Who Has Started Christmas Shopping? And Planning? I have had a bit of extra money lately. And we have run into some unusual sales. So I have started to do my shopping. I am excited!! The last couple of years I haven't been physically up to doing much shopping, so this is fun. So far we have been stocking up on mason jars to turn into gifts, chosen some great books for those on our lists who are book lovers, and a few smaller things. I am gradually getting some gift cards and exotic ingredients that will go with a book on cooking exotic foods from Eastern countries like India, Pakistan, Korea, etc... for my brother. I have a book on guns that changed the history of the modern world for my dad along with another book for him. I am working on a dragon stitching project for Wiz as he is very hard to buy for. I have zero clue what to get for Tylerious. Probably cash for his spring break trip (his choir is going to Disney!). I have several cooking things for Jess but I won't mention them because if any of my kids would find this it would be her. We are also going to do a gift basket for secretaries, etc.. this year (hubby's work, etc.). I just got some stainless steel water bottles on sale and thought I could combine them with homemade treats to make a nice gift. They were clearing out the summer water bottles for $2-$3 each. I might make a spiced ice tea mix (instant iced tea, spices?) or homemade lemonade mix to go with them. Or I might just see if Trader Joes has anything that would be good with them. OK only has one Trader Joes and it is fairly new and about 90 minutes away. Anything from there would be a novelty and interesting. Their prices are great, so that would be easy. What are you all thinking of as you start to think of the holidays? Have you started to think of shopping? Done any yet? I had one woman tell me that I was running late and she could not believe I wasn't done yet. I just laughed at her!!