Thank everybody! It is interesting! In Russia we give gifts on New Year, don't Cristmas. It is usualy sweets, Cristmas toys and suvenirs, clothes and gadgets. And we have a long New Year's holyday. It is about 10 days. And in our country New Year is associated with tangerines.
In italy we use to give gifts only on Christmas and about new year we make a long list of whishes and things to do ;)
For the night on New Year's eve we eat lentils because there is the tradition that they take money.
Anyway the Christmas gifts are often so unsurprising that I prefer to receive anything else in a "normal" day ;)
I write wrong-- People give clothes , tablets or cell phones .
In Brazil is common people do clothes and sometimes to kids toys. some people do tablet or cell phone to someone who they like for example mother, father, son...
In my opinion now everybody want travelling tickets:))