Whenever I don't use my iPod or it is not in my pocket, it rests on my table. It is not so practical because it can be easly sratched or can fall off. So I made a little stand for it which is also a charging dock. It is made from diferrent thickness (4, 6.5, 9mm) plywood pices and a lighning-USB cable. The only cost was the cable, the wood was from earlier projects.
The tools I used:
Now it keeps my nano safe on the table and looks great with this minimal design.