I finally started my Christmas shopping. Online. I might just be with Sas on the whole, do all your shopping online thing. Not because I dislike Christmas shopping or because I don’t like the crowds in malls, but because it’s soo convenient. While I’m in the middle of working on editing or writing a piece, I can cruise over to any website I want and purchase whatever I want. And then a couple of days later my purchases arrive on my doorstep. And it’s almost like Christmas for me right then and there because I get to open the boxes and see what my purchases are like. Not to mention, I get crazy Amazon credit card points if I shop on Amazon.com.
The only problem with online shopping is that it’s way too easy to just throw a few items for yourself into the shopping cart as well. I mean, as I was purchasing my sister’s pajamas from Victoria’s Secret, I couldn’t help but notice a ton of things I wanted/needed/greatly desired. And I mean, the more I buy, the more points I get on my Angels Card. And if you purchase enough stuff you get free shipping. And if you get a few more things you can get a free tote bag. With free samples. You cannot turn that offer down. It just keeps going. It’s really way too easy to just throw virtual items in a shopping cart. And I love it. I’m a good person, I deserve gifts. Right? Thank you.
Does anyone else have an extremely difficult time trying to decide what to get their dad for holidays? I just feel as though my dad has everything he wants (that I can afford) and other than that, he asks for books about HTML and JAVA (wahoo) and random software programs (yawn). I always get him a nice stylish shirt (either Polo, Nautica, or Tommy) because he really trusts my taste (as he should), but how much does a 60-year-old man really enjoy getting a shirt on Christmas morning? About as much as I would enjoy getting a HTML book. So he’s difficult. I like doing the “of the month club” things for him and have done one for cheese, one for beer, and one for rubs and spices (to put on meat for cooking, ha). They legit have an “of the month club” for everything. Seriously. No lie, they have one for teddy bears, neckties, lobster, and perfume. And they’re expensive too. No messing around with these clubs. The coffee of the month club costs $75 for just 3 months. And what’s the poing of being in an “of the month club” for only 3 months? Exactly.
I love shopping for my mom because she loves most everything I get her. I got her Ugg slippers last year and I’ve never seen her so happy. Every time she wears them she claims they were the best gift she’s ever received. Awww. I need to find a way to outdo that this year. My sister and I bugged her to send us her list and she finally e-mailed one with this disclaimer: “You both know I ‘want for nothing’ ever since the two of you came into my life. On the other hand, I do love to open presents on Christmas morning.” Adorable.
So, my shopping season has officially begun and I’m psyched for it. Um, right about now a full-time/non-freelance job would be sort of nice. I am completely done with graduate school in 3.5 weeks and then I have absolutely no excuse. Eeek. Whatever, I will not let Christmas suffer because of my joblessness. Now, getting back to Sephora.com, I’ve got some deals to find!