If you have a music lover friend or family member, what would you get him/her for Christmas? I can only think of a few things. Why not a personalized CD with a compilation of his/her favorite songs? How about a ticket to a local concert? Or better yet, a gift certificate to some record bar or online music store?
If he/she’s talented and can play a musical instrument, why not gift him/her with a badass guitar from the Gibson launch? There are actually more fun stuff to give them, you just have to think a bit.
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I’ve always believed in budgeting. Setting up a budget may be easy, but sticking to it is hard. When shopping for Christmas, it is very important to allot a particular budget so you don’t overspend, or worse, don’t get to buy all the items in your gift list.
Compared with last year’s budget, I have less money to spend for Christmas gifts this year. Why? Because 2013 is the year we vowed to reduce our debts, and I think we succeeded in doing so though we still have to clear out a few more next year. This means I will have to rely on my expertise when it comes to budget shopping. Haha.
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As much as I would like to indulge in shopping for those in my Christmas gift list, I can’t. I have a very limited budget because of some financial setbacks we encountered this year. But I promised myself I’ll make sure my gifts will be apt and meaningful.
I only have two places in mind for my Christmas shopping: Divisoria and Landmark. These two shopping places are tried and tested. I can’t wait to go to both. I’m actually reading shopping and lifestyle blogs to get more budget shopping ideas. I heard sterling silver jewelry is hot these days so I might get some for my two sisters. Good thing they don’t read my blog so they won’t know about this. Haha.
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While opening presents gives me a sense of gratitude and fulfillment, I find joy in gift-wrapping and see it as a fun-filled activity. It all starts with buying the gift items. Then you choose the perfect wrappers and ribbons for them. Just the thought of gift-wrapping is enough to excite me and give me a sense of joy.
This Christmas, I prefer doing all the gift-wrapping again. I only have a few gifts to wrap but I’ll make sure they’d be beautifully-made. I’m kinda meticulous when it comes to these things. Hopefully, I find enough time to do it before I run out of gift and gift-wrapping ideas. Haha.
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Who says you can’t wish earlier than usual? Since it’s September already, I thought of putting together my Christmas wishlist. While I am used to the joy of giving Christmas presents, receiving them is a delight on its own. This isn’t final yet, but just in case my friends are somewhere out there reading this blog…here are 10 items that would surely make my Christmas this year more memorable:
1. an all-expense paid trip
2. a good book
4. a sturdy satchel bag
5. Panasonic Lumix GF3
6. Accessorize necklaces
7. Table Rock real estate
8. Dorothy Perkins black quilted bag
9. kitchen showcase
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