This year I am focusing on giving very small gifts to everyday people I encounter. One example is the woman who works at the front counter at the Y. Her son will be singing in London between Christmas and New Year's as part of a high school choral festival.
We've had such great talks about the upcoming trip, and she is naturally very excited. To share in that excitement and share something with her, I dug into my picture files from my trip to London in 2002, cut a few to a disk and gave it to her.
My thought is that I have encounters like that with people every day and they are meaningful to me. So this is one small way I can acknowledge that through the holidays. I plan to do stuff like this randomly through Christmas.
As far as family, I plan to get small gifts for a few family members, but more need-based than anything else. I've asked that they not get me anything because I simply don't have the space for anything and I have everything I truly need anyway. If they honor that great and if not it's nothing to stress over.
Finally, as for MMTM - this agnostic is going to enjoy every Christmas tree, go to concerts and otherwise celebrate and honor the human sense of community thru the holiday. If that makes me a hypocrite in your eyes, I guess I'll learn to live with the pain.