Hi all. Just thought I'd mention this in case anyone else might find it helpful. I saw a Facebook post about buying gift cards year round to give for next Christmas, or alternatively to use to buy your presents next year. So I've been doing this since Christmas. Each time I go to the drug store, grocery store, Walmart, etc., I buy a gift card. Sometimes just $10, or if I have extra $$$ I buy a $20 or $25 card. I will also be purchasing movie and fast food gift cards as the year goes on. By next December I'll have a lot to use/give. I already have six assorted ones bought. It's pain free and should help loads.