Here's the breakdown of my "'Tis better to give than receive"s:
The parents have declined gifts this year. They just want me to pay them back. Ouch.
My siblings and I are all pinching pennies so we've e-mailed each other short lists (with links to online retailers!) of a few gifts under $50 that we'd like. I've got a bro and a sis to shop for- that's $100.
Close friends: Crafts, crafts, crafts. $100 for 6 or so.
Not-so-close friends: We have a Yankee Swap. $25 limit. I hope I find something under $20.
The kids in my life: $30. I only babysit for two, but I really love shopping for them.
Coworker: $15. She loves chocolate. I'm sure I'll get some in return.
That's $265. I'm picking up a shift at the second job tomorrow. And the day after xmas. and hopefully a few more before the new year...