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Personalised Wooden Bookends

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  1. Alan Price (verified owner)

    Bought as a wedding present with names and date engraved. Delighted to receive such a well made set of bookends. Highly recommended.

  2. James (verified owner)

    Bought a pair of bookends for my father in law. I asked for a preview as I wanted dates on the back as well as names on the front. I think the customer service is flawless. I would highly recommend this company to anyone.
    Thank you again.

  3. Roz (verified owner)

    Have just received pair of bookends for my grandson for his Christening (actually shown on website with 2 M’s) and am absolutely thrilled with them. The quality of the wood and workmanship is superb and the service was marvellous. His date of birth was engraved on the back, so he will have something special that will last a lifetime. What a wonderful product and I recommend this company to anyone looking for something unique.

  4. Leana (verified owner)

    Hello Davina

    Just to let you know we received the bookends and they look lovely and thank you for doing such a lovely job with the engraving.

    Many thanks,

    Leana Sidoli

  5. Barbara & Dave (verified owner)

    We recently ordered an engraved wooden Christening Bookend for Grandson Noah. Just wanted to say how pleased we are with this. The workmanship is brilliant and backed up by great service. Although the first one was slightly damaged in transit, the return and quick response in getting a pristine version to us was fantastic. All arrived in good time for the big day – many thanks for providing a truly unique gift.


    Barbara & Dave

  6. Eilish (verified owner)

    Just to let you know that I received my bookends today, they are fabulous, I Love them. They go perfect in my bookcase, I look forward to giving them to my husband at the weekend.
    Many thanks,

  7. Danuta (verified owner)

    Hello Ben,
    I am soooo impressed. Thank you very much for delivering the perfect gift right on time. Also thank you for your time and patience when helping me with the text and layout. I am delighted with the finished bookends and I know my little nephew will love them too when he is old enough to appreciate such things, just like his parents are right now.
    I am sure I will be in touch again with another order soon.
    Kind regards

  8. Janette (verified owner)

    Dear Davina

    Bookends arrived safely. Fabulous!! Very pleased with them, thanks so much

    Janette xx

  9. Tara (verified owner)


    Just wanted to say thank you so much for the book ends that were delivered today – they are gorgeous!

    I very much appreciate your prompt service being able to get them to us this week. Many thanks,


  10. Manda (verified owner)

    Hi Ben,

    I just wanted to let you know that I received them early this week. They were sooooo worth the wait – they bought a tear to my husband’s eye!

    Thank you so much for all your help.


  11. Sharon (verified owner)

    Hi there
    I just wanted to let you know that I received my bookends yesterday, and they are absolutely gorgeous! I love them! And such good quality……
    There just was no ‘comma’ after ‘One Lord’, wasn’t sure if this was meant to be?
    But all the same, they are perfect!
    Special thanks to Ben for all your help!



  12. Tracy (verified owner)

    Dear Ben,

    Thank you for the beautiful quality and perfectly engraved book ends, I am more than pleased with them. The grammar and text layout were perfect as adjusted by me. They arrived ahead of time ensuring I received them timely for the Christening for which they were a gift. I will certainly be recommending you….

    Many thanks


  13. Cath (verified owner)


    I just wanted to say thank you so much for the beautiful bookends you made for my twins’ christening. They are absolutely stunning. The engraving is immaculate and the quality of the oak is really special. Lots of people commented on them and asked where we got them from! I wasn’t expecting my six year old twins to appreciate them fully until they are older but they were really excited to see their own initials on them and they loved that they were a pair and couldn’t wait to set them up in their room with their books.

    Many thanks again, they are perfect and will be treasured for a lifetime.

    Kind regards


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    Hi Ben
    Just wanted to let you know that the package arrived safely. My son is now home from university for Easter and very pleased with his gift of personalised bookends. Thanks for sorting things out.

  15. Lindsay


    They are absolutely fabulous!

    Many thanks


  16. Client Review

    Hi Ben,

    Just had a delivery of the most beautiful book ends.

    Can’t wait to see the sign when it’s ready .

    Shall certainly recommend.

    Many thanks


  17. Ami (verified owner)

    Hi Ben,

    Just wanted to say a huge thankyou … I received the bookends yesterday and they are just as stunning as I imagined they would be, thanks so much I know Luke will love them.

    Thanks Ami

  18. Client Review

    A 5 star award for the beautiful bookends you made for my daughter, Kate. A real treasure.
    She was thrilled.
    Thank you very much. We wish you well with the business.

  19. Ben Griffiths

    Ben Griffiths


    Just wanted to say thank you so much for the gorgeous book ends – they are perfect!


Finish: Superior Danish Oil

Aftercare: Product maintenance is very important. We recommend you continue to treat your product with Danish oil or similar timber treatment oil to protect the timber and stop it drying out. This will also help to prevent staining, discolouration, cracking and warping.

About Timber: Natural timber will always want to move. It’s going to expand and shrink as the temperature and humidity changes in your home and outside, rest assured it won’t change drastically. Small hairline splits may occur as your product ages, this is completely normal and is regarded as part of the timbers natural beauty. As the seasons change you may see some movement in your product, again this is completely normal.

Do not store your product outside, in a garden shed or a garage.

If you need any help or advise on how to maintain your product please contact us or consult your care guide.

Design & Made: Handmade to order in the UK

Materials: Made from Solid English Oak


Height — 20cm

Depth — 15cm

Width — 7 or 10cm

Height — 20cm

Depth — 15cm

Width — 7 or 10cm

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Product Description: Personalised Wooden Bookends

Our Stunning Personalised Wooden Bookends ~ As Made For Penguin Books

These are our personalised wooden bookends. Handmade from a huge single solid piece of the locally sourced Superior Grade English Oak. These engraved wooden bookends are the perfect way to display all of your favourite books and will look fantastic in any room of the house. Either on a bookcase, a windowsill or on one of our floating wooden shelves.

Each and every piece of timber that goes into making our oak bookends is individually hand selected by us to ensure it is perfect for production. Each bookend is made to order by our skills craftsmen in our Hampshire workshop.

Available Singularly or as a Pair:

Our custom oak bookends are sold individually or can be bought by the pair. They will make the most thoughtful and beautiful gift for those who love to read. Weighing roughly 2kg each, one of our bookends will support a large number of hardback and paperback books. They’re ideal for wedding gifts and 5th wedding anniversary gifts, but most of all, they make truly wonderful gifts for children. If you want to buy a really beautiful and functional personalised Christening present or gift for a newborn, these personalised wooden bookends are absolutely perfect.

Personalise Your Bookends:

You have lots of choice when it comes to personalising these stunning wooden bookends. They’re available blank or can be personalised with your choice of words or lettering. The front face is included in the price. Choose to have 1 big initial – up to 20 characters of engraved lettering. To personalise your bookends further, you can then engrave further lettering on the left or right side faces if needed.

For the best look, add a large carved initial or simply ‘A’ and ‘Z’ to the front face of a pair of bookends and a quote on the two visible sides edges, something like a quote from A. A. Milne. It does look simply beautiful!

You can also add extra special touches to your bookends, such as carved hearts or stars and other bespoke carved motifs like musical notes or a triple clef. Take a look at the options available to you – Engraving options.


– 10cm x 15cm x 20cm  (4” x 6” x 8”)

Estimated Delivery Time:

Wooden bookends will be delivered within 7-10 working days. Please be aware this can change daily. If you require an item to be made by a specific date please contact us.

Please Note:

All engravings are in capitals. For lower case lettering, this can be requested at time of order. Please add this to the note section at checkout or you can contact us via email or phone. All sizes are approximate.


Make Me Something Special were chosen by Penguin to create stunning engraved wooden bookends with an intricate flower design by, in house, award-winning designer Coralie Bickford-Smith. Taken from the Penguin Clothbound edition of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility.

…and now for this Christmas 2023, Engraved wooden bookends featuring Penguin’s Clothbound edition of Charles Dickens Great Exceptions.

Visit Penguin’s online shop to order these bookends.

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