We’re always on the hunt for really special and original gifts—bridal party gifts, engagement gifts, and wedding gifts. After all, we’re in the biz and know how frustrating it can be sometimes to find that perfect idea!

Personalized gifts really show the recipients that you went the extra mile. And when that gift is created by artisans, well, it doesn’t get more special than that!

We always tell the story of a friend who lives in Hanover New Hampshire and gives personalized ceramic gifts or weddings & engagements, created by local artisans. They’re always a huge hit and end up being the gift-of-choice when the recipients themselves need to give a gift of their own. Unfortunately, we aren’t all lucky enough to live near local artisans.

That’s why we love the guys at Artificer Wood Works. They’re a bunch of artisan woodworkers who create the most amazing wine and keepsake boxes that can be ordered online. You can customize any of their dozens of original designs or create one of your very own from scratch. They’ll help you along the way to add, as they say, “clever and thoughtful finishing touches that make your gift extraordinary”. We can’t help but agree!

We love the idea of a personalized wine box for the happy couple or as a thank you for groomsmen and bridesmaids. Add a bottle of their favorite vino and it’s a great keepsake that they’ll cherish for years to come.

They’ve got these great Anniversary Boxes which hold 3 wines that are to be opened on a couple’s first, third and fifth anniversaries—how wonderful is that?

This video on the Anniversary Boxes makes our hearts melt.

Whether it’s a keepsake box for photos and mementos, a wine box or anniversary box, we love the story they tell and the hand-crafted quality of the products they have to offer.