Last year I mass produced Lola Pouches for Christmas presents and swore them off for a lifetime.
Never say never. I just made two more.
Having spent a good long year with a small and large one I made myself, they are very practical. I use the large one for toiletries when traveling and the small one is in my purse to organize my pencils and pens.
Don't you LOVE that pug fabric on the inside. The other is made from the line Bad Hair Day. It's for one of my dearest friends, who is a hairdresser. I still need to trim and tiddy up the zipper.
If you are looking for a good, practical holiday gift this is it! The pattern is easy even if you are a zipper novice! Etsy has some great bulk deals on fancy zippers to make mass producing more economical.