High-quality personalized wooden gifts are something that will last a very long time. Taking proper care of them will ensure that the wood remains in excellent condition. Those made from hardwood require simple care, such as cleaning with a damp cloth and wiping up spills immediately. The hardwood comes from the very center of the tree and makes only fifteen to twenty percent of the entire tree. It is the strongest part of the tree, the grain is the most consistent, and the natural beauty of the wood has no equal. Re-oiling the wood is recommended at least once every year, and more frequently if the gift gets heavy use or is used outdoors.
A wooden wedding anniversary gift of a cutting board or serving tray, for example, should be re-oiled more than once a year. Planters, tree swings, benches, mailboxes, or house signs should be re-oiled more often as well because the wood can fade or crack. Finishing wood oil is flammable, so only use it in well-ventilated areas, do not use it near a flame or heat, and keep it out of the reach of children. When finished oiling wood, allow the cloth to dry flat outside before disposing of it to avoid a fire hazard.
It is the fifth wedding anniversary that traditionally calls for a present made of wood. Ideas for the couple include personalized wine racks, letter organizers, picture frames, candle holders, plaques, coat hooks, Wellington boot boxes, or engraved bookends. If the couple enjoys entertaining, there are several cutting boards, magnetic knife blocks, wall-mounted egg trays, and salt and pepper bowls. If searching for 5th anniversary gifts for her, look at the candle holders, bath racks, decorative boxes, or jewelry boxes and racks. 5th anniversary gifts for him can include remote control holders, tool racks, door stops, coin holders, or book ends.
Other gifts are available for birthdays, holidays, a new baby, promotions, graduations, weddings, teacher gifts, and thank you gifts. Business, corporate, and office gifts include wireless smartphone chargers, key hooks, holders for tablets and phones, plaques of appreciation unusual 5th wedding anniversary gifts, and name plates for office doors, Memorial plaques and grave markers can also be handcrafted and engraved. Custom orders, special projects, and commissions are also accepted. Engravings can be dates, names, blessings, poems, slogans, designs, business names or logos, or personal messages. Alphabet and letter blocks are are available as well. A personalized gift will be cherished and, with the proper care and maintenance, will last for a lifetime.