A Personalized Recipe Box Is the Heirloom-Quality Gift They Don't Already Have
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
This story originally appeared on allrecipes.com.