5th Annual Christmas Shopping Thread

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  1. Disney Mommy 3

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    I just checked Accuweather and we have good news~ A Canadian front is coming through in the next few days and it should reach even to northern Mexico by the beginning of next week!! :cool1: We are supposed to have around 80* by Sunday evening!! I know it sounds nuts to be glad for the 80s, but I am sooo tired of the heat! I am telling you what, this week seems like it was as hot as the end of July and first part of August!! WOOOO HOOOOO!!
     
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  3. Ephany

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    Our AG catalog came today and I have a feeling there's going to be circles on every page. Caroline is the featured doll and her accessories are adorable, especially the boat. I know DD also wants some of McKenna's accessories, so it's a hard choice.

    For her WDW trip with MIL I've already purchased a small suitcase and fans/misters. Target and Walmart have had them on clearance starting as low as a $1 so I stocked up. I can never find those silly things when I'm actually looking for them. We also found a cute mini-hipster type bag at Target that zips closed that'll work for the parks. It's very pink and sparkly. I'm starting to feel odd giving these to her as part of her birthday presents though; it's not stuff she asked for nor would she need if MIL hadn't insisted on this trip.

    For Christmas I've had fairly good luck finding the Lego Friends sets on clearance at Walmart. Had to dig deep in the clearance aisles, but I think I've done ok. Still have no idea for anyone else. We're moving next spring/summer so definitely nothing that's not needed; there's too much to pack as it is.
     
  4. funkychunkymonkey

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    Yea!! we dont have air conditioning and its so hot the guinea pig cant even go play on the lawn.
     
  5. Disney Mommy 3

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    that made me giggle!! I can just see a little guinea pig trying to walk and hopping his little feet up and down!!!
     
  6. lovegrumpy

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    I have now accually started. Both boys r getting the ds3d xl. Plus games not sure what else.
     
  7. Priorityonecb

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    Okay, I need to get back on track! Tonight I reserved a Beluga whale swim at Sea World for our youngest daughter. I also need to buy her La Nouba tickets for our Christmas trip.


    There was a great dea share,l $5 American Girl DVD's on the budget thread. I bought the holiday one, plus a paper dolls and felt animal craft kits from their clearance section. I'll use my 40% Michael's coupons to get extra felt and scrapbooking paper for the kits. Put together a popcorn/candy/cocoa bucket for the movie and there is a gift for two neices for under $25! Score!!
     
  8. SEASONK

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    This Louisiana heat is killing me! Isaac was such tease for fall weather. I hope the forecasters are right about the "cold front" coming in this weekend.

    On the topic of Christmas, I found beach towels at Target for $3.50, and I am going to have my friend monogram my nieces' names on them. $10 gift!
     
  9. prayx

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    I wanted to keep this year under control, but it's not happening! My dd is 2. We are going to Disney on thanksgiving for a week. My parents are already getting big ideas for a train table, she loves Thomas the train, and so e AG stuff for her bb. They are already talking about her birthday in June! With this said, I think I'm done shopping for her.

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  10. funkychunkymonkey

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    kindles? anyone know if the fire is going to go on sale cheap?
     
  11. Ephany

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    The new kindle fires were announced yesterday. The base model will be $159.
     
  12. luvmy3

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    They won't go on sale but the closer we get to the Holidays there will probably be some promos like buy a Kindle Fire get a XX gift card.
    I am debating on getting the base model one for my youngest ds. He really wants an Ipod touch but I think the size of the Fire will be better for him. I am going to wait to see if there are any promos in the next couple months though.

    I got my dd a Hello Kitty tee, Hello Kitty earbuds and magnetic nailpolish for stocking stuffers from Hot Topic. They have a $15 off $30 promo so I only spent around $20 with shipping.
     
  13. jacksmom

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    I pre ordered the Kindle Fire on amazon for $159. for dh! He has a Sony e reader now that he uses all the time so I think he will love the Kindle Fire! I hope so anyway!:cheer2:
     
  14. bas71873

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    Picked up a few gifts yesterday at Five Below. Got my DNephew (4) a 3 pack of puzzles (2 are Cars and the other is Toy Story....they had Princesses and the Fab 5 too). Also got him a book. Picked up DD a book about Magic Tricks. She went to a bday party recently and there was a magician so she's obssessed now. I think I'll find a top hat and read through the book and get her some supplies and make a magic kit or trunk for her :)
     
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    My DD is getting McKenna for her 10/14 birthday but I also ordered the accessories, warm up and practice outfits and the beam/bars set. Everything except the actual doll will be Christmas presents. Everything said it was back ordered until end of September but I have already received the doll, accessories and beam/bars set. So some came early. Just waiting on the outfits.
     
  16. Disney Mommy 3

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    Is she as beautiful as I think she looks from the ads?
     
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    I have ordered from them and their quality, while certainly less than AG, is good and their historical doll replicas are near identical. I have been pretty happy with them and they have often sent me a little "extra" with my purchases!
     
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    Thanks for posting this! I love Target and do most of my shopping there! Hopefully this will not impact my Christmas shopping plans!
     
  20. funkychunkymonkey

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    anyone into black friday christmas shopping?
     
  21. bas71873

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    I am. But only for the fun and girl time :). I don't kill myself looking for that hot deal. A girlfriend of mine and I go every year...she drives (she's the nightowl) and I buy breakfast after Cracker Barrel when we are finished shopping. I usually pick up a few things here and there (honestly, I end up getting stuff for myself mostly...new PJs & sweaters [I always have luck at Old Navy with these items]) and I usually get my stocking stuffers knocked out. This will be our third year going together and we love it. I used to avoid BF like the plague, but she talked me into it and now it's a tradition.
     

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