Earlier today I found instructions for a coaster ... no applique, no embroidery, in fact, hardly no sewing!
Last year I was gifted a similar coaster made of Christmas fabrics, but at the time must have been too busy to closely examine how it was made. Today I found out ... just too simple.
In less than an hour I turned out four small, and one larger coaster; more than half that time was spent sorting fabrics into suitable colours.
If you have a spare moment and wish to make a small gift that can be popped in with a larger gift, then a coaster is exactly what you need. Have I captured your attention? Just Google 'folded coasters' and choose a pattern.