Consider giving homemade gifts instead of always buying them. Cookies, homemade jams and jellies, or even homemade bath salts are always appreciated. If you feel like you’re not talented enough to make something from scratch, offer your time: a free night of babysitting, a day of gardening help. You can even draw up a cute little coupon and present it to the person. Don’t feel embarrassed, because your services could be invaluable!