I've been making nearly all of the gifts for friends and family the last few years. I've been working in leather for a bit now and I only have the most basic of tools. I've become a little more serious about carving this year so that will definitely have an influence on this years gifts. Anyways, here's a list of projects I've made or will be making this year. Feel free to keep adding ideas. I'll try to update this with either pictures or links to other threads. 1. Spoon carving in general. I've carved from cut wood and from shaped blanks I purchased online. 2. I handled a blank from Wolf Creek Forge with micarta and made a sheath for it 3. Leather valet trays are quick and simple projects 4. Leather belts 5. Wallets and card holders 6. Leather watch bands 7. Burnt designs into leather coasters 8. Coffee cup or shot glass leather wraps with a baseball stitch 9. Leather belt pouches 10. 550 cord bracelets 11. Knife sheaths and axe covers 12. Leather book covers for journals 13. Leather book marks with designs burnt into them 14. Rifle sleeve with shell holders 15. Leather glasses case with clip 16. Oil cloth and foam kneeling/sit pad 17. Paddle strops 18. DIY sling shots 19. Bamboo fishing kit 20. Knit wool hats (one of students is making these for me) 21. Twig and epoxy picture frames with basswood backs 22. Customized leather keychains with marine shackles 23. Figurines carved from basswood 24. I have an idea for a neat little crossbow but I'm not sure who'll gift it to yet So there are two dozen ideas to get us started and now I realize I need to take pictures of way more gifts! Post up completed projects or future ones. Sometimes a little inspiration is all we need.