I do my yearly gift to my sister and brother-in-law of a free cleaning (they have a big house).
That's a nice gift. Couldn't get it done cheap by anyone else I am sure.
(Due to lack of funds, I tend to do "talent gift certificates").
Absolutely nothing wrong with that. One year, when my hubby was unemployed he had an idea we have yet to top. He had all this crate wood laying around and I had all of this upholstry material laying around that his sis had given me when she quit the business. So, we decided to do hassocks. They were big enough to store a pillow and blanket inside. Very nice. The next year he mae wooden magazine baskets and I dyed them with rit dye. They turned out really cool. I loved those times and wish we could still do something like that, but I would also rather he be employed. LOL