Since we are now less than three months away (and most stores will put their Christmas offerings out soon, with some already out), it's time to start thinking about the holidays. I used holidays, because I know not everybody celebrates Christmas, and I am all for people observing whatever holidays they want to.
So what are you giving this year? What are you hoping for? What songs do you not want to hear on repeat at the mall? And what do you love to eat for the holidays?
This year, I'm hoping to have found a job, and if I have, I am doing a giftcard plus a thing-just one, as we don't need as many material things. For my dad, I am doing a Panera giftcard, and if money allows, a Kegerator with a keg of his favourite beer. For my mum, I am doing a gift card for Half Price Books (because we go there all the time and raid the $1 clearance section) and then a few pieces of MAC. For my younger brother, I am getting him a gift card for Barnes & Noble, and then a few comedy books as well-he likes a good laugh. For the relatives in our family, we're probably going to stick to gift cards, and maybe a tray of baked goods. As for what I want? There's a few main things-I love my MAC, giftcards to my favourite restaurants are nice, but what I really want is an authentic sari or a salwar suit-preferrably in yellow or orange.
I definitely don't want to hear any Christmas songs done by popstars, as I prefer the traditional stuff that can be found in a book of Christmas carols.