I must admit that while I do love the holiday season, I do not like traditional gift giving. I don't like spending time, money or effort running around buying gifts for people that most likely won't be used. Instead of spending money, spend time with people. And once you do this, you will find that the kindness gets returned to you! If you think about it, you can buy all the gifts you want. If you spend money instead of time, then the material gifts are really empty promises. But if you take the time to really give of yourself, then that emptiness will be replaced with true contentment.