Yeah, yeah, we know. It's not even Halloween. It's way too early to start singing Christmas carols and spinning the dreidel. But since you're already saving up every penny for the always-expensive holiday season, there's no reason that you can't window-shop through the fall, right?
Set up an online wish list to satisfy your shopping urges through these frugal months, then share the list with your generous family and friends.
Here are our 3 favorite wish-list sites:
Amazon has been a long-standing favorite retailer for creating registries and wish lists, thanks to their extensive selection. But with the "Universal Wish List Button," a one-click link you can add to your bookmarks bar, you can add anything from any site to your Amazon wish list easily.
Also includes a one-click browser add-on, plus you can create a wishlist flash widget to display at your site or page to let all your friends see what you want to get for the holidays. Plus, get suggestions for new goodies from BoxedUp's social network.
A website from electronics retailer Best Buy, Giftag includes a few unique features. Namely, browser add-on tools that allow you to save and take a screen shot of any product or service listing from any website. Then, share your list through Facebook and Twitter.
(Images: Flickr user chris.peplin under license from Creative Commons, Amazon.com)