Wooden Gifts – Personalised – South Africa

Personalised wooden gifts (for women, men, wives, husbands, mothers, fathers, anniversaries, birthdays, engagements & more!) With every wooden gift individually handcrafted according to the needs of the client and only the finest wood selected and used in their manufacture.

Are you looking for a wooden gift or just some quality gift ideas in general? You have come to the right place! My name is Johan Nel and among other wood craft, I handcraft luxury wooden gifts of all kinds, which can all be customised and personalised in any way you would like.


While I do carry a standard range of items, some of which are displayed here, most of my work is made to order and according to the unique specifications of the client.

Please scroll all the way down the page and through all the items (there are numerous items!). Each picture has been given a reference code to make it easier for you to point out items or aspects of items you like when looking to acquire a quotation.

Please note that these items are all carefully handmade and tailored to the individual needs of the client. This makes for a gift that is truly personalised, one-of-a-kind and special.

1.) Wooden Gifts for Women & Girls

Numerous ideas of personalised wooden gifts for women and girls, girlfriends, wives and mothers. Includes some beautiful ring, earring, jewellery and bracelet boxes and more.

Any of the following designs can be customised in any way according to your individual needs, come in different colours and woods and can be laser engraved with a name, graphic or special message.

2.) Wooden Gifts for Men

Numerous ideas of personalised wooden gifts for men, boyfriends, husbands and fathers. Includes boxes for cufflinks, watches, cigars, knives. Plus some pen and pen box sets with pens that look like bullets.

Again, any of these gifts can be customised in any way you like, different sizes, colours, woods, all according to your individual needs and personalised further with laser engraving.

3.) Handcrafted Games

Includes wooden items created specially for enthusiasts of backgammon, chess and card games.

These items are all carefully and meticulously handcrafted and can be built to any size should you have particular requirements. Can be laser engraved for additional personalisation.

4.) for Collectors

I can create a beautiful box customised to keep any kind of valuable or collectible and for any purpose. One just can’t go wrong with a beautiful wooden box as a gift. These make for beautiful and practical gifts.

These can be custom made to any design, size or colour/wood preference and laser engraved.

5.) for Executives

Gifts appropriate for executives who would like to work in style.

6.) Personalise Your Wooden Gift

Here is a clear example of laser engraving to give you an idea of what to expect. You can either supply us the artwork for the engraving or we can design something for you based on your requirements. It’s also possible to use inlaying or cut outs to personalise your wooden gift should you prefer that.


1. The easiest way to proceed is to choose something you like from the portfolio section above and then specify any unique requirements you may have for the item, such as any size, shape and colour or wood preferences. Every picture has its own unique reference code you can refer to if need be. Feel free to mix and match elements from different items to create a more unique gift.

2. You are also welcome to show me drawings or pictures of any wooden gifts you like from elsewhere too and I can custom make it for you. Simply email the pictures of the item through to me along with any custom preferences you have so I get a clear idea of what you want created. If you can imagine it, I can make it for you.

Once I know what it is you want, I will submit a formal quotation to you along with the time it will take for me to complete the manufacture of your gift and the shipping arrangements.

These goods can be supplied anywhere.


Please feel free to contact me to discuss any wooden gifts you need. Even if you aren’t sure yet of what you want exactly, I can assist and help you find a solution.

Johan Nel

T: 073 394 0057 / +27 73 394 0057 (GMT+2) / WhatsApp

E: info@knysnawoodworkers.co.za

Physical Address:
10 Waenhout Ave,
Knysna Industrial,
Knysna, 6571
South Africa

IMPORTANT: Please note that we have moved premises and can now be found at the above address.