As for me I've bought almost all gifts 1 month ago!
I have not enough time for shopping that's why I prefer internet-shopping.
China's internet-shops were pretty good but in 2012 I was waiting for my package during ...1,5 month. This was not shop's fault, this was fault of our Russian Post...
Now situation was improved, but in this year I've decided not to risk and bought gifts on main Russian's internet-shop ('Ozon').
Now I have Big Pile of gifts (about 20 psc) in my small bedroom, but I'm happy, because of... Yesss, I'm, ready for a Christmas!
It were gifts for our distant relations who live in our town and my friends.
Besides, I ordered special 'Video-alive congratulations from Grandfather Frost' where he is calling name of child (I pointed it in my order) for my little nephews who live in other towns.
Gift for my daughter was hidden in our bedroom, too. Gift for my husband was hidden in daughter's room.
One or two weeks before Christmas I'll buy gifts for my mother, my granny, my 2 brothers, my brother-in-law family, my father-in-law.
Er... that will be all!
...Ahem... Not all! Christmas postcards for my ex-colleagues in other towns... Unfortunately, real beautiful postcard is a Big Problem in our post offices, that's why I will just send internet-postcards...
By the way. Do you know that New Year is more traditional holiday for Russians than Christmas?
Because Christmas was not official holiday during approximately 70 years (since 1917). This is not means that we don't understand what is Christmas. This is means that celebration of New Year was good mysterious miracle for children and adults for 70 years. It was a fairy tale with Grandfather Frost who was putting our gifts under decorated fir tree in a holiday night. So it was for 70 years (in my childhood, too)...And so far!
But Christmas is another holiday with another deep sense and we love it, too and we celebrate Christmas too.
Sorry, I have not got enough words for good explanations in this subject
. But I just so wanted to tell you about it... I hope that I managed it.