Hate commercialisation of everything now but you can avoid it. Best presents this morning were a little glass tea light holder decorated with stickers (done at childminders) and little "thing" to hang up in the kitchen telling me she loved me etc (handmade at Brownies) and a photo in a picture frame that was decorated (done at school) - all costing pennies.
even i think it's over commercialised and i run a flower and card shop!!!
i HATE putting my prices up but the wholesalers charge more for the flowers so i have no option but put my prices up.........although some shops put their prices up far beyond what is reasonable. shops like that give little traders like me a bad name!!
anyway.........i think a homemade present must be much nicer.