These Personalized Cutting Boards, Dishes, and Linens Preserve Recipes (and Make Meaningful Holiday Gifts)

Give them an heirloom with one of these 12 personalized presents.

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personalized wooden cutting board engraved with family recipe
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Family recipes become more and more special over the years. For starters, the smells and tastes of cooking these cherished dishes take you back in time. But reading a loved one's handwriting on a recipe card or cookbook page evokes even more. It's the sense that you're cooking together. And no matter how the recipe came into your hands, you feel as if they jotted it down just for you.

That said, it's up to you to preserve their handed-down dishes for your relatives and future generations. And we can't think of a better way to memorialize these recipes than engraving or printing them on cutting boards, spoon rests, tea towels, aprons, and more. While we can vouch for all of these keepsake-worthy kitchen goods, we consider recipe-engraved cutting boards the best of the best.

Made of durable wood, cutting boards will last a long time with proper care. In fact, these boards can take on the role of snack boards if someone doesn't feel right about nicking Grandma's perfect cursive with a knife. But keeping these boards pristine isn't the point. You want to use them! And like family recipes, personalized cutting boards will mean even more to your family as you hand them down the line, scratches and all. A little wear over time shows that it's been well loved.

You can find personalized gifts from experienced Etsy makers who replicate recipes in all their glory. Just have your recipe scanned and ready so you can upload it when you place your order. And don't wait to order. Not only do sellers need time to make your product but these small business may have limits on the number of orders they can take.

12 Personalized Recipe Gifts for 2021

Bamboo Cutting Board

bamboo cutting board engraved with recipe

Buy it: Handwritten Recipe Gift Engraved onto Cutting Board, starting at $30;

Walnut Cutting Board

walnut engraved recipe board

Buy it: Handwritten Recipe Cutting Board, starting at $35;

Maple Cutting Board

maple cutting board engraved with a recipe

Buy it: Recipe Cutting Board, starting at $45;

Cherry Cutting Board

cutting board printed with family recipe

Buy it: Recipe Cutting Board, starting at $48;

Ceramic Oval Plate

glazed ceramic oval plate with recipe printed on it

Buy it: The Giving Plate, starting at $70;

Ceramic Appetizer Platter

ceramic appetizer platters with handwritten recipes

Buy it: Ceramic Appetizer Platter with Handwritten Recipe, $100;

Pyrex Glass Dish

glass Pyrex dish engraved with recipe

Buy it: Engraved 9x13 Pyrex, $70;

Cotton Tea Towel

white cotton tea towel with blue stripes

Buy it: Recipe Tea Towel, $31;

Microfiber Polyester and Terry Cotton Kitchen Towel

white kitchen towel printed with handwritten recipe

Buy it: Custom Printed Kitchen Towel, $15;

Cotton Apron

aprons printed with handwritten recipes

Buy it: Personalized Apron Handwritten Recipe Gift, $38;

Ceramic Spoon Rest

custom spoon rest with handwritten recipe

Buy it: Custom Spoon Rest, $55;

Ceramic Casserole Dish

Ceramic Casserole Dish with written recipe

Buy it: Personalized Casserole Pan, $145;

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