What were your favorite gifts, both to receive and to give? Are there specific gift-giving traditions among your family or ancestors?
My favorite gifts have always been those that were either handmade with care or those thoughtfully purchased and made individual for me.
My family has a tradition of allowing each child to open one gift on Christmas eve, and once they had grandchildren, my mom started purchasing special Christmas pajamas for all the grandkids to open and wear. Traditionally, we open our gifts on Christmas morning, everyone all at the same time, with Grandpa or Dad doing the passing out.