These are very practical presents - great for cufflinks, jewellery and bits and bobs, as desk tidies, bedside storage or as a treasure box for special keepsakes.
Made from a hard and durable mango wood from sustainable sources, fairly traded, the boxes are handmade - no two are exactly alike. This does mean sometimes the lids wobble a tiny bit, but this is part of the charm...
They are very pleasant to handle, retaining the aroma of the hand waxing process and possessing a wonderfully smooth outer finish. The boxes are a nice weight and should be strong enough to last a lifetime. Very little care is needed - they can easily be buffed with a soft cloth to preserve the gleam. As with all wooden products, we suggest protecting them from moisture, direct heat and sunlight, which can distort and dry the wood, potentially leading to splitting in extreme cases.
Choose your preferred size of box, pick one of the fonts on offer (scroll through the images to see a sample of the options), and enter your text - we will adjust the letter size to give a beautiful result. We suggest a short piece of text for the first, large line, such as a name or a date, and then a longer message can be engraved lower down. We don't restrict the number of words, but please bear in mind that long messages will have to be reduced in size and will be hard to read.
All fonts are available on each size of box - the images happen to show the small box (W&B) in Castellar font which is capitals only, the medium box (Best Mum) in Script font, and the large box (Gabrielle) in Freehand font, but you can pick whichever font and box size you like and we will lay out each one carefully for the best results.
PLEASE NOTE - we will engrave exactly what you give us, so be very careful with your commas, spaces, capital letters etc. If there is a very obvious typo, such as "I love yuo", we will correct it, but as a rule we engrave exactly what you type. If you want to explain any aspect of your text, please just send us an email.
Each box is carefully wrapped and protected for shipping, and we are happy to gift wrap them too.
Small box - approx 14x14cm. Medium box - approx 18x18cm. Large box - 22x22cm. All boxes are approx 8cm tall.