If you ever need a fast but useful gift, why not rustle up a little crochet motif to attach to a giant paperclip to create a bookmark?
I’d had this little apple motif pinned for ages, and it came in really handy this week as a little teacher thank you. Alternatives to apples, include flowers, butterflies, strawberries – any small motif. You just over stitch around the top of the paperclip. I pressed a piece of felt onto the back to cover the stitches and to reinforce it.
The giant paperclips are from Rymans and are about 7.5cm’s long.