One of my favorite gifts to make for people is to cover a composition notebook. I try to buy a lot of them after school starts and you can get them for around $.25 each. But if you can't find them on sale they are only $1 regular price.
This first one was for a friends daughter who is in high school.
This next one I have made but haven't given it to anyone yet. I see there was a smudge on the camera lense when I took these pics because it is on each of the pictures. Ooops!