10 Hidden Holiday Costs to Watch Out For
The solution: During the year, whenever you stop at a rest stop or a mall with a toy vending machine, pop in a few quarters and save the prize. Disperse these baubles (they're prewrapped!) to your friends' children as you make the holiday social rounds. If you have more than a few coins to spare, look for games built to quietly amuse, like these serpentine dominoes, which will delight the kids and their parents without putting you over your budget.