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 have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys." ~Charles Dickens
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'm Dreaming of a White Christmas
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.