Antique and vintage linens and textiles make lovely gifts and are not necessarily expensive either. I bought a number of Irish linen damask towels from auction last month and they are being snapped up by buyers just as soon as I can wash them!
They give a feminine look to a bathroom or guest room - even softening my quite minimilist bathroom!
Here I've used one on the bath and a couple on an old Lloyd Loom clothes basket
Or pop one on a towel airer or radiator.
I also like the old Irish linen huckaback towels in the kitchen. These two with coloured stripes look great with the range cooker ( and as they are thick they withstand the heat of the Aga too when it comes to getting hot dishes from the oven)