Only Buy for the Kids
If a gift exchange is out of the question then you can focus on buying gifts just for the kids. After all, it’s still a magical time of the year for them. Don’t worry about the rest of the adults. You and your friends can spend time preparing the holiday meal, catching up, and having a seasonal cocktail instead!
If you can, you could even go for walks in the snow and, if you want to revive that childlike wonder for the holidays once more, offer to help build a snowman with them!
Stick to Stockings
Who said you have to stuff stockings and leave presents under the tree? Save yourself a lot of money and trouble by just sticking to stockings this year. Small toys and games for the kids are a great way to show them you appreciate them without breaking the bank. Pens, notepads, someone’s favorite coffee or tea, warm mittens, and a good book are all you really need.
We also like to surprise our adult friends with those cute miniature bottles of liquor. Just stick to what you know a person likes and usually keeps around the house and you’re good to go!