You can take porcelain coffee cups and turn them into candleholders by mixing coloring and scent with wax beads, melting them and inserting a wick in the bottom of the cup. A unique gift that has function and a bit of history behind it.
I think it's the inner "kid" in everyone that attracts them to collecting vintage toys. Perhaps it's a trip down memory lane. Needless to say, the Bertoia Auction is offering something for every big kid in your life.