I've scaled back to only those who are buying for us, too It's Mom, stepdad, dad, grandma, and then only those who will be waking up at my mom's house on Christmas morning.
I was thinking of doing something gesture-like for the cousins (who are basically like my siblings), then started receiving boxes from all of them of their undoubtedly well-thought-out awesome gifts. Erg! Photos would be grand except, well, BMJ you've seen my facebook LOL. They all see every moment of everything. And I gave professional family portraits last year. Sigh.
So far, I think a Write Your Memories book for my grandma. A golf movie for one relative, a sustainable living book for another. But what the heck do I get for my parents? They are decidedly unhelpful in this department.
minimae: Mine are in the US
Though two will be transporting their gifts back home to France after the holidays. And every damned one of them just had a birthday in the last month or so and I got the perfect, most brilliantly thoughtful gifts for those birthdays. It sucked my brilliance dry.
Ohhh food baskets. That could work! Mom will have a houseful of people, after all. Everyone except us (insert very serious
here) will be there.