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You won't find personalised wooden gifts of this quality anywhere else on the market. From bookends and tea light holders to benches and house signs - there's nothing we can't do.

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A Very Special Engraved Wooden Tea Light Holder

A very special engraved wooden tea light holder – indeed! Here at MakeMeSomethingSpecial we make the very best engraved wooden tea light holders on the market. So much so, we were commissioned to make this stunning tea light holder. Larger in size and thickness than our usual personalised wooden tea light holders, in order to engrave the stunning inscription and carved motifs. An engraved rose for Rosie.  

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Bespoke Engraved Oak Signs

Bespoke engraved oak made for the village of Little Berkhamsted Village in Hertford. Three of these mighty bespoke signs were made, one for each main road bringing you into the village. The handmade sign were nothing like we usually made, apart from being made from solid English Oak and feature engraved lettering, it was the sheer size that made these wooden signs breathtaking. They were made to be very heavy duty to last a good deal of time in their new home in Little Berkhamsted. The oak posts were a whopping 200mm square, that is 8 inches in old money, weighing about 30KG each. (Just the posts) From there we create the oak sign plaques that fitted into the posts…

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Bespoke Woking Golf Club Score Card Holder

Whilst many of the products we make at Make Me Something Special can be seen and personalised on our website, a lot of the bespoke gifts we make are often made for just one customer. As a result, a lot of our most unique and creative products are unseen to our online customers and website visitors. When it comes to wooden desk organisers and trays, we are regularly challenged with creating something bespoke that houses some kind of unique belonging or appliance. We were recently contacted by Woking Golf Club, who needed an attractive, high quality oak stand to hold their Golf Course score cards. They wanted the card holder to be engraved with their intricate club logo. So, we…

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The Samsung Bespoke Chopping Boards

It’s true, Samsung required some engraved wooden chopping boards and we were only to happy to help create them for them. The oak chopping boards were handcrafted to order in our Surrey Hills workshop by our team of very skilled craftesmen.  As always, the timber we used was hand selected to be as flawless in grain and as beautiful as possible. The very well known SAMSUNG logo had to be perfect and duplicated over and over again. Something we are very good at. If we are supplied with artwork, we can copy it and create a stunning carved motif that is striking to look at as well as long lasting. We can’t give away the number that were ordered, but…

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David Beckham carves his turkey on a Make Me Something Special board

To all of our customers and website visitors, we hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year! As always, it was a very busy time for the team at Make Me Something Special. However, luckily for us, we love what we do. As you will all know by now, one thing we will always stand up for at Make Me Something Special, is quality. That’s what we’re all about. Crafting by hand the most stunning and detailed personalised gifts, made only from the world’s finest timbers. Of course, maintaining a high standard of quality means we cannot mass-produce our gifts, as each one must be treated by hand with care and attention to detail. But, that’s okay. Why? Because…

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What our clients say

Outstanding customer service and beautiful made and unique items that have such an impact on the recipient especially when personalised. Very impressed and wholly recommend! Sharon


purchsed Personalised Wooden Tea Light Holders with custom engraving

Hi Ben, Just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for the beautiful letter. Indeed “something very special” that my Goddaughter will be able to keep. We are thrilled with it. Kind Regards Maria


purchsed Personalised Wooden Letter with custom engraving

Looks beautiful and yet is so functional. We all need our phones to be charged and what better way to do this than with an outstandingly beautifully carved wooden decorative ornamental object. So good in so many ways.

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Martin - Manchester

purchsed Personalised Wooden iPhone Charger with custom engraving

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