I am trying to have a Handmade Christmas where 90% of my gifts are handmade. I am saying 90% because there are some things that will never be handmade in my house. For example, Princess Ivi gets a new toothbrush every year and a new hairbrush as well as numerous packs of gum.
To help achieve my goal, I have made a Christmas planner.
The planner contains a tab for each person I give gifts to. Behind each tab will be knitting, sewing, baking and other ideas for that person. That way, when I see things that someone will like, I can print it and add it to the tab. Each project will contain a project planning page where I will list yarn ideas for knitting projects, fabric to use for sewing projects, etc.
The binder also contains a monthly calendar in the beginning so I can plan out the year and not be knitting on Christmas Eve.
I am hoping that this helps me with my goal.
Along with this same idea, I have created three hidden boards on Pinterest. They will contain gift ideas for the three main "families" I shop for. That way, as I see things that I think would make great gifts for people, I can pin them to the boards and not run into the problem where months down the road I say "Hmmmm...I saw something for Mom but I can't remember what it was or where I saw it."