After checking out the brides wedding registry to find out her favorite colors for the new home, gather up scraps of fabrics of those colors. Use them to make as many scrappy hot pads/pot holders that can be made, because a new couple always needs them. Then take the more tiny scraps left from that project and make the card to go with the gift.
Front and back of one of the pot holders included in the gift.
FYI: I consider a pot holder is one that does have a loop to be able to hang close to the stove or oven for quick reach when needed. A hot pad is used to set hot pots and dishes on to prevent burning surfaces. As you can see, I add the loops so the pot holder can also lay flat and be used as a hot pad as well.