So....I have 2 favorite co-workers (both female) that I wanted to give Christmas gifts -- though these could be a cute gift for any holiday/birthday, etc.
I made each of them a "Working Girl's Survival Kit".
I bought the following goodies (mostly from the travel size section of my local pharmacy):
small lint brush
tube of little nail files
Shout brand stain remover wipes
Nail polish remover wipes
clear nail polish (for stocking runs!)
tiny sewing kit
gum (in fun vintage packaging)
single packet of Excedrin
I packaged them in canvas pouches with zippers (for easy storage in a filing cabinet or desk drawer) that I bought at American Apparel. I'd orginally wanted to make the pouches but I ran out of time. I wrote out a little list of the contents on a piece of cardstock that I'd glued a white cross to (like the first aid symbol) and tucked it inside of the pouch.
They LOVED them -- and they are such a useful/needed gift.
They could also be made with MORE goodies or LESS goodies, depending on budget, etc.