I haven't started shopping yet, but I have got a few ideas in mind for my fiance, and a couple of my family members.
I'm heading into the city centre this weekend. There is a shop here in the UK - called BHS - and every year around the 1st October they put out their massive christmas display in stores, before many of the other stores have really got much seasonal stock out. It's great - like walking into a christmas wonderland! cards, gift wrap, decorations, gifts, little christmassy nick naks ... I really hope it's out for this saturday. I'll report back!