I wasn't going to talk about this before Thanksgiving but, hey, all the Christmas crap is already in the stores, so what the heck?
My Beloved and I shop all year 'round for holiday gifting. We grab intriguing stuff that we know our family and friends will like when we see it, then stash it in baskets marked with their names until it's time to wrap. We usually haul the baskets down off the closet shelf around this time of year, check to make sure we have something cool for everyone on our list, and plan to shop for the few holdouts.
I thought you'd be amused by the way the guest room looks at this time of year. Ordered chaos. The big winner this year will be our granddaughter - what else is new? She loves books so those will be her main presents but there's a kit for making tiaras and a couple of silly games, too. I plan to make tiaras with her myself but we may let My Beloved join in, too.
Soon, the wrapping begins. We each have pretty big families but, still, what were we thinking?