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4 Woodworking Christmas Gift Ideas

December 21, 2022 2 min read

As the festive season rolls around once more, you've probably been thinking about what gifts to buy your loved ones this year. Well, if you have a knack for woodworking then you can get creative and make your family and friends personalised gifts! If you’re stuck for inspiration, we have several thoughtful gift ideas for you. 


With your reliable woodworking machinery and tools, you can create some of the most unique and handmade gifts that your loved ones will adore. Here’s some inspiration below. 

DIY wooden toy

If there's a little one in your life and you’re not sure what to get them this Christmas, why not make them a wooden toy? Using your range of skills and woodworking equipment, crafting a homemade toy could be the perfect gift for them this Christmas. Simply decide what kind of wooden toy you’d like to make and map out a plan. Popular choices include wooden figures, animals, blocks, or even a rocking horse if you’re up for a challenge!

A wooden sign for their home 

A simple yet thoughtful woodworking gift idea is a personalised wooden sign. There is room to be really creative here as you can tailor the writing to suit who you’re making it for. For example, you could engrave their favourite quote, lyric, or phrase. If you’re stuck for ideas, you can’t go wrong with a classic “welcome home” sign. 


Don’t forget to leave a hole in the top so they can hang it up! 

A handmade picture frame

Another thoughtful gift idea that they’ll love this Christmas is a handmade picture frame. Memories are very sentimental, so having a lovely frame to hold them makes it even more special. There’s no better way to hold a memory than a handcrafted picture frame made especially for you by someone you love. 

A wooden jewellery box

Our last unique woodworking gift idea is a wooden jewellery box. This gift idea is perfect for a special woman in your life that needs a beautiful yet secure place to store her jewellery. This practical yet thoughtful gift is sure to impress. Using your woodworking skills, you could create a wonderfully crafted and handmade jewellery box that she will love and admire for years! 


If you’re in need of some new or used woodworking machinery to complete your projects, browse our website for more information. And if you have any questions, get in touch with our team here at Calderbrook Woodworking Machinery today.