A friend got me one of these "guitar pick flowers" for my birthday (mine is purple, but I could find a picture of a purple one).
A Houston artist makes them out of guitar picks and recycled guitar strings. They are also available on Etsy.
The flowers have a magnet on the back, so the flower can be used as a hair clip or a brooch. I wore it out last night in my hair and it was definitely a hit.
This exactly the sort of gift I love: local, incorporating recycled elements, and creative.
Have you discovered any interesting local artists in your neck of the woods?