Comfort Dolls are adorable! This free pattern is my new favorite. They're easy to make, and totally customizable to the recipient. Make a doll who looks like someone they know, admire, or even like themselves! (There are better pictures on the website.)
Some ideas: give them to kids as holiday or birthday gifts, charities, a cubicle-based office worker who needs a reason to smile, guest room decor, or as a voodoo toy for a recently divorced loved one. They make ideal boyfriends/girlfriends: cute, loves to cuddle, and won't run around or argue. The possibilities are endless! Just personalize as you wish, and let your imagination run wild!