You can be generous with your time. Volunteer to babysit, visit the elderly, bake a cake (from scratch) for a neighbor, invite friends over for a movie, cards, games. Place your focus on people, not on money.
I think it's important to be honest with friends and relatives if you are struggling financially. My brother lives off a tiny pension but he always makes time to visit me. His time is a blessing. His wife has taken me to doctors' appointments and cooked the organic turkey I bought at Thanksgiving. That helped me so much and I so appreciated the time and energy she took to make it happen.
We do potluck suppers with friends, everyone brings what they can. We play board games, or make popcorn and watch a movie, or just sit around and talk. As I get older I find I value time with friends more than any "thing" they could gift me.
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