For Christmas this year (you know you are already thinking about it crafty ladies) I'm giving some overseas friends sets of cards that they can use throughout the year. Some birthday, generic, get well soon, bon voyage and baby cards. They are for non crafters who love receiving hand made gifts especially useful ones.
I've used Up Up and Away for the more masculine and Secret Bird Society (both by Kaisercraft) for the feminine cards and I just love them. I call this my TV crafting - Masterchef is perfect for that! I also used Basic Grey card stock, it's lovely and matte and takes glue and tape really well.