Engraved Recipe Boxes

A Personalized Recipe Box Is the Heirloom-Quality Gift They Don't Already Have

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If you think of the best gift you've ever received, what comes to mind? Chances are it's not a pair of socks, a sweater, or even an expensive gadget but something more meaningful — whether your grandparent's favorite watch, a painting of your first home, or (one of our favorites) a cutting board engraved with a cherished recipe.

If you're looking for a gift that seems tailor-made for a loved one, we can suggest plenty of personalized gifts. But this year, we're eyeing one in particular: engraved recipe boxes.

Why a recipe box, you ask? For starters, it's a keepsake. Your recipient will be able to rely on their well-made recipe box until it's time to pass it down to the next generation. You can even help build their recipe card collection by filling in one or two for them as part of the gift.

Indeed, recipe boxes help preserve the art of handwritten recipes. And whether it's made of acacia, birch, or bamboo, the box itself is a work of art, too, finished off with an engraved name, note, or recipe. Not to mention, we love the nostalgia of a gift that harkens back to Grandma's kitchen.

As with other handmade gifts, the purchase supports artisan makers and small businesses. A personalized gift, meanwhile, can make your recipient feel extra special, as it suggests you put time and thought into finding it. Whether you prefer Etsy or Amazon Handmade (a section of the retail site that, as its name suggests, sells handmade products), we've found recipe boxes worthy of anyone on your list.

8 Personalized Recipe Boxes to Buy in 2021

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The Sinclair Company Personalized Acacia Wood Recipe Box

An engraved name and ornate monogram give this acacia recipe box the look of a true family treasure.

Buy it: $74.99; Amazon

dark wood recipe box with dividers and engraving
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WoodCookStudio Birch Plywood Recipe Box

Customize this birch recipe box, available in natural wood and a brown stain, with inscriptions on both the outside and inside of the box. 

Buy it: $98.32; Etsy

light wood recipe box with engraved design and name
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Stamp Out Personalized Birch Plywood Recipe Box

Sweet and simple, the fonts and floral wreath design on this birch recipe box bring fresh appeal to an old-fashioned kitchen staple. 

Buy it: $53; Etsy

bamboo recipe box engraved with recipe
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Memories for Life Handwritten Bamboo Recipe Box

What better way to preserve a handwritten recipe for years to come than engraving it on a recipe box? 

Buy it: $40; Etsy

bamboo wood recipe box engraved with name and botanical design
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Custom Gifts Personalized Bamboo Recipe Box

A botanical border and vintage-style font adorn this bamboo recipe box.

Buy it: $54.99; Amazon

wooden recipe box with engraving on the front and ornate metal vintage style clasp
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CustomCraftUA Birch Plywood Personalized Recipe

Engraved calligraphy and an ornate metal clasp give this birch recipe box a lovely look. You can also engrave a message on the inside of the lid.

Buy it: $64.58; Etsy

wooden recipe box with floral engraving and wooden recipe cards
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WoodPresentStudio Personalized Recipe Box With Wooden Dividers

Delicate, laser-cut lines carve cursive and a floral design into this birch recipe box with a dark stain. 

Buy it: $49.99; Amazon

Acacia wood recipe box engraved with family name
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The Sinclair Company Personalized Acacia Wood Recipe Box

A bold script complements the sturdy build of this acacia wood recipe box.

Buy it: $74.99; Amazon


This story originally appeared on allrecipes.com.