I made my mom a stepping stone out of concrete with my kids footprints in it last year. I tried to scratch the year in it too. She loved it and wants another for this year. It was just round (I used a big clay pot saucer) and I added some broken pieces of glass to jazz it up, or you could use small river rocks.
You can also get these in kits at Micheals or other craft stores, that's where I got the idea.
This would be great if they have gardens or if not, you could make a smaller stone for a door stop maybe?
For friends you could make small sachets with pretty fabric for their drawers or dryer. They'd be simple and fast.
Pressed flower bookmarks are easy too and very pretty. You just need about 3 days to press the flowers and some nice paper to use as your backing. You can laminate or use thin rice paper to cover.
Full-time homeschooling mama : of a 15yo "teenager" , 12yo DIVA, 9yo builder, & 4yo treasure.