As we meet with clients we talk about who the present is for or at other times whether what's wanted are table favours for a special occasion like a 50th wedding anniversary dinner. We discuss shapes and sizes because we can make pretty much anything the client wants or something very close to it.
Recently, we've begun to explore ornamentation with clients having great fun tossing around ideas. Sometimes we do the ornamentation at the client's request, sometimes they do it. The scrapbookers among them particularly enjoy the task.
It needn't cost the earth and how nice if the package becomes a keepsake container for keys or plastic shopping bags or ear rings.