If you daydream about making holiday gifts by hand, but worry you'll create something that looks like a Regretsy contender, check out this Felt Bird Ornament kit from Purl Soho. The kit makes 16 ornaments — perfect for splitting into sets for a few friends, tying on individual gifts, or giving as hostess gifts.
The simple shape and wool felt combine to make the ornaments a versatile gift, since they'll both blend nicely into heavily-decorated homes and make your minimalist friends happy. Of course, the kit would also work well on its own as a gift for the crafty people on your list.
The kit (which includes instructions, felt, thread, a fabric marker, and templates) is available at Purl Soho for $45.