I have done most of my Christmas shopping for my kids. Actually I think I had most of it done in January.. The best time to get “cheap” toys (inexpensive) is when all of the holiday toys go on clearance in January. I was able to buy the kinds of toys that my kids like for mostly 75% off.. some deals weren’t quite as good (40-50% off) but still great compared to normal yearly sales.. I still frequent the clearance sections of stores (but I HATE shopping) for deals.. but none are usually as good as those right after Christmas.
As far as what to buy everyone else.. hahaha.. I have NO idea.. I am going to try making a good bit of stuff for everyone else.. I’m not sure what to do for a few people.. but I’ve got a little bit of time to worry about it.. so hopefully I’ll have some divine inspiration between now and then..