Little gifts connect people IRL. They let a person know you’re thinking of them, as more than as a face on a screen, a voice on the phone, or the writer of a text or email.
You can give one to a teacher, a colleague, a relative, a friend. I gave a pair of scissors to a factory manager who oversees my orders. She loved it! I gave it to her not as a business related bribe ($12 scissors can hardly be called that!), but simply to show my appreciation.
Surprising someone with a little gift can be just as rewarding to the giver as it is to a recipient. Try it.