10 weeks until Christmas
Mint.com reminded me about this back in September with a note telling me I had a certain number of weeks left to build up the gift-shopping nest egg. Needless to say, I didn’t make much headway in the savings department but I did update my list of giftees and have been on the lookout. The September Mint.com email may seem extreme, and some are saying I’m preemptive even taking the reins in October, but M and I shop for gifts pretty much all year long (blog fodder!), taking pictures with our phones of books and things along the way that work for different people so when birthdays, special occasions and the holidays come around, there are already some ideas brewing, or even items purchased. For example, last week I hit up a sample sale for my favorite scarf company, Bindya. Got some great deals even though I ran in the door five minutes before the sale closed for good. Two wonderful people checked off my gift list! Get shopping peeps!
Rows upon rows of lovely scarves at Bindya (West 38th btw 5th & 6th Aves).