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Personalised wooden Mother’s Day Gifts for Mum to treasure in 2020

Just in case Mother’s Day is not on your radar yet, we’re putting it there, right now. It’s on Sunday 22nd March, by the way.

You’ll want gifts for Mum to make her feel very special indeed.

And that’s where we come in. Personalised Mother’s Day gifts, handmade in Worcestershire from the highest-grade oak. A gift made specifically with your mum in mind; it’s incredibly thoughtful. You can personalise your engraved message, and if you want something a little different, we’ll create it for you.

Why not give mum something to cherish this year?

And while you’re at it, don’t forget Grandma, Mother-in-Law and any mums-to-be. Mother’s Day has become the annual occasion to celebrate all those lovely ladies in our lives.

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Upon receiving your order, our turnaround time is just five to seven days. Your gift will be made to order in our Worcestershire workshop, and we deliver via a fully tracked, next day courier.

From our range of handcrafted oak products, here are some ideas for personalised wooden Mother’s Day gifts.


Mum’s Keys

Let us engrave your personal message onto a beautiful oak key ring. Hand-selected for its graining, the wood will be sanded four times; the final time by hand. A coat of osmo top oil will ensure the perfect finish, whilst a ring will be firmly attached with a piece of rustic twine.

Mum will love her new keyring. You might create one for her house keys, her summer house key, or a key to her special storage chest. Whatever the purpose, it’ll last a lifetime.

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Mum’s G&T Board

When a relaxing gin and tonic is on the cards, what better than your own G&T board to cut the lemon? Made from solid European oak, its generous depth (42mm) allows for engraving on the front and back edges. You can also have a personal message engraved on the base.

This is a popular choice that’s a “must” in our personalised Mother’s Day gifts. It’s unusual, superbly handmade and a practical option for gin lovers.

Make Mum’s day with this gorgeous board.

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Personalised Candle Holders (various sizes)

These pretty candle holders can be made in many sizes; from two candles upwards. Whether in the bathroom, sitting room or bedroom, they’ll safely create that calming, candlelit atmosphere we all love to relax in.

Choosing just the right piece of oak for your gift, we’ll create it to your specification, carefully engraving it with your personal message. The front and back edges can be utilised, in addition to the base. Just tell us what you’d like.

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Personalised Bath Caddy

What a fabulous caddy! She’ll never want to get out the bath. Delivering sheer indulgence, our oak bath caddy is far more than a shelf to sit over the bubbles. We can add a wine glass slot, a clever recess to safely hold her tablet, and hollows to hold low candles.

You just need to supply the bubbles and wine!

Your caddy will be created from the highest-grade European oak (we use nothing less) and finished to absolute perfection. We want both you and your mum to be thrilled.

And true to style, you’re free to personalise the engraving as you wish. Choose your words for the front edge and a personalised message for the base if you wish.

Mum will be delighted with such a thoughtful and practical gift that can take pride of place in her bathroom.

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Did you know?

Mother’s Day, or Mothering Sunday dates all the way back to ancient Greek times. Since the early 20th Century, we’ve followed the Americans in how we celebrate the day. But the date remains firmly in the Christian calendar – the fourth Sunday of Lent. And three weeks before Easter Sunday.

Not found your ideal gifts for Mum yet? You’ll find many more ideas on our website. From personalised chopping boards to welly stands. Toast racks to tablet stands. And if you’ve got a bespoke idea, we just love creating one-offs.

You’ll find authentic workmanship and a friendly service at The Engraved Oak Company. Simply decide on your personalised Mother’s Day gifts and leave the rest to us. Your mum will be glad you did!

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Wooden Christmas gifts: our top five

You’ll no doubt be in the thick of your Christmas shopping. Not long now. And perhaps you’ve been pondering some wooden Christmas gifts? As there’s so much to choose from, we thought you’d welcome us highlighting our top five, based on popularity (and feedback) from previous years. So, here goes.

Number one: Wooden carving board

Who says tradition is dead? Our handmade wooden carving boards come into their own at Christmas time. They’re easily our front-runner. The perfect gift for a special couple, Dad, or even your own home. 

Made from European oak, the weighty boards are 42mm thick and can be engraved on the front and back edges. Available in two sizes, we’ve even bespoke-made a four-foot long board to accommodate a three-bird roast!

“Much better than I expected, and such a great gift. Thanks so much.” Kirsten B

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Number two: Gin & Tonic board

A fun and thoughtful gift for anyone that likes a tipple. It makes preparation even more enjoyable. Such a handy size to have at the ready, they’ll love the quality of the oak – hand finished with Osmo TopOil. We can engrave your message on the side and on the base of the board. Their special board will be dedicated to them.

 “A really thoughtful gift for us G&T lovers. I’ve bought a few!” Lorraine B.

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Number three: Bath caddy

Recently featured on George Clarke’s Old House, New Home, this is as decadent as it gets. And demand is high. Handmade in a variety of widths, the sturdy wooden caddy houses four tea light holders, a wine glass holder and a tablet stand. Our bath caddies ensure the ultimate in relaxation. Just what they need after the Christmas festivities.

Of course, we’ll engrave the edge or base with your personalised message to make it extra special. This is a gift that just keeps giving.

“It’s transformed the bathroom into a serene place for lengthy relaxation. I’m told it was the perfect gift.” Tom S.

 Number four: Boot jack

When it’s wet and muddy outside, there’s nothing more welcoming than a homely boot jack to help get those wellies off in quick-sharp time. And that’s why our wooden boot jacks are so popular. There’s room for (at least) one by every front door.

Designed to withstand the elements, our jacks are finished with Osmo TopOil. They’re a decent weight too, thanks to the quality of European oak. If you give your loved ones a boot jack this Christmas, they’ll get inside faster for a warm cuppa!

Lots of wellies to store? Take a look at our wooden welly boot stands.

“Just the best, well-received presents!” Anna L

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Number five: Personalised key rings

A heart-warming idea for so many, our engraved key rings are popular wooden Christmas gifts. Does Dad lose his shed keys? What about your parents and their summer house? Give them a homely, personalised key ring and they’ll never misplace keys again.

We craft our key rings from small pieces of oak and engrave them with your own message. They’re then finished with Osmo TopOil to bring out the attractive graining.  A sturdy ring enables the key to be securely attached.

“My father beamed when he saw his keyring, just for him. He loves it, thank you.” Clare P.


So, there you have it. Our top five wooden Christmas gifts, as chosen by our customers. We’ll be taking your Christmas orders until 16th December. As we make everything to order, the more notice you can give us, the better (especially for larger items). Rest assured, we’ll work hard to get your gifts to you in time for the big occasion. We love knowing we’re making so many people smile on Christmas Day.

Veuve Clicquot

Custom design for top Champagne brand

It’s a fine day when you get to work on a bespoke project for one of the world’s greatest names in Champagne. 

We were originally approached by Tewkesbury based, Capability Events. They have a well-deserved reputation for organising premium parties and events across the UK. Many celebrities and large organisations adorn their impressive client list. This time, it was Veuve Clicquot, a 250-year-old top Champagne brand that forms part of the Moet Hennessy group.

Veuve Clicquot wanted to find a way to personalise their “arrow” presentation cases in store at the point of sale. This was to be an exciting promotion, to run in high-end stores such as Selfridges in Manchester and London. Capability Events had the challenge of creating a stylish and practical facility to undertake the case personalisation.

Ben Leeke of Capability Events explains: “We devised and created a unique personalisation desk for Veuve Clicquot to use in Selfridges stores. The customer would purchase a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne and have the lid of the “arrow” shaped tin personalised; with their hometown and the distance from Reims in France, for example.

We needed a custom-made wooden board that could hold the tin lids in place whilst they were being personalised in-store. The board needed to meet our style and quality credentials, given that it presented a high-end brand in a top retail store.

We contacted John at Engraved Oak Company. He quickly understood our brief and came up with a design that worked perfectly and looked fantastic. The boards for each desk are made to order, and John’s turnaround times are always fast. We’ve also ordered some variations on the original board, for example, a board to hold Moet Hennessy Champagne bottles. As ever, John made this extremely quickly and to a high standard.

The Veuve Clicquot team were delighted with their custom-made boards. They could understand exactly how they made the store operatives’ lives easier when undertaking the personalisation, whilst also maintaining the brand’s look and feel. The personalisation process felt polished and professional. Every time this promotion has run in a store, sales have significantly increased.

It’s reassuring to have skilled craftsmen like John at Engraved Oak Company on hand to enhance our events when necessary. We cannot fault his craftsmanship, creative ideas and fast, friendly service.”

Thanks Ben! We love working on custom projects, whether they’re for a company or an individual. Should you need a personalised wooden item and be unsure where to start, please do get in touch. We have a reputation for delivering a great job and we’d be delighted to help you.

Contact John today.