How has technology changed the way that you shop for Christmas? For me, it all depends on whether I allow procrastination to have its way with me or not. Most years, there is just my wife and I here for Christmas, so we don't buy a lot of gifts to set under the tree. Anything we buy for anyone else, such the grandchildren, are purchased online and drop-shipped, and my wife takes care of all of that. One year, I was at the mall on Christmas Eve, frantically trying to think of something she might like. For the last couple of years, I bought my wife's presents online far ahead of time, and had them ready. This year, I put it off and had to drive to Bangor today to go shopping. Being just over a week before Christmas, I expected things to be busy at the mall but it wasn't, really. I found a parking space near the door and had no one in line ahead of me at any of the places I went. As a pleasant surprise, I found that I had a Sears card that I didn't remember that had a lot of points on it, so I didn't have to pay anything for what I bought at Sears. I was going to buy her a new ring at Sears since I know she's been wanting one, but two salespeople were hovering over me like they expected me to break the glass and run off with something, so I gave up on that idea. I opened a Penny's account for the 20% off there, and found one that I think she'll like. I have been joking about buying her a snow shovel so that she could take over shoveling the driveway and sidewalks, and I bought one, wrapped it up, and put it alongside the tree, since it won't fit under. She'll figure out what it is quickly enough and be mad at me until Christmas, but that's okay. I also bought her some nice gloves, a couple of pairs of warm socks, and a wrap (that was more expensive that I thought it was going to be) to go along with the snow shoveling theme. The ring is at the bottom of the box that has the socks in it.