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Valentine’s Day as Your Wedding Day and Night

Custom Engraved Cutting Board

Custom Engraved Cutting Board

Now that’s a fabulous idea!  What better way to celebrate your nuptials than on the most celebrated couple’s day of the year, right? What a great, easy theme to work with hearts everywhere on your invitations, napkins, favors and so on.  But what do you get your significant other to say “I love you” on your special day?  Yes, you should consider buying a gift for one another.  Not only are you going to spend the rest of your lives together, but you should start it off right by presenting a gift.

Here’s a few suggestions.

  1.  Custom engraved cutting board monogrammed with the initial your last names together and your last names spelled out and simple saying “you are loved”.  Present it when you come home.  Have it there at your new house displayed in your kitchen.  Great way to welcome you!
  2. Decorate the room you will be staying at on your wedding night.  Get bags and bags of rose petals and spread it throughout the room.  Make heart shapes everywhere … the bed, the bathtub, the shower, the living room, the walk way.  After all, it is Valentine’s Day and your wedding night!  Make sure the room smells like roses when you guys enter it.  Make sure he/she enters first.
  3. Have the best bottle of champagne or wine or liquor ready for you guys to open – chilled by the hotel.



Happy Valentine’s Day from Mac Cutting Boards

Happy Valentine's Day Engraved on a Wooden Cutting Board

Happy Valentine’s Day Engraved on a Wooden Cutting Board

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.  Woohoo!  Are you ready?  Preparation is the key for being ready for the most celebrated “Couple’s Holiday of the Year”.  It is extremely crucial if you are wanting a great outcome.  (And I certainly hope you are looking for a awesome turnout).  After all, you are in love with the very special someone in your life.  Who by all accounts deserve this, right?  So how do you prepare for a fabulous Valentine’s Day or night?

Here’s a few suggestions to consider.

  1. Don’t turn away the element of surprise.  That always gets them!  Plan and prepare for something simple or something grand but surprise them.
  2. Definitely send flowers to their place of work or home if they work from home.  That never gets old.
  3. Plan a fabulous dinner.  Try a new restaurant that friends had recommended.  Call them to find out if they are doing a special Valentine’s Day dinner.  If they do, make reservations.  Check out OpenTable for some suggestions.
  4. Plan a babysitter yourself.  Great surprise gift!  Not only are you planning on dinner together, but you’ve already taken care of the kids as well.
  5. Think of a theme for your Valentine’s Day celebration.  Like cooking, wine, travel and so on.  Buy the things that match your theme and present it to your significant other as a gift.  Something different from chocolates.  Maybe start with a heart shape cutting board?  Just a thought.

How to Order Your Custom Engraved Cutting Board

Heart Shaped Cutting Boards

Heart Shaped Cutting Boards

Ordering online, over the phone or in person can sometimes be challenging especially if you are customizing your product for a gift or for yourself.  Often times, we know what we want Sometimes we don’t.  Take ordering a handmade wood cutting board from Mac Cutting Boards.  We are no different from any other vendor out there doing custom work.

Here are a few tips on how to be prepared when ordering your customized product:

1. Know exactly what you want.  If the vendor has several options to choose from, select no more than 3 items to choose from and then hone in on 1. Be specific on the size.  Be specific on the color.  Be specific on the time you need it by.

2. When personalizing your product, know EXACTLY what you would like to say.  Often times, a vendor can guide you when you can give them hints of what direction you would like to go.  For example, Happy Valentine’s Day would be best if the vendor knows who would be receiving this gift so that they can recommend what else to say.

3. Order what the vendor offers.  This is not the time to order outside the parameters of their product even if it is in the same genre.  For example, order cutting boards in different woods and sizes vs ordering a custom wood piece that is not a cutting board.

4. Above all … be flexible.  Guarantee, the vendor will so appreciate it!

Handmade Valentine’s Day Gifts

Valentine’s day is around corner.  Buying gifts for your loved one is always challenging.  There is always the chocolates and flowers as the standard go to, but how about a gift from the heart (no pun intended).  Really, a Valentine’s Day gift that comes directly from your heart to theirs.  Meaning you have invested your time and energy to ensuring that the best Valentine’s Day gift you will give this year is going to be FABULOUS!  So, how about considering a handmade Valentine’s Day gift?  What is that?  Check it out.

Handmade cutting board engraved

Handmade cutting board engraved

1. Handmade wood cutting board that is custom engraved and heart shaped.  WOW!  If your spouse or spice loves to cook, they will go gaga over it.

2. Custom canvas with your photo and your song written all over it.  I just love this.  I would literally cry if I received this.

3. Valentine’s Day card with handprints of your kids and then framed.  Ahhhhh

4. Do they love to read books?  How about a handmade crochet Valentine’s day bookmark?

These are just a few great ideas that are out there to pick from.  If you are creative, do it yourself (DIY).  Youtube has tons of tutorials you can pick from.  Just browsing for ideas, check out Etsy.  You can’t go wrong.

Valentine’s Day and a Handmade Gift | Custom Engrave Cutting Board

Valentine’s Day is a traditional yearly holiday dedicated to couples.  Awesome!  A day that you can officially celebrate with your SPOUSE or SPICE of your life.  And everywhere you go, businesses (especially restaurants) celebrate right back with you with having roses and champagne ready for the couples to enjoy the start of their evening.  It really doesn’t matter what day of the week Valentine’s falls on.  Every couple out there celebrates no matter what.  The challenge is usually the following: (1) where to go to celebrate Valentine’s Day either dinner or a getaway (2) what to buy as a gift.  Am I right?

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

Gifts are generally subjective.  But I do say find the right gift for the love of your life even if you think it’s a little corny.  Find out what makes them happy.  Pay attention to their face when they light up each and every time they see something.  That would give you an idea what to get as a gift.  Of course, you always have the chocolate and flowers as the good ‘ole standby but I say be creative.  Get something handmade or make it yourself.  Nothing says “I Love You” than a handmade gift.  Do they cook?  How about a handmade cutting board?  Just a thought.


Custom Engraved Cutting Board as a Handmade Wedding Gift

Custom Engraved Cutting Boards

Custom Engraved Cutting Boards

Wedding season is here!  Actually, it never ends.  There is always someone getting married at any given time of the year.  Love knows no limits or time for that matter.  But what do you do to go out and buy them a wedding gift?  First thing I would do is go through their wedding registry.  Find out what they need and get an idea of how they want to establish their decor as a couple.  You can definitely get an idea of what their tastes will be like by the choices they make in their wedding registry.  Also, where they are registered at.  That’s important.  But I’m not really here to encourage you to buy something from their registry.  What I am encouraging you is to find out what they need.  Something functional, daily use and eye catching.  Then take that idea and buy handmade.

Handmade Wedding Gift

Handmade Wedding Gift

How about a handmade cutting board?  Who doesn’t need a cutting board for their cutting?  An even better idea is a handmade cutting board custom engraved with their names and their wedding date on it.  Functional, useful, memorable and definitely eye catching.  Don’t buy a cutting board that is plain.  Buy one that has color and that resonates with you based on what you’ve come up with as their idea of decor through their wedding registry.  Brilliant!

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.

Top Gift Ideas for Him on Valentine’s Day

Custom Engraved Cutting Board

Custom Engraved Cutting Board

Lot’s of gift ideas for “her” on Valentine’s Day.  A couples holiday.  Right?  Well, it shouldn’t just be about “her”.  After all, he’s the second half of the couple right.  He deserves being treated just as well as she.  Here’s a few ideas of what you can get or do for that special man in your life on the most auspicious day … Valentine’s.

Custom Engraved Cutting Board

Custom Engraved Cutting Board

1. Get up early and make him a full breakfast even if it’s a work day.  Complete with his favorite Starbucks coffee (ok don’t go out for that, just brew a cup at home).  Go all out.  Decorate the kitchen a bit with heart shape everything everywhere.  Trust me.  He’ll appreciate it.  Invite the kids to help you out in preparation.  How fun!

2. Get him to his favorite sporting game if one if playing on Valentine’s Day.

3. Buy flowers.  Yes you heard right.  Guys like receiving flowers just as much as women do.  Have it delivered to his work.  That will really brighten his day.  Something for him to show off to his co-workers.

4. Does he love to cook? Get him a custom engraved cutting board with his name on it.  Engrave “Chef John” or something like that.  Make sure it is an extra large cutting board. He’ll love it!

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.


Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift

Valentine’s Day is literally around the corner and planning for the perfect date night is a must to do ahead of time especially in coming up with the perfect gift.  Whether you are in a long time relationship, about to propose, newly married or married for years, in a brand new relationship … let’s face it, the most important day of any couple besides your anniversary is Valentine’s Day.

Of course, there is the traditional chocolates, flowers and a romantic dinner at a restaurant that you would typically do, but how about mixing it up a bit.  Getting away from traditional and starting your own way of celebrating.  Here’s a few ideas to consider.

Heart Shaped Cutting Board

Heart Shaped Cutting Board

1. Plan a perfect evening at home.  Decorate.  Bring out the china and silverware for two.  Set the mood with music, champagne and cooking the perfect meal.  Don’t forget the fresh flowers.  Who knows, this could be the perfect time to propose.  Hmmmmm

2. Give a gift that is unique, one of kind and personal.  How about a custom engraved heart shape cutting board?  Does she love to cook?  Engrave it with “Will You Marry Me?” and the date you propose.

3. Go sky diving … together.  But maybe you shouldn’t make this one a surprise.  🙂

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