Last week I whipped up this little purse/tote.
It is called the Pick A Pocket Purse and I got the pattern here. It was easy to make and didn't take very long. I've made another one already but I don't have a photo of it yet. I used it on our trip last weekend! I modified the pattern to make the handles longer and added interior pockets.
I have a gift occasion coming up and I am thinking about making one of these to give and fill it with some goodies. The gift is not for a specific person and I always find that type of situation hardest to make/purchase for. My strategy is to do something that I would like to receive and hope that someone else in the group will have similar tastes.