I usually cheat and put together baskets for the adults that I have to buy for.
I am pretty similar to to this. I just moved to Iceland from the States (Cali) a little over a year ago, this will be my second christmas here. I really don't know everyone well enough to be able to handcraft or even buy things that are super personal like I normally enjoy doing, so this year I am taking on an old tradition my mom used to do of the baskets. Everyone always loved them, and this way I can kind of show off to my husband's family with my crafting and cooking skills, removing all my stress. Here is what I will be putting into my baskets (so far):
everything below is handmade
Kahlua (including handpainted holiday bottles. this recipe comes from my mom)
Chocolate & Peanut butter fudge
Chocolate covered coffee spoons
and of course something small and personal for each specific person. Here is a poor quality example of the bottles I have already started on: