I don't know if any of you have seen Favecrafts but they are a wonderful site full of all kinds of free projects. In their Christmas section they had these cute clay pot ornaments.
These birds are cute but you could also put other things in the pot. I think a cute little hedgehog would be adorable.
I like this one with the glitter around the rim too. This one would be nice with a little baby to mark the birth of a new little one or a small couple to celebrate a wedding or one of those mini graduation caps. Then you could write the date and occasion on the bottom of the clay pot.