My friend Sharon has a "MUG PARTY" at Christmas-time every year and this year I made the invites; which was so much fun. Its like a XMAS gift exchange but the rule is the gift has to be a coffee mug stuffed with stuff. Its a blast.
Anyone who knows me knows I love making cards - in fact I have been known to give a bundle of assorted cards as a gift. I am sometimes a bit unsure about giving them as gifts - but so far they are a hit. Everyone loves them! Its a good tip if you are a scrapper with lots of materials but low on funds (who isn't) at Christmas or B-day time - whip up some cards, or a small album for a gift. Those kinds of thoughtful gifts go a long way :)