I remember my great gran shuffling around in a simple pair of slippers, those slippers are now all the rage but they still can look a lil naff. Disney, from Ruffles and Stuff has a tutorial to make them look gorgeous, well worth a look. They'd make a beautiful present.
...at no point do I claim the tutorials shown on this blog are my own (unless they are indeed my own!). Each post has links to the original tutorial and full credit is given. .hand.made.heart.felted acts as a one-stop directory for all the fabulous tutorials spread across the web.