I saw a project in Wood magazine for gift wine boxes. I was really taken with this and I thought they would make for some nice Christmas gifts. I ended up making two from QS Sycamore and Bloodwood and two from Birch and Walnut with Spalted Maple tops. They came out pretty well and were well received. I also made some wine stoppers to include with the gift. Finish for the boxes was shellac and spray lacquer.
I also made a few screwdrivers and pens as gifts for Christmas 2006. I need to start earlier this year!