Thane9 wrote:I think it's the pressure to buy all those presents and cards that is the real issue. In a perfect world I'd rather just buy presents for people as I see things that make me think of them. Instead there's this countdown to Dec25 pressure to get something for everyone and it's SUPER aggrivating and stressful. I would gladly sign off on never recieving ANY presents (not just for Christmas) to have that pressure removed.
This my friend, is why I Woot. I cannot stand the last minute rush to buy random presents for people, just because I feel pressure to check them off my list, or fear of disappointing someone. Instead, I shop all year. I have found extremely fabulous gifts at Goodwill, on Woot, and other stores. I usually spend a lot less that way, though that is not the intention. The reason is that I actually love to find something perfect, unique for that person. I look forward to seeing the look on their face when they see it. I think I get more excited than the receiver of the gift by the time Christmas rolls around. I end up with 3/4 of my shopping done that way. It used to be all of it until I had my son, but I usually wait til closer, as his interests change a lot (he's three).
Try it... Heck, you're on woot, it's a good place to start.