I'm not gonna say that you should get started on any winter-time holiday gift-making at this juncture, because that would just be ri-donk-ulous. But, these are v. awesome items worth considering when the time comes.
Leia buns. All the knitters out there have seen this by now, I'd imagine. But for those of you who haven't and love you some Star Wars, check it.
Subversive Cross Stitch. I made the one about cancer for my partner-in-crime. The bunnies make it extra adorable. Very quick to make. I'd never cross-stitched before, and this was super easy and fast. Great gift for friends who like it subversive-style.
Knitted Converse sneakers on Craftster. (via boingboing) Ok, you're not really gonna make these, but check them out!
Fingerless gloves. These are so great. You can embellish them any way you'd like. But those embroidered tree ones? Jeez! Those are beauties.
Giving handmade gifts just feels like a right thing to do (not "the" right thing. One of many possible right things.) Don't you think?