Isn’t the definition of the perfect gift something you wouldn’t buy for yourself, but when the wrapping paper is off you’re happy to have it? I believe that’s because you’re so delighted with the present that you forget about the number of candles on the cake.
Anyway, this set of cutting boards, which I received on my birthday, qualifies. They boards are handmade in Milford, Michigan by Bill Fong, who works exclusively in Corian or similar solid surface material. They’re nicely crafted and very sturdy, and were a hit at the neighborhood block party.
Sold under the name BillsBoards, the two peninsulas come in two sizes; the large set is $49.95, small set $29.95. Bill says some people hang the boards as wall decor. He also makes Michigan clocks, and has engraved the names of towns on the boards. Bill makes boards shaped like the state of Ohio, fruit, and animals. Call me biased, but I like Michigan best.
EXTRAS: Bill will include the hardware for wall display at no charge—just ask.
If you’d like to have him turn it into a clock there’s an additional charge of $10.
And if you’re entertaining with a Michigan theme you’ll want ice cubes in the shape of the state; check ’em out: Homemade: An Ice Gift.