On the theme of decorated notebooks. what about a travel journal to give to a travel-loving friend? (something to write notes in, glue in maps before hand, etc) or a prayer/hope/wish journal, recipe (Diy Photo Art)
School Supply Caddy: Using a serving plate stand or even maybe a plant stand, you paint cans in whatever colors, get buckets and fill with school supplies or art supplies. Kids can use & put back easily. Go one step further and label each can.