Joann Fabrics and Michaels have coupons in their weekly ad (and sometimes emailed too I think) for 40% and 50% off (respectively) one regular priced item. You can use these to get some really great (and educational) gifts for the children, or adults, in your family for Christmas. I know its only September and offically it is still Summer. But if you start now and each week buy one 1/2 priced toy for the kids in your family (I have 12 kids under 11yr old to buy for this year!) It can really make a dent in your holiday shopping without making a dent in your wallet. Plus most things at these stores are "crafty" and not just the mind-numbing video games we see so often. ;) And that makes the parents happy.