(Those are all the presents I have already wrapped this year.)
Happy Black Friday! Yes, I am one of those crazy Black Friday shoppers (except I actually don't get too crazy). Shopping on Black Friday something I have been doing for several years, and I just like the hustle and bustle. Plus it's a good way to cut down on my Christmas costs! Which is helpful this year, because the Christmas budget is not what it usually is. I usually save up for Christmas throughout the year, but I wasn't able to save anything for the first six months of 2014 between saving for Clyde's birth and maternity leave.
Despite my love of Black Friday shopping, I actually don't have too much to get this year. Most of our Christmas gifts are already bought! There are a few things I'll look for today though.
Toys For Clyde. He's only seven months old, so I know he won't know the difference, but I feel like it's a matter of principle - I still have to give him some presents! I'm trying to think of little toys that we might not have received for the other two. One I was thinking of is one of those little switch/pop-up toys, that has like four or five different switches to pull - that sounds really confusing. Like this:
I'm open to any other suggestions. Babies are so hard to shop for.
Movies. It just doesn't feel like Christmas if we don't have a few new movies to watch. Growing up, we always got movies, and we'd enjoy them during the week between Christmas and New Year's. It felt like an extension of the Christmas fun. You can get a lot of great movies on Amazon for cheap anyway, and I'm hoping for even better Amazon deals on Black Friday. "Here Comes The Boom" and "Draft Day" are on my list of possibilities…
A Game. We kind of have a tradition of getting a new game for Christmas, but this year I might get two - one we can play with the kids, and one for Derek and me. I'm thinking "Chutes and Ladders" for the kids, but I'm not sure what else. Favorite family games, anyone?
That is pretty much it. It's a short list this year. I will probably do mostly online shopping, but I'll also head to Target on Black Friday for Clyde's toys, because going out on Black Friday is just fun to me. Plus I think they are having a 50% off deal on Baby Einstein toys. I'll keep you posted on Instagram and Twitter.
Do you shop on Black Friday? Are you hardcore, or do you just shop for fun? What is your game plan?
I am also over on TommyNelson.com today, talking about ways to make Black Friday a blessing (because it is notorious for the opposite). Head on over there to check it out (and leave me a comment, if you are so inclined)!