I’m all for handmade presents, all mine generally are made by me. There’s definitely been a bit of an explosion in people selling handmade stuff recently, probably spearheaded by the community at Etsy. I think it’s great and should be encouraged, so now you can pledge to buy handmade this Christmas.
Go on, you know it’ll make the world a slightly better and more interesting place. Better still just make your own, they don’t have to be perfect, it’s often the imperfections that make them so great.