Gosh, talk about being organised. One super mum has made a giant dent into her Christmas shopping and we’re only four days into the year.

I was still finalising my Christmas haul on the 24th of December…but there’s no room for that kind of tardiness in the life of this clever Kmart shopper. She hit the store a few days after New Year and managed to score some awesome deals stocking up for the festive celebrations in around 350 days from now.

The mum posted on a Facebook group saying:

“Already organised for next Christmas, for less than $80. There’s a reason I love Kmart.”

Early Christmas Shopping Bargains

She included a photo of her haul – which included wine glasses, champagne flutes, festive placemats, Christmas-decorated crockery and platters, a drinks stand, an adorable water dispenser in the shape of a strawberry and a slushy maker.

She said that she would be using these items to jazz up her Christmas festivities at home. “I love doing different table settings every year,” she added.

She scored the 12-piece dinners set for $10, $15 for the frozen drink maker and $6 for the strawberry water dispenser.

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A mum posted her very early Christmas shopping bargains. Pic Via Facebook

Way To Go Mum!

I expected a number of snarky and snide comments from people who think shopping for Christmas so early is just way too over-achieving. But most commenters were actually pretty positive.

“You are what they call a legend!” said one.

“Smart woman,” said another.

My Local Was Empty

However, some other members were complaining that their local Kmart had no clearance items on offer.

“My Kmart had very little left BEFORE Christmas, not much to mark down. Think most of it was the stockings & sacks with, “q,u, v,x,z” etc,” one moaned.

“I went to my local and couldn’t find anything worth walking into the store for,” said another.

“Wow. My Kmart was sold out of these products in the first week of December.”

Don’t Forget!

Another helpful member suggested that she needed a way to remind herself that she had bought these items.

“When next Xmas comes around you just have to (1) remember you bought this stuff and (2) where you put it,” they said.

Do you do your Christmas shopping early? Have you managed to snag any new year bargains? Tell us in the comments below.

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  • If only I could be that organised. Thanks for sharing.


  • Clever planning and honestly something I tell myself I will do. But never do.
    I am going to be proactive though and ensure Christmas shopping is spread out during the year and done before December. Christmas month gives me anxiety and I panic a lot.


  • Well done and good planning! My record for buying Christmas gifts early is 18 months! And birthday gifts I think was 2.5-3 years!


  • I only just commented to my hubby that we’d missed the post-Xmas sales for decorations, wrapping paper, etc. So well done.


  • I hate boxing day, people are crazy. by the time I make it in, the shelves are empty. I dont mind doing it slowly through the year. I pick up xmas cards, and wrapping paper after xmas, pretty much the only thing I can get my hands on.


  • I thought she had finished all shopping after reading the title! I like to buy things throughout the whole year where possible!


  • Yes great to be organised but I agree with the comment need to remember you did and remember where but if you have a great memory perfect.


  • I agree that this sort of planning ahead is really smart, if you have access to a shop that has the stuff you need.


  • Wow the organisation is unreal! We live in a small apartment so storage would be a right pain! Glad to see it works for them but we still enjoy shopping nearer the festive period


  • At the beginning of the year I always tell myself that this year I will be more organised. Then I start buying presents towards end November and beginning of December. One thing I’d never buy early is anything electric. By the time the gift was given the warranty would have run out.

    • I agree with your common sense approach to electricals and warranties.


  • I feel like I am pretty organised person, but i wouldn’t even think of starting to look for christmas stuff until Octobrr


  • I’m generally organised, but this is next level.


  • A new table setting every year? That’s impressive. I was avoiding the shops this year when the sales happened and in terms of Christmas gifts, that’s too risky to buy early.


  • Some lovely things for Christmas but not really presents I think


  • I tried to get in but I didn’t brave the boxing day sales as I hate crowds and I’m heavily pregnant so didn’t want to risk going out in a mass of bargain crazy people.
    I went to the shops two days after and there was pretty much next to nothing but damaged goods left so will have to wait!
    Also, I like seeing what new things they have each year.


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