JD - I feel your pain. I'm not exactly crafty either BUT I did make most of my gifts this year (except for my daughter's Santa gifts - magic kit, science kit and Groovy Girl doll stuff)
I made fleece blankets: two yards of fleece with a great pattern, laid out (bad side in) on top of two yards of coordinating solid color fleece, trimmed even (ok - cut to the size of my dining room table ), cut a seven inch square out of all corners, then cut 1 1/2 inch-ish (I eyeballed them) strips x seven inches deep around all sides, then simply double knot the two fabrics together all around, making fringe all around the edges (does that make sense?) Toasty cozy warm, takes about 40 minutes per blanket at a cost (if the fleece is on sale) of about 15$ per blanket, and NO SEWING REQUIRED.
Sixteen (!) complete, two to go (oh - and I'm out two pairs of scissors, too )