I think the sentiments are lovely, but sometimes the reality can be daunting.
The DigiHusband prefers that each year we exchange homemade gifts. Okay, it is not as if I am the embodiment of Martha Stewart - indeed, quite the opposite. But I do possess an imagination and, moreover, a fairly good working knowledge of Photoshop.
So this year I am producing a custom t-shirt for the DigiHusband, playing on his love of cooking and BBQ. I would show it here, but I know he lurks 'round the blog, so I don't want to spoil the surprise. In fact, I wound up doing some other custom designs for the DigiBrother and the DigiPriest and a DigiFriend - again, no peeking until the gift is given, so I won't say much more. Once Christmas is done, I will post whether success was had with these gifts - homemade and really, really unique. And fun. And really, isn't that what Christmas gift-giving should entail?
However, as an example, I offer the following from some years ago, when I made a framed "comic strip" for my husband - he HATES the cold and dark of winter and this poem said it all!