I thought it'd be nice to start a thread about the holidays for some random chats about things I know I'm wondering about... like what does everyone think about giving presents to coworkers? Does anyone else feel obligated to do something? My supervisors usually give us something, this year to take the guilt off my mind I'm going to make a bunch of oreo cookie truffles and do decorative gift bag things and give everyone some of those.
How do you all get your shopping done? I bought absolutely everything off amazon this year. (except three things) I had my shopping done by October because we did Christmas with my family at Thanksgiving but last year was my first holiday at work and I ended up getting so busy I had to ship stuff second day air to get it in on time. My family spent it up here in VT last year so instead of stockings I did holiday bags with lots of little stuff and then one big present (well, it ended up more than one but that was the idea).
Also, practical vs. something fun? The husband and I don't see eye to eye on this one. I think that for Christmas it should be about giving people things they want not necessarily need. He's all for giving things that are needed. Under certain cirumstances I agree but I also think that it's much more fun watching people get excited about something that hasn't been on their mind as a must, but something they can enjoy.
Do your sig. others get involved in your shopping? Tony has no idea what people got for the most part but gave good ideas when I got stuck here and there.
How do you eliviate your holiday stress?
I can't wait to hear what you all do, I know that for me it'll be nice to hear from others!