Unusual Wood Gifts

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Unusual Wood Gifts
Elaborate wooden wall art pieces are unique gifts for unique tastes. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Unusual wood gifts are unique and meaningful gestures suitable for a variety of occasions, including fifth wedding anniversaries, house warming occasions and birthdays. Gifting wooden pieces for your fifth anniversary is symbolic of the strength and solidity of the marriage. Most unusual wooden gifts are handcrafted and carved, which adds uniqueness to each piece. They can be purchased from local speciality shops or woodcraft online stores.

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Wooden Wall Art

Wooden wall pieces fitting for contemporary and eclectic tastes are found online, at local speciality shops and at a variety of international markets where handicrafts are sold. Wall art includes a variety of textured wooden sculptures with splashes of colour, hand painted clocks, masks and other hand carved pieces. African wooden masks are matchlessly unique and hand carved. The pieces customarily represent the form of an animal, such as an antelope. Prices for an African mask vary depending on whether it is crafted specifically for sale or is recovered from an ancient tribe.

Bottle Toppers

Wooden bottle toppers are made from a variety of fine woods such as cherry wood, natural Oregon maple, walnut wood and birdseye maple. They are unique by nature and design. Rare woods such as Oahu Koa, Central African zebrawood and amboyna burl, which is native to Southeast Asia, are also used to create beautiful bottle toppers. Bottle topper designs range from natural unfinished gnarled wood to neatly sanded and finished wood pieces. Coloured glass flourishes, intricate carvings and other embellishments are also common. Wooden bottle toppers are commonly priced between £13 and £29 with higher prices reserved for more luxurious flourishes such as sterling silver.

Natural Wood Vase

Natural wood vases made from dark walnut, maple burl and yew wood are available online stores and commonly range from 4 to 11 inches high. Because wood vases are typically made with natural wood, they are not waterproof and are limited to holding pens and pencils, dried flowers and other dry decorations. Natural wood vases are beautiful ornamental pieces that can stand on their own on a bookshelf, side table or mantle.

Jewellery

Jewellery gifts can include fashionable natural coloured or hand painted wooden pendants and earrings, bangles, rings and brooches. Wooden jewellery pieces are commonly made from richly coloured elm wood, pink ivory wood, maple, ebony and African rosewood. They typically range from £16 to £58 depending on the finish, design and type of wood.

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