At LEGO Land they have bins of random minifigure bits, and allow you to build custom minifigures for purchase.
My intern went to LEGO Land a few weeks ago. I was otherwise indisposed (with SDCC!) so I was unable to attend. But I told the Mrs. that the best souvenir I could possibly imagine would be for my intern to make me a LEGO minifigure.
I was overjoyed with the result. While I only expected a random minfigure made by my intern, she literally made ME a minifigure!
She used a minifigure head with a beard and glasses (totally accurate) and added a hat (accurate when my hair gets too long), added a tie died t-shirt and vest (while I do live in Santa Cruz I own no tie-die) and red pants (ok, she lost me here)...and a shovel.
I can't explain the shovel.
But whatever. How awesome is this? My daughter made me a minifigure...by making ME a minifigure!
I will cherish this forever.