Wrap some baker's twine or other string around a wooden block to create a graphic textured stamp. -can also use rubber bands- Stamp on inside of paper bags from grocery store or paper that comes in mailed packages, use as wrapping paper.
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)