This year I want to urge you to make your own gifts for everything, Christmas, Birthday's etc. Not only will it save you money, it will also teach you a new skill and everyone I know loves a homemade gift.
Here are some ideas:
Melt old crayons in a muffin tin and make new crayons
Make soap crayons
You could make food in gift jars.
Make a quilt
There are a ton of sources on line you could search and learn from.