My spouse and I did things a little differently this holiday season. We finally realized that we own enough crap. We failed to see the point of rushing into stores and buying shit just to wrap it up and give it each to the other so it could sit unused to eventually wind up either in the trash or in a box designated for donations most of which no one regardless of economic status would want or use. So this year we made eight donations to causes we felt important. Each night we exchanged our donation receipts. It was wonderful and set about a new tradition which we intend to keep.
Just something to think about and maybe even consider.
Happy New Year.