So, I have already started for next year. I had some Kohl's Cash ready for use on the 24th of December, was able to use some coupon codes (percentage off and free shipping) PLUS a student gift card to get started on the advent box for my Grandmother. Yes, my darling Grandmother is still with us at age 98. I started this tradition this year, and she loved it. She also loved I only did it for her. 24 small gifts one for each day. I pray she can enjoy her box in 2017.
I also had a LL Bean $10 back gift card that expired on 1/7 to use. I purchased a gun sock for my DH stocking for next year. No cost to me at all!
I will be visiting Kohls in person this week as I received a bonus $10 back (again) as well as a Bobs Surplus $10. Going to see what I can get for free.
I already have three bins with gifts for next year packed away!