Host a Secret Santa-Style Exchange For Adults to Limit the Gift Purchases
Instead of spending money on a bunch of knickknacks, gift one big thing the receiver will really be excited about.
"The grown-up 'kids' of my family — plus spouses — do a gift exchange, so that eliminates a bunch of little presents for lots of people. That way everyone gets one nice gift, and we can focus on giving the kids and our parents lots of fun gifts!" — Shannon Vestal Robson, director
"We do not-so-secret Santas with a price range. Everyone picks a name at Thanksgiving, and has a $50 budget to buy them a gift. You can keep it a secret or not, but we do actually try to get each person something they'd actually want, so we're pretty loose on the 'secret' rule. The exception to this are kids — everyone gets the kids a gift." — Stacy Hersher, director, Social & Partnerships