Whenever there is an occasion to give a gift, I love to make something for the recipient if at all possible. This would be a great family activity as well. Whether you want to make edible gifts like cookie mixes, cookies or breads, salsa, soup, or hot chocolate, getting the whole family together to mix, bake or assemble is a great way to spend time together as well as thinking of others.
Other great gift ideas are blankets, photo albums or scrap books, music or story tapes/cds, wood burning, or any other thing your family can think of. Spending time working together and thinking of the person for whom you are making the gift can be rewarding for everyone involved.