British comedian Ricky Gervais will be fruitlessly searching under the Christmas tree for a gift from his writing partner Stephen Merchant - because his pal hasn't bought him a present. The Emmy-winning actor, who co-created the hit TV comedies The Office and Extras with Gervais, admits the longtime collaborators are in each other's company so often, they usually forgo the gift-giving tradition. Merchant, 33, says, "I don't think I've ever bought him a present. We see each other so much that we kind of forget that stuff really. I'll probably buy him some vouchers."