I find the whole gift-giving process extremely stressful. I always try very hard to find gifts people will appreciate, always feel like I fell short of the quality of gift I wanted to give, and always feel like I have given more than I got. I know, it's supposed to be about the giving, I guess I'm selfish. Two years ago I reacted to Christmas by buying myself a motorcycle the day after. Best present I ever got.
I guess there's a pretty big anti-consumerism push on, with ppl boycotting the malls for the biggest shopping day of the year. Personally, I like to do as much of my shopping online as possible. Two years ago I did an all Amazon Christmas. Everyone knew who their gift was from by the wrapping paper.