I have already espoused the benefits of a frugal Christmas. Did you know that one of the most frugal, and most appreciated, gifts at Christmas is food?
Whether it is candy, cookies, or cake; people love handmade food for Christmas. If you watch the sales at your local grocery store, you will be able to keep the costs down.
To add to your own Christmas yummies, consider hosting a cookie exchange. Each person brings their favorite cookie recipe. Bring one dozen to share at the party and one dozen for each person attending. Depending on the size of the party...you may be set through New Year's!
Dig out those recipes from Mom and Grandma and get busy!
p.s. Don't forget to sample as you go!