Sprinklebakes : dessert recipes to inspire your inner artist / Heather Baird
Amazingly beautiful, artful cakes, candy and cookies (who's in a cookie exchange this year?). Includes step-by-step instructions to make cute and sculptural holiday fare. You can add some international flare to your treats with Sugar & spice : sweets and treats from around the world / Gaitri Pagrach-Chandra.
Also see Martha Stewart's handmade holiday crafts : 225 inspired projects for year-round celebrations / from the editors of Martha Stewart Living. Here you'll find lovely and pretty perfect-looking holiday cards and decorations to make. Oh Martha, why must your crafts be so perfect, I guess it's a good thing.
If crochet or sewing is your thing, have a look at 500 fun little toys : to crochet, knit, felt & sew / Nguyen Le. Super-cute small toys that are resource-light. So you can make a bunch.
Not a fan of soft or sweet? Why not try a project in one of these books:
Kid made modern / Todd Oldha or Geek Dad [e-book] : awesomely geeky projects and activities for dads and kids to share / Ken Denmead