“I want something hideous that will make people wince whenever they see it.”
I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone say anything like that … ever!
Rather, one of the things people look for in a gift is something attractive, something that will cause folks to oooh and aaah.
People like pretty.
One of my favorite things about wooden boxes is that they display the natural beauty of nature. Color, pattern, texture are all unique in each piece of wood. There is no end to the beauty Nature creates.
Too really appreciate Nature’s work, consider the box pictured here. It is made from a single piece of lumber. Notice the variety of color and the intricate design of the top. If you want pretty, then you can’t go wrong with a wooden box.