My bridge club swaps gifts at Christmas, this year the theme is "paper". Does anyone have any suggestions other than stationary, paperback books or greeting cards?
A packet of origami paper and a "how to" book.
Designer Paper plate / napkins
Origami holiday ornaments
Create a small piece of abstract art using shredded rice paper. (Can get at artists supply shop.)
Hey, whats wrong with a book... just make it unique. How about a "pop-up"... they can be pretty cool.
Maps (Venice, Sydney, the Moon...)
How about a book on how to make paper toys? Do a search on paper toys, you will surprised how intricate and fun they are.
Calendars are always appreciated at this time of year. I am always looking for a cool one to mark in the New Year.
Origami Christmas ornaments ! Borrow a book from the Library and get some nice paper, and go wild ! You can even make small ones and attach them to jewelry findings like french-hook earring posts.
Cover an old lampshade frame with a map or pretty paper.
With cold/flu season approaching, who can't use boxes of the good tissues?
Print and assemble custom bridge score pads for your group.
An inexpensively framed print is nice. You could probably easily find one of (wait for it) a bridge!
Personally, I love nice stationery - it makes me feel elegant to use 'the good stuff' for a note to my son's teacher! Add a nice pen for that really extravagant mood!
How about a pretty basket with paper plates, napkins, and a couple of paper table cloths from your area dollar store?
How about 2 or 3 (or just 1, depends on your spending limit) note pads that come with a magnet so you can put it on your fridge and use for grocery lists or whatever. I love getting these myself because I go through them quick!
Nobody mentioned a packet of postage stamps to use with the stationery everyone else is giving. Maybe make a little felt holder for them decorated with beads or sequins, etc.
Paper models (like dollhouse models) are a wonderful way to show what paper can do.
Wrap small, everyday items in the Funny Papers.
Find something they're into a get them a magazine subscription if it's not too costly.
Post it notes or one of those note pad cubes. How 'bout a selection of gift bags and/or wrapping paper? Bridge tallies or score sheets. A selection of cocktail napkins is always nice too.
If you don't have to be "elegant, how about toilet paper and/or paper towels. I don't use paper towels all that much so I don't buy them, but every once in a while I wish I had a roll.
How about tickets to an event, a movie, a museum, etc.? There's also posters, photos, scrapbooks, card games (like Wizard), and puzzles.
Scrapbooking and card supplies - pictures are printed on paper.. personal ones, or drawings, match books, coasters, stamps, colored saran wraps, holiday baggies for baked goods, ribbons, fancy toilet paper, maps, cook books or holiday wrapping.
Gift subscription to a magazine or newspaper.
Crossword puzzles (book of). Scratch card. Paper fan.
I have no idea what the cost is, but you can visit these folks and find out how to make a "fake newspaper!". You can make up stories about the people in your group, what was happening the year each was born, etc.
Paper crafts of any kind
Photo holders out of clothes pins-covered in paper/sitckers
Phot0 cubes made out of recucled CD holders
Monogrammed Composition notebooks
Photo album with hand crafted pages
Decorate a CD holder with decorative paper and use to present a gift card
Hand stamped greeting cards
A greeting card holder/monthly divider
Hand atamped not paper
hand stamped Recipe cards
Styrafoam ball covered with letters/pictures cut out and glued on
I was thinking of Origami dollar bills. My daughter gets them as tips sometimes. She has an elephant, a bow tie and a paper airplane in her collection so far.
How about a journal and a pretty pin.