My family is very commercial.
Last year I made baskets with cinnamon coffee/cocoa and mugs (unfortunate that they did not like the cocoa or coffee) and spent countless time making my brother Runescape coasters from Perler beads (which came out so awesome!).. not sure if he has used them though because I have never seen them since.
I will not give up though
I started knitting my mother a red chenille shawl... but know I am in love with it and will turn it into a throw for me
I never really know what to get everyone because if they really want something they buy it for themselves. This year I am going to do "My favorite things" gifts:
I am picking up composition books now that they are on sale and will make everyone journals/cookbooks (whatever I think they will like)
Polymer pens or handpainted pencils?
And not sure what else
I still have time though.. thank goodness