I wanted to give at least 3 handmade gifts this year. I knocked out two of those with a teacher gift - and I cheated a bit by buying a handmade mug from a local artist. Still handmade - just not by me... I think it counts.
I did make the mug rug. The teacher's favorite color is green and she's a coffee drinker, so I added a gift card to the locally owned coffee shop and roastery. How hipster is that?
My third handmade gift was to totally tear down and remake a vintage, 1970's quilt that was a wedding present for my parents.
I got to dig up some vintage linens
and used a broken-in comforter for the batting - all scored for a dollar at an estate sale - again: Hipster. Or Hippie. Or granola or thrifty or whatever... Anyway, take that! holiday consumerism... I stab at you with my puny sword of handmade coziness!