If you enjoying creating with your own materials, you can try using any cheap spiral bound notebook and turn it into a unique gift. Determine a theme and colour-scheme with your recipient in mind (it might be YOU), and with few supplies including acrylic paints, rubber-stamps and inks, a little something special is in the making.
For this notebook I've used an Oriental theme, one which I work with often for my cardmaking too.
Further reading on making this notebook is here in my article written for Helium. I hope you might be inspired.