I don’t mean to alarm you, but in exactly one month’s time today it will be Christmas. For a lot of people, Christmas isn’t a factor. For materialistic, first-world, middle-class, salary-earning creeps like me and (some of) you, it means there are gifts that have to be purchased (or made) for others.
I don’t want to blow my own trumpet, but I consider myself pretty good at gifts, generally speaking. I get it from my mother. There are also a few people I think are not good at gifts. There’s a knack to Christmas shopping and some people just don’t have the patience or the inclination. For those in the latter category, do not panic. I’ve enlisted the help of a few people I think are (or assume are) good at gifts, so you can get some ideas.