Every year i try to get them something they want, something they need and a surprise.. And in their stockings i try to put a gag gift in there for fun. For little kids that can read or follow pictures i have created a Scavenger hunt for them on Christmas morning..I would let them open all of their presents under the tree but would have a letter or box with a clue in it so off they would go..Christmas is about memories and traditions..Not what they get..
some things yes. like new shoes or clothes or like last year i got them each a really cool singing and light up toothbrush. but not the general things that they need like for school or day to day living no.