More on meaningful gifts: some of my favorite gifts are things my family or friends made for me -- a drawing, a hat, or handmade card to me is worth far more than the time put into it.
Not everyone has time or interest in making things, however. Another idea: give something someone else made. Etsy has some great and affordable art.
Christa and I put together three art and music specials this year made up of paintings, writings and music we created before starting our sabbatical.
If you'd like to give a gift of art and music from the Reuels, here is a chance to do it on a budget.
Specials run until Dec 7.