I enjoy the holidays so I don't want to sound like the grinch. It's been just me and my wife for several years now, youngest son I is almost 30, if we want something bad enough anytime of the year we simply buy it. So we haven't given each other gifts for xmas or b day gifts for years, we're fine with that. We have two granddaughters so we spend a total of $25 each on them. Xmas for us is $50, we'll closer to $60 due to the two xmas cards to put the Amazon gift certificates in. After a few years of buying them the hot toy for the year our choosing off a list provided and having them exchange the gifts due to duplicate gifts or it's the wrong color, etc., their dad suggested gift card so they can do their own shopping....great suggestion. I enjoy xmas, low stress, no shopping, I just get to enjoy the holiday treats and decorations of others...... no clean up.