My 1st Years sent us a gorgeous personalised chopping board to review which is in the shape of Nicholas’ favourite animal. We’ve been having fun over the last couple of weeks using it, not only for cutting but also as a serving board (my favourite use for it!).
My 1st Years sell lovely baby gifts, clothing and accessories, many of which can be personalised. An English company that was founded in 2010, they pride themselves on quality products at affordable prices. But they don’t just cater for little people. With Father’s Day (in the UK) just less than a month away, they also have beautiful gifts for dads which can be made extra special with personalisation.
The chopping board is handmade in solid oak (sourced from sustainable forests) by the English company Hop & Peck. It feels and smells wonderful, the design is super cute and it’s a wonderfully solid little board. Size-wise it’s quite compact (approximately 28cm x 18cm x 2cm) with its ears not being much use if using it for chopping. However, it’s perfectly big enough for little budding chefs and a good size when using it as a serving board.
I was a little concerned before using the board that it would slip around when we were using it because there aren’t any gripping feet. However, we’ve used it on several different surfaces and had no issues at all (it also means you can use both sides of the board).
The extra touch of being able to personalise the board at no extra cost (most of My 1st Years’ products can be personalised) is great. Nicholas loves recognising his name on it and also loves his title of ‘chef’! Most importantly for him, is that the board is his (not for mummy or papà). I’m learning children love having their own implements to use in the kitchen and just getting out their cooking things is an activity in itself.
All products from My 1st Years come beautifully wrapped in a sturdy gift box. If you’re buying a gift for someone else, you can have it sent directly to them.
I have absolutely no negatives about the chopping/serving board. What I would have liked though, was some information about taking care of it included. If I was sending it to someone as a gift, I’d also like the recipient to know that the board was handmade from oak by an English company.
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Disclosure: We were sent a personalised chopping board from My 1st Years to review. My opinions are honest and my own.