Today, I took a very deep breath and went out to find the last minute gifts for our Dear Friends that we'll visit later.
I shower my Mother with things that she loves to eat all year round, this gives her pleasure, and then this year I did a finale flurry at Thanksgiving this year since we will not be together on Christmas. I took two cases of goodies that I put up for her and a cooler full of frozen foods that I made.
Dearest Husband and I don't necessarily give each other 'things', but we DO THINGS. Travel, go to concerts, have a nice meal out, visit with friends in other States. So I suppose we show our appreciation for each other every day.
I made this last year for DH and put it in his stocking chock-full of candies.
As kids, Mom had as make gift certificates to give to our Dad for little chores that we could do for him through out the year.
My husband had whined that I don't make his favorite things as often as he would like me to, SOOO!
He can redeem a gift coupon any time he likes, with advance reservations of course.