My parents weren't rich but my dad grew up on a farm and became a cop, and my mom worked in a shoe factory. Her Christmas gifts used to be a couple walnuts and an orange, so I'm embarassed to say but I was spoiled at Christmas. I would get so much, I never knew where to start and the toys would always be something no other kid in my neighborhood would have. I still have a riding horse that I've never seen anywhere else in this country except for Cybil Shepard having the same exact one...I had gotten a pogo stick one year, table tennis and badmitten (spelling?)set, and mom got me started on doll collecting by giving me a doll made in France; another one-of-a-kind item.
I never got clothing or shoes for Christmas until I was a teenager.
With mom working for a world-renowned shoe company and a company that made special shoes for orthopedic problems, I never had to worry about shoes. I had saddle shoes, sandals, penny loafers, Mary Janes, you name it. Whatever the company made, mom would bring home a pair.
When I had kids, I spoiled them rotten at Christmas. They would give me a list and I'd do all I could to give them everything but they also grew up learning to appreciate what they had and to be charitable to others. Many times my kids would give one of their gifts away to someone who didn't have much.