Shopping online or otherwise, for gifts or whatever....?
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|Tue, 11-12-2013 - 4:29pm|
Do you shop online? Do you like it or do you prefer to shop in stores for Christmas gifts? Do you have difficulty coming up with ideas of gifts for who you give to? Do you give to many people or only a limited number? Of course maybe not everyone here celebrates Christmas...(I tend to forget that) but in general, do you like shopping online for gifts?
I've not done a lot of online shopping. I will buy books online. I have bought a few other things online but not much. My problem seems to be what to get for whom! I have no grandchildren, so my main concern are my own adult children and Dh to shop for. Then there are a few close friends. My siblings live across the country and we haven't really given gifts to each other so much....sometimes if I see something I think one of my siblings may like I might on a whim just buy and give it to him or her. But those are few and far between moments.
But after so many years of shopping for gifts I kind of run out of ideas of what to get and give! Even my own children...if they don't tell me what they might like, I can only guess and hope I choose something they will like or want! But then isn't that the way with choosing most gifts? I think I am not bad at knowing what certain friends and family members will like and have felt fairly successful in giving things they like (or so I hope!). But there comes a time after so many years that you (or I should say I) feel like I've run out of ideas and just because a person likes to collect whatever (you name it, roosters, cat items, eggs in many forms and designs) says they want more of the same! LOL.
I really need to be told what some of my family wants - even my Dh who has just about all he wants or needs or like me, goes out and buys what he wants or needs! Do you struggle with this sort of thing when it comes to gift-giving? I enjoy gving gifts but I don't enjoy trying to figure out what to get in some instances. What I like most is going out to shop (often at craft fairs and such) where you come across something very unique and sometimes it even tells you that so-and-so on your list would like this! This is the most fun kind of shopping, I find. A discovery kind of thing. But surfing around online I have not done much of for gift shopping.
So what is your experience and feelings about this topic?