Sometimes you can think of the perfect gift—the book she said she wanted to read or the watch to replace the one he just lost. But sometimes no one THING seems right. In these cases, don't buy something for the sake of giving something. Instead, give an experience gift—a gift certificate for a restaurant, concert tickets, or a membership to a cultural institution—or give a gift to a worthy nonprofit or fundraising effort in the person's name. Bonus: You won't have to wrap it.