A Very Unique Personalised Oak Keepsake Box

General | 25th Sep

I would like to start by saying… this memory keepsake box was not for sale!

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Featuring artwork by the very famous Quentin Blake and a quote by the one and only Roald Dahl.

“All you do is look
At a page in this book
Because that’s where we’ll always be,
No book ever ends
When it’s full of your friends
The Giraffe and the Pelly and me.”

Engraved Keepsake box by Make Me Something Special

This was a gift for my daughter’s teachers as a leaving gift. A one-off piece as a big thank you for being a stunning and caring teacher. A unique made-to-measure personalised oak keepsake box, with a carved top and personalised underside with the children’s names and quote.

The only issue is we have somewhat set the benchmark for the years to come for the following parents – not intended!

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Unfortunately, unless we have a contract with the artist or The Roald Dahl foundation, we won’t be producing these oak memory boxes, I am afraid to say. Though… you never know!

Never-the-less, we do make absolutely stunning keepsake boxes with personalised engravings to order. Both large wooden keepsake boxes and smaller too if needed. This is simply an example of what we can do. This is basically our A4 size paper storage box with a lift off lid. It is made from solid English Oak, joined together by dovetail joins and a solid oak lid. Perfect as a memory or keepsake box for all ages.

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We can engrave these stunning oak boxes with lettering, dates, names, special messages, favourite quotes etc… And of course, carved motifs. We can do anything from a single carved heart or star, a Zodiac symbol, animals, landscapes or whatever you like – within reason. They really do make the perfect personalised keepsake box of excellent quality.


This is an excellent example of the kind of detail we can produce. The precise detail we can copy is simply mind-blowing – and not just for carvings like this, but for logos, Crests, Coat of Arms, drawings, artwork – all reproduced to the finest detail.

We have aerospace technology at our facility, normally made to build highly sophisticated applications, but use in our Surrey workshop to carve tiny details into timber.

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There are many other reasons why we can create such high quality designs. Our amazing cutters are used by companies like McLaren and Rolls Royce. Superior grade hardwoods from around the world and finishing techniques you will find being used by fine furniture makers. Make Me Something Special is exactly what we do!


That is what Make Me Something Special is all about. Producing very pretty, very unique, personalised wooden gifts to order. Our craftsmanship is beyond anything you will find on the market… anywhere. We pride ourselves on being the very best wooden gift makers in the world and try very hard to keep it that way.

Personalised Oak Keepsake Box by makemesomethingspecial.com

If you’re interested in ordering one of our stunning personalised oak keepsake boxes, then please get in touch to discuss your requirements. You can see our wooden keepsake boxes here in the shop.

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