Cute card holder bags with a hook to attach your keys or a cute key chain. This would be a good idea to hold a gift card for christmas for a girl. Then she can use the card AND have a cute "wallet" of sorts so your not just giving money
Recycled cashmere sweater blanket: four cashmere sweaters; backed in a green cotton gauze; and some hand stitched details. Before getting started, wash and dry the same way you expect to handle the finished blanket.
Make your own oven mitts - need to do this! This is a super easy pattern and will make an awesome and welcomed Christmas gift. For a man, just pick masculine fabric. Or better yet a plain solid colored fabric, like a sheet or pillow case.