There are some great freebies on Pinterest for cross stitching Christmas gifts. I have always loved cross stitch mainly because of the methodical neatness of the process but also because it is so versatile. I have embellished cards, kindle covers, phone cases, hot water bottle covers and made gift tags all using cross stitch techniques.
I love that you can go super large size to cross stitch on wool or teeny tiny on a 32 count linen, all with lovely effects. I also get excited by the neatness of my storage boxes that hold the silks I use for stitching.
However, I wish there was some similar way of storing my wool tapestry threads though, as these are all in a jumbled tangled mess in my plastic storage box.