Around Black Friday I started checking ThinkGeek, NewEgg, and Amazon and picking out gifts for people. Within a couple of weeks, everything I had ordered had arrived, and almost everything I ordered tax free and free shipping.
Almost every year I find myself wandering the aisles of Walmart on December 24th, looking for something -- anything -- to buy and wrap. This year I decided to spare myself that misery, and actually finished all my shopping early. The one thing I bought locally (an OU Jersey) was purchased at Walmart earlier this week. I think everything we got for the kids was purchased online.
Still, like I said, when there are people that you have no idea what you are going to get for them, it's hard to "browse" online for those people, and walking around in a physical store seems easier. Next year, those people are getting gift cards!