Magnet Bookmarks: Surprise Dad with a stylish shirt-and-tie combination for his books. Secured with a couple of magnets, the fold-over page holder will remind Dad how sharp he really is. (Learn How to Make This Gift via Martha Stewart)
Remove spine from old book. Use pages as base to affix scrap paper. Or replace book signatures with same size scrap paper for a journal, scrap book, photo album. Use as a binder for cherished Christmas cards or keepsake of event.
A paper-bound envelope book can store recipe cards for a young cook, photos, or even an enclosure of seeds for an avid gardener, and is a thoughtful alternative to a store-bought organizer. How to Make the Envelope Books