I also sewed a rainbowy pin cushion which is super quick and easy. Cut 6 rainbow colors 2 inches by 3 inches, beige linen 3 inches by 7 inches, sew together with .5 inch seam allowances, leave 1-2 inch opening, turn right side out, fill with stuffing, and hand stitch opening closed.
And lastly I put together a simple sewing kit in a (Bonne Maman) jar. I found that idea here.
All of the items fit inside the zippered pouch and made a crafty set.
I would really like to try to make more birthday gifts in the future.