From my understanding, you're given a sack of gifts by Jingle, so you don't have to obtain them yourself. As long as you have the hints, you should be able to work out who gets what. (Use the 3DS Note app, or take screenshots. You can get the same hint more than once.)
Oh phew. I was thinking I had to customize items with Cyrus to fit what my villagers are asking for. That's a lot simpler... I've been taking notes of their preferences... Now I just need some Santa pants... Thanks for the explanation!
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