I know a lot of people, like my sister, who have their Christmas shopping done by August. From what I've read here in the Active Rain Q & A section there are quite a few of you that already have their Christmas shopping done.
I agree with Joe, I want to avoid this:
Our household , all adults now, have learned it's easiest to purchase something for ourselves and then put "from your family" on it. We get what we want and no craziness. Of course we do buy some trinkets for stockings from Santa but there is nothing in them that would warrant fighting a crazy crowd.