More than 1 in 10 gift givers say they’d like to boycott gift giving altogetherForty-eight-year old Michelle Morton’s Christmas celebration probably doesn’t look like yours — but you might wish it did.
That’s because, for the past few years, the Raleigh, N.C., resident and her sisters and husband have instituted a no-gift policy for the holidays. “It was stressful and expensive getting all those gifts, when none of us really needed any of it,” she explains. “In order to stop the madness, our Christmas became about being able to spend time with family.”
Now, rather than trading gifts or gift cards (Morton says they tried the gift-card exchange one year and realized “all we were doing was exchanging money”), they all travel to Morton’s parents’ house in upstate New York to spend time together. “We will keep doing it this way,” she says. “Our Christmas has become more meaningful,” she says.
The no-gifts or very-limited-gifts holiday — while certainly not for everyone — is popular with a small group of Americans. Roughly two million households have dropped out of holiday gift spending altogether, the 2014 Survey of Affluence and Wealth from Time Inc. and YouGov revealed (this data was not measured this year). That means that nearly 9% of American families will not participate in holiday gift-giving..........https://www.theburningplatform.com/2018/11/19/these-americans-wont-give-any-gifts-over-the-holidays-and-they-love-it/