Help someone get a step closer to realizing a dream (e.g., gift a "How-To" book, sign them up for a course, etc.). Here is a list of 101 ways to learn a new skill!
An outdoor heater will allow you to spend time outside together as the weather gets colder.
Hire a part time dog walker for the pet lover in your life. This will not only help out, but it's also a kind way of giving back precious time.