Well, a bunch of PCV"s and I are getting together for a holiday party and having a gift exchange. We all put a limit on the Ron (money) spent on the gist. I couldn't resist. I bought socks and underwear (super warm socks, it gets cold here, and a pair of boxers. I also threw in a warm hat). I figure it jusn't isn't christmas unless someone gets socks and underwear.
In fact, ti's a running joke between my Mom, my Bro and myself. To this day (we are both in our 30's) our Mother gets us socks and underwear every Christmas as a gag.
When I was leaving for the Peace Corps, and I knew I would be in Romania, I told my Mom "No, really, this year I honestly do want socks and underwear, I'll need them". She bought me lovely wool socks and a pair of very nice silk long johns. But, we still got a good laugh out of it.