here's my two cents on giving gifts.
why do we give? hopefully we give to show our love. we like to show our love especially on christmas, because on christmas God gave us his most perfect gift, His Son -our Lord and Saviour (if we choose to accept it).
should we give gifts because everyone else does? absolutely not. just like in life all of the time... don't do things because everyone else is doing it! if you don't want to give gifts, it sure as heck doesn't mean that you don't love others. there are so many other ways to show love, that if people are only accepting love via gifts on christmas... then ---well, like shaving your legs... it's not worth your trouble.
i came across this really cool website that was giving suggestions for "green gifts" and i found THIS! *did you click on the link? 'cause it's worth it!* so, if you have a hard time thinking of unique gift ideas and you don't have the time or energy to make your own gifts this year (or any year), than stockpile your gift-giving room with THESE and never worry about it again. what a perfect idea for ANYONE!!!!! and in case you're wondering, because i did, they DO have a lifetime breakage gaurantee.