October 2020 Currently…Christmas Gifts + Giveaways

Posted October 7, 2020 by shooting in Personal / 19 Comments

I’m linking up with Anne at In Residence for her monthly Currently Link-Up!

Happy October! I love this time of the year. Favorite month is October. Favorite season is Fall. Favorite holiday is Halloween. It’s quite different these days because of COVID, but I’m doing what I can to enjoy my favorite time of the year. What about you?

Admiring: The leaves turning! It’s officially Fall and I love all the orange and red leaves. It’s definitely a beautiful sight to see.

Going: to some outdoor events. I’m trying to do as much as I can that takes place outdoors – as that’s safer than anything inside – before it gets way too cold to enjoy it. I posted about a couple things I did in September in my Local Tourist post. I hope to have a few things to share by the end of October! Are you able to enjoy any outdoor events?

Making: Christmas gift lists. I’m trying to get all my Christmas gifts together as early as I can so I don’t have to worry about anything last minute. Plus, it allows me to spend here and there and not all at once. I’m keeping a list of all the people I want to give to and adding what I’ve purchased next to their name. Right now, I have my nieces and nephew finished (and most likely my sister, unless I add a little something), and I have some gifts for a lot of other people too (though I’m not quite finished with them yet).

Scheduling: Lots of giveaways! I’ve been joining giveaway hops and hosting some other ones on Instagram. It’s a fun way to give back and I enjoy putting together prize packs and giveaway ideas. Right now you can enter a few:

A Fine Quotation Vegan Leather Bookmark (U.S.) or $5 PayPal (International) – Giveaway ends on October 20 (this is also a giveaway hop so you have a lot of other prizes to possibly win too!)

Modern Spooky Prize Pack (U.S.) – Giveaway ends on October 15 (again, this is a giveaway hop!)

A copy of Man Up by Kim Oclon (U.S.) in honor of Solidarity Week – Giveaway ends on October 16, and it’s over on Instagram.

Wishing: That we could be pass the election with some good results. And yes, that means Biden/Harris being the winners. I need change – good change – and something to hope for when it comes to this country and the wellbeing of its people. I’m scared about rights being taken away – my rights, since I’m a woman and part of the LGBT+ community. It’s not just about me though, and I wish more people felt that way too. We’re supposed to look out for each other, and I think Biden and Harris will do that.

19 responses to “October 2020 Currently…Christmas Gifts + Giveaways

  1. This is my favorite month as well! I love October and autumn and all that it brings (usually). This year we will have to make do but at least the leaves will be lovely. ๐Ÿ™‚

    We are also trying to do all we can this month before it gets too cold and we are stuck at home, literally, indoors. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Very impressed with how organised you are about Christmas gifts! It’s hard to believe we’re coming up to that time of year again. I hope you get to enjoy some fun outdoor activities before it gets too cold.

  2. I can’t believe it’s already time to start thinking about Holiday gifts! And I am 100% with you on the good change we need the election to bring – and hopefully that’ll just be the start.

  3. I’m with you friend, we need GOOD change. I am wishing for that as well. And yes to all the outdoor things. We enjoyed some outdoor music at the apple orchard a couple of weeks ago and it was so enjoyable and safe! We were spread out and it wasn’t too bad at all!

  4. I love fall ๐Ÿ™‚ What kind of Christmas gifts are you making? I’d like to save a little money and diy our gifts this year but I don’t know what to make. Sigh.
    Lord PLEASE give us Biden and Harris. We won’t survive four more years with this clown.

  5. Bravo I’m doing so well on your Christmas shopping already. I haven’t even thought about it yet. Ready for the election to come and go so we can see what happens next. You are certainly the queen of giveaways lately. You make me smile.

  6. I really really hope we vote change in November. Itโ€™s been a hard year but the idea that anyone in this day and age could have rights taken away… itโ€™s scary. Fingers crossed for a Biden/Harris win โค๏ธ

    I hope youโ€™re able to do some fun fall things before the temps drop. Also hats a great idea to do your holiday shopping early this year. Because time is a weird construct these days, I heard that a lot of retailers are taking note and rolling out sales extra early this year.

  7. Halloween and autumn are my favourites of mine too! In fact, Sept-Dec is quite simply my happy place. I love it.

    I’ve also been working on Christmas gifts early. I’m usually a December shopper (my husband’s birthday is end of November and he “doesn’t do” Christmas before it) but with things as they are this year it seems sensible to be prepared earlier!

  8. I’m with you! Even if I weren’t already 100% a Democrat, it is so beyond time to get back to presidential leadership that actually focuses on looking out for people. And people’s rights! Also, very smart on being on top of the Christmas gifts, because I have a hunch that we could see shipping delays this year… I better get on it too!

  9. San

    I love October, one of my favorite months! I hope it doesn’t go by too fast (like most of this year).

    Good thinking about the Christmas list. I want to get on this early this year, too.

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