I went on a baking spree and a cd copy blitz (made my own Christmas mix of music) for people other than my family to save money on presents
as in for my:
my husband's office mate
the guys in the post office
my kids' teachers
my daycare provider
and extra's for that person that you weren't expecting to give you a present, argh!
in years that i had more cash, i used to buy an ornament or a small christmas decoration (like candles or trinkets) for everyone - one year, in a lean year, we published our own cookbook!
how about you - what do you do for other people beyond your family?