So -I admit it, I am often a last minute shopper AND I love to give something personal and special. I also like to make things. I have grandiose ideas that often overshoot Christmas, but often I can do some small special little thing and still enjoy that little extra touch they can give. Last year I crocheted small flowers and attached them to my gifts. Here are some ideas I have found to try this year.
Dishcloths Facecloths Bath Scrubbies
I know this sounds rather bland, but I honestly find these the softest cotton bath and face cloths ever! I find them really soft on my skin and prefer them over terry cloths for sure. For dishes I can make them to the size of my liking. I like dish cloths small enough to act as a sponge. They dry quick, look cute, match my decor (because i made em) and are much better for the environment than throw away sponges and cloths. For gifts -the small sized ones coupled with some nice soap or bath stuff can make a nice gift and they are very quick to crochet or knit! Have a look at Etsy for inspiration. I looked at Cocoa Beans Shop You could buy some to see for yourself how useful they really are.
Knit and Crochet Dishcloth Patterns
It is hard to fine ones that are truly classic, but if you look at the ones crafty folks have made for sale at Etsy you will see how colour and size along with a simple classic design, can make the difference between kitsch and stylish.
Simple crochet flower broaches
I think these could be worked up in many different yarns and beads and would make great gift attachments and gifts in themselves. I would take the pattern below as a suggestion and use your imagination with colours and yarns. I like the idea of attaching these to bags and hats or even scarfs for extra interest. I have a friend that laughs every time i suggest that a crochet flower could be a really nice borach or accent. I will prove her wrong!
Knit and Crochet Flower Patterns