Besides buying and receiving presents you should give back to the people who need it the most. For example, you could volunteer at a soup kitchen or donate clothes and toys. All year round there are Salvation Army bins that you could drop clothes in, but around the holiday season you will hear about something called Toys for Tots.
Toys for Tots is basically the collection of toys by schools, girl scouts, and other organizations to give back to kids’ parents who don’t have a lot of money to buy presents for the holidays. This is just one of the many examples of places where you can give back.
Instead of buying loads of expensive gifts for people you can make something yourself that’s meaningful and the person still loves. You can make a scrapbook, piece of jewelry, or even just a nice card.
After asking freshman, Danielle Kelly, about who she exchanges gifts with she said, “A few of my closest friends and family members. Last year I bought too many gifts and it was too expensive.”
Many people around the holiday season expect extravagant gifts such as new phones, computers, and other expensive items, when really it should be more about family. Of course, it is nice to receive many gifts, but you have to be thankful for what you already have and help others who need it more.