christmas shopping in november

Every year I start my Christmas shopping early. So early in fact I sometimes even buy things in January with all the great sales for the following year. This does require a good inventory system otherwise you may wonder who the gift was for. But for the most part, I bring my list out in early November to get started. It's a great time because the Christmas items are just starting to come out and the line ups, at least during the weekdays, are short and quick still. If you're a 'bricks and mortar' kind of shopper, here are a few places I think have a lot to offer.

Crate & Barrel

pom poms towels
two tone jute mat
silver stripes wastepaper basket
monkey head candle
Fossil change purse
hugo boss watch
hudson's bay blanket

A great place for so many things and so easily returned for a myriad of exchange options.


David's Tea

Both on-line shopping and in-store, you can't go wrong with fresh and unusual teas with names like Buddha's Blend, Brazillionaire, and Love Tea #7 to name a few. And with packaging in a gorgeous turquoise, all you have to do is add a card.

Home-David's Tea Loose Leaf

Shopping on-line is a whole other ballgame that is endless and oh so easy! But you have to start now to feel safe with delivery times should something be coming from far away.

This is a fun one for some unusual gift ideas. And yes, they ship to Canada!

Uncommon Goods

iphone dock
the man can grooming kit
mother and child necklaces
alarm clock