Saving relatives money- Oregon has no sales tax, and we're hosting Christmas. To save people the trouble of traveling with the gifts here, and paying the sales tax on them, I've bought a couple items for people, including one $280 item. I'm getting reimbursed for all of it, obviously, and the big bonus is I get the 1% back on the CC. Help family, save them money, and make a bit myself? Sure thing.
Went through my inherited christmas decor. No lights, unfortunately, but found a decent deal on those at Costco. Otherwise, I haven't needed to buy any decor. I should have plenty of ornaments- we're going to get our tree this weekend. (Which, in Oregon, if you go to a tree farm, isn't too expensive- we're where most xmas trees in the US come from!)