The old saying goes that sometimes the best things in life are free.

But if you ask Nimble Thimble owner Katie Hartner, they can also be handmade.

“We have sewing machines and fabric and all the supplies you'll need to customize your gift and we'll teach you how to do it,” Hartner said.

But if you have to go the gift card route, there are some things to keep in mind.

Watching out for gift card fees and expiration dates and always buy a card that suits the interests of the person you are buying for.