Handmade Wooden Christmas Nutcracker Giveaway

A gift is not something to be chosen in a hurry. We always want to choose gifts that we know our friends or family will love, and it’s a great feeling when you come across something really unique. If you haven’t considered shopping for something that is handmade and wooden, let us show you a few gorgeous products for inspiration. 

Christmas time is always a special time, as it can be an occasion to celebrate with loved ones, but also a time when we feel the need to give something meaningful to the people who matter most in our life. 

With that in mind, here are a few ideas and suggestions for unique wooden gifts that you can give to your family and friends this holiday season.

We’re giving away a handmade wooden nutcracker from our friends at Erzgebirge.co.uk! Make sure to enter at the end of this blog post.

Choose Unique Wooden Gifts At Christmas

If you have a friend or family member who appreciates handmade beautiful crafts, consider surprising them with something special that had been made with love and care. 

Choosing a decorative item is a lovely gift for friends and family who live far away, as whenever they see it displayed in their home they will think of you and remember how much they are loved. 

You can also go down the seasonal route and get a Christmas decoration which can be brought out again and again year after year. Or you can get something that can be used all year round. 

A wooden Nutcracker is one of our favourite Christmas decorations to give. The nutcracker is a magical Christmas symbol that brings up so much nostalgia and Christmas spirit. It is sure to get anyone into a festive mood.

The German nutcracker is known the world over and is one of the most famous symbols of Christmas. Nutcrackers come in a variety of colours, costumes and different heights to suit different tastes and start at just £26, so it’s an affordable gift that will be loved by everyone.

handmade wooden nutcracker

Wooden Gifts That Can Be Used All Year Round

German Black Forest Weather House

These are so detailed and beautiful with so much to look at. A German Black Forest weather house is a unique piece of history that dates back to the 1800s.

It was used to tell the temperature and show whether the climate is humid or dry outside. It does this with two figurines, a woman and a man dressed in traditional costume, that pop out of the house. It is a popular German souvenir that kids love too.

German weather house

German Incense smoker

Burning incense in the home is one of my favourite ways to create a calming and peaceful atmosphere.

A wooden incense smoker is a traditional craft from the Erzgebirge region of Germany and is a really cute and unique way to burn incense. There’s the more traditional “smoking man” or you can choose something that relates to the gift receiver like a doctor, painter, skier, baker, mechanic or teacher.

wooden German handmade gifts

Cuckoo Clock

A German cuckoo clock is a practical yet beautiful gift that will be used every single day, and kids love it.

You could choose from many styles of cuckoo clocks on their sister website, or go with a modern wall clock or a mantel clock depending on the taste of your recipient.

Many people grew up seeing their grandparent’s cuckoo clock so this is a special and nostalgic gift as well.

German cuckoo clocks

The Best Places to Find Unique Wooden Gifts Online

We recently came across Erzgebirge.co.uk who have really cool handmade wooden products made in Germany — including cuckoo clocks, weather houses, Christmas decorations, nutcrackers, and more.

handmade wooden German gifts

They have graciously offered to give an authentic nutcracker to one of my readers, just in time for Christmas.


For your chance to win a gorgeous nutcracker of your choice from Erzebirge, up to a £125 value, enter via the Gleam widget below

Win a Nutcracker of your choice from Erzebirge up to a £125 value

Good luck!

Due to Brexit, the prize can be shipped to US or EU residents. If a UK resident wins, the prize will be substituted for a coupon.

74 thoughts on “Handmade Wooden Christmas Nutcracker Giveaway”

  1. Oh my! When I saw this giveaway I jumped for joy as I am a huge fan of The Nutcracker and have quite a collection of home decor in the theme!

  2. I am sewing as many of my gifts and gifts bags as possible this year. I like to be able to give something unique and personal.

  3. I’m on call over Christmas, so we’re planning a quiet one, I don’t want to be a party pooper by leaving a big family gathering!

  4. I love them! I also love the Weather House – reminds me of my Nan, she always had one of those and we always wanted to see if the lady or man was out x

  5. I’d love a Nutcracker in my house, he would have pride of place guarding the Xmas tree. Going to my daughter and son in law’s to watch my grandchildren open their presents then enjoying a delicious dinner with all the trimmings cooked by my son in law

  6. These look such good quality, I love hand made pieces like this. My mum collects black forest (the vintage ones) and they have lasted forever.

  7. What beautiful and unusual products.
    This year I’m working on Christmas day but have Boxing day off so it isn’t to bad.

  8. Going to the pub on Christmas day for Christmas dinner and then to my brothers Boxing day to celebrate Christmas with my newborn nephew.

  9. We love unique or home made products, we also love reusable products that we can bring out every year, We’ve been shielding our youngest son for over 20 months now so we have become more dependent on a home made Christmas & we love it!

  10. I love the Cuckoo Clocks. So much fun. Maybe I’ll treat myself this year. The nutcrackers are great. I love spoiling myself with fancy nuts at Christmas

  11. I love traditional stuff like this and these look very high quality. It will probably be another quiet Christmas for us, hopefully i’ll at least be able to visit my parents.


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