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!
Take a ticket stub, plane ticket or whatever, have them blow it up, print it on fabric transfer material to make a pillow. This would be so fun for big trips or things done as a couple (honeymoon ticket, first concert together etc)
DIY travel board-- love this ides. keep track of where you've gone and where you want to go. What a great idea, I think my kids would enjoy keeping up with where they have been. Would love to make it a world map.