I've been waiting many months to ask this question. Wanted to wait 'til we were close to the holidays...and we certainly are now! The city/town I live in is not that big (about 70,000) and it has just a few small malls for shopping. But the other day, the parking lot of the mall closest to me was packed. We've got over three weeks until Christmas! (By the way, I'm trying to be generic with this thread, so the poll, etc. is meant for any and all holidays/celebrations of this time of year.) The other mall is even more crowded. It's crazy! So many people, buying, buying, buying. So I wanted to do a poll and see what things are like for others. In my family, we stopped exchanging presents somewhere around 15 to 20 years ago. Partly because the extended family was too large and partly because everybody was starting their own familes. We did the "one gift" exchange for a while before that, where everyone's name was put in a hat and everbody picked out one name and then bought a gift for that person. Anyway, I haven't done gift exchanges with anybody for over a decade. So my holiday shopping is always done!! I love it this way. It's much more relaxed when we get together for dinner and it's just about the people. And the food.
So the poll question is, how many people do you exchange gifts with during the holiday season? Anything else you wanna share or talk about is cool as well. Happy holidays!