As a couple of examples, one of my sisters enjoys sewing; she enjoys making quilts so she will make things like neat fabric bowls, or beautiful quilted pot holders. Another sister seeks out something unusual yet useful. She is very thoughtful with her gifts and goes over the top in finding the perfect wrapping for the gift. Another sister loves ceramics so she spends the winter months making every one a special item like a snowman tower for Christmas or a Platter for Easter - it is always something thoughtful as well. You get the idea. Anyway, I find it a challenge to figure out something creative and fun to give yet useful while not spending a fortune.
This last year, my sisters received what I called a "Laundry Stain Basket". Below is a picture of one of those baskets before I had filled the containers. I never thought to take a photograph of the finished baskets but this will give you an idea of what they looked like anyway.