I used to love to get up early and go shopping before the crowds were too heavy. Haven't done it the last few years. My shopping these days consists of lots of gift cards. I really am gift challenged, and so I take the easy way out and let folks do their own shopping.
I try to keep my ears open to wish lists, and then I enjoy going and getting the actual gift and wrapping it up for a surprise. I wonder how cruises would go over? :-)