Lol. I normally shuffle between the Garden State Plaza, Rockaway Mall, Willowbrook, and Palisades -- and as Bing says, the Traffic is terrific. I have been going to these malls since I was a kid. Nothing says the Holidays like going in circles around the same parking lot a dozen times looking for a spot or driving at 1mph in the car while stalking behind a shopper with bags and waiting for them to get to their car so you can take the spot.
I am actually considering getting a few gifts off Groupon to be honest. I wanted to last year, but completely slipped my mind. I really only shop for my mom, sister, brother and now his wife. They have some really great stuff on there at good deals. LivingsSocial is in the same realm but I dont use them as much.
I honestly do most of my shopping online at Amazon and Gamestop. It is easy and they have free shipping, you can't go wrong.
i'm surprised I didn't do most or all my shopping online this year like I thought. I shopped local stores, Kohls, Barnes n Noble, etc. and I did surprisingly well.
Did a lot of shopping at Walmart,Target, and Hallmark
I usually buy small personalized gifts from ornamentsandmore.com. For other gifts I try to scout the market, as I like to gift unique stuff to my family...makes their smile long.