Halfway Done Through Our Christmas List

We were scheduled to go to the Kids Craze Christmas Warehouse Sale this morning.  Unfortunately, our laundry is as high as a mountain already and our house in complete disarray.  So hubby and our little man went toy shopping while our little princess and I did the laundry and attempted to put some order in the house.

Here’s the loot the two men brought home from Kids Craze:


I was a bit sad not to have been able to go to the warehouse sale but my spirits were lifted when I got to do a little bit of shopping as well.  I say a little bit because I went out late and hubby wasn’t with me so I had to buy only what I could manage to carry home by myself.

Here’s what I managed to lug going home:


I managed to save 38% (yes, I computed!) from the regular retail price of my Body Shop purchases by using my Body Shop Rewards and SM Advantage Cards.  Not in the picture are a few toys I bought at SM Department Store.  I found some cool Spiderman coin banks for only 50 pesos each and a one-of-a-kind doll house that opens up like a tool box.  I’m so tempted to get my little princess one for herself but promised hubby I won’t be getting the kids any new toys.  Oh, and SM Department Store also provides free gift wrapping to all shoppers so I have a few less gifts to wrap.

With these new purchases and the items I’ve bought and kept in our gift box throughout the year, our Christmas list is already halfway done.  However, this means I have to face my dreaded Christmas Rush crowd while shopping for the rest of those on our list.  Fortunately, my husband likes to shop and would be willing to do the shopping while I burrow in our cozy home.


  1. WOW you’re almost there, in days to come malls will be very crowded. 🙂

  2. It pays to be wise in choosing the gifts!!!… but it is also difficult esp. if we have lots to give gifts to.

  3. good for you! i am almost done with my shopping too. i just need to get a few more stuff for my colleagues at the office.

  4. good for you, i haven’t started my chirstmas shopping yet

  5. Hahaha, I saw that spiderman coinbank for 50 pesos too. Good for kids.

  6. I have not started shopping yet, I already see myself cramming!

  7. Good for you, at least you won’t have to worry with your Christmas list.

  8. Going shopping with a maddening crowd is very distressing! Good thing your husband love to shop around, which is a rare quality for men.

  9. Wow. I still have not shopped for my godchildren. 🙁

    Hi, Olga! Whenever I click a link to your blog, I get an error and I have to refresh the page before I can access the blog. I hope you can fix the problem soon. (Or maybe it was just me, no?)

    Btw, your blog is one of the top blogs in the Philippines. I forgot which list I saw. Congrats!

    • I’ve been having problems also with my site. 🙁 I’ve already asked my hosting provider to look into it. Thanks for telling me, Kat. I thought it was just on my end also.

  10. Wow! Kainggit naman! Ako di pako nakasimula ng shopping ever 🙂

  11. We don’t celebrate Christmas, but we recognized the spirit of it and the joys of our Christian families. I miss my parents back home. I hope that they are all updated with their exchange gifts on the night of Christmas eve.

    CE 12/4

  12. Wow! Your hubby likes to shop? That’s cool! These days I don’t really like going out, especially with small children. I would rather buy online. 🙂

  13. You are super organised I haven’t even started thinking about what I am buying anyone let alone gone and got it from the shops yet….