Most everyone gives “simple gifts” but we need to focus on what we are giving if the gifts will count. Through out my life my family has given small amounts of money for gifts which are normally lost quickly in needed items for
daily life. Everyone has certain things they need in their daily life and I suggest not considering these things as gifts.
Simple Necessities As Gifts?
Gifts should enrich the life of the person that you are giving it to and not be a necessity. Necessity gifts are really just needed help in disguise because they do not enrich life and instead maintain it. This is not to say that a simple gift that someone uses all the time is a necessity. You might already have some old cheap plastic Tupperware that works as a need but someone might be able to enrich your life by providing high end laboratory glassware containers that will not break, have solid lids, and are easy to cook with. This gift would enrich the life of someone you may know and may not be seen as a necessity.
Rocks as Gifts?
One of the strangest gifts that I have seen work well is a rock from your travels. Some locations do not allow you to
remove rocks or anything from the natural environment so you may want to check with a local person first before removing part of the habitat. If it is alright to take a rock find one that is interesting and one that your person may not see in their environment. Some people really love this because they get to touch and experience something that you simply can not buy in a store or have delivered on Amazon. It also shows that you made an effort to really pick out something they would like. Even a simple gift like this can really make a difference.