If you are feeling really adept, have time to work, and want to give an extraordinary gift, build a hand-made, hand carved, scrimshawed powder horn. You’ll need a cow horn that’s mostly white with a dark tip, woodworking tools (saw, drill, dremel, files, rasps, sandpaper, etc.), nice walnut or similar wood for the base plug and end plug (I made this end plug from desert sheep horn) and a strip of leather. Brass or silver pins around the base plug add a nice touch. For the scrimshaw work you’ll need a hard scratch-awl type tool, indelible ink, pencil, spray-on sealant, and some steel wool. Lot’s of patience will help, too.