A personalised gift makes receiving a present for Christmas, a birthday or another special occasion all the more special. Personalised kitchen gifts are memorable and unique ways of honouring your favourite cook or baker. These practical gifts can be used time and time again when creating delicious dishes and decadent bakes.
Why buy personalised gifts for the kitchen?
Personalised gifts are fun ways of honouring your favourite cook or baker. They make for personal yet practical gifts that honour love ones, whether they are a couple celebrating their wedding day or anniversary or a friend or family member on their birthday. These gifts are also great ideas for Christmas, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Personalised gifts also make for amusing housewarming presents. Most importantly, they bring a bit more joy to anyone who loves cooking by giving them something original and personal to use.
Things to consider when buying personalised gifts
The level of customisation is important when buying a personalised gift. This includes how much text you can add to the gift. You need to consider how many lines of text and characters you can add, and whether character limits include the number of spaces. You should also take into account whether you can change illustrations and fonts.
Although the main priority for buying a personalised gift is your ability to customise the product, there are several other considerations you need to take into account. Check the quality of the product and the reputation of the manufacturer. You can do this by reading online reviews from customers. To avoid giving someone a product that will spend most of its time in a drawer or cabinet, you should also consider the usefulness of the gift.
When buying any personalised gift, always double and triple check the text. Most manufacturers will engrave names and messages as entered by the buyer, so a mistake can be costly and embarrassing.
Our Top 10 Personalised Kitchen Gifts
There are thousands of personalised gifts designed for the kitchen available on the market. Here are just a few of our favourite products that are practical as well as fun and attractive.
Personalised Cupcake Kitchen Baking Apron
A personalised gift is a great way of honouring your favourite baker. The Personalised Cupcake Kitchen Apron features a customised printed design with a chosen name. The apron also generally comes with ‘Cupcake Queen’ printed, although even this you replace with something more unique and personal if you make a request when the product is ordered. The one downside is the thin material, although the adult-sized apron is made from premium polyester for a genuine cotton feel. Retailing for £9.99, the kitchen apron retails offers great value for money and a fun gift for friends and family.
Personalised Slate Wall Clock
The Personalised Slate Wall Clock is a lovely gift that adds a personal touch to any kitchen. It can be personalised with a name or personal message. Personalisation does have its limits. The overall design is fixed and you are not able to add custom accents or symbols. At the same time, each clock has speckles of fool’s gold that helps create a beautiful rustic look. The 30- by 30-centimetres clock is made from natural slate and is hand-crafted in West Yorkshire. Bespoke designs are also available on request. The customisable clock is sold for £34.99 by Perfect Personalised Gifts.
Personalised Birch Wood Chopping Board
This large and heavy duty shopping board is made from birch wood. The beautiful product can be personalised with laser-engraved names and messages. You need to provide details on font and positioning or else engravers will place fonts and text that they think will look best. But make sure you proof-read, since engravers will use the text exactly as provided. The lightweight board also had a hygienic grooved edge that helps prevent food from spilling or rolling off. The chopping board is made by County Engraving and is sold for £13.95.
Wooden Magnetic Knife Wall Rack
The British-made Wooden Magnetic Knife Wall Rack is a beautiful gift that displays up to four knives. Hidden magnets and invisible screw head fixings create seamless and stylish look that goes well with any décor. This wooden wall rack is handmade using quality Amish American White Oak sourced from Amish Saw Mills in the United States. It is available in three standard sizes, although you can request a custom size too. Retailing at about £199, the product may be personalised with engraved names or messages for an additional £20.
Personalised Chef or Cook
A Personalised Chef or Cook from Kerr Characters is a cute and loveable gift for your favourite cook or baker. The British-made, hand-painted figurine features stunning craftsmanship that perfectly honours a friend or family member. It can be customised with a name or message with up to 24 characters (spaces included). The ceramic miniature cook or baker is 9 centimetres tall and has a soft flock base that is easy on any surface. In addition to being well made, the £12.99 price also provides great value for money.
Personalised Kitchen Plaque
A personalised sign is a fun way of greeting friends and family into a kitchen. They make for fun gifts for new homeowners, newlyweds, or any other loved one. This wooden-style white metal sign looks lovely on a kitchen wall or door. You can personalise the sign with a name and date. Unlike some personalised gifts, you typically can’t choose the fonts. Measuring at about 22 by 16 centimetres, the sign has double sided adhesive pads to secure it on a surface. The product is made by Personalised Gift Ideas and sells for £8.99.
Personalised Diamonte Silver Plated Cake Serving Set
This stylish silver-plated knife and server set from REGENT gifts features beautifully polished and finished blades for cutting and serving delicious cakes. Each item has handles with an elegant brushed finish and inset crystals, and are presented in a gorgeous lined box. Only the blade of the knife can be customised for free. You can add up to two lines of text and a maximum of 50 characters per line. The served can also be engraved but for an extra charge. The set retails for just under £25.
Personalised Engraved Cheese Board
The set includes a personalised cheese board with three knives and a fork. The subtle design allows the product to fit in at a formal wine and cheese party or a laid-back gathering with friends. The knives and forks are stored in a holder that swings from under the board. You can add up to 20 characters on the wooden chopping board. Looking more expensive than it really is, this large personalised cheese board is sold for about £25.
Best Mummy Personalised Wooden Spoon
The Best Mummy Personalised Wooden Spoon makes for a great gift for your mum on Mother’s Day or on her birthday. Measuring at about 35 centimetres in length, it is made from quality beech wood. More than just a novelty item, the product is food and dishwasher safe. Along with the words ‘Best Mummy’, the wooden spoon is engraved with a pretty flower and a personal message of up to two lines with 15 characters on each line. You are married to the illustration and it can not be replaced. The spoon is made by The Gift Experience and retails for £6.99.
Personalised Big Baking Bowl
Personalised baking bowls are a constant reminder for a loved one when they are creating their latest bake. This unique and practical gift retails for just under £25 and measures 24.5 by 10.5 centimetres. You can personalise the large bowl with a name of up to 15 characters. The text and illustration is not fully customisable and ‘Big baking bowl’ can not be changed. The exterior edging and design is on the traditional side and may not be to everyone’s taste, especially lovers of more modern and contemporary styles.
Personalised kitchen gifts allow you to bring a bit of your own character into a present for someone you care about. They also provide the recipient of your gift with something that is personal and unique. Although the ability to customise often drives what you buy, the gift should also be practical and look beautiful.