This may perhaps be the simplest gift project of all time. You need 1 x 6 x 12" board, drill, jigsaw and about 1/2 hour of time (maybe a little more on your first one.) Instead of giving just a bottle of wine, give a magical bottle!
Your very own tabletop butler. A great way to use leftover wood—and a great gift you can make in less than an hour. (From Ridiculously Simple Furniture Projects)
Five simple projects for creating more storage space in your workshop, basement or garage. (From Woodworking FAQ: The Workshop Companion)