Although I'm a supporter of the ideas behind Buy Nothing Christmas, I still like to partake in the gift exchange surrounding the December holiday time. What can I say, I'm part-anthropologist - gifts and rituals are our bread & butter.
The obvious solution is to give homemade, and preferably edible gifts. This year, I decided to make little bags of spiced nuts to give to the people Andy and I find enjoyable. It was pretty easy to put together, and cheap (but shh... don't tell the people I gifted!)
I got a big bag of peanuts, and smaller bags of cashews, almonds, pistachios, sunflower seeds and pepitas from the asian grocery store, so they were not very expensive.
Berbere, freshly ground for the purpose.
I'm always looking for new ideas for homemade gifts - what are your faves to give or receive?