Usually I work on people's Christmas presents year round so I can save the most money and not spend it on all kinds of things at once. Usually I just try to use things I already have, like wood boards instead of going out and buying expensive canvases. I also made a habit of using all of my supplies until it is impossible to use them any longer; a lot of my drawing pencils are little stubs but they work fine! X3
I am going to purchase a probably like a Corvette for my mother, and I'll also buy her a $3,000 24K gold wrist watch, maybe one of those expensive coffee makers that does everything, and a flat screen... Yes, that will happen.
As you are a 3d artist too, maybe this is something for you www.shapeways.com/ ,
I was thinking about sculpting a caricature of my parents and printing it, some materials are surprisingly "cheap", there are other 3d printing services, some have paper and cardboard which is better in prize.
I have very few money too and making nice presents with few money is quite hard. My lil cousin is getting a german-english song book and two books about animals I bought for his birthday in summer, but forgot to give him ^^
My brother is still missing the last Harry Potter dvd, so that's easy enough.
I really have NO idea what so ever for my grandma and grandpa, they are always the hardest, don't you think? Last year I wanted to write a letter to my Granny, but mom said "don't write anything that could make her cry, not even happy cry" so I didn't write anything because my gran cries a lot for various reasons...
I don't save any money. >.> I just buy what they want or something that I think they might want. I did sort of limit myself to 100 dollars for my sister and mom's gifts, though. I ended up just under so that's good.
Yeah but its still almost a month to christmass, maybe you will see some little things that will be great for some people and you might get those. And besides i am sure people understand you are on a budget and they will apreciate anything from you. Just give them a big hug and do some puppy eyes and people will be like "What presents? What christmass?"...you are too cute for this not to work
Haha, i can imagine there would be less success with mom than with dad. Maybe make her a picture from a wedding photo? Or when she was a kid, or a picture of some relative. A lot of people like that stuff.