Wooden Treasures: The Perfect Holiday Gifts

Posted: Dec 13 2013

For anyone that has set foot in Graffiti Beach’s San Diego store, you know we have a passion for wood! What you may not know is that we love it so much, we handpick companies to work with that believe in doing what is best for our environment and helping to sustain the growth of trees and our forests. Most of the products are made from unique varieties of trees that have healing properties and beautiful variations in the wood grain. Here are some of our favorite wooden items that make the perfect gifts this holiday season and a little bit about what makes them so special (aside from looking amazing!). We hope you enjoy and get inspired to give the perfect gifts to your loved ones!

1. WEWOOD WATCHES - $120 to $140 SHOP NOW

WeWood was born in Florence, Italy and specializes in making unique timepieces out of scrap wood from some of the rarest and most beautiful trees. One of our favorite woods they use is Guaiaco which is a beautiful army green color and is known to have powerful healing properties.  In 2010 WeWood opened a branch in Los Angeles, Ca and partnered with tree-planting-partners 'American Forests' and 'Trees For The Future'. Their mission is to plant one tree for every watch that is purchased. So far they have managed to plant 250k+ trees with the help of their growing customer base!


Yellow 108 is known for creating affordable and hip bamboo sunglasses. While bamboo may not actually be considered wood, it is an eco-savvy replacement! Bamboo is an amazing plant with incredible strength and regenerative properties. It can be continuously re-harvested without causing damage to the plant system. Continuous harvesting of this woody grass every 3-7 years actually improves the health of the plant. Yellow 108's handcrafted bamboo frame sunglasses have a water-based stain, flexible hinges, an ultra lightweight body, and 100% UV protective Carl Zeiss lenses from Italy. The frames are crafted by village artisans and come with a handmade bamboo case. There are many styles to choose from and are great for men and women!

Yellow 108 Bamboo Sunglasses


These coasters are the best gift for anyone who loves San Diego! The owner and founder of Neighborwoods is Aymie Spitzer and she was inspired by her love for vintage maps to create these adorable coasters. They feature a wooden map of each area of San Diego (one coaster per area) and come in a set of 4. Even Graffiti Beach's small hometown of South Park is highlighted on these coasters! Engraved on aromatic cedar. Approximately 3 1/2" each.

San Diego Map Coasters

3. GREEN TIMBER WOODEN SNOWFLAKE ORNAMENTS - $15 to $22 Available In-Store Only

Just a few miles from the little town of Spring Green, WI there is a family of five that runs Timbergreen Farm. It is a sustainable tree farm where the family harvests dead and dying trees. The wood goes into one of the three solar-cycle lumber kilns, and using the heat collected from the sun, they dry all of the wood. Once it is dry it is turned into these gorgeous wooden snowflake ornaments, each packaged in a small brown box made from 100% post consumer materials and it is accented with a cute white bow. They even include the story about the family owned farm so their story can live on to whoever receives this delightful gift! Not in San Diego? Not to worry, call the store and we can send you photos of the ornaments we have available and can process the order over the phone and ship it to whoever you would like - 858-433-0950 CLICK HERE for Store Hours.


Laser Cut Wooden Snowflake Ornament

These items are just a small sampling of the beautiful wooden items we have. To get some more inspiration visit our TREE HUGGER section online CLICK HERE. You can also stop by our San Diego store located at 2220 Fern St., San Diego Ca.

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