I like basically everything about the Christmas season. It's a season of love, peace and giving. But, it's the latter that causes me such problems. I have just about run out of ideas on what to get relatives and friends. I mean, you don't want to get the same gifts for the same people each year. I am at a loss as to what to get nephews and nieces at Christmas. I'm not the type to keep buying ties for men who won't wear them. I don't know what to get little children any longer. They play with something for a short time and then ignore it. That is just money wasted. So, this year, I have decided to buy gift cards for everyone. Yes, gift cards. That way they can go buy what they want and indulge themselves. I'm tired of buying gifts that people brag about at Christmas and then put in the closet, never to be used. Why not just let people buy what they really want for Christmas? I admit that buying gift cards is the lazy way of buying Christmas gifts. It takes no effort since you can buy the cards online. Of course, buying gifts online is much easier than fighting the crowds at the mall (do people still go to the mall?) or to major retailers like Wal-Mart. Before online shopping became a major alternative, I would wait until the last week to do my Christmas shopping. That was a major problem for me. I didn't know what to buy my siblings and friends for Christmas.
I don't envy people who go the brick and mortar route of buying Christmas gifts. I would go into a store and never find what I want to buy for Christmas gifts. Now, with the advent of online shopping, and, even better, Christmas gift cards take the headache out of buying Christmas gifts. In fact, I would probably just tell everyone not to buy me a Christmas gift if I had to go to Wal-Mart or to the mall. I hate Christmas shopping that much.