So what can you do?
It’s not material gifts that are meaningful, it’s thoughtful contact. Make a call, send a card, set aside some time for a walk or coffee, or invite them to an outing. And when you’re with them, take the time to listen. Attentive listening goes a long way in making someone feel they matter.
While your hours might be in short supply, make the time to connect. As the giver, you’ll feel as good as the receiver. Isn’t that what holidays are all about anyway?