Oh, crap. It is currently 4:35 pm on December 23, and you definitely forgot to get a gift for (insert name of your cousin-in-law twice removed) and you have already spent way too much on everyone else in your address book and are basically broke because Christmas is totally over-commercialized.
But wait! I am here for you, with some creative and simple ideas for a nice gift for that cousin-in-law twice removed. The first is a pencil roll. It does require a sewing machine (or very good hand-sewing talents), but my next projects will not.
The fabric for this was a splatter painted old (clean!) sheet. For an extra special touch, buy a set of colored pencils or drawing pencils and put them in it.