Working at a religious school, I've made quite a few Teacher Appreciation gifts in the past - and it has been fun to do different things. I've made pencil bouquets, magnets, clocks, and more - you can check out my "Teacher Appreciation" section on my "Tutorials" page for pictures of all of those!
This year, I made Personalized Clip Boards - over 50 of them! - and they turned out great.
To personalize them, we had the students do an acrostic with the teacher's name. We always love getting the students involved! So, for each letter of the teacher's name, the students came up with a word or phrase describing their teacher, that started with that letter.
I then took the wording and created a different configuration for each name on the computer. This made it easy to print the names right onto scrapbook paper.
I have a tutorial on how I made the clipboards if you scroll farther down...
My favorite are the ones in the pictures above and below. The name is horizontal, and the acrostic phrases are in blocks below each letter.
I got some great honeycomb paper in the package of scrapbook paper I picked. I love these honey bee inspired ones below!
And lest you think you can't make a clipboard for a boy, here are a couple of the more masculine designs. I think they rock!