Have got my parents, sister and BiL all sorted, about halfway through Mrs F’s now and will get the rest on payday. Thanks to Klarna I’m getting her a Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser that she’s been after for ages amongst other things, so that’ll be nice.
I was done ages ago for M but need to order a calendarfor my mum, 2 cuddle cushions for the kids I see on Xmas days and find something for their parents too. Making some face make up remover things but not sure what else I can afford to make that they’d actually want amd I have time for. Got 2 jumpers to make as well. Fuuuuuuck
Mr B and I aren’t doing gifts for each other because there’s not enough cash left over after doing everyone else’s gifts (unless I get a surprise work bonus) so will just do stocking stuff.
I bought all the chocolate for kids’ stockings on Sunday so just need to pick up some small bath bits, a chocolate Santa each and new pants (as is tradition).
Biggest kid is easy to buy for this year - her list is pretty much all squishmallows and other cuddly toys so will get one off her list, she’s having a phone and case, minecraft strategy books and fleece blanket, a songwriter notebook and a toy sloth.
Kid 2 is harder this year. Thinking the vTech camera with green screen so she can pretend to be a YouTuber… squishmallows, a ventriloquist doll/teddy, moon boots (?!). Will get them to write their lists the week after next so I/Santa can get on with it.
Signed them both up for HyperJar cards so will load some cash on those for them to get started with.
I’m making a blanket for my brother’s new house which I probably won’t get finished in time for Christmas unless I spend every free second on it between now and then. Other brother I’m thinking theatre vouchers because he really wants to go to a show but his gf hates musicals so thought we could go with him when he chooses something.
My parents are a nightmare and I’ve no idea what to get them other than the usual calendar with pictures of the kids which is another tradition. In-laws are Mr B’s problem!
Wife works in logistics and keeps repeating some horrifying stories about the state of warehouses, delivery firms, time to delivery etc etc.
As a result, we had a day off last week and got all our shopping done, well ahead of when I’d normally do it and mostly in-store where possible. The only person I’ve got left to do is her, which is going to be trickier.