How about it has to be a cat oriented gift? We certainly know that the person will like it and we can try to figure out what they would like the best? We would all get to buy something we like to buy and know the person would actually enjoy getting something cat! Sandie, Imagyn, Donna, Michele, Frannie, Clint and I are lucky because we get to buy cat things for each other - but the rest of my family would just not appreciate my cat taste! What do you think? After all, this is a cat site?
Hissy could put the Connecticut people's names in the hat first and choose for other people - after our names are gone, she can put in the other names and choose for us and whoever else did not get a Connecticut person?
Also, for anyone who would like to be part of this and can't afford to go out and buy something - a hand made gift is always appreciated and welcome - do you sew? Cat beds, cat toys, a cat hanging, a small painting, hand made Christmas ornament, cat tee shirt, and the list goes on. Everyone has some type of talent and could do something cat. I would hate for people not to be able to be part of this because of the financial end of things. My oldest daughter lives in Vermont and makes wonderful Christmas gifts - she is making me a cat afghan that will mean more to me than any gift she could buy!