My friend, Alastair gave us a quaich [pronounced quaich] as a wedding gift. He even had it engraved with the date of our wedding (notice the quaint European format of the date).
The lid of the box it came in (which is now being used to hold binder clips, a staple remover and an assortment of rubber bands) states the following:
Speaking of lugs, Fred has moved the quaich several times during it's time in the apartment. I think the clean, solid design appeals to him. I like it because it's sort of just useless and pretty, and there's an exotic quality to it since it came from Scotland - like Alastair (on both counts). See yesterday's post for a little perspective on how big it is. It's a nice size for what it is, but it wouldn't be very useful as a drinking vessel. I've only used it for my morning coffee when every other cup is dirty.
Alastair said that the quaich has become his gift of choice for gay couples when they get married. I really like that idea. I like engraved stuff. And it's one of those things we'll keep around. Thanks again, Alastair!