I LOVED this idea from Whipperberry
It took me about 10 minutes (at the most) to create it.
If you have notebooks (found mine at Wal-Mart) and a couple of pens or pencils, ribbon and Whipperberry's clever label, you've got a great little First-of-the-year-teacher-gift.
Add a gift card or a yummy muffin or cupcake and you're off to a great start!
Very few materials needed.
Check out Whipperberry for the detailed instructions.