Thinking of a personalized gift to give someone special in your life can make for a happy moment for both of you. If the person enjoys cooking and hosting parties, one idea for you to consider is a cutting board — but not just any average cutting board. Upon choosing this implement, you can take it to a personalized engraving store and have a special image, series of words, or even an emblem engraved onto the surface of the board. While you'll want to give serious thought to what you'll get engraved, you should also evaluate the best type of cutting board to choose for the recipient. Here are some options.
A butcher block cutting board is a thick and heavy board, often made from a series of pieces of wood that are glued together. It's not only functional, but it also provides a visual boost to the kitchen. Many people who are avid cooking enthusiasts favor this type of cutting board because of its weight. If you're doing a lot of chopping on it, it's not going to slide around on the counter. There are many different routes that you can take regarding the engraving. If you're giving the cutting board as a housewarming gift, consider having the home's address and date engraved.
A charcuterie board is often a thinner type of cutting board that people use to serve meats and cheeses. This type of surface can be ideal for those who host gatherings in their home and often serve these types of appetizers. Charcuterie boards often come in a variety of shapes, including squares, rectangles, and ovals, and may have handles to make it easier to carry them. Since this board is synonymous with entertaining, a welcoming slogan such as "welcome to our home" may be appropriate to have engraved.
As its name suggests, a paddle cutting board is shaped approximately like a stubby canoe paddle, with a wide section and a handle. This type of cutting board is versatile. The wide section makes it large enough to use as an everyday cutting board for meal preparation, but the handle makes it useful for carrying around a gathering to serve appetizers. You can go with virtually any engraving idea for this type of board. One option is to have the recipient's family coat of arms engraved on the upper or lower corner of the board.
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