About the same. I gave up buying presents for sibs and their kids years ago, when I realized that I was buying presents no one really wanted (the children seem to be able to get anything they want under $50 themselves). I now buy local artisinal foods and send them for the family to enjoy. My husband and I found ourselves buying what seemed like empty gifts for each other. so we now buy little stuff and something major as a common gift. I try to find something for my parents, but that isn't really easy any more either. My biggest expense is that I do throw a big Christmas party, but even on that one we collect food for the community food bank, and ask people to bring some finger food to share (we put out chili, wine, beer, and eggnog). So it's a little ouch, not a big one.