Part of the traditional courtship ritual in Sweden used to be for the suitor to carve a wooden spoon for his intended. Some became quite elaborate. I don't seem to have received any carved wooden spoons yet, though.
I spent time recently who in my humble opinion is one of the finest spoon carvers around and all round nice guy Adam Hawker. He and his delightful family showed me lots of generous hospitality during my stay in Dorset and we also filmed two videos which will be realised in the coming weeks