Well, I just finished the present for my younger sister. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=417895.0
Post with a few more pictures here. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=417895.0
As for everyone else-some of it's handmade, but not by me,and some of it's storebought.
Three nieces-Books from the used bookstore, came across some great finds. And an enamel animal pin for each of them from a craft fair I attended. The artist was clearing them out because he'd moved on to making other things, so they were a bargain!
Niece's bday the day after Christmas-a nice copy of the Wizard of Oz from the used bookstore. Think I'll try and make a nice bookmark or something, too.
Three great nephews-All got funny animal hats on sale from Dollar Store. The oldest gets a homemade monster plushie from the same craft fair. There was a nine year old boy who had a booth of monsters he designed and sewed himself!
Work friends-Will be baking, probably biscotti. Have a new stash of treat bags I bought after the holidays last year.
The adults drew names, I and husband got two of my sisters.
Younger sister-the jewelry covered mirror. She's been wanting one so much!
Older sister-a piece of stained glass to hang up and catch the light. It's from the same craft fair, and I got a deal. So, again, handmade but not by me.
Mother in law-Foodstuffs. Fancy stuff bought from where I'm working part time, bought the weeks they were on sale and also using my discount. So, frugal, anyway. Tin of ginger thins, lemon curd, strawberry jam, and shortbread. Yes, I could have tried to make some of that, but I ran out of time what with two jobs for the holidays. And again, it's nicer than I can make for a frugal price.
Dad-Food he likes that I can't make. Mincemeat tarts, fancy liquorice, and some locally made cream pull candy.
Mom-A pretty white cyclamen plant. It's covered in buds, and will still be blooming. I'm making either mini orange cranberry muffins, apple bread, or both. I'm picking up a soft throw for her to use when she's in her recliner-it's not something I can make myself. Unless I get a better idea first!
Husband-we don't do much christmas for each other, just stockings.
Daughter-Stack of books from the used book stores. Movie she's really been wanting, from the same place. The traditional bag of silly socks. Japanese candy from work. An asian inspired mug and the tea she likes. Last year she got some Hiroshigi and Hokusai prints and a frame, and she's broken the frame. I'll look at the thrift store first for a replacement, before I buy new-but only if I can find a nice one. Oil pastels, from local art store's clearance. A new alarm clock. Funky folders and notebooks with skulls and such, bought on after school sale clearance. An old plate with asian style art.
Not sure what else she will be getting yet! I'll make her a bookmark, and maybe a necklace.
So, only a few treats made by me, and the mirror. Some things bought from the thrift stores/used book stores. Some things hand made by other people. And some bought new, but on sale.
It's a far cry from me making all the presents, but it's what I can do this year. At least it's frugal.