I was talking to a person before who mentioned that for all his friends and family members, he buys them their gifts after Christmas which they donâ€™t mind. Reason being is that around that time things are usually a lot cheaper due to companies attempting to get rid of its excess inventory that it couldnâ€™t sell during the holiday shopping time. Thatâ€™s not including all the gift returns that happen as well.
Kind of spoils the fun I think though. At the same time, you probably could save well over 30% by buying it afterwards. Of course, one could always just go with the gift card route too.