For the boys' teachers, I made little half aprons. The bottom is a hand towel so they have something absorbent to wipe hands on.
My sister and I got our mom a Kindle for Christmas, something we think she has wanted for a while-hope so Mom! When it came in the mail, I was surprised at how thin it was. It needed a little case to keep it in, so I followed a great tutorial and I think it came out pretty well (if you don't look too closely).