We truly bow our heads to and send all the 👏👏👏 to gift givers who do personalized presents to perfection. Being able to conceptualize and execute on something that’s at once deeply personal, impressively thoughtful, and actually useful? Well, if you ask us, it’s a damn gift. And the companies and craftspeople who turn out these treasures? They’re the talent, the artists, the true superheroes. Artificer Wood Works has always been first on our list of recommended + bespoke gift vendors, so if you haven’t heard of them, uncork a bottle of your favorite sips and start scrolling!
If you really want to go personal, your gift must:
Include personalization that’s modern and nowhere close to 90s novelty
And you know what we mean when we throwback to 90s-style monogramming or customization. It was a lot of decals, ugly typography, and pretty shoddy too (if I had a dollar for every cup, mug, notebook, set of pens, stuffed animals, water bottles, makeup bags, etc. where letters in my name lifted off or got lost, I’d be rich #imnot haha).
Artificer Wood Works meticulously handcrafts and personalizes all of their premium products in the most legit and authentic workshop in High Ridge, Missouri. From the raw board through to the finished product, their artisans work diligently to ensure your gift is minted to the very best standards. The engraving is unique and utterly high-quality, and the available fonts are all mature and formal (while simultaneously contemporary, fun, and playful).
Include extras that are carefully considered, not just thrown in at the last minute
We definitely think taking a look at Artificer Wood Works’ full wedding portfolio is worth it — you have so many options to design a tasteful and exceptionally special gift for the couple getting married (or those who are standing with you on the all-important day). But you can’t just phone it in, either; you’ll have to follow through with a gift like one of theirs. That means filling your wine box, be it an anniversary wine box, a wedding ceremony wine box, or one of their signature keepsake photo or memory boxes, with wine that you know your friends or family members love and will appreciate with everything inside of themselves when they open the box and see a bottle(s) of their favorite vintage(s).
That goes for the keepsake boxes, too. It’s a great thought to get one of these custom, gorgeously engineered boxes for your besties, but if you can’t fill the gift with well-thought-out memories, photos, souvenirs, and/or historical hallmarks, then you really can’t flex your gift-giving genius.
A well-written and adorably familiar (sounds just like you) inside lid inscription is just another one of the ‘add ons’ that can elevate your gift to oh-so extra special. And if you’d like to create-your-own design or add a photo of the couple, these options are available and very reasonable, too.
Include intention and interest well beyond the wedding weekend
This is where we’re going when we say that a personal gift doesn’t just stop there, rather, it has a purpose that far outlasts the single wedding occasion. Personal gifts are always a nice way to keep the newlywed vibes alive, even after the day, the weekend, the honeymoon, the first-month-milestone-since-marriage anny. But what we love about the anniversary boxes from Artificer Wood Works is that you can give the happy couple something to look forward to, a challenge, if you will, to reconnect with each other, to unplug for an evening, and to be able to commit to well-deserved time together, unspoiled by work, stress, inevitable annoyances that come up.
It doesn’t even just have to be for the ‘official’ annual anniversaries. There are a handful of ‘just because’ type boxes that invite the newlyweds to engage and indulge in a bottle whenever it feels right, whenever it’s needed. Be it the first night of total quiet or a night that’s particularly festive. Life has the tendency to get hard, even when you have a partner-in-crime along for the ride, so taking time-outs is absolutely encouraged!
Artificer Wood Works’ custom wine boxes, keepsake boxes, and other personalized wood gifts make meaningful, high-end presents for every occasion and everyone on your list — especially when you want to put your personalized present prowess to the test! Soooo start shopping now!
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