Inlaid footstool - used the Milescraft kit
This is a little project I've made about ten times so far, usually using re-purposed wood. This is predominantly teak, and it used to be a shelf in a local hospital. It has quite a lot of router content, including round-overs, chamfers and inlay. I put in two interlocking squares of cherry and maple with the Milescraft kit. all parts are joined together with dowels and glue - no metal at all in this. Finish is dye and dark coloured wax, it leaves a very nice tactile surface on the teak after about three coats.
This project makes a great gift, and it doesn't require a lot of wood or much fancy woodworking machinery. It would be a great project for a novice router user.