If you’re looking for a personalized gift to celebrate the graduate in your life – or a gift to give someone who’s moving on to their “next chapter” (perhaps they are starting college or stepping into retirement) – consider giving them a gift that they can use and cherish for many years (or decades!) to come.

Our expertly-crafted wooden keepsake boxes or laser engraved leather journals are waiting for you to add your personalization for a very special gift.

We create custom keepsake boxes to encourage others to take time to remember the small things.

The wooden keepsake memory boxes come in three sizes. You may also opt to add a tray and/or a lock and key as well.

Choose from different hardwoods to match gift recipient’s décor.

wood samples for keepsake boxes by madtree woodcrafts

Christy, co-founder of Mad Tree Woodcrafts®, loves to work with customers to create one-of-a-kind artwork for memory boxes and journals. Pictured below is one of our favorites that was designed as a gift for friends who were setting off on a cross-country road trip.

(Note: the engraving for the box is on the inside, but engraving can be done on the top, sides, and front as well.)


We also offer square keepsake boxes and square boxes with a sliding lid.

Shop all of our Keepsake Boxes here.

Journaling is one of the most powerful health benefits.

With our easy access to electronics, the art of journaling has fallen by the wayside over the last decade. But many recent studies have shown that journaling – good old-fashioned writing down thoughts – is helpful to boost mental health.

Whether it’s jotting down moments in life that bring about feelings of gratitude or venting about a situation, the act of writing it down on paper has been proven to lessen stress – through lowering blood pressure and improving liver functionality – and help people think through and manage stressful situations. Writing can also boost immunity and keep the memory sharp.

A personalized journal makes a wonderful gift for anyone of any age.

The journal below was designed for attendees of a transformational retreat  where the theme was learning to root and grow businesses.

personalized leather journal

Shop our journals here.   

If you’re interested in having a custom keepsake box or journal made, submit an online request so we can start collaborating on it today.