Here are some more great gift ideas found in a Crochet! magazine's Special Issue -
(You can order this issue on the link above or buy it in your local craft store (or bookstore) - even though it was published in the fall I just saw it for the first time in my local Joann's)
This Scarf Necklace (from the cover) is made with a beautiful variegated yarn. It is very lightweight and adds a great pop of color to any simple top.
I enjoy working with yarn and beads and then turning them into a jewelry design. I often have grand plans to crochet something special (shawl or top) for an event coming up but as the event gets closer and time dwindles down, I end up with nothing crocheted a day or two before . . . . so, I 'resort' to creating some jewelry to wear and be the 'star' of my outfit. Now that the time to Christmas is getting short, these would make the quick gifts you need!
(In a few days, another very quick necklace design - FREE pattern)