Read Related: 5 Gifts That Teach Giving3. Snap a photo. If you fancy yourself a pretty good photographer, go snap a picture of a place she loves, of her children, a beloved pet, or even make a special portrait of the individual who will receive the gift. Don’t forget to put it in a nice frame!
1. Assemble a theme basket. This gift can work for anyone—just pick something they love, and go with it. Choose small, inexpensive items that when put together, make a nice presentation. And remember, they don’t have to be put into a basket. Get creative. For example, one year I created a Movie Theme gift for my child’s teacher. I filled a $1 plastic container with the word Popcorn printed on the outside, with popped popcorn, a few movie theater-style boxes of candy, and a gift card to a local movie rental store. (This was before the days of Redbox.) The total cost was under $10 and the teacher loved it. 2. Do something they need done. We all have things that need to be done which we either don’t have time for, or we’ve put off because the project seems overwhelming. Figure out which project that might be for your loved one, and take care of it for him.