It wouldn't let me talk to the furniture... Oh well. Also, the color scheme makes it hard to read. I like the game itself pretty well, though. But, can't I open the gift with my hands? Why do I need a knife?
Like Riggamortis said, managing the case was kind of a hassle. I wouldn't have known what to do except that "knife" appeared in the sidebar. In the text where it says "you open the case", perhaps also mention what's inside. I kept cycling through "use key on case (case opens). examine case (wonder what's inside?). open case (you can't open it)."
Very simple to follow, but despite my many years of text adventuring, in this game, I found it completely impossible to open a case after unlocking it! Is there a glitch, or maybe some special word for open that I am not aware of? Or am I simply being dumb here? I hate not knowing! Argh!