When I just bought myself a embroidering machine I had to make things for everyone. I had much more energy back then!
For my sister I made a pink shoulder bag with a motif of Raphael of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I did not digitize the motif, however. I bought it online.
For mother I made a sewing kit filled with sewing notions I have purchased and embroidered a motif I also bought.
To father I made a kitchen apron, again embroidered with purchased motifs.
Then I started to digitize myself. Princess Peach was one of the early attempts.