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Happy Anniversary on a Jalapeno Shape Cutting Board

Jalapeno Shape Cutting Board

Jalapeno Shape Cutting Board

Recently, one of our customers had asked us to produce a jalapeno shaped cutting board and then custom engrave it for her anniversary present to her husband (her spicy little jalapeno).  Made me think about what a great blog post and what a great anniversary present that resonates with them as a couple!  Very cool!  It is unique, one of kind, personalized and fabulous!  A total “wow” factor!

Coming up with unusual anniversary gifts is generally time consuming in researching for the perfect one.  If you are like me, I love to copy what others have done and then turn it into my own – somehow.  A gift that comes from my heart yet different.

Here are some ideas of cutting board shapes and sayings to engrave if you are having an anniversary to celebrate.

  1. Wine Bottle Shaped Cutting Board

    Wine Bottle Shaped Cutting Board

    Wine bottle shaped cutting board engraved just with their last names and date either the year they were married or the year they are celebrating anniversary.  Or maybe just saying 50 years.

  2. Heart shaped cutting board engraved with words “I Love You” or any of the above would work.
  3. Wine glass shaped cutting board – well if you are going to celebrate generally there is wine as a part of the festivities.  What a great way to celebrate the moment.

How to Choose the Right Handmade Wedding Gift

Got invited to a wedding this year?  The minute you get that invitation and see the date, you start to calculate in your head how long you have before you can start to shop for their wedding gift.  Where to go?  Choosing the right wedding gift is always challenging. You start to sift through the invitation looking for where the couples’ are registered at then look it up online, download the list and start shopping.  Easy right? How about considering a gift from the heart.  A gift you know they will cherish and perhaps keep as an heirloom?  Consider a handmade wedding gift.  If you are creative yourself, do it yourself.  Even better.

Here’s a few of my choices of a handmade wedding gift you can consider.  Check it out.

Custom Engraved Cutting Boards

Custom Engraved Cutting Boards

1. Custom engrave cutting board – yep that’s right.  Engraved the bride and groom’s first name along with their wedding date right onto the handmade wood cutting board.  Perhaps consider adding a quote from their invitation or the address of their home together.  Either way, it’ll be well received.

2. Their wedding invitation framed.  I love this idea.

3. Champagne glasses engraved with either their names or Mr and Mrs on it.  Very cute.


Handmade Wedding Gifts for Every Couple

When buying a wedding gift, sometimes the choices can be one-sided either for him or for her (mostly for her, right?).  The groom would most likely choose gift items like tools or sports theme.  I know I’m stereo-typing.  Just going off experience.  My husband would have loved to put down a 12-inch blade compound miter saw or a drum sander on our wedding registry.  I compromised and told him we’ll put down a Home Depot gift card.  LOL.  But what would be the perfect, ideal handmade wedding gift you can give for every couple?  Here’s my take on that.

Custom Engraved Cutting Board

Custom Engraved Cutting Board

1. Handmade wood cutting board – custom engraved and personalized.  Someone cooks between the two of them.  They are going to use a cutting board and what better way to remind them of their happy day than to engrave it with their names and wedding date on it.

Custom Engraved Beer Pilsner (Mr. & Mrs)

Custom Engraved Beer Pilsner (Mr. & Mrs)

2. Handmade framed art – personalized.

3. Handmade wedding album – personalized made out of wood and engraved with their names and wedding date.  Brilliant!

Starting to see a theme here?

4. Custom engraved beer pilsners (his and her).  Ok this is not necessarily handmade but you got to admit, this is pretty cool!

5. Handmade home decor – personalized with their picture.

Wedding Home  Decor

Wedding Home Decor

Wedding Gifts Wine Glass Shaped Cutting Boards

Invited to a wedding and not sure what to get the fabulous couple on their auspicious day?  How about considering handmade, unique, one of kind and local?  Why not?  You are not only supporting the local artist that made the awesome product, but you are contributing to monies circulated here in the USA alone.  Higher cause.  But I digress.  Here’s a few ideas on handmade wedding gifts that are cutting boards.

IMG_56271. Wine glass shaped cutting boards by my guide and engrave it!  Brilliant right?  What a great way to commemorate their special day and by bringing them an heirloom to enjoy for years to come.

Custom Engraved Cutting Board with Bride and Groom's Names

Custom Engraved Cutting Board with Bride and Groom’s Names

Wine and Cheese

Wine and Cheese – on a Wood Serving Platters

2. Large cutting board engraved with their first names, wedding date and a little saying like “happy wedding bliss”.  You could engrave this as well on the wine glass shaped cutting board that we’ve mentioned above.

3. my guide.  Really.  We have 1 that is the same shape as a 6 liter wine bottle.

4.  Make a wine and cheese basket and add the wine glass shaped cutting board as well as the wine bottle shaped cutting board.  Add cheese knives, fabulous cheeses, their favorite wine and crackers.  You are good to go!

Why Buy A Custom Cutting Board

Sue Bianco - Alain Pinel

Custom Cutting Board Engraved

It is that time of the year when everyone is looking for that perfect gift to give to your friends, family or clients.  So, why would you buy a custom cutting board as a gift?  Here are a few reasons to consider:

1. A my guide, well made and wooden is one of the best gifts to give for weddings, birthdays, graduation, anniversaries and especially for the holidays.  It is functional, useful and can be decorative.

2. It is a great way to say “Thank You”.  Couple it with cheese knives or cheeses.  Wrap it up with a bow and you are done!

Customer Appreciation Gift

Customer Appreciation Gift

3. It is an awesome my guide  Want to spread love with your clients, engrave your logo on the board.  They will never forget you.

4. It is very hard to re-gift a beautiful cutting board especially if it is personalized.

5. Easy to clean.  Check out our blog on how to clean for your cutting board.

A beautiful custom cutting board is really hard to pass up.  You may even consider buying one for yourself and add it to your kitchen decor.  It is a great conversation piece!