With all the gifting that comes with the holiday season, your bank account could always appreciate some out-of-the-box creativity that doesn't involve more shopping. Ahead, 18 thoughtful ways to show someone you care that won't require spending any cash at all.
When you're not exactly skilled in the cooking department (or just don't have the time to whip up treats for Christmas) you can package some surplus ingredients into a giftable treat jar. Consider giving a mason jar filled with hot chocolate ingredients, a pretty five-bean soup mix or oatmeal.
A more personalized gift for audiophiles, or for your partner in a long-distance relationship, is an audiobook created by yours truly. Read some original poems or even chapters from their favorite books for this personal tribute.