8. Give the gift of thought
Next idea of spending Christmas in a cheap and non-traditional way is presenting either the gift of time or thought. The gift of thought means that every family member should present a gift with attached thought, like favorite cookies with the recipe included or things like making a massage, washing the dishes for two weeks or taking out the garbage.
The gift of time means that everyone should present something handmade. This can be cards, easy crafts, artwork or sewed things.