If you are looking for ideas for holidays gifts for the special people in your life and are a seasoned woodworker or are interested in becoming one, consider giving homemade gifts during the holiday season. Although making a personalized gift may take time and effort, it also conveys love to the receiver, and since the gift is of the woodworker’s choosing, it can be made as simply or intricately as the novice or seasoned woodworker desires.
Popular wooden gifts to consider for children include racecars, trains, whittled soldiers, and dollhouses. Depending upon the woodworker’s experience and available time, pieces of furniture for a dollhouse would certainly make any child all smiles. For any avid little readers in your life, perhaps a bookshelf for all those treasured books would be appreciated. A small table and chairs would be great for a reading nook or a tea party. And once the day is done, a homemade toy box would be a great way to encourage children to be tidy and to take care of and be responsible for their belongings.
For adults, wooden gifts to consider include any kind of furniture. A hope chest for a young or newly engaged daughter would be a treasure for years to come. A rocking chair for new parents would not only be special, but would likely see many days and nights of use, too. A wall-mounted coat rack for a young family may make transitioning and keeping up with a busy schedule a little easier, and may even open up some much needed closet space in the process. A mantel clock with a larger, more visible face for an aging parent might be quite helpful to them. All of these are great ideas not only because they are special, but also because they are functional.
Wooden projects for the outdoors may be another consideration. A swing set or playhouse would be enjoyed by children and grandchildren. For the nature lover, a beautiful birdhouse would be a great way to stay connected to the beauty of their surroundings during the cold winter months. Using a wood dowel, consider customizing a flag pole as a way to honor a veteran or customizing it for use with seasonal decorative flags. Help someone to accessorize the outside of their home with a well-made address plaque.
There are a variety of quality supplies that can make any woodworking project achievable. A hardwood dowel, wood knob, wood ball, or wood toy parts used in conjunction with other woodworking or craft supplies and tools can help you make a truly memorable gift for your someone special during the holidays.
About the Author: Dave Murphy is the founder and president of Good Wood, Inc., which makes a high quality wood dowel and the best hardwood dowel on the market. They also create wooden balls, wood knobs, wooden toy parts, custom wood parts, and more. They offer safe wood finishing, wood turning and can import from off-shore when necessary. Visit http://www.goodwoodinc.com for all of your wood product needs.