There was a time when I used to buy (and I'm not lying) about 30 gifts for each member of my family... thankfully we were only four members in our family, LOL However it came the time when I was not able to buy at least a Christmas ornament for the date, having to recycle those I had already until they wore out. Overtime I did not only learned to make my own Christmas decorations, but found that many people discard these as soon as the season is over, and many of these are practically new. Past Christmas was not the exemption and I have already almost all my holiday "shopping" done by getting these items without having to spend a single cent. Even though I still buy some stuff, but wait until the very last days before Christmas to get the best deals. Now my family is made of three members as my father passed away, but either way the insanity of 30 gifts per person was left in the past and we better spend time together and use the money for desserts and sweets to round our Christmas dinner time.