Black Friday Quiz

The photo is our Thanksgiving centrepiece. A gingerbread kit from Trader Joe’s that The Husband put together while I put together the meal. It’s looking a little rough around the edges since H and N had to give it a taste. It was determined to be a good centrepiece but not a tasty treat.

Today is Black Friday, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season. How about a quiz to get us through the craziness.

  • Do you shop the sales on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and/or Cyber Monday? What is your favorite way to shop?
  • Have you started your gift shopping/crafting?
  • Are you one of those people who has all your gifts wrapped and ready to go early? Are you a last minute shopper and final moments crafter?
  • Do you have a tale from shopping trips past that you wish to share?
  • Feel free to answer in the comments or if you’d rather answer on your blog leave a link so we can read your answers.
  • Here are my answers.

    • I will pass on the Black Friday shopping. I’m not a fan of huge crowds or excess traffic. In the past I have shopped on Small Business Saturday. We have a small secondhand bookstore in town that has along with the books a selection of locally made crafts. They are the one place I’d go. My preferred way to shop is online. Though I do enjoy a morning spent at Target and will get one in before the stores become unbearable.
    • As I’ve said in the past I don’t knit gifts for Christmas. I don’t like the pressure. I will gift something at other times of the year though. That being said, I haven’t started my shopping yet. There is a list of gift ideas started and I’ve asked H and N to give me a list of things they’d like.
    • I am someone who gets most of their shopping done by early December but then I procrastinate wrapping. It all gets done before the big day but there tends to be a rush at the end.
    • My bad shopping experience: My mother and I were shopping about 8 or so years ago. We picked out a half dozen or so gifts each and headed to the checkout. Upon arriving we discovered that the cash registers weren’t working and they didn’t know when they’d be working. We left our carts and headed to another store to start over. It was frustrating but once we’d picked out and purchased replacement gifts we were able to laugh about it.
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    12 Responses to Black Friday Quiz

    1. salpal1 says:

      I’m on my phone, so not sure I remember them all… I don’t do any shopping this weekend, never have. Our Christmas shopping is minimal, done at a combo of online and small local. I prefer the latter but do the former if necessary. I do knit for Christmas but haven’t started yet. I also make christmas cards and haven’t started that yet, either. I have time. Mostly because I don’t mind wrapping a wip!

      As for wrapping, we do it together, a few days before it needs to be done. A wraps and I embellish.

      It is fairly stress free as we do yankee swaps with both families, so there is much less gift buying than if we bought for everyone.

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    2. Do you shop the sales on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and/or Cyber Monday? What is your favorite way to shop? I am celebrating Buy Nothing Day today
      Have you started your gift shopping/crafting? All year
      Are you one of those people who has all your gifts wrapped and ready to go early? Are you a last minute shopper and final moments crafter?Yes and yes – and there may be Christmas on New Years gifts, too!
      Do you have a tale from shopping trips past that you wish to share? No

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    3. I’m answering here, Black Friday is has only in the last few year’s caught on…as we do with most Americanisms.
      Do you shop the sales on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and/or Cyber Monday? What is your favorite way to shop? I needed to order some pre-felt supplies from World of Wool and a few other bits and when I saw their email this morning with their Black Friday extra discount I placed the order today. I must admit I hate crowds and shopping, so have been doing on-line shopping the last few years, but last year I made some gifts and this year I’d like to try to buy some more locally made items, but I usually receive a list from each person I buy for and that often dictates where I shop.
      Have you started your gift shopping/crafting? I’m still trying to finish my own Smitten Mitten Advent garland and have 4 left to finish the next 2 days so they can be filled with chocolate by my husband 🙂 Once that and my Christmas socks are finished then I’ll start working on some gift crafting.
      Are you one of those people who has all your gifts wrapped and ready to go early? Are you a last minute shopper and final moments crafter? I am very frustrated by the people I buy for, they are all so indecisive and last minute about telling me what they’d like. I have basically bought all the presents for myself that my husband will give me! I had to do something whilst I was waiting for people to give me their lists lol
      Do you have a tale from shopping trips past that you wish to share? Nothing I can think of right now.

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    4. Alissa Head says:

      I did the quiz! headknits.com 😊

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    5. We had the same centerpiece at our Thanksgiving.
      Do you shop the sales on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and/or Cyber Monday? No. If I find a really good deal on shoes I might get them on Cyber Monday. What is your favorite way to shop? Small businesses in cute downtown districts or on line.
      Have you started your gift shopping/crafting? Yes
      Are you one of those people who has all your gifts wrapped and ready to go early? Are you a last minute shopper and final moments crafter? My mom and husband wrap almost all of my presnets for me, so I don’t have to think about wrapping. I shop ahead of time and usually craft one or two things that I will finish by the middle of December.
      Do you have a tale from shopping trips past that you wish to share? I really hate shopping on busy days, but last Christmas Eve I had to take my husband shopping because we were in Cedar Falls before he discovered he forgot his wallet and suitcase.

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    6. Stefanie says:

      Super cute how you and your husband made the gingerbread turkey centerpiece together.
      Do you shop the sales on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and/or Cyber Monday?
      Answer: I was going to start today but realized there is Cyber Monday so I’ll wait til then.
      What is your favorite way to shop?
      Answer: Online.
      Have you started your gift shopping/crafting?
      Answer: No; next year I’d like to knit for my niece and nephews.
      Are you one of those people who has all your gifts wrapped and ready to go early? Are you a last minute shopper and final moments crafter?
      Answer: It’s a mix for shopping.
      Do you have a tale from shopping trips past that you wish to share?
      Answer: None; I hate crowds though; I get very agro.

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    7. Love your centerpiece! I am with you on Black Friday – too crowded and crazy. Will answer you excellent questions on my blog!

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    8. kathyreeves says:

      We don’t do Black Friday, never have. Our Christmas is very minimalistic, we try to concentrate on why we celebrate and stay away from the commercial aspect, so keep gift buying to immediate family only, and those usually include something hand made by me and for the girls, some cash unless we are aware of something they really would like or need.

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