Our son made us a cribbage board from a cedar log for Christmas a few years ago; it's quickly becoming a family heirloom. If you're looking for an inexpensive and meaningful gift, consider making cribbage boards. The article has a tutorial and game instructions.
I made a cribbage board! This is my first one and if you look close some of the holes are not straight. Toward the end (the inside) I figured out better how to make them straight. I also am using a spray lacquer to seal it, but do not have pictures of that yet.