Wood is a beautiful, versatile, and deceptively strong natural material that is perfect to use when creating. Artisans have long understood that wood’s unique properties make it the perfect building and sculpting material for everything from furniture to toys. Our handcrafted guide to wooden gifts includes items that highlight the unique properties of wood as well as its natural beauty. We include ideas for just about every occasion in your life, so we hope you’ll find the right gift here.


For Her

Delicate and intricate wooden cuffs will surely please. It is made from three types of wood to get the contrasting colors, and the artisan who created it says it will relax with wear to fit nearly all wrists comfortably.

Show that special someone you love her with a wooden heart sculpture. The romantic design is simple and bold, and each piece is signed by the artist. Made from Suar wood by an Indonesian artisan, your purchase will also go to support worthy causes from Unicef.


For Him

Whether he loves baseball or just rocking on the porch, the Baseball Bat Rocker could be the perfect gift for the man in your life. The artisan who makes this unique yet comfortable gift started out making chairs from skis and his online store features home goods and furnishing created from many different types of sporting equipment.

Give him a truly unique gift with a wooden pocket watch. Available in koa, bamboo, walnut, two types of maple, and purple heart wood, this gift is beautiful as well as functional. The artisan finds wood all over the US on his travels and uses it to create his many products.


Perfect for a Wedding

This personalized party tray is a great gift for the happy couple. Customize it with names, their wedding date, or anything else you like to make it a unique and special gift. Or, if you fancy a different look, how about this serving tray and bowl set? Pair either of these with a nice bottle of wine or a cheese gift basket, and the party is ready to begin!


For the Person with Everything

We all know that one person who is difficult to buy for, but these gifts may be just what they need. For the technophile in your life, how about a wooden acoustic amplifier? Play music from your phone using this sleek and elegant sound amplifier to receive crystal clear sound without all the cables and wires.

Provide hours of fun (or frustration) with this cute yet challenging wooden puzzle. Each one is made by the artisan using rain tree wood, and the design is modeled after Japanese wooden puzzles.

Wooden treasures can last a lifetime (and beyond), so giving the gift of wood signifies a lasting commitment. Wood is also the traditional gift of the 5-year anniversary. A handcrafted wooden gift will be something your loved one will treasure for many years to come.

Written by Lillian Hammah

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