I saw this in one of my new Japanese craft books and thought it was a great idea, especially for a last minute gift. It's one of those travel tea/coffee mugs where you can customize the insert - like putting a picture in a frame. I've seen them at Starbucks but I'm sure they are available other places too. I love the idea of putting a stitched piece inside but any vintage textile would look really great. Click on the pictures for a larger view.
This is the book where I saw the idea. (ISBN#4-529-04180-8) I got several new books that I'll post after Christmas but this is one of my favorites - lots of good stuff :)