Some things are a part of everyday life such as a pen which just about everyone uses. Why not use one that was hand crafted from a piece of exotic wood that feels really good in your hand? Pens are turned from carefully selected pieces of wood with attention given to the grain pattern and orientation.
Well, maybe not everyone needs a wine bottle stopper, but it sure is an attractive way to cork off that unfinished bottle. Someone once suggested that it might be easier to just screw the top back on. Perhaps for that person, a finely crafted wood wine bottle stopper may be an overindulgence.