I make it a practice to buy one gift every month. It might be something major (to get it out of the way) or something small that will fit nicely into their stocking. Anyway, here it is the first day of February and I haven't bought a thing. It's time I took care of my habit and get that one gift crossed off my list. And I'm going to choose the 15th of February to buy the gift for that month. I've already written it on the calendar!
It just makes enjoying December that much more enjoyable if I have most of my shopping out of the way!