieved Christmas. Put up the tree, fluffed it so it looked more like a tree and less like the box. Then, when the kid showed up and the husband came home, we decorated the tree.

After that, I wrapped presents at the mall for my charity.

It was a good day.

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at December 1, 2008 04:19 PM

Other than running a few necessary errands with my wife, sat around on my lazy ass and did as little as possible. And enjoyed leftovers.

Posted by: diamond dave at December 2, 2008 01:36 PM
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