When it comes to being organised Sandra White, of Bulli, has it all sorted.
Mrs White shops at Stockland Shellharbour on Boxing Day every year and was there before the doors opened at 8am on Thursday.
By 10am she was relaxing over a coffee with a trolley full of Christmas and birthday present for family members in 2020.
At midday she was back at home hosting a lunch for 27 family and friends a day after preparing a Christmas Day lunch for 10 people.
Mrs White said she managed to be so relaxed and in control because she was always well organised and knew exactly what she wanted for each person 12 months in advance.
She said she always shops at Stockland Shellharbour because of the free parking.
"That makes a big difference because I usually take longer than three hours. I come to the Boxing Day sales here every year without fail.
"I got most of my bargains at Kmart, Myer and Target. When there is 50 per cent off it makes my Christmas shopping a lot easier for next year. I do actually plan a list before I come of what I actually need and what presents I want for family for next year".
Matt and Lauren Fownes, of Gerringong, have shopped in Shellharbour for Boxing Day the last two years.
"We have a young family. It is a good time early in the morning and everyone is in a joyful spirit. We put the car in to get washed as well. After we shop for bargains we just walk around leisurely and have a good look".
Stockland Shellharbour centre manager Daniel Buchanan said the busy Boxing Day followed a great lead up to Christmas.
"It has gone gangbusters. Retailer sentiment is really strong. The view generally is that it has been a really good Christmas".
Mr Buchanan said along with shopping for Christmas many people have enjoyed coming to the centre to get away from the heat and smoke.
"We also had a really successful Black Friday which was by far and away the best we have had at this shopping centre. Then on Christmas Eve there were people queuing before 6am to get their fresh seafood".
Mr Buchanan said it was shaping up as one of the busiest Christmas periods he had seen in the last 11 years.
Wollongong Central also offered free parking on Boxing Day and was also busy all day.