39 Totally Free Gift Ideas

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With all the gifting that comes with the holiday season, your bank account is probably in need of some out-of-the-box ideas that don't involve more shopping. Besides, creating gifts for the ones that matter most always gets a better reaction than say, that seriously expensive gift you splurged on at the last minute that you hoped they would like. (I'm still in mourning over making this mistake last holiday season.) Ahead, 39 thoughtful ways to show someone you care that won't require spending any cash at all. Promise.

Bianca Rodriguez is the Commerce Editor/Writer at Hearst Magazines Digital Media, where she covers fashion, beauty, home, and more. She likes long walks through shopping malls, a good book, and thinks a closet without platform sneakers is a travesty.