Looking for the best gifts for cooks? Functional and beautiful, a wood cutting board is a perfect gift for the cooking enthusiasts in your life. Make it an even more meaningful gift by giving a handcrafted wood cutting board that is sustainable. Mevell.com makes handcrafted wood cutting boards that are sustainably sourced and they plant a tree for every board sold. During this season of giving and every day, you can use your purchasing power to make the world a better place. And, assemble a delectable cheeseboard presentation while you’re at it!
Benefits of Wood Cutting Boards
A kitchen essential for any cook, novice or professional, is a quality wood cutting board. Besides being much more attractive than plastic, the most important benefit of wood cutting boards is that they are more sanitary than plastic. While plastic seems to be non-porous and less likely to harbor bacteria, the surface becomes knife-scarred with use. This rough surface is exceptionally difficult to clean, even with bleach or running through the dishwasher. Wood, by contrast, shows the ability to halt the growth of and actually kill bacteria on its surface. Read more about the scientific research supporting this finding on Common Sense Home.
Secondly, wood cutting boards protect your knives better than plastic, ceramic, or glass cutting boards. Another added benefit is that choosing wood cutting boards is more sustainable and can support small businesses such as Mevell.com.
Gift a Sustainable Handcrafted Wood Cutting Board
Mevell.com is a small Canadian enterprise concerned about the environment and determined to make a difference with company practices that enrich the natural world. Their cutting boards are made via a sustainable process which ensures their business does not deplete the forests but actually helps to invigorate them.
Mevell.com sent me a stunning 17×11 Edge Grain Walnut Cutting Board with Juice Groove 0.75″ Thick ($49.98) that complements the open walnut shelving and textured navy tile in my new kitchen! The dark, rich hue of walnut wood gives a mix of rustic charm and elegance to any kitchen, making them ideal to use as a serving platter for guests as well as a durable cutting board. I’m looking forward to carving a juicy roast on it and entertaining holiday guests with an eye-catching, mouthwatering cheese and charcuterie board!
Mevell’s walnut boards are durable and long-lasting hardwood cutting boards, sustainably sourced, and manufactured from black walnut wood in North America. You get an American made product that is inspected twice to make sure you get the best board, a thick and solid reversible walnut cutting board with juice drip groves.
Their 17×11 Edge Grain Maple Cutting Board with Juice Groove 0.75 Thick($39.98) is a classic and practical light-toned board made from thick and solid reversible maple wood with juice drip grooves. This Canadian-made hardwood board is sustainably sourced and manufactured from renewable maple wood. Inspected twice to ensure top quality.
Both functional and aesthetic, Mevell.com takes pride in offering customers a well-crafted top-performing board that brings warmth and elegance to your food prep and dining experience. They offer two sizes of their handcrafted maple and walnut cutting boards as well as cutting board oil and conditioner to maintain the beauty of your board.
Mevell.com joined forces with OneTreePlanted.org, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to global reforestation. For every wood cutting board Mevell sells, OneTreePlanted plants one tree—a perfect fit with Mevell.com’s goals and values. OneTreePlanted also educates the public about the important role trees play in our ecosystem and they work with younger people to motivate them to become active in helping preserve the natural world.
One Tree Planted
One Tree Planted is a nonprofit on a mission to reforest our planet, and provide education, awareness, and engagement on the importance of trees. Business partnerships are a key part of their biggest projects, and they offer custom employee engagement activities for teams who want to get their hands in the dirt.
Reforestation projects help to restore landscapes from forest fires, increase habitats for biodiversity, or enrich communities for social/environmental benefit.
One Tree Planted’s network of eco-smart planting partners on 4 continents around the world – North America, South America, Africa, and Asia – choose the best tree species to plant and work with local communities to get them in the ground. Sometimes professional tree planters are employed for challenging regions. Planting typically happens in the rainy season when the soil is wet and provides optimal conditions for tree survival.
Check out other sustainable brands and use your purchasing power during the holidays, and every day, to support sustainability, fair trade, and a better life on our planet.
Disclosure: I received a Mevell.com walnut cutting board to use in my kitchen. No compensation was received for this post and any opinions expressed are my own.