I love making gifts that are specific to the person. Last year I decoupaged a trinket box and small glass candleholder with design relevant to each friend, one had dragonflies, another sunflowers and another had cats.
To cover the boxes and candle holders I used strawsilk paper and then drew the designs on in gold glass relief outliner. I then used water colours to paint in details.
This year I'm making altered books/journals relevant to each friend.
By the way, I'm loving the hot chocolate recipe