Christmas shopping was done early in December.
Easy, smooth, no worries.
Early this week, I realized there were a few people (niece, nephews) who could and would accept more gifts if I felt so inclined. They've been around for years, and there is a budget, constant, since Santa should be immune to the whims of the economy.
But this year, with gas prices creeping up, each neice/nephew got a small stack of gas cards. Which completely messes up their probably expectations for Christmas 2011, right? But, it felt like a way to help a few people out a bit more this year.