I usually start in the summer to make Christmas lists and start shopping. This year, I've been running behind. I did do our Christmas layaway a couple weeks ago with most our Christmas gifts for the boys. I've been thinking about what to do for the rest of the family. I'm leaning towards gift cards, especially for all of dh's family.
I typically shop with my kids but this year I was able to shop alone with dh nearby if I needed his opinion.