A couple of years back, our family decided that Christmas is a commercial joke, which hurts the back pocket, and the best part of Christmas is the family and good friends together.
So - new rule.
MAXIMUM price on a present in the family (excluding kids/grandchildren) is R100.
And the present must NOT be something USEFUL. It must be humorous, fun, etc, but don't spend hours looking for something the person can USE!
It has been such a difference. Christmas has become FUN again, a day of relaxation and familty time.
Recommend it highly!