I am not an early Christmas shopper. My children are grown as are my nieces and nephews. My list is shorter now than it was in the past. I prefer to wait until a couple of weeks before Christmas to do my shopping. I kick into hyper-drive, get organized and get it done. In the past I got caught up in the spirit of the season and blew my budget. Now I have a system for staying on track; a system that has worked well for decades. It takes a lot of the stress out of shopping too.