I would love a beautiful, homemade blanket. Nothing fancy. Crocheted granny squares would be nice, but I’d take knitted too. Colourful, but not garish. Wool (lambswool??) over acrylic.
I have several blankets my mom made for me growing up and I’d love to love them, but they were made in the seventies and I think we were all blind then. To my credit (she let me pick the colours), there isn’t a hint of avocado or burnt orange to be seen. I miss her more than words can express and having a blanket made by a stranger (yay, Etsy!) is a pale substitute for one lovingly made by her capable hands, but I’d take it in a heartbeat. There’s something heartwarming about homemade, crafted wares. (I’m not talking glue gun art here, to be clear.)
Anyway, I’m rambling…. If you should be so lucky as to receive homemade pressies this year, appreciate the love that went into them rather than noticing the fact that it’s rust-coloured and goes with nothing in your house. 😉