***A letter or a poem to one you love... along with a picture in a frame or card.
***Gifts of your time–‑these can be given to anyone... jobs you can do, things you can make, transportation you can provide, calls you can make.
***Magazine subscriptions - these are a favourite in many homes and you can bring a lot of joy to a family by remembering them with a gift subscription.
***Maybe this is the year you would like to present a child with a new Bible, or a special journal and pen.
***A tree or plants for the home.
***A bucket of tools, gloves, bulbs, seeds, kneeling pad for weeding and gardening.
***A basket of mugs, hot chocolate mix and marshmallows, cookies and a book of poetry.
***A harmonica and a songbook.
***An apron, cookbook stand, kitchen timer or clock.
***Wall calendar for the current year! Maybe find one in a wooden wall frame (or make one!)
***A basket of rubber stamps, ink, pens, blank stationery.
***Sew a pair of satin pillow cases.
***Do a chore(s) for someone!!!! Clean & vacuum the car; paint the bathroom; rake the yard; cut and stack the wood; clean the fridge; sew some curtains; make a plan to prune the trees; do a basket of mending or a basket of ironing.
***Kitchen towels, washcloths, pot‑holders
***Plastic numbers and letters for the refrigerator - magnets, picture holder magnets
***Hair care supplies, brush, comb, clips or bands
***Bouquet of flowers, vase
***Candles, doily and box of pretty matches
***Bath bubbles, salts, sponge, soaps, candles, powder
***Teapot, teacups, teas, vanilla sugar, paper doilies, butter cookies
***CD of hymns or special music
***DVD of favourite movie or an instructional video
***New journal, pens, book mark, candle
***Finger paint, finger paint paper, sponges cut into shapes.
***Put together a basket of mixes or ingredients for a special meal.
***A basket of tools and a "how to" project book.
***A basket of kitchen gadgets... and favourite recipes you write out on cards.
***If you are a canner and baker, a basket of items you canned this summer along with a couple of baked goods.
***And for your neighbours, a plate of assorted cookies and a special card with the message of the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ.