It seems like a no-brainer, but hear me out.
I always get my brother games for Christmas/birthdays/other gifting events, but there's a point where it starts to feel like a cop-out.
When you think of all the games in your pile of shame, or sitting unplayed in your Steam library, is a new one really that great of a present? How often have you been gifted games that you actually already owned and just have to smile and say "thaaaanks" because it's too awkward to go through that whole conversation? Or worse: when your clueless but well-meaning relatives buy you those odd bargain-bin games that you've never even heard of.
But maybe for you, getting games is a better alternative to all the other weird presents your confused older relatives buy for that one nerd in the family. Or maybe it's always a nice surprise from people who actually know your gaming tastes and always pick out neat little gems for you?
What do you think? Do you look forward to getting a new haul of games every Chrissy or do you like to take care of your game buying yourself?