Thats very nice Dan and a darn good idea. I could do with making it for our own house never mind a Xmas gift. Will "pirate" the pick if you dont mind.
Those look like they will be welcome gifts Dan. How many do you plan to make?
This year, I will make most gifts out of stained glass (a new craft that I started learning about a year ago). Some of the gifts will be a combination of stained glass and wood.