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Tis the season. Does your holiday gift list have fewer people on it this year than in years past?

Asked by jca2 (16471points) November 29th, 2020

Are you buying for fewer people this holiday season than you have in previous years?

Several of my friends said they’re only buying for immediate family.

One friend said at her job, they’re not exchanging gifts, they’re donating to a charity of the recipient’s choice.

How about you? Are you buying for less people or the same as years past?

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JLeslie's avatar

Not really. The only time I buy Christmas gifts is if I’m doing Christmas with my husband’s family or small gifts if I’m invited to a gift exchange. We aren’t going anywhere for Christmas this year.

I will give donations like usual if you are counting that.

canidmajor's avatar

I pared back years ago, so my list won’t be fewer, just later. I am totally freaked by the thought of standing in line at the post office, so my friends will be opening Christmas packages in late January.

cookieman's avatar

We cut WAY back years ago because it was getting silly.

We only really buy for a handful of people now. We do usually give small gifts to folks who come to our house for the holiday, but since no one is coming over due to COVID, we aren’t doing that either.

We were thinking of baking up a a variety of cookies, wrapping them in tins, and driving them around for mailbox drops to friends and family.

janbb's avatar

@cookieman I’m planning on doing the same. Baking cookies and delivering plates of them to my neighborhood friends.

Since my family got smaller, I’ve had fewer people to buy for in recent years. This year I am focusing more on charitable giving in my sons’ honor ( have been for a while) and will give gifts to my grandchildren mainly. In addition to their gifts, I also give to Heifer International for my grandchildren and they get a card saying that an animal of my choosing has been given to a poor family to help their livelihood.

Brian1946's avatar

My father passed away on December 25, 2002.
After that, there was nobody left on my holiday gift list.

Incoherency_'s avatar

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Call_Me_Jay's avatar

I am having a very 2020 year. Friends murdered, a friend dying of cancer, my mom will probably die after a painful bout of covid.

I won’t have to think about Christmas presents for them. That is a win in 2020. Woo hoo!

I can joke about anything and I think the departed would approve. RIP, everyone, I love you all.

ragingloli's avatar

The only person on my list is myself, and I already got myself my presents.

Nomore_lockout's avatar

With all my grand kids, which include a 6 year old and two year old, I have no choice. So yo ho ho and a bottle of egg nog. Blah…Christmas is so expensive fo me I’ll pass on the egg nog..give me a bottle of rum and I’ll go belly up with the pirates.

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