Is it just me or does it seem like you are always looking for Christmas gifts or ideas? It seems like at least a 300 days a year one of these thoughts cross my mind, “this would make a great gift.”, “I need to add that to my Christmas list.”, or, “I have no idea what I am going to buy him/her for Christmas” and it always seems premature and I shrug off the niggling thought and think “I have enough time.”. But it sneaks up on you and then you realize that there are only 10 Fridays until Christmas. The 10th one actually being Christmas so you can’t even use that day to panic shop, so it is in fact 9 Fridays + 6 days as of right now.
It really is a good thing that I start buying and tucking things away months in advance because I would seriously be freaking out. I wouldn’t be able to afford it if I waited until the last-minute, aside from the fact that Tom, Roo, and Merle all have birthdays that fall within one month before Christmas so it makes it a really expensive time of year. I also like to get a head start because I like to order things online and I need to give enough time for things to arrive, especially if it is from Etsy. There is usually a Christmas cut of date for Etsy items so that they can be made and shipped on time to arrive for Christmas.
I will admit that I do shop on Etsy a lot. I love it. It is addicting, and you can find them best gifts on there. People in this world can make some incredible things. Both of my kids are really in to Harry Potter this year. Roo has been in to it for years but she recently reread the series and is on a mad Harry Potter kick. If you go on Etsy and search Harry Potter you can find the coolest items that any fan will love. I found a shirt that has a list of all the HP books down the front using only one word from each title. I chose the Grey shirt with black writing. (they also have these shirts with many other sayings, involving Star Wars, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones). The shirt is American Apparel and great quality.
Harry Potter Book T-shirt by soeffingcute
I also found a woman who makes reproduction Harry Potter wands. Like, amazing reproductions. Merle is obsessed with Ron Weasley so I got her a Ron wand. Roo is going to dress as Luna Lovegood for Halloween and her wand is in the mail, on the way here. I also want to order a Dumbledore elder wand, and maybe a few others. I think I really need to invest in a wand wall display. Maybe implement a Harry Potter corner to the condo. One where the wands are displayed and their house robes hung. It would be kind of cool to get a sorting hat and Quidditch Broom. Nothing says,” Welcome to the house of geeks!” like a Harry Potter entryway.
Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?