Here's what I am making for my Dad and his wife for their cabin...a no sew fleece blanket - from this pattern:
If you find fleece on sale (and it usually is this time of year), you can make a blanket without a lot of cost.
Mine has a Nordic pattern on one side and a matching blue solid for the other side.
Just one more row...
OTN: Chunky Knit Scarf; Baby Sweater; Mitts
Recent FO: Christmas Ornaments; Felted Bag; Felted Clutch
Ravelry ID: Knittn4Fun
Flickr ID: Knit4Fun