Seems the older my girls get, the harder it is to buy gifts for them. The early years of the Christmas pile of toys stacked to the ceiling has dwindled down to one or two small, but very expensive gifts under the tree.
One thing I started last year was a Gift Card Tree. This was not my idea exclusively. My galfriend's daughter had recommended to her that she receive a Gift Card Tree for Christmas last year. The idea of a miniature Christmas tree embellished with gift cards to my daughter's favorite stores was brilliant! Afterall, my girls love to shop. This way, they could pick out their very own items and it would be exactly what they wanted.
So this year, in addition to a few Christmas gifts that I purchased for them to unwrap, they will both receive a Gift Card Tree. They so enjoyed the one from last year that they asked for one again! I think the Gift Card Tree will become a Christmas tradition!