Robert Redford sent Paul Newman a totaled Porsche for his 50th birthday. Redford later got it back, as a giant compacted piece of metal. He had it turned into a sculpture and placed in Newman's garden. Not once did they discuss the gifts.
From sweet cotton slippers to pretty etched-glass bowls, creating one-of-a-kind presents is easier and cheaper than you might think. Below, four books to help you get crafty this holiday season, plus gift ideas for those who'd rather leave the work to the
Our December issue features Oprah's Favorite Things—as well as your chance to win them all! You'll also find our easy holiday declutter plan, Dr. Oz's guide to sleeping better (starting tonight) and the ultimate holiday menu.