Soon herb starts will be available. Trailing rosemary makes a wonderful gift if given some time to grow. Repot the start in a nice pot (two is nicer). Take a coat hanger and bend it into a circle or heart shape and stick it into the soil. Then let the rosemary grow (you may need to direct it and loosely tie with twist ties) up around the frame. In a few months it will be a great gift for the herb or plant lover.
Also if you like to grow herbs, dry some tied with ribbons or raffia to give as a gift. They are a great addition to gift baskets.
Make sure you grow some lavender. It is great for making sachets or adding to homemade potpourri.
Editor's Note: Please share your own gift ideas using herbs too.
Herbs can be dried and blended for cooking purposes. Make an Italian blend or Herbs de Provence for your friends who love to cook. You could also divide your growing herbs to make a handy pot for a kitchen windowsill. Or add the sprigs to vinegar and put them in a pretty bottle, perhaps decorated with the same herb and some raffia. Don't make infused olive oil though as there is a risk of botulism.