For a lot of people that I know, instead of buying friends and family members presents during the holiday they simply invite everyone to a restaurant and pay for everyoneâ€™s meal. That way, they avoid having to go through all that shopping frenzy while still accomplishing the goal of doing something nice for people.
It might sound little silly, but I am usually a bit conscience on what I order in these cases as I donâ€™t want to rack up the bill for the person who is paying. Just like the other day where the person kept asking if I wanted to order anything to drink and I just insisted that water was fine. Similar to receiving gifts, I tend to not want people to spend too much financially on myself as you donâ€™t need expensive things to make people happy.