It’s the thought that counts：It doesn’t matter how little a gift costs, what is important is the feeling/thoughtfulness that the giver is expressing.（そこまで考えてくれたことが大切）
Olivia: So what did your boyfriend buy you for Christmas?
Haruna: He made me a mixtape.
Olivia: What? He didn’t buy you anything?
Haruna: No but the mixtape has songs that reminds him of when he met me. It’s really romantic and it’s the thought that counts, not how much he spent!
Olivia: That’s true…
Cheapskate： A person who doesn’t like to spend money.（ケチな人）
When we go out, I always have to pay for everything. He is such a cheapskate!