The world npcs will help you too. Run the mobs through some wild boars or something and they'll get distracted murdering everything in site and sometimes you can pick them off, but really they don't drop anything much so just grab any presents that pop and gtfo out.
And besides, its not like you're going to get anything good, just ignore the presents. What another skin you can sell for 20 copper? Oh boy oh boy. Or how about a wool sweater so you can collect 100 to get that same 20 copper skin? Oh hold me back : P