As I’ve shared with you, my plan for this year is to try and get my Christmas shopping done before our Christmas Club is released. This will enable me to use the Christmas funds I’ve saved for our vacation and keep my eyes open for killer sales since I’m shopping so early.
This week’s purchase wasn’t exactly a frugal buy but since it falls into my frugal Christmas shopping plan I thought I’d share it. Kristen at We are THAT Family had posted about some new products that were available at the Mercy House store. I faithfully followed her journey to Africa earlier this summer and loved the beaded necklaces that the girls were making in one of the pictures she posted. I have to share that I have a soft spot in my heart for young, single, pregnant girls so when I saw her post go up that those products were available I headed right over there to purchase one of them.
For $20 (plus a couple of bucks shipping and handling) I got a really cool necklace, handmade by young women in Africa. If that necklace was in a retail shop here it would cost more than $20 so I thought it was a pretty good deal. My plan is to give this necklace to my sister-in-law for Christmas, but I don’t know that I can honestly do that since I really want it for myself 🙂 I’m thinking about heading over there next paycheck and buying a couple more for my daughter and nieces for Christmas (and maybe one for myself). Hopefully she’ll still have some in stock!
That’s four presents down, I don’t even want to think about how many more I have to go!
Are you planning on doing your shopping early or are you going to wait until after Thanksgiving?
I’ll be linking this up over at Life as Mom
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