I am starting my Christmas shopping early this year. There are a lot of places that have a mid year sale for just that reason. My wife likes to collect decorations for our house and tree, so I just ordered some dept 56 accessories for her. When they come in, I will hide them in the garage with the other Christmas Decorations. That way when she takes them all out and starts to decorate the house, she will find them and be really surprised. It’s very sneaky, but she will love it.