Recently I have started making my nieces and nephews a beach towel for their birthday. It is such a great gift because they are easy to customize for a boy or a girl. Plus they should never get it mixed up with someone else's since it has their name right on it.
As far as I know my those who have received one so far have loved them. I like to put a name on it and add a little patchwork for fun. The other reason I think it is a great gift is because it can be used all year long. Even if you live in cold iceberg weather your kids still need to shower. These towels are very affordable and easy to make.