Well I finally made the card for himself. I like the way it turned out, even though this was not the intended design. I found a silver card gift box, so I used that for the card and just printed out the rest and glued it on.
I was brought up to believe that homemade gifts are the best because the person took the time and care, as well as some thought into what they made.
I for one am quite happy to get knitted/crocheted goods as well as edible goodies. I have to admit it has been a few years since I got anything handmade! If I remember correctly it was a crushed velvet scarf. I don't have enough crafty friends I guess and it's easier for everyone to go to a shop and buy something, well maybe not but it's less time consuming.