I have made lovespoons to celebrate weddings, anniversaries as well as birthdays.
They all have some meaning for the individual people for whom they are made.
The wood I use is mainly Lime though I have used Walnut, Mahogany, Apple and Tulip
The age old tradition of the Welsh peasantry giving their loved ones a carved wooden
spoon as a token of affection goes back many centuries.
The English term “spooning” is almost certainly derived from this old Welsh custom.