Check with your local Target store on the status of the Target Christmas clearance items. The store in Harrisburg, PA is now 70% Christmas stuff. Bagged candy is 50% off. This is usually the time when I search out great gift ideas for next year for co-workers, neighbors, etc. I also scope out holiday neutral items (I will post more on that later). I also look for things that I know will NOT be around when the clearance goes 90%.
*Tip: If you find neutral gift wrap and bags that can be used for any holiday, grab them NOW. Otherwise, wait until the 90% off clearance to purchase: gift wrap, bows, gift bags, ornaments, and stuff like that.