I wish someone would make me some cute aprons. They're fast, you can personalize the fabric and what cook doesn't love to have a great apron.
Last Christmas I made my Mom a new one from the Mary Mulari Collection called the Church Ladies' Apron - she loves it because it's reversible and looks vintage. I made another one called The Clothes Pin Apron for a friend and was able to shorten it for her because she's all of 5' tall if that. She was so happy to have an apron that didn't hit her mid thigh. That's whats so great about sewing, you can make things that fit with simple adjustments.