When I need a gift for someone, I try to give a handmade gift. This always used to be a gift made by me, but I have so little free time now that I have purchased many handmade items for gift-giving purposes. I acutally made a gift for my niece for her eleventh birthday. She will get it late because I haven't shipped it yet, and her birthday is tomorrow! She is a horse lover, so I made her a set of six monogrammed horse-themed note cards. I'm really happy with how they turned out, so you'll probably see some similar cards in my shop soon. She is also an avid reader so I bought her a Barnes & Noble gift card because I don't think the note cards alone would cut it!