And by "small packages", I'm talking retailers. When you are out shopping (and not just for Christmas), remember that more often than not, small retailers can offer you much more both in service and selection than their big chain counterparts. Independent stores know their merchandise and their suppliers and most of the time can offer you whatever you are looking for to suit your budget. Big chain stores just push you towards the items that they make the most profit on, not caring whether or not you'll be satisfied.
Don't ever take it for granted that your favorite shop around the corner will always be there. Support the "little guy" and make a small business owner happy.