Don't you just love homemade gifts? I got a mug that my niece made for me and it is so special! There's something about a gift that was made especially for you. When I babysat my nephew a few weeks ago, I painted his hands and feet to make a canvas for my sister and her husband. They opened it as a surprise on Christmas morning. So sweet!
My daughter painted these simple canvases for her grandmothers and great-aunts. They aren't much, but they're valuable because she made them. They're signed and dated on the back.
The next time you're shopping for the perfect gift, consider making something. You might surprise yourself!