handmade pledge last Christmas, but balked. However, already this year I've bought a lot of handmade gifts, and have been making a conscious effort to do so. If I can't find something handmade for someone, I'm trying to at least buy vintage or locally. I did some black friday shopping on Etsy today, and you know what? Buying handmade is a lot of fun!
If you're looking for ideas, the Crafty Bastards blog posted a list of some great DC crafters today. Etsy has some great gift guides to peruse, as well. As a matter of fact, I found a gift for Ms. Marley on one of them!
If you're interested, feel free to take the pledge for yourself.