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Looking for the best gift for mom or the home decor lover in your life? You’ve come to the right place. In fact, I have the best gift idea for your mom, sister, a couple. bachelors, hostess, or housewarming.
Frankly, there are very few adults that wouldn’t enjoy receiving a gift like this.
A Gift That Works for Everyone
There comes a time when you want to show your thoughtfulness through gift-giving but have no idea what to get the receiver.
We’ve all been there countless times.
Thankfully, there are a few options that are so universally appealing that you can’t miss.
Even if you think the person you’re buying for already has everything.
In this post we’re going to talk about one thing that you can buy that is a total crowd pleaser and just about any adult would be grateful to receive.
That thing is a personalized charcuterie board or personalized cheese board.
WAIT! Before you leave this post thinking your recipient doesn’t need a fancy cutting board, let me tell you why this item works for everyone.
- Perfect for appetizers and snacks on holidays
- Great for hosting dinner parties
- Treat yourself moment or pamper night
For Sister & Single Ladies
- Excellent for hosting friends
- Great way to serve snacks for tv watch parties
- Perfect for wine night
- Doubles as kitchen decor and serving board
- Commemorates special moments
- Perfect for at home date night
- Men host at home too!
- Monogrammed and single name options are perfect for a single man
- Rustic or slate boards can double as decor
- Thoughtful gift to celebrate a new home and a new chapter in life
- Great for formal and informal hosting at home
Personalized Cheese Boards & Charcuterie Boards
The best thing about charcuterie boards is that they will last your for years and years if you treat them right.
They’re fantastic for serving appetizers and snacks. And having a personalized or engraved cutting board will take your food presentation to the next level.
It’s an effortless way to impress your guests without having to do anything special.
For more about food presentation and charcuterie board designs check out the post 6 Charcuterie Board Secrets Revealed.
But, without further adeiu, here are 19 amazing boards I found on Etsy that would make the perfect gift.
This board from Rustic Flitch is made from olive wood. It is perfect for chopping, cutting, serving or as an antipasti board.
Olive wood is a hard wood that shows a stunning grain pattern and the live edge on this board sends it over the top for me.
There are several size options available with the biggest being around 19 inches. And, of course, you can engrave a custom message, names, dates, or anything you’d like (within the character limit) on this board.
These handmade boards are made of bamboo and can be purchased separately or in a variety of sets.
Besides the divided compartments on the charcuterie plank, the beer flights are a really unique gift idea.
Funny thing is, before I viewed this listing I had no idea that those little trays to carry beers in was called a beer flight. I’d never thought much about it.
Although, what I have thought much about is how to serve drinks to guests without balancing them on a tray. Even a tray with handles can be a bit precarious, especially in heels.
The beer flights have holes that securely hold many different sized cups for transport.
And, of course, you don’t only have to use them to serve beer exclusively. It’s more about a way to move several full glasses around to guests securely.
Wood finishes for these items include espresso, amber, or blonde. The boards can be personalized with an engraving. There are several different font options available.
You can add a date, family name, phrase, quote or short message, company logo for corporate gifts, and even favorite sports or team.
All boards are finished with a homemade board butter made from food-safe mineral oil and beeswax.
Made from walnut wood, this rectangular cutting board will appeal to minimalist lovers.
I stark contrast to the previous board, the style is simplistic and classic with a delicate engraving in the center.
If you don’t want to be overwhelmed by too many customization options, this is a good pick.
There are 4 block shapes to choose from and 3 different types of wood.
Just know that these are not stained wood pieces so the color and grain will vary from board to board.
The boards are conditioned for ready-use upon arrival.
The Sugar Tree Gallery shop on Etsy offers functional kitchen tools that are also heartfelt gifts for any occasion.
This personalized cheese board is just one of them. It’s available in white oak, hickory, hard maple, and mahogany.
This is a space saver option that doesn’t skimp on style. All orders can be personalized with any engraving of your choice.
An engraved paddle board is a versatile gift option. This one by Moderne Home Decor is perfect for small gatherings.
You can chop and slice your appetizer ingredients on one side, then flip it over to arrangle a lovely presentation on the engraved side.
While there is only one board size option of 13.5 inches by 7 inches, there are 9 different engraving designs to choose from.
This is the perfect gift for mom or anyone you know who loves to entertain at home.
If you’re more concerned with having your choice of board shape vs engraved design, True Mementos is the Etsy shop for you.
There personalized cutting board is available in 9 different shapes and size and made from either a bamboo, walnut, or cherry wood.
All options are under $100 and can be personalized with an engraved name and date.
Personalized cutting boards make great wedding or housewarming gifts.
This round board from FlowerTown Weddings is a refreshing departure from the standard rectangular shape.
In fact, just about any board shape is available under this listing. There are numberous engraving designs, shapes, sizes, and wood types.
Just pay close attention when you’re selecting your options because it’s not the most intuitive setup. Be sure to click through all of the images in the listing so that you can see what each of the 12 designs look like on a rectangular or circular board before ordering.
This beautiful combination of marble and wood is elegant and perfect for decorating your kitchen when not in use.
It can, of course, be used as a serving tray, charcuterie and breadboard as well.
It’s made of natural acacia wood and needs to be hand washed and treated regularly with wood conditioner.
Impress your guests with the nifty serving tray and tools set.
Unlike some of the other serving boards on this list, there aren’t any additional design options for this one.
What you see is what you get. With the exception of the personalized name and monogrammed tools of course.
This makes it an easy, no fuss, smart gift that looks like you put more thought into it than you really did.
This set will make hosting a breeze. Just add some cheese, crackers, bread, spreads, cold cuts or fruit and you are all set.
It’s no wonder this next board is a bestseller. This is the perfect gift for city dwellers.
And while I personally wouldn’t dare cut on this beautiful design, you do have the option of boards with a juice groove around the perimeter.
This may be helpful should you serve a high water content fruit like watermelon or pineapple slice off this board.
But, by far the feature is the personlaized skyline. You can choose from 50 different cities in the United States.
How cool is that!
These Left Coast Original charcuterie boards are available in 5 different configurations along with a few different gift set options.
You can pick a large or medium wine serving tray, a large or medium charcuterie board, or a small cheese board. Purchase one, get a combination, or get the complete set.
The natural beauty of olive wood shows in these boards. No two boards are alike which makes this a really unique gift.
There are a few different font styles and board sizes to choose from. You also have the option of selecting a board with juice grooves on one side and the engraving on the reverse side.
But, no matter which option you choose you’re sure to get a stellar product. This board from Dragon Forged Studios boasts a 5 star rating with over 2300 reviews!
The beauty of this slate tray from Slate Mart is that it can give you both a classy refined surface for fancy appetizers or a more masculine, rugged look as a steak serving tray.
It is crafted from natural slate with rough chisseled edges.and shows off a natural look. This is a great option for a bachelor or someone who loves the black and white monochrome look in their home.
A custom chopping block is just the beginning of a beautiful charcuterie set. This board from Wood and Mine also has coordinating coasters, spoons, and a smaller cutting board.
You can choose any combinattion of the 3 or select individual pieces only when ordering.
This uniquely designed board will want you to say beach please.
Eleanora’s Art Word created the perfect gift for a coastal home or any travel-loving recipient.
This features an incredible 3d resin wave effect that is just stunning.
The ash and oak hardwood serving board is perfect for laying out a spread.
Moreover, it’s a work of art that can be displayed all on its own when not in use.
Have you thought of the lucky, beach-loving recipient yet?
Rustic Flitch does it again with this beautiful olive wood board. This is similar to their other board featured in #1 on this list, However, with this option you have a 14 character engraving limit.
This makes the engraving restricted to either a first or last name, giving the board a more simplified look.
The style of this board is both rustic and modern with it’s smooth, refined edges.
Made of maple wood, this engraved serving tray is beautiful and perfect for breakfast in bed.
This would be the perfect gift for mom on a special occasion like Christmas or her birthday.
Best of all, you have a generous amount of engraving space at 256 characters. This will allow you space for a custom message, names, and dates.
The thing I like the best about this is the handles. They make transport so much easier.
Handmade and personalized, these cheese boards from Sugar Tree Gallery are made from strips of premium wood.
You can also add the coordinating coasters to make it a gift set.
Choose between mahogany, white oak, maple and hickory and select a personalization of up to 250 characters.
This narrow cut on these boards makes will allow you to create a nice linear display of snacks on a picnic or staycation.
Over 50,000 happy customers have been delighted with this cheeseboard and its beautiful design.
Available in walnut, maple and sapele, these make thoughtful gifts for any occasion.
Not only is a charcuterie board a thoughtful gift idea, it is also a long-lasting, multi-purpose keepsake.
It can be a serving tray or a cheese board. When not in use, it can be a beautiful, decorative piece at your kitchen or bar.
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for mom or a gift for the home decor lover in your life, this is it.
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