The end grain walnut cutting board is more than a functional kitchen utensil, it’s a piece of art that’ll give years of service and aesthetic pleasure.
Aesthetics of an end grain board is superior
It has a beautiful design, created when the vertical grain of the wood pieces come together to form a mesmerizing pattern.
End grain cutting boards retain their beauty because they’re self-healing and show damage at a slower rate compared to edge grain boards.
The complex construction and superior workmanship that go into end grain cutting boards gives them a higher artistic and monetary value—a perfect heirloom piece.
End grain is also the best choice for cutting board
Walnut is more antibacterial than plastics and soft woods. As a hardwood, walnut’s fine grain pulls down moisture, trapping bacteria, and killing it when the board dries after cleaning. It’s also difficult for deep grooves to form in hardwood, allowing the board to stay germ free.
The end grain cutting board is gentle on fine knives. The natural vertical pattern of the end grain wood acts as a catch and release mechanism for the blade instead of a wall (like on edge grain wood).
“This cutting board is a work of art. I gave it to my wife as a Christmas present and she thinks it belongs on a wall and not on our kitchen island.” - Nicholas O.
What we love about it: These boards are made in the USA from certified, sustainably grown walnut wood. On top of that, each board you purchase funds the planting of a tree.
Pro Tip: These wooden serving trays are the perfect complement to the end grain walnut board. They’re perfect for serving at dinner, decorated with coffee or delectable desserts.
2 - Stainless Steel Chef Knife Set with Walnut Handles
The knives in this stainless steel chef knife set are the three musketeers of kitchen utensils. Timeless kitchen utensils are the perfects gift ideas for older women.
The chef’s knife (8 inches), utility knife (6 inches), and paring knife (3 inches) are the perfect tools for your special older lady to sail through all cooking tasks. The cherry on top is the beautiful double-riveted black walnut handle.
“My husband bought me these knives for Christmas. I absolutely love them. They are beautifully crafted and very sharp. I love supporting an American business selling products made in America.” - Anonymous
What we love about it: Apart from its contribution to reforestation, we absolutely love that the curved and recessed knife bolster (the joint between the blade and handle) increases the knife’s balance and supports the thumb. It’s also easier to sharpen the entire length of the blade.
Pro Tip: Make proper and safe storage of her gorgeous blades effortless with the 15" wall mounted magnetic walnut knife rack. The black walnut matches the chef knife set handles and will look gorgeous in her kitchen.
After all, the special lady in your life will need the right tools to take care of her killer butcher block collection.
The maintenance products include:
Cutting board friendly soap
Wood seasoning oil
Board disinfectant spray
Here’s why she’ll love this wood care kit:
The cutting board soap infused with coffee grounds and gently cleanses. It is also made with organic saponified oils, such as olive oil, shea butter, coconut, and flaxseed . It doesn’t strip the oil and moisture from the wood or her hands.
The disinfectant spray delivers 1 quadrillion nanosilver to kill bacteria and viruses on the cutting board and kitchen surfaces.
Wood wax made from beeswax seals the wood, preventing it from losing or absorbing too much moisture, which otherwise damages the wood.
100% food-safe wood polishing oil (no paraffin or toxins) quickly nourishes the wood, restoring its sheen and oils lost through repeated washing.
Why we love it:
The all-natural, food-safe ingredients of these wood care products makes them great for the wood and the body. It’s a win-win.
We also find that butcher blocks and cast-iron pots go together like peanut butter and jelly. If your special lady thinks so too, she could definitely use the cast iron scrub and the cast iron oil to clean, restore, and season the cast iron.
Here’s a table comparing how the different care items pair and save you money.
Total if Bought Separately
Total if Bought as a Combo
Natural Cutting Board and Butcher Block Oil
Cutting Board, Cast Iron and Hand Soap
Cutting Board Spray
Cutting Board Spray
Get Her Started on Her Dream Collection
In conclusion, to successfully give a gift to the special older woman in your life, aim for that sweet spot between aesthetics and function.The more thought that goes into the making and selection of the gift, the more it’ll mean to her.
That’s why we proudly recommend the Virginia Boys Kitchens walnut boards and knives, handmade right here in the USA.
Not only do we source our products locally, we also plant one tree for every board sold.