One thing I do every year is make personalized mini activity books. Using no-line note cards, I will print out mazes, crosswords, coloring pages and even write up a mad-lid for them.
Use 3 staples at one end to secure them together, then a little paste and ribbon for the :"binding".
I received an email a little while ago. I should have posted it then, but I tend to forget.
The Christmas Advent Calendar has lot of PDF game for you to print out. All are free. Jut scroll down to the Christmas tree and click on a date.
Making your own photo calendars for family is also a wonderful gift.