Last week my hubby decided that he did not want Christmas or birthday gifts from my family (his birthday is Christmas). This week, my brother and sister-in-law followed suit. Now, I understand not giving gifts just for the sake of having something to give someone, and I generally do the bulk of my Christmas shopping the week before Christmas, but I know well in advance what I want to get people and often, if I see something they will like I will pick it up any time throughout the year - sometimes I give them up right away, sometimes I save them for occassions. It appears I'm now the proud owner of stuff I have no use for, but would be perfect for people that don't want to receive it. Asshats!