I tried to post about this in response to the thread about eco-friendly gift ideas, but the site won't let me. It says that my message looks like spam. :-(I'm making some eco-friendly gifts again this year. I make flower bouquets using dried flowers I've been drying this year. I pick them from the sides of roads and rivers. It's easy to do here in rural Fukuoka, but I used to do it in western Tokyo, too. I the stems together with a bit of harigane wire and then wrap it in colored paper (including origami and washi). I also make bookmarks using leather and cloth scraps. I have a lot of scrap pieces that I've acquired from various craftsmen and workshops through the years. I started patchwork quilting during the worst part of the pandemic and have a lot of scrap cloth from that period, too. Making gifts is not only eco-friendly, but it's a lot of fun, too. Some people say that it must be time-consuming, but I think that running around shopping is even more of a time-hog than making things.