There is nothing better in the whole universe than receiving a handmade present. The only thing I can think of that is slightly better, is making one yourself! It's no lie. I love giving presents. Had I a bank account full of  jewels I would be giving out tons more. But being a freelance creative makes present giving a tough job. Instead I have been making cards. DIY occasion cards are nearly as good as handmade gifts. Expect that they are flat. So don't think your young nephew will love one for his birthday. He absolutely wont. But your friends will! And of course your mum and dad. No matter what you make them they'll love it! It's great.