Monday, 21 December 2015

The 13 WORST thoughts you have whilst Christmas shopping

thoughts you have christmas shopping


Whether you bought all your Christmas presents in September or you’re planning a mad dash around the shops on Christmas Eve, we’ve all had a thought or two when it comes to Christmas shopping. From pram wars to price matching and almost always coming out of the shop without the one thing we actually went in for, here're a few other thoughts you might have had whilst out and about Christmas Shopping!


The moment you buy the first Christmas gift - Yes! Go me! Look at me! I’m going to be so organised this year. Fast forward a week before Christmas - Where the hell has that damn present gone?! *runs out to buy overpriced replacement* A week after Christmas…you find the missing present. 

This is the coolest present ever - you get home and decide it’s so cool that you will actually gift it to yourself this year and buy the original recipient a cheaper, less cool alternative. 

To me - from me - justifying every unnecessary new purchase over Christmas as a Christmas present to yourself because hey, you always buy the coolest gifts anyway! And if you can’t spoil yourself at Christmas, when can you?

What are all these people doing here?  - It’s 8.55am on a Sunday morning, you’ve had the brilliant idea to come out early and beat the rush…but every other shopper has had the same idea. You instantly regret tweeting out about you’re awesome idea in the first place. 

Frugal festivities -  You’re convinced you can get something cheaper elsewhere, so you spend hours searching around the high street, online or holding out hope for a flash sale. For the sake of a few extra quid you’ve just lost hours of your own time

Yay Christmas music, Oh Mariah all I want for Christmas is you… - The first few times around. But I’ve been listening to this since the middle of November - when will it end?! 

Not so Secret Santa - You’ve either got someone you really don’t like, someone who's impossible to buy for or for the love of Christmas is you get one more candle this year tinsel will fly.

Monetary gifts - Yes! Giving someone money in a card means you don’t have to go battling the crowds or even make a decision on what M&S socks to get them this year but how much money do you put in their card? What if you give them too much and make them feel bad, too little and you look like Scrooge? Socks suddenly seem like a better idea!

Pyjamas - pyjamas for everyone! Thank you, Primark!

One for you..one for me - With so many 3 for 2 offers, that means at least 1 of every 3 gifts are for me…right? See thought 3 for further clarification!

Baby, it’s cold outside - all wrapped up and ready to go outside and nail this Christmas shopping -  3 shops later, laden with bags…it’s like a sweat shop under my coat, the layers, all the layers! Why?! WHY?!

Christmas time - December 1st? Oh, I’ve got ages, ages, to sort out all the Christmas presents. December 24th - holy holly wreath when did this happen? It’s Christmas?! How did it sneak up on me like this?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year  - but I swear if one more pram crashes into my ankles I will be throwing down the wrapping paper and getting ready to elf someone!


What thoughts have crossed your mind whilst you’ve been Christmas shopping this year? Any of these sound familiar?

Until next time, 




14 comments:

  1. Yes, I agree with you, Christmas shopping is not easy :)
    XX
    http://www.missydress.com.au

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    1. It's the worst sometimes! I don't mind window-shopping with a hot chocolate in hand, but actually going in and trying to buy things is nightmarish sometimes!

      Sarah :)

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  2. Very entertaining post. I’ve definitely had most of these thoughts during Christmas season haha Thanks for sharing!

    TFM BLOG

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    1. Thanks! Glad I'm not the only one with these crazy thoughts! Next year I'm doing it all online!

      Sarah :)

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  3. I didn't think of 3 for 2 offers as a gift for me... this will change the way I think of Christmas shopping :)) Loved your list, it is very funny :)

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    1. Oh we need to treat ourselves for battling those crowds and putting up with prams being pushed up our backsides for sure!

      Sarah :)

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  4. Ive lost and replaced already this year and found the other ones. So some people have so many gifts.

    I also bought myself a full outfit yesterday and had to get the coat in 2 colours as couldn't decide, happy christmas me!!

    Carrieanne x
    beautiesunlocked

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    1. Haha yes to spoiling yourself for Christmas! Part of me wishes I had the space to store early bought gifts but I'm glad I don't because I know I will forget about them!

      Sarah :)

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  5. Mine is 'why do people go to shops when you can shop online'. I DO EVERYYTHING ONLINE YAY.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Haha I know! It's my own fault for leaving the Christmas shopping so late! Next year, online all the way!

      Sarah :)

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  6. Brilliat post!! haha!!! :P I just had to comment that yes I'm sure I've had all of those thoughts at least once this festive season! hahaha!!! excellent merry christmas Sarah x x x

    Find me at www.writingrambling.co.uk xx

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    1. SO glad you enjoyed the post! It's so nice to know I'm not alone, this year felt madder than the last!

      Sarah :)

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  7. Hahahah I totally do the one where I keep the gift I bought someone else and buy them another, cheaper alternative! Especially if it's a beauty or skincare set, i'm like "hmmm... well I better test these products before I give them away to make sure they're good...". Love this post, as always, Sarah! You always know how to make me laugh :) Happy Holidays!

    -Rachel
    www.blonderhombus.com

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    1. I have done EXACTLY the same thing, thinking I can't give them something I haven't even tried out for myself, I mean I need to know exactly how awesome it is, right? And they will never ever know, and if it's nice then maybe I can buy them one next year...or buy myself another one haha!

      Sarah :)

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