It’s started. Halloween has come and gone and Christmas decorations and signs went up almost overnight, like Santa Clause was coming to town early. My thoughts automatically turn to the inevitable last-minute Christmas shopping—a mad dash runaround, stressing over whether or not I’ve forgotten something or someone. Perhaps I’m not alone in thinking that Christmas shopping ought to be less stressful. For those of us who are of the same opinion, there is a silver lining—planning ahead of the Christmas shopping hordes is possible, and even enjoyable, when armed with the right information.