Sometimes, gifts from friends aren't physical items. Sometimes they are poems:
It must be, God, Thou hast a strength to give To him that fain would do what Thou dost say; Else how shall any soul repentant live, Old griefs and new fears hurrying on dismay? Let pain be what Thou wilt, kind and degree, Only in pain calm Thou my heart with Thee. But Thou art making me, I thank Thee, Sire. What Thou hast done and doest Thou knowest well. And I will help Thee: gently in Thy fire I will lie burning; on Thy potter's wheel I will whirl patient, though my brain should reel. Thy grace shall be enough the grief to quell, And growing strength perfect through weakness dire.