Okay - I'm not very crafty, but two years ago my daughter (then 5) cut and knotted these
fleece blankets for everyone in our family. You can personalize them so easily because of all the patterns available in fleece (then you coordinate a matching solid color for the other side.) The wash easily, and because all you do is put them together by knotting them the kids can easily help out. Handmade, no sew, and fleece (especially this time of year) is always on sale.
By two yards of each fabric (two yards of solid, two yars of coordinating pattern), lay them on top of each other and (cutting both fabrics at the same time) cut a 6 inch square from each corner. Then cut in approx 2 inch strips along all 4 sides (again, cutting the fabric at the same time) making a fringe. Knot each strip , and voila!. Cozy, soft and well appreciated.