Good Idea: DIY - Ice Packs using Liquid Soap. Save money on buying ice packs by taking dish soap, pour it into a ziploc bag, then freeze it. The soap doesn't solidify so it molds to the shape you need, it gets colder and stays colder longer.
Did you know that glass etching is super easy? And, what a great gift I've don etching before but never thought about dishes. Off to get some etching compound (add a couple of tea towels, some dishcloths, and a couple of great recipes)