If you want to surprise someone dear to you, you can make them a homemade gift. For example, embroider a cross-stitched napkin. Or grow a cactus. Or throw away a cactus (well, who knows what they expect from you :)). Or finally throw away some trash.
Once I had to create a three-channel thermometer with ds18b20. I can't help but share with those in need.... However, in fairness, it should be noted that the firmware was written overnight, so it's not very readable.... But the device works - that's the main thing :).