The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.
Pierre Corneille, Le Menteur
What is bought is cheaper than a gift.
A hug is a great gift - one size fits all, and it's easy to exchange.
A wise lover values not so much the gift of the lover as the love of the giver.
Thomas á Kempis
You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention.
I have learned that to have a good friend is the purest of all God's gifts, for it is a love that has no exchange of payment.
A book is a gift you can open again and again.