I have never really been one for traipsing around a crowded shopping mall for christmas gifts. It seems such an entirely false way of continuing the idea from the three kings and the shepherds! Theirs were such simple gifts but these days there is an amazing frenzy around the middle of December. I find my peace and solace is so shattered that I resent the arrival of this very special time with somewhat less bon homie for fell man than perhaps I should!
So I have brought bout change in m christmas lead up. I make a note throughout the year of things that might be a good idea for this person or that, and collect these up when I browse online. I set aside time for a really good session of checking online stores and reviews. It has made christmas so much more rewarding again!