Essentially the idea is that instead of buying gifts for your friends and loved ones, you make them. So I am getting started early this year with making presents. There is something really profound about showing your love for someone with every stitch or bead or whatever. So today I dug out all my yarn and knitting needles. In addition to making gifts, you can also provide services for others. Think like the coupon books that you made for your family as a child. I especially love to cook for other people. Just not for myself. So I am planning on doing most of the cooking for my family while I am in Bozeman. Hanson crew, get ready for falafel and tzatziki, chicken chili, pumpkin soup, quinoa, spaghetti squash, sweet potato enchiladas, and so on. I also make lefse to eat on Christmas Eve.
So my gifts aren't always perfect, but I put a ton of myself into them.