Based on your list on each person, you just have to find a different way every other day to "gift" them something. It can be a greeting/thank you card (unexpected), a 10.00 gift card (or whatever amount you want), or just an email telling them you appreciate something they did. It's not about money or buying expensive stuff, it's about making people appreciate the little things in life. It's about giving them the gift of appreciation, that you "know" them and what they like, need, want, what's important to them. Your gift need not cost a thing, just make it personal and memorable - the actual spirit of Christmas is based on this ideal!
It's more about actions than money, more about appreciation (we don't have Christmas "obligation" to stain our genuinely selfless action/gift) so people are more open to think wow, thanks and truly appreciate it. The surprise factor is also fun. Their appreciation is not YOUR gift- It's part of THEIRS (and yours too actually)!
Do you see how this escalates into a really cool way to amp up and rekindle Christmas spirit?
You're basically diluting your potency of the full month of December over 3 months so you can better spend your money, give each person less but really give them more, and they appreciate it more especially if every day they are receiving something from you- a compliment a note, a rose, a post it on their car saying something that states "I appreciate you" - literally it can be anything that makes them smile.
You don't have to do this daily, you can just pick one thing a week or however you want to do it- I like the daily gift and it helps me really see (because I have to widdle it down to 10 people just to afford to do it and have the time to do it) who I value in my life the most- and it gives me the opportunity to really pamper them and say THANK YOU. Again, the real spirit of Christmas is embodied in this ideal. This format also forces me to pay attention to my friends when they talk, what they post on facebook, and anywhere else I can learn and refine my 60 days of appreciation for that person.
I have always loved the idea of Christmas all year but not for every person I know. I will often treat any time I have money as an opportunity to make someone else smile- I give gifts all year instead of a major one at the end of the year.
I can give one person more with the money by spreading it across 60 days (and again not every gift costs you anything, my sister in law makes really amazing things to give people all year. I'll even spend money on things someone made so I get a double whammy (they earn money from their creation, helping a fellow entrepreneur out, and you get a spectacular hand made gift- that expresses something personal to someone you love).
When you get something from someone every day for 3 months does it really matter how valuable it is on the surface? It's how it affects THEM that counts, that's the true value in a gift.
Cummulative gift giving is synergistic if done right. Each gift builds emotion upon the last. If the person who receives it loved it the next thing you give them that they love/like will have an aura of the other gift you gave them- it's an accumulation in the emotional bank account and you can really build your personal value to someone else this way because it's thoughtful and potent.
You really don't expect anything big, nor do you care if you feel pampered by someone- appreciated- right? I'll take 2 months of small gifts and pamerings over a flat screen HDTV... I can buy that myself, but the pampering, is priceless and unique!
Have fun with it. Share your ideas or templates like this in the comments!
And I hope I'm the first to say MERRY CHRISTMAS!