Gifts that Give Back – Ultimate Guide

by Kim Strassner February 12, 2019

GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK

Gifts that Give Back – Ultimate Guide

 GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK, PERSONALIZED CUTTING BOARD

Gifts that give back. All of the wooden products purchased through our site are gifts that give back -  1 product sold = 1 tree planted. Makes ya feel good, helps the environment and supports all the creatures and plant life that live in the forest. Through our partners at One Tree Planted we are currently focusing our tree planting in California, due to the recent devastating wildfires there. Read more about it here.

Not only do we plant a tree for each wooden product sold but the American hardwoods we use are sustainably forested, which means more is planted than harvested.

This quote from the founder of Patagonia sums it up perfectly:

Who are businesses really responsible to?  Their customers?  Shareholders? Employees?  We would argue that it's none of the above.  Fundamentally, businesses are responsible to their resource base.  Without a healthy environment there are no shareholders, no employees, no customers, and no business." ~ Yvon Chouinard

Here we share our most popular gifts that give back

If you don’t want to scroll through the entire list here is the summary, all you need to do is click on what you want to see. 😊

  1. Personalized Cutting Board
  2. Cheese Board
  3. Personalized Lazy Susan
  4. Personalized Trays
  5. Pet Leash Holder
  6. Wooden Toys
  7. Personalized Baby Gifts
  8. Mini Chopping Board
  9. Gluten Free Cutting Board
  10. State Shaped Cutting Boards
  11. Cutting Board Holder
  12. Personalized Meat Board
  13. Personalized Wine Rack
  14. Trivets
  15. Cheese Knives

 #1. Gifts That Give Back – Personalized Cutting Board

 GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - CUSTOM CUTTING BOARD

A great gift for all occasions - wedding, birthday, anniversary, new home, host/hostess gift, etc.
Our personalized cutting boards are useful and thoughtful. 
The letters are hand cut with a scroll saw in our woodshop in Baltimore, Md. They are then sanded in a 5 step process and dipped in food-grade mineral oil in small batches. 
Other cutting board shapes that you can personalize are below: 

 

GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - LARGE PERSONALIZED CHERRY BOARDGIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - ROUND PERSONALIZED, MAPLEGIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - LONG MONOGRAMMED BOARD

 

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#2. Gifts That Give Back – Cheese Board

  GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - CHEESE BOARD

Not everyone loves to cook but most people entertain or at the very least put out a spread of cheese and crackers from time to time.
If you have a sense of humor, we offer a board that says Cut the Cheese to keep you smiling.
If you like to keep it safe we have boards that say
Either way, you can’t go wrong with these truly unique serving boards.

 

GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - CHEESE & CRACKERSGIFTS THAT GIVE  BACK - CHEESEGIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - CUT THE CHEESE

 

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#3. Gifts That Give Back – Personalized Lazy Susan

  GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - WOOD LAZY SUSAN

One of my favorites! So fun to spin it to grab what you need. What makes a house a home are the personal touches.  A lazy susan with first names, a last name or nickname will personalize your dining room table like nothing else can.

We offer 2 sizes and three wood choices. You can choose a wood match your table color or pick a contrasting wood color.

FREE SHIPPING on all Lazy Susans.

 GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - LAZY SUSAN - CHERRYGIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - CUSTOM MAPLE LAZY SUSAN  GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - WALNUT CUSTOM LAZY SUSAN

 

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#4. Gifts That Give Back – Personalized Trays

               GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - DECORATIVE TRAY

These aren’t just any tray, they are shaker style decorative trays with brass nail detail. Beautifully handcrafted by Tim Arnold. We fell in love with his creations from the moment we saw them. He wasn’t offering the personalization so that’s where we come in.

We offer two sizes and three different personalization options.

They are each unique works of art. An heirloom gift which will be loved for years to come.

 

 GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - WOOD TRAY   GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - WOOD TRAY ON OTTOMAN   GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - MONOGRAM WOOD TRAY  

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#5. Gifts That Give Back – Pet Leash Holder

               GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - WOOF LEASH HOLDERWoof, Walk, Let’s Walk. Our leash wall holders say what your dogs can’t. If you need a place to wrangle your leashes (even if you only have one dog chances are you have more than one leash!) we have your solution. Plus, the cute metal bone hooks are sturdy enough to hold your coat.

If you would like to personalize with a dog’s name, we can do that. Just let me know what you would like for your leash holder to say in the special instructions section.

 GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - DOG LEASH HOLDER   GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK- LEASH HOLDER - LETS WALK    GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - WOOF LEASH HOLDER

 

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#6. Gifts That Give Back – Wooden Toys

               GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - KIDS TOYS

We gather the wooden pieces that are left over from cutting out words and repurpose them as wooden toys. We call them Scrapple®. Great for children and adults of all ages.

We package them with a paint brush and 3 small paint pots. You can paint them or not. Some pieces look like robots and fun out of this world creatures which makes for good old-fashioned fun.

 

GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - WOODEN TOYS  GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK, WOODEN TOYS  GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK

 

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#7. Gifts That Give Back – Personalized Baby Gifts

 GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - PERSONALIZED BABY GIFTS FOR BOYS

 

We needed a baby gift so we came up with the idea of a floating frame made out of one piece of wood. Then we laser engrave all the birth details and cut out an image of a boy or girl. A personalized baby gift as unique as the little bundle of joy.

You can hang this on a wall or sit on a bookshelf or dresser.  A keepsake gift that will be cherished for a lifetime.

 

GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - PERSONALIZED BABY GIFTS    GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - BABY BOY GIFTS

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#8. Gifts That Give Back – Mini Chopping Boards

GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - MINI CUTTING BOARD

These mini chopping boards are my go-to for smaller items that need chopping. This mini Bar board is a go to for cutting great lemons and limes in the bar area. Plus, you will always know where your bottle opener is. 

We have 15 different words to choose from and there is even a monogram option. Take on picnics, boating or camping trips. Give as wedding party gifts. Portable enough to take anywhere!

They make great hostess gifts. You can feel good knowing that a tree has been planted with each purchase.

   GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - XOXO CUTTING BOARD  GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - MONOGRAM CUTTING BOARD  GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - SMALL WOOD CUTTING BOARD

 

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#9. Gifts That Give Back – Seriously Gluten-Free Cutting Board

GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - GLUTEN FREE GIFTS

A must-have for a gluten-free kitchen. If you are gluten-free or know someone who is then you know the importance of having a cutting board that has never touched food that contains gluten. Especially if you have a shared kitchen.

You can personalize the board with a name and the words “Seriously Gluten Free” laser engraved on the board or just the words laser engraved and no name cut out. Our thick butcher block boards are a great addition to any kitchen. And most celiacs I know do a lot of cooking because they don’t want to risk contamination at a restaurant.

 We also offer Seriously Vegan and Seriously Kosher. See images below.

 GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK, GLUTEN FREE PRODUCTS  GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK, GLUTEN FREE COOKING   GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - VEGAN PRODUCTS  GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - KOSHER KITCHEN

 

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#10. Gifts That Give Back – State Shaped Cutting Boards

       GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - MARYLAND

We hand cut the state shape and make it the “O” in HOME. They make great wedding gifts, going away gifts, hostess gifts or gifts for those who just love their home state. Some people have even been known to hang them as art.

As with all of our wooden products, we will give a tree for each one sold. Together we can build a forest.

In addition to the state cutouts we also offer a heart and pineapple cutout as the "O" in HOME. See pictures below.

GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - California   GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - FLORIDA  GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - NEW YORK

GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - ENGRAVED CUTTING BOARD  GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - REALTOR CLOSING GIFTS

 

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#11. Gifts That Give Back – Cutting Board Holder

       GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - CUTTING BOARD HOLDER

We designed these wood stands to hold any size or shape cutting board we sell. Most people like to display their beautiful personalized cutting board for everyone to see and these stands make it safe and easy to do so.

They come in maple, cherry or walnut. The same wood types as our boards. You can match the stand to the board or choose a contrasting wood.

100% made in America.

GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK, CUTTING BOARD HOLDER   GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - CUTTING BOARD HOLDER, CHERRY   GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK -  CUTTING BOARD STAND

 

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#12. Gifts That Give Back – Personalized Meat Board

       GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - CARVING BOARD

Our design is different than most. The surface is sloped so that the juices pool at the bottom and not around the sides. The back is a flat surface and perfect for chopping anything.

The sloped surface also makes a great surface for serving a charcuterie spread. Place all marinated foods like artichokes and olives at the bottom so their juices won’t contaminate everything else. We learned this from a customer!

Our unique meat boards can be personalized or not. Multi-functional and perfect for the person who has everything.

GIFTS THAT GIVE - MEAT BOARD   GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - CUTTING BOARD  GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - MEAT BOARD

 

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#13. Gifts That Give Back – Personalized Wine Rack

      GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - WINE RACK

Our countertop wine rack is the perfect way to display your wine bottles. The bottles can be stacked. Six bottles will fit on the small wine rack or twelve on the large one.

Cheers! In Vino Veritas. These are the non-custom options or you can personalize with other words or names, even GPS coordinates.

GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - WOOD WINE RACK  GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - WOOD WINE RACK, WALNUT  GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - WOOD WINE RACK

 

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#14. Gifts That Give Back – Trivet

      GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - TRIVETS - FUN SHAPES

A trivet or hot plate is used to protect your table or counter from a hot pot or dish. It is a must for any kitchen.

We make trivets with state cutouts or with fun shapes cut out of the middle. They each come with 4 feet on the bottom to help keep it in place (non-skid).

Made to order and completely unique. A great gift under $50. And, like all wooden products on our site a tree is planted for each one sold. Yay for the environment!

 

GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - WOODEN TRIVET  GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - TRIVET MONOGRAM  GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - TRIVETS FOR HOT POTS

 

 

#15. Gifts That Give Back – Cheese Knives

     GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - CHEESE KNIVES

We offer American Made cheese knives for hard, semi-soft and soft cheese. They can be purchased individually or as a set.

They make a great add on gift to compliment our cutting boards. It is worth having a few on hand to give as hostess gifts.

GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - CHEESE KNIVES     GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - SET OF 2 CHEESE KNIVES  GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK - CHEESE KNIFE

 

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You may also enjoy

- Creating a fantastic cheese board

- How to clean your wood cutting board

- Where did the name lazy susan come from?

 

Kim Strassner
Kim Strassner


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