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.
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?
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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!
So many wood varieties to choose from for any taste!
3. Wood jewelry: cuffs, rings, earrings and necklaces.
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.
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.
4. Art from wood: city skylines, maps of your favorite place, home décor.
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 Pallet art giving any room a splash of color!
5. Phone and accessory charging stations made from wood.
For those eco-friendly, sustainable while using technology 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.
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.
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.
And don’t think they’re just for kids! These artisanal handcrafted wooden puzzles are tailored for adults too.
For that engineer-minded kid that can put anything together, try this 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.
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!
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.
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