If you count items bought well before Christmas and before I got my vacation pay back (yesterday, 58.5 hours worth), I've probably spent nearly $1000 so far this year on gifts. I think I'm nearly done. Might have one or two more to buy for (something simple though).
I didn't even think I had $1000 to spend on anything like that. But that covers something like 9 different people... of course I spent more on some than others. And actually since some of the things are going to be split between myself and others, I should get maybe $150-$200 of that back. So it's not as bad as it sounds.
On a semi-related note, payments are starting to clear for December bills. So I'll have an update on my debt situation in a few weeks. Hopefully that'll be dropping by a couple hundred dollars. And by the time I get my taxes back and goalsharing, hopefully I can still plan on paying off that collection account.
My fingers and toes are crossed.