The gift of encouraging words. This is great to give to any person and not necessarily your friends or loved ones alone. It will cause the spirit of the depressed to be lifted. It will encourage the recipient to move higher and achieve something or to be a better person.
The gift of admonition. Sometimes, it is necessary to set a friend or a loved one on the right path. It is a great gifts for one's kids, friends, colleagues and in certain cases, gentle caution for older persons. It is a gift to give a warning or a caution or rebuke for the people we do not want to fall into error. A word of caution or rebuke may be the difference between the right and wrong, between life and death for some of your loved ones.
The gift of a helping hand. This is a great gift for every relationship. Giving a helping hand to another may be the singular best thing you will ever do for someone else. We all have burdens (physical or not) and it is sweet having someone help us bear them. This gift will relieve the other of the burden of otherwise going it alone and sow a seed of compassion. The gift can be given to anybody even a fellow shopper at the mall.
The gift of prayer. This is ideal in any relationship. It shows that you commit the person you are praying for unto God because you cannot be all and do all for him or her. It shows your faith in the Great God to influence the life of your loved one, work colleague and even next door neighbour.
The gift of materials. Giving physical items are a must in any relationship. It doesn't have to be expensive really. The key is in being thoughtful. Small thoughtful gifts have been known to work wonders where bigger items had been ineffective. Share what you have. It is important to give gifts that meet a need. What would the gift of a televison set do to a hungry soul? What effect would flowers have on a financially broke friend? Be intuitive. Give appropriately. Examples include food, clothes, shoes, money, flowers, a ride in your car, shelter in your home, etc. There are those that give a lot and still have plenty while there are those that withhold beyond what is necessary and yet still come to lack. Make your choice.
The gift of kindness. "Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless." This gift can be very well understood by reading the topics on the gift of a helping hand, the gift of encouraging words, and the gift of material things.