I ran across this article last month, and made a note thinking that some of my readers might find it useful. Gifts are one part of the budgtet that can easily get out of control, and planning can really help in this category. This article, Budget Today for Tomorrow's Gifts, might help you plan gifts before they make your budget out of whack. Depending on how you organize your money, you might make a yearly total and divide it by 12, or you might have another way of budgeting for gifts.
You know you are going to buy them, might as well be prepared.