Of all the design materials available naturally on earth, wood, has proven to be one of man’s favourites. And there are many reasons for this. The appeal that wood offers have been very hard to match or surpass for countless years now. Considering the fact that man has been exploring wood over a long period (literally since the beginning of any form of civilization). It’s rather interesting that it’s still prominently used today and even enjoys a lot of enthusiasm from many. Therefore, some people call it a timeless resource. And they wouldn’t be wrong to say so at all, at least. At one time they used everything from the tree, in the workshop, we try to use all offcuts hence our small wooden gifts.
From the days of cavemen using it in pursuit of prey to these days of adopting it for crafting furniture, wood has always availed itself as a material of great utility. But wood’s not loved just for its utility, it brings much more to the table. In the hands of fine craftsmen, a brilliant wood finish, with its beauty, will leave you with mouth agape. One of such places to see the craftsmanship described above is at Whitlock Wooden Designs. In this online gift shop, one can always find different wooden gift designs that are sure to blow your mind completely.
Who doesn’t love a fine looking wooden wine box or a glittering wooden pen or even wooden bottle stoppers? Widely accepted that they still make the most perfect gifts even today. People of all age brackets and from every walk of life cannot but cherish them as presents. But the big question here is why is this so? Why do we all still cherish wooden gifts despite how prevalent this material is in nature? Although the answer may be different for many, there might be certain few points that resonate with everyone. I will discuss five in the following paragraphs.
The sheer beauty of wood
With the subject gifted, regardless of the value, monetary or otherwise, of what your presenting, if they do not look great, they may just fall short of achieving the intended effect. Human beings are pretty a visual species. Wooden gifts handle this necessity rather well. There is this special aesthetics that wooden gifts offer that is scarce anywhere else.
Interestingly, wood does not just offer visual beauty, it brings textural elegance with it. The countless wooden finishes that artists produce today leave you with such a wide variety of choices. The good thing is whatever choice you go with, it’s hard to go wrong. The brown shade of elegance and class is very hard to ignore by even the least enthusiastic amongst us. So, if a beautiful gift is what you are after (and you most definitely are), a small wooden gift is the perfect option.
It’s hard to see anyone of any age bracket who doesn’t love a wooden look and feel. They even try to achieve this look with their mobile phone skins nowadays.
Having said enough about the beauty of wooden gifts, it is necessary to also talk about one equally important reason people love them. When your birthday, wedding, college graduation or whatever the celebration may be approaching, you most definitely want a fantastic gift. But the thing with gifts is that the ones you get to love the most are the ones that surprise; the type you were not expecting. And most times, the probability is high you weren’t expecting a wooden pen. They are unique! They are not the kind of gifts you get every day. And unique gifts show that the person giving them put thought into it: a very wonderful gesture which everyone loves.
One other thing about these gifts is that they scream novelty. And the truth is the person to whom you’re gifting them appreciates this novelty. Even if the gift is something different, presenting them in a beautiful wooden box is a game changer. A long-lasting impression positively guaranteed on a 5th anniversary or father’s day. It stands out from the usual cardboard boxes, wrapping paper, gift bags and the rest. Because people don’t do this every day, your gift gets to stand out even before it gets opened.
Now if the wood’s not unique enough (just in case you’re more of the perfectionist), there’s still room to add more uniqueness to the equation. One sure way to do this, to add a personal message to your gift. Customize it. A generic gift is definitely appropriate but you can take it a step further by inscribing a message on your anniversary gift. A name or a few carefully chosen words inscribed will leave an even deeper impression on the receiver’s mind. Wood allows for customization of every degree. You could make a light inscription on the wooden gift, say a pen for example or carve a short message from wood. Whatever you decide, a customized gift is always a very thoughtful idea.
With custom made wooden gifts, the liberty is even more. You can choose the wood used, the treatment given to the wood and even the finish done. The possibilities practically limitless with each small change giving a new look.
Apparently, many of us might not be sold on this point but it is valid all the same. The environment is suffering much these days. Many of our activities as people keep threatening the earth and its resources. And on a rather trivial note, you do not want your gift to someone dear to you to be part of these activities. If you somehow agree with all of this, then a wooden gift is a perfect resort.
No matter your inclinations, going for an option that is environmentally friendly is always the right thing to do. There is hardly any process related to wood processing is in any way harmful to the environment. This cannot said true, however, for all the other options possible which mostly include plastics. And we know that plastics are not the best of ideas for the environment.
We relate this point to the previous one made earlier on. The good news about wooden gifts is that it never really becomes a necessity for us to do away with them with. Take a wooden pen for example. Even when the ink is out, because of its uniqueness, one might still hold on to it to admire it daily. We know that they can last a long time unless mistakenly broken or damaged. With a wooden gift box, someone can use it for various purposes as deemed fit. I have even seen numerous DIY tutorials with wooden bottle stoppers, recycled in very resourceful ways.
In other cases, I can remake them into something else entirely different. Wood is wood and anyone who knows what they are doing can easily craft it. A little saw in hand and then some magic can emerge. But nothing beats the expertise of a skilled professional.
Durability Of Materials
While talking about reusability, it is also necessary to mention the durability of wood. Wood is a rugged material. Giving a wooden gift means that the person can keep them for a really long time. Many even pass it on to their loved ones.
What’s not to like about wood gifts, really? They have passed the test of beauty, uniqueness, environmental friendliness, customizability and recyclability. And these might not be the only lot worthy of mention. In comparison with the utility they offer, wood gifts are actually very budget friendly and affordable. At an affordable price, one can get a durable and long-lasting present. And during all this time, if the wood is well polished and taken care, it is not to lose face value at all.
Love Of Wood
So, as we can see, we have made the case for small wooden gifts. The exclusivity they offer is a very hard deal to pass on. And now that wooden bottle stoppers are making a great comeback, now might just be the right time to gift them to a colleague, an old friend or relative. Also, the variety of wooden ballpoint pens available these days is just phenomenal. The novelty pens might be the most attractive of the lot though. The Golden Chinese Dragon Rollerball Pen by us is just a complete beauty to behold. And even if novelty is not your thing, there are also handmade fountain pens and ballpoints capable of matching your taste.
The love for wood and romantic wooden gifts is nothing new at all. It has always existed for long and will not cease to, even in the near future. This is true especially now that better ideas and concepts are being increasingly developed and incorporated into making classy premium gifts. The entire article is just a little attempt to justify this love. So, the next time you get someone a lovely gift, make sure it is a small wooden gift., what other ideas can be more thoughtful than a well-crafted piece of nature?
Have I missed any you can think of or you have a neat idea? Leave your comments below please.
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