Anne B - avert your eyes! I know how much you hate opening your Christmas gifts before Christmas. Turn away now.
She gone? Let's proceed.
These rice bag things are great for easing aches and pains (if heated in the microwave), and for boo boos (if put in the freezer). You can turn them in to therapeutic aids by adding aromatics like herbs or essential oils. They're also simple to make. A monkey could make these. I know, because one of them had to teach me how to use the sewing machine. If you think I'm joking, I don't want to tell you how long I spent trying to make my sister's sewing machine work before I realized it wasn't turned on. Ahem.
Start with some cute fabric that is double size of what you want the end product to be.