The pandemic might be changing the way kids give gifts.

Experts say the holidays can be a time to reset expectations for young givers and receivers.

For the last several holiday seasons, the Lewis family looked forward to their annual trip to see relatives in Utah. But that’s not happening this year. “My mom is very afraid of the virus, so she asked us not to come visit, which is totally understandable,” says Ashley Lewis, whose kids are 7 and 10.

Instead, the family will stay home and try to add some extra holiday activities. As for gifts?

“If anything we’ll probably get more gifts because we’re not getting to do any kind of fun traveling,” she says.

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