What’s So Special About Being Handmade?

Jun 15, 2023 | The Wooden Gem

Our handmade chopping boards are incredibly special. But why?

In the modern world of mass production and robotic manufacturing, there is something exceptional about owning handmade wooden products. Something you know has been crafted with love, passion, and meaning. Something completely unique to any other in the world.

When we think of handmade gifts, our minds can often go to custom jewellery or soaps. Here at The Wooden Gem, we offer something a little different.

From handmade chopping boards, tea light holders and even trinket pods, we’ve got some truly special handmade wooden gifts to offer.

We take immense pride in crafting handmade chopping boards and other handmade wooden gifts. Each one offers a unique touch of artistry and authenticity. So, here are all the reasons we believe in the unmatched value of handmade wooden gifts!

Quality Like No Other

Handmade wooden gifts are made to a level of quality and durability that simply cannot be replicated by mass-produced alternatives.

Here at The Wooden Gem, every item has been hand-crafted with passion, dedication, and expertise by our highly skilled artisans. Before creation, our experts select each piece of wood, ensuring its strength, density, and resilience.

By handcrafting every board, we can guarantee the highest quality of craftsmanship, resulting in handmade wooden products that can withstand the test of time.

Whether you’re slicing vegetables or carving meat, our handmade chopping boards offer exceptional durability, reducing the need for frequent replacements and consumer waste.

Take a look at our handmade chopping boards!

Pebble shaped chopping board. Unique handmade chopping boards from Black walnut.

It’s Not Just A Product – It’s Art!

The skill and artistry involved in creating handmade wooden gifts, such as our handmade chopping boards, sets them apart from their factory-made cousins.

Every handmade wooden product is exceptionally unique, and this extends beyond the craftsmanship itself. Here at The Wooden Gem, we pride ourselves on using sustainable wood for our products. Meaning that each item has its very own distinct natural grain pattern and texture.

Because we use sustainable wood, our products are bespoke before crafting even begins. Each piece of wood possesses its own inherent beauty and uniqueness. Our skilled artisans take great care to showcase and enhance the natural beauty of the wood, transforming it into functional art pieces that ooze individuality.

Whether you prefer a minimalistic design or something more charming, our handmade wooden gifts stand out as beautiful art centerpieces in any home.



Choosing to buy handmade wooden products is an eco-conscious choice.

Here at The Wooden Gem, we encourage sustainable and environmentally friendly living. Our wood is all sustainably sourced from responsibly managed forests. With every order placed, we proudly contribute to the well-being of our planet by planting a tree. This initiative is our way of giving back and ensuring a greener future for generations to come.

We understand the importance of preserving nature’s resources and take pride in crafting wooden products that have a minimal environmental impact. By choosing handmade over mass-produced factory items that produce tons and tons of waste daily, you are supporting the preservation of the beautiful planet we call Earth.


People Support People

Choosing handmade means supporting skilled artisans and their craft. When you purchase a handmade product, you are directly contributing to the livelihood of talented individuals who pour their heart and soul into every design.

The value of handmade items extends beyond the physical product – it has a whole story behind its creation that doesn’t start or end in a factory.

When you buy handmade goods, you become part of a community that celebrates craftsmanship and helps keep traditional skills alive.

So, make sure to take a look at our full range of handmade wooden gifts.


Our Handmade Chopping Boards Are One Of A Kind – Because They’re Handmade!

Handmade matters. Whether you judge this based on their durability, superior quality, uniqueness or sustainability – handmade creations cannot be beaten.

Here at The Wooden Gem, we are committed to crafting exceptional handmade chopping boards and other handmade wooden gifts that bring beauty, functionality, and a touch of artistry to your home.

Contact The Wooden Gem here to find out more.

Tea Light Holders

If you’re looking for charm, our tea light holders are for you.

Everyone loves getting candles for Christmas. We don’t often buy them for ourselves, but we all enjoy their cosy glow, especially during the colder months.

However, what’s a candle without a nice holder? Here at The Wooden Gem, our unusual wooden gifts come in the shape of tea light holders too!

We are proud to supply handmade, unique wooden tea light holders to elevate any candle experience. Whether you opt for the timeless elegance of our Walnut Pebble Tealight Holders or the sleek allure of our Spalted Wood Tealight Towers, you can rest assured that the elegance of these passionately crafted wooden pieces will be a joyous gift for anybody.

If you’re looking for unique wooden gift ideas for this Christmas, our handmade tea light holders are the perfect choice!


Trinket Pods

For that person who seems to have everything, why not offer them a place to keep it all?

Give your special someone a spot to keep their jewellery, keys, coins, and all those cherished little items! Our trinket pods are not just cute but practical too. Each one is carefully crafted with locally sourced wood, making it truly special.

Whether you choose the creamy tones of our Pinnacle Wooden Trinket Pod or the rustic charm of our Pebble Trinket Pod, these unusual wooden gifts from The Wooden Gem are the ideal choice for anyone seeking a Christmas gift that’s a little different!

Take a look at our trinket pods!


What Makes The Wooden Gem So Special?

Here at The Wooden Gem, we take immense pride in offering gorgeous wooden gift ideas that are all crafted from locally sourced, sustainable wood.

Our dedication to responsible and ethical sourcing practices means we can create breathtaking wooden gifts, without harming the environment.

With each order, we plant a tree, so that whatever we take from the earth, we are replenishing.

Along with being a greener choice of gift, our unusual wooden gifts are also one of a kind. Set apart from mass-produced items commonly found in stores, each item is lovingly handcrafted, meaning no two are alike.

In a world of consumerism, give your loved ones the refreshing gift of a 100% unique, handmade wooden gift from The Wooden Gem!

Handmade wooden trinket pod by The Wooden Gem

The Wooden Gem Has The Best Unique Wooden Gift Ideas For Christmas 2023!

Choosing the perfect gift this Christmas doesn’t have to be a chore. Take a look at The Wooden Gem’s range of wooden wonders to find unique wooden gift ideas!

From our Maple Chopping Board, our Walnut Chopping Board, our tealight holders and trinket pods and our much loved Iroko Chopping Board, we’ve got something for everyone.

If you’re craving more, we have more unusual wooden gifts! From serving platters, wooden coasters and eco-friendly air fresheners, browse our shop for more!

Contact us to find out more!

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