Personally I would not want to receive anything homemade. I'm sorry, I know that sounds like I'm being a jerk, but unless I know you really well, I'd never feel comfortable eating it. Some people just have different ideas about cleanliness than I do. I know a woman who thinks nothing of scrubbing her bathroom with the same sponge she uses in the kitchen then runs it through the dishwasher thinking that makes it "o.k.". Maybe it does, but the idea squicks me out to the nth degree.
I don't like Christmas exchanges because I'd prefer, if I can, to do something small for everyone. I usually get those tiny stockings from the craft store and fill them with Hershey's Kisses or something and give one to everyone. I don't expect anything in return. But I do that because I want to. I do it for Valentine's Day, Easter and Halloween too--it's just something I enjoy doing. But I hate being "obligated" to purchase a gift for someone from a gift list. I mean, it makes no sense. Why not just spend the money on myself to get what I want and then we can all gab together about how we bought X for ourselves, because honestly, that's what we're doing.
Not to mention, I try to avoid the mall, stores, every place BUT the grocery store like the plague at this time of year. I have enough going on. And having to go shopping for a gift is not something I want to do with my time.