It is a hard thing for a Mom/Dad or Husband/Wife, to have to go through, when they can’t buy their families gifts at this time of the year. They feel very small, and ashamed. The best Christmas, I ever had was when I bought Christmas for a man’s family, when he was hurt on the job. Either give him the money to buy, or buy the gifts and give them to him, so /she can give them to his/her family. Don’t show up at the door bearing presents, it just won’t be the same. If they are too proud to accept charity, let them think it is just a loan, or tell them to pay it forward when times are better. Try it, you’ll like it! Merry Christmas to all! P.S. It really is about the giving.