Lord Ganesha is the remover of obstacles and the God of good beginnings, among many other things. The best part of His presence is how simply He can be depicted. A few curved lines placed properly brings a sense of peace and empowerment. The blue color is meant to sooth the soul as one prays for the strength to overcome the obstacles ahead.
It is prudent to pray for strength and wisdom to deal with challenges in our lives, rather than wishing them away, because anyone who has lived long enough, will realize that challenges are part and parcel of a fulfilling and satisfying life. If we want an easy life, we will end up with very few memories worth holding on to, but if we have a life where we overcame the seemingly insurmountable odds, then we have a story that will stand the test of time.
This would be a good gift for anyone starting on a new journey. Maybe to your best friend who is taking their first step into a married life. Or to your boss as a new year gift. It is sure to remind them to pray for the strength and wisdom to overcome challenges, and always stay focused on the reason they started the journey.