I try to buy presents throughout the year, for two reasons; firstly I have more chance of finding something just right, and secondly, it helps me spread the cost.
Although this particular present wasn't a planned purchase. Having been looking for a trike on eBay, I found this.
A battery powered quad bike for toddlers. The people selling had bought it at Christmas for their daughter, but she didn't like it, so was only used about three times. It's for 18 months plus, so is going away for Kiki. The seller included the receipt and guarantee, they had paid £45 from Smyth's Toy Store and I managed to win auction for less than £15!