Personalised gifts are tough. Making something for yourself is one thing, but making something personalised for someone else requires it to not only not be tacky, but also be better than something purchased.
I had seen a few beer caddies online, in various shapes and sizes. Some designed solely for laser cutting, other requiring an entire woodworking workshop.
I came up with a middle ground, where side and internal panels were laser cut, while the base and sides were milled from a pine plank. the letter A then laser engraved on one of the sides.
The end result came out looking amazing, and I ended up making a few more, with some minor design improvements.