This box is great as a gift. It’s easy to make, using a dowel as a hinge pivot, so there’s no need to mortise for hinges and drill for screws–which saves tons of time. This box could be made with dovetailed corners, but this is the express version, with miters for the corners. While measurements for the box are included with the plans, you can modify your design depending on the stock laying around your shop.
Use these techniques and dimensions as a starting point and go from there. The handle or lid is a great place to utilize that beautiful curly grained off-cut you just couldn’t throw away!