INSTEAD OF GIFTS at each kid's birthday party, host a gently USED BOOK EXCHANGE. After eating cake & before heading home, exchange books. Include library cards to record who the book has been passed down to.
21 rules of entertaining.my favorite is "All will be fine if Nutella is on the menu. Nutella Dessert Sandwiches: Toast thinly sliced brioche bread, spread with Nutella and dust with powdered sugar." I love brioche and Nutella!