Here is a Ushanka style winter hat that I sewed as a Christmas present. It wasn’t too hard to make and I found the tutorial for it on YouTube.
For this hat, I used a light blue fluff for the lining and a grey tweed for the exterior. It is versatile in that you can wear it with the ear flaps up or down.
Making presents for loved-ones often means a lot more to the recipient than buying something generic. What you make is going to be more unique and can be made personalised to the person you are making it for; through crafting a gift for someone you can often learn something new yourself in the process.