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Are you giving alternative holiday gifts this year? Share your stories, photos with us

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We want to see your alternative holiday gift stories and photos! (iStock)

If thoughts of snaking through busy mall crowds at Christmastime provokes shivers of terror down your spine, you may be considering alternative gift-giving ideas this year.

While some people prefer to spread holiday cheer with homemade goodies, the idea of "the perfect gift" has expanded beyond stores and even beyond our own homes.

Are or have you ever taken a family vacation in lieu of presents? Do you give to charity in someone's name?

Would you rather give someone music or cooking lessons instead of something packaged from a big-box store? What's your gift-giving philosophy?

We want to hear your stories about holiday presents! If you have photos, send those along, too. Please email community@cbc.ca and we could put what you have to say in a CBC story.

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