I like to get my gifts wrapped early and set them out under the tree. This works now that my kids are older and it makes the house look more festive!
This also helps me to round up the gifts I have been buying and take inventory. I noticed today that I haven't bought enough (a rare occurence!) so I need to do a little more shopping. We do like to keep Christmas more on the simple side but I do think my kids need a few more things under the tree.