here and here), I'd have to agree. The gift doesn't need to be extravagant, just sincere. Homemade gifts require a bit more forethought, more understanding of the Recipient. To that point, I thought I'd share a small gift that my daughter made for my husband.
Knowing that Dad had a growing love of steampunk, my daughter scrounged bits and pieces from her various collections that she stores under her bed (that could be a blog post entirely of its own). She secreted herself away in her bedroom and glued to her heart's content.