It's not too early to start jotting down holiday gift ideas. Michelle's come up with a good way to collaborate on family gift-giving:
Use Google Documents to share the holiday gift list with your spouse and extended family. You can set up a document so that only the people you invite can view and edit the list. Let your family know what you are getting for your kids and find out what they might want as well.
We use Amazon Wish Lists in my family, but I like that these lists are store-independent.