Given the current economy, my gifts have become more practical. This year around, I got my sister her usual skincare products, Lancome Lightening Face Masks. It's practical and I know she will use it.
I used to spend a lot of time & effort trying to figure out the perfect gift for each person, when I already know what it is they like best and will use the most. Needless to say, I will not get that and usually end up buying expensive white elephants.