Action Tip: If you are invited to a birthday party and the hostess asks that you not bring gifts, honor her request. Make something from your heart if you would like, a card, a craft, or a baked good to show your appreciation.
Try this the next time it happens to you. It’s very difficult for those of us who jump to searching for the perfect gift to buy or who fall back on giving gift cards or money.
Gifts from the heart are treasured more than gifts that are bought, especially if you know someone is strapped for money.