(Yourtango.com) A handful of cash isn't necessary for a thoughtful gift to your partner. At this time of year, gift-giving is especially on our minds. For many, it's hard to make that "just right" choice. And in today's economy, the task may become particularly stressful. In years past, folks would make the gifts they gave. And if you think about it, when a present is homemade rather than store bought, it means that a lot more effort went into it. Of course, many may get stuck on ideas or feel that there's not enough time to create the items. So, in the spirit of the holiday season, I've created seven DIY gift ideas that will be sure to send your partner the message that they matter to you.