If you're going to make any home-made gifts this year you really need to do it now. Realistically, December is too late - who has the time? So enjoy that smug feeling of being ahead of schedule, and start making any gifts this month.
Don't overdo it, either. It's a big mistake to say "All my gifts will be homemade this year!" Homemade gifts take a long time, so just pick one or two simple projects, for one or two special people. Everyone else will be perfectly happy with shop-bought aftershave or whatever you usually give them.
Last year, my sister Steph made these sock monkeys for her children and mine. She said they took about 2 hours each (she hand-sewed them. If you have a sewing machine it'd be even faster). So if you know any small children who would like a unique and characterful cuddly this Christmas, why not make a sock monkey?
Don't forget to vote in the poll in the right-hand sidebar - but only when you've finished your hand-made gift.