Alternative to gift-giving?
December 13, 2011 1:02 PM Subscribe
What's a good alternative to exchanging Christmas gifts? We both have plenty of stuff.
posted by chickenmagazine to Grab Bag (15 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
A close friend and I live on opposite coasts. We like the idea of exchanging things for Christmas, but we want to stop buying each other gifts. (Even consumable gifts.) Some ideas we had are: donating to each other's favorite charities; choosing a charity to donate to together; finding something we already own that would be meaningful to the other person; and passing on a favorite book from the past year. In the past we've also made things for each other and written each other letters, but our lives are very busy right now and we don't want to obligate each other to spend too much time.