Some people! Im sure Im not the only one on here who would say a handmade gift would mean 100 times more to me than a shop bought one, but I guess thats why we all get along so well on here we all have that in common!
To be honest if it were me I would probably buy the child something very inexpensive and small and tell the mother that money is tight and as you dont like handmade gifts that was all I could come up with.
Surely she will be pleased with anything as long as its shop bought
Good luck x