Is anyone planning on starting some homemade gifts for Christmas this year? I really want to try to come up with some useful stuff!

For my MIL I am going to make a big batch of laundry soap (any great 'recipes'?)

For my mom I am going to make her some kitchen towels with DD's handprints on them.

Any other good homemade suggestions? Looking for things for my SIL's and for kids.