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When is a Handmade Wedding Gift an Heirloom

Custom Engraved Cutting Board

Custom Engraved Cutting Board

A handmade wedding gift blows away buying a wedding gift from their registry.  What is even more valuable is buying a handmade wedding gift that is functional and the newly weds can use right away.

So what are functional handmade wedding gifts and when do they become an heirloom.  When they are a handmade cutting board customized and personalized with the bride and groom’s first names with their wedding date on it.  Even better, when the custom engraved cutting board is made from repurposing and upcycling unused scrap hardwoods.  Yup.  You heard that right.  A functional, personalized and contributing back into our world by repurposing unused scrap hardwoods.  What a story!  When one thinks outside the box, you never know what you can come up with on how creative you can be.

But don’t stop there.  Here’s a few ideas on handmade wedding gifts you can give as well.

Mr and Mrs Pillows

Mr and Mrs Pillows

1. His and her pillowcases.  Embroidered with their initials and their wedding date.

2. His and her towels.  Embroidered with their initials.  Try getting the colors of their wedding as a remembrance of that special night.

3. DIY (do it yourself).  Make an heirloom piece out of their invitation.  If you are creative and want to give the couple something truly special.  Try this.

Valentine’s Day Gift for Her

Custom Engraved Cutting Board

Custom Engraved Cutting Board

What is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your significant lady in your life?  That question is definitely subjective.  Questions you should ask yourself, does she like perfume, flowers, chocolate.  Really, what woman doesn’t like chocolate right?  I can certainly offer a few ideas of what I believe a perfect Valentine’s Day gift should be for a woman … from a woman’s point of view.

Custom Engraved Cutting Board

Custom Engraved Cutting Board

1. Does she love to cook?  Get her a custom engraved cutting board.  Handmade, original, one of a kind, unique and totally different.  Engrave her name on it.  Or engrave “will you marry me?” and the year.  Just a thought.  Definitely original.

2. Does she love to travel?  Book a cruise and just go.  Weekend getaways and don’t tell her where you guys are going until the day of.  Just tell her to pack.  How fun!

3. Is she s a foodie?  Hire a private chef.  Really.  No kidding.  You got that right.  A private chef to prepare her favorite meal at the comfort of your own home.  Don’t forget to decorate.  Set the mood with candles, music and fresh flowers.  Break out the good silverware and real plates.  Get babysitter and bring the kids somewhere else.  It’s well worth it.  Trust me.

 

Custom Engraved Cutting Boards as a Perfect Wedding Gift

IMG_5421What an idea!  When shopping for the bride and groom for the their special day, it is often considered to look at their registry to find what their needs are.  Functional and easy.  The bride and groom made it easy for you as they told you what they need or want.  But how about checking out something unique.  Something original.  A handmade wedding gift that is a custom engraved cutting board.  Definitely a WOW factor!  A handmade cutting board is functional and ideal.  Not to mention that it’s handmade not something you bought at a store and you personalize it.  Here’s a few ideas on how to make this wedding gift an heirloom by engraving it.

Engraved Custom Cutting Board

Engraved Custom Cutting Board

1. Bride and groom’s names on it and their wedding date.

2. The newly wed’s last names and the year they were married.

3. The street address of their new home together and the date they were married.

4. Simply say “Congratulations” from you (add your names either the family name or just the couple’s names).  The bride and groom will know where this gift came from.

5. Add another saying like “happy wedding bliss” or “just for for the special couple”.  Adding your saying will give the gift more depth on remembrance.