Picture composites: Taking scrapbook paper and magazine pictures and cutting shapes and images out to make collages/pictures. Such as a jungle scene or a living room with pictures of family members interacting in the make believe space.
Magazine cut-out beads: You glue one end and roll a strip of magazine (varying length) very tight. Making a bead, string as you wish. :)
The popular coupon book: "Do the dishes, free babysitting, homework help, declutter assistance", etc. Make them decorative and put time into them.
A collection of images and poems/prose that remind you of that someone you are giving to. How much more thoughtful can it get?!