Don't recycle until Z-Mas.
It's better to give than to receive, but someone has to receive the gifts! You, dear survivor, may not have anything to give, but nobody said you couldn't receive. The Z-Mas season is all about receiving, and if you are fortunate enough to give, then that's great. But if you can't give, don't despair. Just take the gifts, say "Thank you" to whoever gave you the gift, and wish them a Merry Z-Mas.
Leave these gifts under the Z-Mas tree and don't recycle them until December 25. Seriously. Don't spoil the surprise.