The coolest presents really are the ones that are handmade, with care, from a friend. Case in point: the Aqua Space Coaster made by the multi-talented Mark Urkov.
Hand planes are just bitchen. Like getting through on the phone to make a request on The Mighty 690AM (c. 1978) or an Orange Julius on a summer afternoon. If you know, you just know. I fully intent to have the coaster at School Yard by the weekend. Boss.
I asked Urkov about his inspiration; perhaps this was not such a good idea: