I've thought about it, since I have to finish them so much earlier this year in order for them to arrive in time for Christmas.
For my mother I was thinking about this Slant Pocket Bag
For my nieces probably matching Summerlin dresses (from Ravelry) and a toy of some sort -- probably the Honey Bunny.
For MB a stole/shawl (pattern tbd), Bug I would love to knit him a sweater using cotton yarn but don't think that's realistic & will probably knit him a hedgehog family & find him a set of Jan Brett books to go with them (he has let me know he isn't too happy that I haven't brought mine to his house lately), Ladybug likes to sleep with several bunnies and I was thinking of Honey Bunny for her as well & some books or a Summerlin dress.
DB is hard to figure out, as well as the other male members of my family. Dad would like anything I make him, but my brothers are a bit picky & my SIL is worse. A few years ago I crocheted some fun flip flops & she liked them so much she gave them to one of her sisters.
For friends I'm going to attempt to knit snowflakes. I love crocheting snowflakes, but this will be my first year knitting some.
I have started planning, so that is good! I'll finalize my plans because I am going to go to Honolulu in September & am excited about being able to explore several LYS & hopefully pick up supplies for the gifts.