Let's be honest, in today's electronic market so many of us get a lot of holiday shopping done online. I love this, and I know some who have done ALL of their shopping online in years past. A few ideas to keep in mind when shopping this way.
(1) When you finish a purchase make sure your credit card information is not stored on the website. I know it can be a pain to type in every time you purchase something, but it is less of a pain than when someone hacks your account and spends your money.
(2) Pay attention to the delivery date. Make sure you or someone else will be around to receive the packages. I know Fed Ex no longer rings the doorbell and this frustrates me to all belief. It's too easy for someone to follow the truck and pick up what they deliver. I have heard of it done for several years now. So, if you know something is to be delivered check the door/front porch on a regular basis so that you actually receive what you paid for.