Your Views: This Christmas, why not give the gift of basic necessities?
I would like to offer a suggestion. Many people I know live on fixed incomes. If someone really wants to give presents to them, the following items are very useful:
Toilet paper, paper towels, shampoo, soap, dish soap, laundry soap, Q-tips, Band-Aids, aluminum foil, etc. Any nonperishable staple will be remembered long past Christmas.