I do it a lot, being an artist I will do a small painting of mountains or the like.Or maybe make one of my 'one-off's' cake stands....or something else.
I don't do it for everyone, but just very close Church friends.
I have done this all of my life!Whether a home cooked delicacy,or a piece of beautiful calligraphy,or extremely fine Petit Point tapestry,or Fine seed-beaded items,I would always far prefer to MAKE than BUY a gift!! I have done so many wonderful arty and crafty past-times over the years,and it now breaks my heart that my arthritis which I have suffered since childhood,is now so severe that I find it very difficult to do much any more!
Oh yes, all the time! That's the thing with having a craft hobby, you need people to make things for, to justify the expense and time spent on your hobby! Sometimes people request specific things from me but mostly I just randomly inflict my handiwork on folks :)