I came across this gorgeously elegant handmade gift idea today at www.passionatelyartistic.com as part of their 12 Days of Handcraft Christmas. Its a stunning calendar made from cardstock and grunge paper designed by Melissa Samuels. She has included a download for the internal pages which have space for birthdays and notes as well as a month on a page.
If you are looking for a gift for someone that will have a huge impact but won't take you long to create then this is well worth a look - its right up my street!!