You can make homemade gifts too. Our neighbor made a tree house for his kids for Christmas using wood that his buddy had left over from a project. His kids took pictures of it and loved this gift more than any expensive gadget. What they valued was the time with Dad, the memory of working together as a team and developing something from scratch. Whenever you make something with your kids, whether a tree house or cookies, the team effort and the time spent together tells your children that they are cherished.