So I wrote before about the advantages of using Layaway for your Holiday Shopping this year, but there is an alternative that is quick, easy and can be done online with no fees.
GiftStasher.com is an organized approach to shopping for gifts and all year long. Many times I have found myself thinking of an item that would make a great Christmas Gift for someone, but then I will forget about it, or where I saw the gift when I actually start my Christmas Shopping. So how cool would it be to use a service where you can actually create gift registries for everyone on your holiday shopping list, shop online at any stores, and when ou find the perfect gift for someone, just click and save it in the registry.
You will be able to keep links to the stores where the items are, the cost of the gifts you have selected, and actually buy the gifts when you are ready. Setting up an account at GiftStasher is free. There is a completely safe toolbar that you download and when you are shopping, all you have to do is click the toolbar button to store a gift idea into any of your registries. Your gift ideas will be saved with the store's web address, price, picture and your notes. You also get a favorite stores bookmarking center, calendar, style profile, and address book.
It's a very cool service that is like layaway, only you save the money at home and buy when you are ready.