My wife and I decided to take a step back this Christmas and give each other, and the kids, one big gift each instead of many smaller ones. There were a few reasons for this change. We didn’t really travel per se in 2020, and we generally go on a major trip in the form of a three-week international home swap, and that obviously didn’t happen. But we’ve long felt that experiences are more important than things, and that made this year of the same never-ending experience a bit difficult.
Tied to that, we’ve been pushing our respective families for years, with some success, to emphasize time together over gifts during the holidays. But that obviously couldn’t happen this year either. What can you do?