Gil Elvgren, 1961.

So have you done your Christmas shopping yet?

We haven’t – we sure could need a Christmas cash machine like the above ;-) We have been out a couple of times trying to find some special Christmas gifts and we’re going to be in the city all day Friday, trying to finish the last ones.

It’s no easy task though. We’ve mostly found either technical things or ordinary stuff for your home and the same big multiple stores everywhere. Buying stuff for the home is not appliably in this case since it’s for Mr Lifecruisers daughter and she has no own home yet and no where to store things in advance either.

Where are all the smaller stores with nice, fun or other more interesting and unusual gifts which you find no where else? The ones you could see in the past. Are they all gone?

I wish we could have traveled somewhere else to do the Christmas shopping. Have any suggestions for next years Christmas shopping?

The Swedish Christmas sales volumes is expected to increase with 7,5 percentage during this December, up to SEK 62 billions, that’s SEK 4 billions more than last year.

They say that this years Christmas gift over all in Sweden is a GPS since the travel trend is so hot. Well, I must admit, that I wouldn’t mind to have one myself, but preferably a better one than there is in the mobile phones now in that case. I’ll have to wait a little longer for that…

Maybe even Santa got one, helping him to find his way over here and not get lost on the way? Or wait, that may be because of all the eggnogs he drank…. *giggles*

One of the good thing though, is that people buys more and more of the Christmas gifts over the internet, resulting in less crowded stores than it would have been otherwise. Sweden is placed on sixth place in Europe when it comes to Christmas shopping on the internet.

So, give us some good luck kick in our butts so we’ll find something suitable.

How is the Christmas shopping where you live?

Captain Lifecruiser

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13 Comments on “Christmas cash dash flash”

    TorAa said:

    Any suggestions for next years X-Mas shopping? Well, according to Ingelin and Anna: Buenos Aires. We also found some pretty good shops in Salta and local shops in the mountains.

    hugs from us to the both of you. We are back in the dark on Sunday.

    TorAa’s last blog post..Salta and NW Argentina


    Next year go to Hawaii to shop. That would be fun. The warmth and then back to the cold. Just saying.

    I’m all done with shopping and all the cards have been sent out. So, one last trip to the grocery store for the fresh things needed for dinner and we’re done. Well, except for all the cooking. Have a great day. :)

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    Jeni Hill Ertmer said:

    Where I live, the closest place to do any shopping is at Walmart – about 24 miles from here. If you want to find more shops, places that carry other things, well there is also a J.C. PEnneys in Clearfield but not much else beyond those two places fairly close by so then you either hat to go 40 miles east or 40 miles west -to either State College or Dubois and if they don’t offer enough choices, then it’s on to Altoona which is a little over 50 miles. Since much of my Christmas shopping was for books this year – everyone better enjoy reading or learn to do so -I did about 75 percent of my shopping online at Barnes & Noble.

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    Maribeth said:

    I have done most of my shopping in little craft shops all over the world. Whenever I saw something wonderful I got it.

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    Edward said:

    As E-Shopping is not that popular in my country — Malaysia, basically people here just go to supermarkets & do some shoppings, so expect to see some crowd this weekend

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    Dana Point Kango said:

    A few days ago, I went to the main shopping district where I live in California. I was shopping for a birthday present for myself, and completely forgot about the holiday rush. It was madness! I deferred my purchase until later, and resolved to do ALL my shopping over the internet.

    RennyBA said:

    Are we getting older Capt’n? or is it just that we so much enjoyed the good old day: when Christmas started in December and not in November with overdecorated malls and shops… when the best gifts you gave and got was hand made – even the candles on the Xmas table – and when the TV was commercial free?
    I heard on the news today that the younger generation get the most Xmas spirit by shopping!?!
    Have we all forgotten Beatles: Money…. can’t buy me love?

    Wish you a peaceful Advent weekend and of course: if you wanna have the good old days Xmas shopping feeling, just come back to my last post :-)

    RennyBA’s last blog post..Historical Candles and Aquavit factory in Norway

    saboma said:

    It’s a tough job but someone’s gotta do it, Captain. And, I’ll let you in on a Christmas secret. My money’s on you to git ‘er done :!:

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    Sueblimely said:

    We seem to get more and more large shopping centers here in Melbourne, Australia but not more choice. Each center tends to have exactly the same chain stores.

    I do a lot of my shopping online to find the more unusual or hard to find gifts. I shop online even at stores that are very close to me if I am buying more than 2 or 3 items – to make the delivery costs cheaper and sometimes free. This way I avoid the crowds and can spend more time at places that do tend to instill Christmas spirit for me. I took my sons to a huge Christmas decoration shop today. It was fun just spending time browsing. I could not resist buying a light up reindeer for my roof though – so cute.

    Decorating houses with outdoor Christmas lights has become popular in Australia over the last few years. I think this was always the case in USA. What about in Sweden and other countries I wonder?

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    Kango Woodland said:

    Have the same problem here in California. Everything’s the same old, same old. I’m racking my brains for some great gifts, but it’s difficult to come up with something which is nice and unique and affordable. That cash machine would likely come in very handy to sponsor a vacation in Hawaii…

    claudie said:

    people buy a lot on internet, now and I can understand them!
    You can buy at home in your quiet place!
    I like to offer perfume, flagrances… It’s always a great pleasure to discover the new ones in special shops! When I wear a super perfume it was like I was another woman! In my dreams, of course!

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    drug rehabilitation said:

    It seems like shopping online is the stress free way of handling the holidays … most places are pretty fast and then you can go to the mall simply for fun. For me standing in line for ice cream is much less stressful than a line for a gift that I absolutely need while racing with the clock to get more gifts before all the stores close! The beauty of the Internet is that it never closes! :lol:

    TorAa said:

    A new X-Mas gift for U. Since this is High Tech, it’s also replicable

    btw. We bought 85% of our X-Mas gifts this year in a shop – owned and driven by the few indigious left in Argentina – NW. All home made sweaters – Alpacha and Vicunia wool.

    My lst post is from Oslo South. Had to do, when you see it you will understand..

    A y T

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