For a few gifts this last Christmas, I made some quick dish towels. Everyone needs dishtowels and I love that they are personalized, but useful. I decided on a little design for each of one and found sketch images on Google images or sketched it myself (the mountains) on Google draw. I printed out the sketches and then traced the back side with a transfer pencil. (See an example on the camera post.)
Iron transfer the images onto some flour sack towels. You can get a whole bunch on Amazon for a reasonable price.
Then start stitching! I just grabbed colors that I had around and did fairly loose backstitches. They were quick and made fun personalized presents.