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Graduation Gifts - Graduation Gift Ideas


Graduation gifts that are as unique as your graduate can be difficult to find.  However, here at Expressions in Wood, we offer individually handcrafted wooden gifts.  Each gift is created with wood that tells a story.  Each piece comes with a card with information about the specific graduation gifts' wood and where it was found as well as its story, it also includes a note about the artist.

We have many items to choose from that make  wonderful and unique graduation gifts.  Choose from Wood Pens, Wood Clocks, Hair Clips Wooden Boxes, Wood Vases, Wine Bottle Coasters, Wood Hand Mirrors, Wine Bottle Holders, Bottle Toppers, and Golf Ducks.  Because each piece is individually handcrafted, each piece is unique.

If you are searching for a graduation gift with a meaning, olive wood has traditionally stood for hope and new beginnings.  After the flood of Noah in the old testament, the dove brought back an olive branch as the first sign of the subsiding flood, thus symbolizing hope and new beginnings.

If you do not see what you are searching for, please drop us a note.  We are happy to work with you to create the perfect graduation gift for your graduate.

 

Below you will find a lovely selection of handcrafted Wood Pens as well as a few other fun ideas that make great graduation gift ideas.  If you are searching for other graduation gifts, please click on the links to the left, to find exactly what you are looking for.


Olive Wood Graduation Pen

My son-in-law's dad knows I am a wood fanatic.  He had a neighbor who was trimming trees and making a firewood pile to share with his neighbors.  He took a bundle of trimmings and logs for his fire to keep his house warm during the cold Sacramento winters.  He brought home his bundle and gave me a call.  The next time I visited Sacramento, CA I pursued the firewood pile and rescued several pieces from certain incineration.  The olive wood used to create this pen came eye to eye with a fiery furnace and has instead found new life as this writing instrument to warm your heart as you pen your thoughts on cold winter nights.

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This beautiful cherry wood clock would make a wonderful graduation gift.

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What a gorgeous deep ebony wood!  The strong and bold ebony wood used to create this luxurious pen was stowing away in someone's trunk for months.  In Sacramento, California I was visiting a wonderful specialty wood shop, where I drool over the exotic woods they have to offer.  A guy pulls up in his beat up old car with a trunk full of this amazing ebony wood.  The store owner, a few customers and I ravenously scavenged up this marvelous wood.  This well traveled wood can help to pen your memoirs and letters.

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This gorgeous bottle top made of ash and bocata wood with matching base would make a gorgeous graduation gift.

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Unique Lompoc Carob Wood Pen

The Carob Wood used in this piece was from a tree the city was cutting down on South G Street in Lompoc, California.  It was rescued from being snarled at and pulverized by a beastly chipper shredder!  Now it can assist in writing lovely letters and penning your secret thoughts rather than being mulch.

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Imagine composing your next letter with a small bit of history. This gorgeous handcrafted wooden pen was designed from the wood of an old walnut tree that I stumbled across in Sacramento, California.  For thirty years I have held onto a few scraps of wood from that wonderful old walnut orchard, waiting for just the right project to bring out the true beauty of this wood.  You can still smell the walnut trees in the air as they stood graceful and powerful every time you pick up this pen.

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The Chinese Elm wood used in this piece was a trimming from a tree on South U Street in Lompoc, California.  My daughter and her boys were driving through town one day and saw some tree trimmers.  She quickly rushed home to inform me of the "gold" that lay waiting.  As I approached the workers they were quickly feeding this amazing golden Chinese Elm wood into the chipper shredder to become mulch.  I quickly parked and asked if I could scavenge a few pieces from their trimmings pile.  They happily granted my request.  So the little piece of wood was saved from pending doom to create this wood pen just for BUY NOW


There is a local cabinet shop here in Lompoc, California that has given me permission to "dumpster dive" through their discards and scraps at the end of the work day.  One day I happened up the most wonderful light walnut piece.  The grain is abundant and striated.  The walnut wood begged to be rescued from the dumpster and of course I was just the person to rescue it and give it new purpose.

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My son-in-law's dad knows I am a wood fanatic.  He had a neighbor who was trimming trees and making a firewood pile to share with his neighbors.  He took a bundle of trimmings and logs for his fire to keep his house warm during the cold Sacramento winters.  He brought home his bundle and gave me a call.  The next time I visited Sacramento, CA I pursued the firewood pile and rescued the several pieces from certain incineration.  The olive wood used to create this pen came eye to eye with a fiery furnace and has instead found new life as this writing instrument to warm your heart as you pen your thoughts on cold winter nights.

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