So here's what I ended up with ... pencils, paper pieced together, with hot glued magnets on the back:
I then simply packaged them up in a clear bag, backed with some white cardstock. Super easy to complete. They're not the sturdiest of magnets because they are made of paper. I put 2 magnets on the back to hopefully help the magnet hold up against usage. I figured if it only had 1 in the center, the paper was more likely to bend.
No clue what I will do for Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. I am for sure giving gift cards to their favorite eatery, but I still have to decide how to package them up.