wooden gift giving ideas

8 Wonderful Wooden Personal Gifts to Give

Naturally (pun intended) wood is the best material to use for personal gift giving.


Wood is a natural element so it feels more personal. Wood gives the image (or illusion?) that the giver went to much work to procure this gift. And wooden items promote the idea that the recipient is special –so special as to receive this gift.

Below are 8 great personal gift giving ideas made from wood.

1. Wood Wine Glasses and Tumblers.

Organic and modern design, wooden wine glasses should be used because the negligible nose on the wood glass gets better with age. The wood also insulates, and keeps your wine at its optimal temperature longer than a normal wine glass. Unique gift for those that have everything.


 wooden wine glasses


If you prefer glass for your wine drinking, then consider a classy and fun display for your wine bottle selections and ease in transporting your BYOB to your next party?

horse and carriage wine bottle and glass display

wooden wine carrier


2. Wood watches.

When a watch is crafted using wood, it is entirely unique. No two watches constructed with hardwood can ever be the same. Nature is infinite in its variety, especially when it comes to wood grain. The color, shape, direction, and width of the grain varies by species of tree, the cut of the wood and the stain that preserves it. It is impossible to make any two timepieces appear identical even when they are cut from the same tree. Add to that… eco-friendly by being sustainable material and cutting edge fashionable and you’ve got a great gift to give anyone old enough to tell time!

 wood watch


So many wood varieties to choose from for any taste!


wood watch face color options             wood grain choices



wood watch choices



wood well made watches    lighter color wood watches

 3. Wood jewelry: cuffs, rings, earrings and necklaces.

wood inserted earrings



Style trends are pointing to more natural materials, specifically wood for making earrings, bangle bracelets and necklaces



This tungsten wood ring is stylish by mixing modern with the warmth of wood. 

Very Masculine!

tungsten wood ring  Wooden accessories have been quite an understated trend as of late.  With various   finishes, shapes, and design elements wooden jewelry has taken on a new form that could be worn for any occasion and function. Many designers and brands are giving men and women countless options of obtaining wooden accessories that complement their unique style and tastes.



Retro-style pendants, bracelets and more have caught the eyes of all the cool kids, so much so that popular retail stores can't keep the accessories in stock.

resin wood pendant necklaces

 light weight wood earrings                       wood earrings


4. Art from wood: city skylines, maps of your favorite place, home décor.


wood wall art of usa map

If you are looking for unique wood art try searching these terms: Calligraphy Quote.  Wall Art. Whitewashed Sign. Pieced Wood Arrow. Round Photo Collage. Moroccan Wood Art. Handcrafted Jewelry Holder. Pallet Wood Letters. These are just a few ideas when searching for unique gift giving.

Wood art adds a rustic, crafty element to your wall décor that you just can't get from other styles.

wood art thats cute and warm


pallet wood flag

pallet wood sign with fun sayings

Wood Pallet art giving any room a splash of color!

wood pallet art with color 

5. Phone and accessory charging stations made from wood. 

For those eco-friendly, sustainable while using technologyorganized wood charging station for all items type folks….why not use a wood station for all your i-phone/pad/pod/tablet charging needs?


Bed-side organizers are a great gift for a boss and not as impersonal as a gift certificate. Works great as a Father’s day gift too. Give the gift they’ll USE.


bedside organizer and charging

bamboo wood charging station



6. Wood Puzzles and Games.

Wooden brain teaser puzzles are a specialty item that are very popular for gifts and those looking for a non-traditional mind challenge.

favorite wooden peg puzzle

When you give your nieces and nephews these wooden game sets they will not only spend countless hours playing but will remember you as the cool relative that cared enough to give them the long lasting, unique wood versions.

wooden puzzle sets

And don’t think they’re just for kids! These artisanal handcrafted wooden puzzles are tailored for adults too.

 interlocking wood puzzles


For that engineer-minded kid that can put anything together, try this wooden roller coaster puzzle!

wooden roller coaster puzzle


7. Wooden spoons, serving trays and other Kitchen utensils

Wooden spoons don't quickly heat to scalding temperatures, chemically react with acidic foods, or scratch pots and bowls, as their metal counterparts do. They don't melt or leach chemicals or add strange tastes into hot foods as plastic does. A wooden spoon can be used to stir any dish in any type of vessel.

wooden spoons

Wood is also very durable and won't melt, even in an unattended pan. The disadvantage of wood utensils is that they are harder to clean than stainless steel or plastic cooking utensils. Plastic utensils are made expressly to avoid scratching the surfaces of nonstick or cast iron pots and tend to be easy to clean.

Your gift recipient most likely has all the plastic and metal utensils they need and would appreciate a wooden utensil!

Give with instructions/reminders on how to care for wooden bowls and utensils and they’ll be thanking you repeatedly for their gift.


8. Wood sunglasses...

...for that eco-friendly TRENDY young person you want to impress.

Since 2014, wooden sunglasses have been a craze. Perhaps it's the distinct look and feel of wooden sunglasses that is making them so popular. Give a gift they’ll remember-- stylish, eco-friendly wooden, sustainable, and environmentally conscious shades. The older recipient may not purchase for themselves but would love an excuse to have a pair. Buy a pair for them!

 wood frame sunglasses

cateye fun                    reflective shades of various colors

There are many and varied wood products that make great gifts! We hope you find this list helpful giving you ideas for those hard to buy for recipients. 


            5th Year Wedding Gift is WOOD.

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One of my favorite cabin or lake living wood gifts is the light switch door cover


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