I am thinking vaction spots. mickey shape for disney, kayak for punta cana.etc Old maps on wooden birds & other fun ideas for maps & atlases. Pick a shape and map that afgre meaningful to someone for a unique, handmade gift.
I've got many pins in DIY ARTWORK for repurposing old maps. What a great idea. Pick the image that you like best, stencil or trace it on the piece of paper and cover the map. For example, the Eiffel Tower traced over a map of Paris!