Luckily, it's getting easier to save during the holiday season, thanks to a slew of apps and websites that allow shoppers to price compare, strategize and plan ahead. Combine this with some good old-fashioned common sense and tips from our shopping experts, and you'll make it through the season with your wallet - and sanity - intact.
Write up a list of people for whom you need to buy gifts. If scribbling names and numbers on a piece of paper works best for you, go for it. If not, try an app such as Santa's Bag, Gift Planner or Christmas List Snowball.