I buy for everyone since I have a small family (; My meaning of Christmas is all about giving and be thankful.
Everyone agreed to a secret santa this year, minimises the hassle and stress of buying everyone a gift. Besides all the extra money can go towards the xmas dinner mmmmm :P
I've done "Secret Santa" for parties and for co-workers, but not for family.
We do a different kind of game.....we call it the 'Cheap @ss Gifts'<br />
We draw names, plus a room in the house, and a letter of the alphabet...<br />
We have to find a good, useful gift for that person, that starts with that letter, and is used in that room....<br />
But it has to be the cheapest, yet coolest, thing we can find.....then we vote to see who actually fulfilled all the requirements, and we have a 'trophy' of sorts....it's a Santa Hat ornament with the word 'CHEAP@SS' engraved on it.....the winner keeps it and displays it for the year...<br />
It's a lot of fun....and cheap!!
Buy for everyone.
As the paterfamilias, I have a unique responsibility to "fund" such events. What this really means is I make the money, someone else spends it, the caveat being my name goes on the card. So, yes; I indirectly buy for everyone, and sometimes their cousins, and extended family, as it would seem. My negativity is farcical, when I see the faces light up of the recipient, I share in the joy.
i buy for every one