Welcome to Oak and Personal
Welcome to the home of unique, personalised, engraved wooden gifts, hand made from solid English and European prime oak. All timber is FSC or PEFC certified, or sourced from other local sustainable resources (read more about our environmental policy). Every item is made to order, and you will not find our products on the High Street.
Any of our items makes a perfect present for any occasion, and you can purchase safe in the knowledge that your gift is guaranteed to be unique. All are designed by us and hand made in our West Sussex workshop. Our range of products includes chopping boards, cheese boards, carving boards, bread boards, wine racks, wall clocks, boot jacks, bookends, and fruit bowls, and we are always working on new designs.
Made and personalised for you
We offer almost endless possibilities with the engraving, limited only by your imagination. There is no fixed number of characters - we adjust character size and spacing to accommodate your required inscription. We can also add a 2D or 3D motif, or design a personalised cipher to make your purchase as individual and special as its recipient.
The level of personalisation makes our products extremely popular for engagement and wedding gifts, anniversary and birthday presents and any other special occasion, such as Christmas, house warming and retirement, when that extra special personal touch will be appreciated.
If you seek a gift with a difference that is oak and personal then you are in the right place. Read why our products and service are unique.
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Another happy customer...
“As I have frequent returning customer status I am delighted to offer feed back!!
The quality of the paddle board is second to none. You are my go-to for the young in my circle as a lasting wedding gift and the thank you notes to me have been more than appreciative. It’s so lovely to be able to rely upon superbly crafted boards of all shapes and sizes. They are all in constant use so I understand plus offering that little bit of engraving to make them extra special for important dates.
For service you are always fast, and approachable if I have needed to discuss the item. I have still to buy one for ME but hints to my son and his wife (recent addition to the family) may prove fruitful. Another order will be on its way next month for yet another wedding.”
Maggie, February 2017
Win a wooden bowl worth £45
Each month we have a prize draw; it is free to enter and just requires you to write a short review having received or purchased one of our products. You can simply do it by one of the following methods:
- in the form of an email
- a review against the specific product you have
- tweet about it using the hashtag #OakAndPersonal
- post on our Facebook page.
Each entry is entered in three consecutive monthly draws thereby increasing your chance of winning the prize for that month. The next draw will take place on 15 May 2017.
News From The Workshop | Oak and Personal - All Articles
We have been busy in the workshop finalising some new designs, and are pleased to announce they are now available to purchase. These include a Gin & Tonic board, Dips and Snacks bowls, a Bottle Coaster and a 2-liner chopping board which allows for two lines of text to be engraved on each of the long edges - ideal for a poem or longer message.
We are always looking for ways to improve our products, whether it be their design, the raw materials or the finish. For some time we have been mindful that the white mineral oil we have used on all our wooden boards and lazy susans for the past 5 years would require regular maintenance and care. In a hectic world, we are all busy and likely to rarely have time to take the necessary care.
The good news is that with our new finish of a blend of natural waxes ...
We are pleased to announce the introduction of our extra large chopping, cheese and carving boards. These all measure 38x50x4cm, and we feel will be large enough for any chopping or serving task. As with all our products, the extra large boards are designed and hand made in our West Sussex workshop and are some the largest personalised boards available on the market.
With these boards we offer our usual extensive range of personalisation and engraved options including engraving on the edges, face and/or a hidden message underneath. We can engrave text, 2D or 3D motifs, personalised ciphers or even something from an image you supply.
This is a little different and came about following a request from a customer to turn one of our bread boards into a trophy. The trophy is to be awarded annually to a member of the Farmers' Club for their wheat growing efforts. Not being experts in wheat it is unclear to us the criteria that will determine the winner!
The main trophy is based on our 38 x 2.7cm circular bread board with the addition of two concentric rings of engraved text in font Times New Roman. The stand-out (it's actually concave), centrepiece is the large 3D wheat sheaf motif which measures 12cm in diameter. This took many hours to create.
This is what the customer had to say:
"The Bread Board and plinth arrived safely yesterday. I am just delighted with it – in fact it is better than I imagined..."