Unique & Unusual Handmade Wood Gifts & Home Decor


VanEss Expressions is ceasing all operations.


We will sell what little remains in our On Line Store , but then we are going to
re-think exactly what we want we want to do & how best to proceed in the future.

VanEss Expressions is a Ma & Pa operation - and we work full time 'regular' jobs.
We started VanEss Expressions because we love working with wood and creating
unique & original wood gifts and home decor items. But in the past few years - it has
started to totally consume our lives, and we have found it just impossible to keep up.
We hope to be back someday- but I don't know when.

We apologize for not responding to those who have recently sent in inquiries,
and our sincere apologies and 'Thanks' to our long time, devoted customers.

Handmade Wood Gifts ~ Unique & Unusual, Original & Custom Handmade Wood Gifts. Wood Clocks, Candle & Picture Holders, Decorative Wood Boxes, Hand-turned Vases & Wood Bowls, Wall Decor, Holiday Nut Bowls and more. Birthday gifts, wedding gifts, anniversary gifts, Christmas gifts - handcrafted wood gifts for any occasion. Handmade in Minneapolis Minnesota, USA

VanEss Expressions is a very small wood-working business; creating original & custom handmade wood wood gifts, home decor and home furnishings.

All items are individually & personally handcrafted by us in our Minneapolis Minnesota workshop. We do not import any products or materials. All of our wood gifts & home decor items are 100% hard-wood - 100% handMade in the USA.

We do not carry a large inventory, and since each item is unique, our in-stock items change often. The below links will take you to pages showing the types of wood gifts & home decor items made by VanEss Expressions.

To see the wooden gifts & home decor items currently available for immediate shipment, please go to our On-Line Store.


Unique Handmade Wood Gifts for All Occasions

~ Wood has warmth, compliments every decor, and never goes out of style. Original photo / picture holders are great gifts for parents & grandparents. Desk, mantel or wall clocks make practical and decorative gifts for just about anyone. Wood vases & bowls can be functional gifts or purly decoration. Don't forget that Wood is the perfect gift for that 5th Wedding Anniversary. And handcrafted decorative wood boxes are wonderful gifts and are a unique way to package your other gifts.

Classic wood holiday nut bowls. Perfect for holiday or anytime entertaining and make exceptional holiday gifts. All wood nut bowls come with a nutcracker and 2 picks. All are individually handcrafted of solid hard-wood and made in Minneapolis Minnesota, USA

Handcrafted Wood Christmas Nut Bowls

~ Wood Nut Bowls are a Christmas holiday entertaining tradition, but are also unique holiday gifts that will be appreciated year after year. Our original classic wood nut bowls are individually handcrafted from 100% hardwood. Although similar in design - each is unique. All of our holiday nut bowls come with nutcracker & picks, so all you have to add is the nuts. Click here, or on the picture, to see examples of our different nut bowl designs.


Handcrafted Wood Clocks ~ handmade desk clocks, mantel clocks and wall clocks; multi-wood and pendulum clocks. 100% hardwood clocks - oak, ash, maple, cherry & walnut clocks. Unique & unusual- with either clock inserts or clock movements.  Original & custom clock designs - handmade in Minneapolis Minnesota, USA

Unique & Original Handcrafted Wood Clocks

~ All of our wood clocks are individually handcrafted and use either clock inserts or clock movements. We have a wide variety of desk & mantel clocks - and each could be scaled up or down as the need dictates. From a more traditional Pillar Clock, to our contemporary 'Oval', to our very popular 'Pendulum Clock, to our whimsical walking worm; we have a variety of unique and original clocks to match just about any decor. We also make a variety of wood wall clocks - as a funchtional yet decorative wall accent.


Handcrafted Button Wood Wall Clocks ~ unique, functional & inexpensive handmade gifts for just about anyone. Button Clocks are wood wall clocks that are light enough to hang on a nail and small enough to fit on just about any wall. 'Button' wood wall clocks are unique & original, but are perfect when multiple similar gifts are needed. Custom orders are acceptable. Button clocks (like everything we sell) are individually & personally handcrafted in our Minneapolis Minnesota workshop. 100% handmade in the USA

'Button' Wood Wall Clocks

Button Wall Clocks are small inexpensive hand-turned round wall clocks that can be tucked just about anywhere you need a clock. Great gifts for co-workers or when you need multiple, similar gifts, but want each to be unique & original.

'Button' Wall Clocks range from 4½" to 6" in diameter and have a 2¾" clock face. The key-hole allows them to be hung on just about any wall. Click on the picture to see some examples.



Handcrafted Wood Gifts ~ Unique & Unusual, Original & Custom Handmade Wood Gifts. Wood Clocks, Candle & Picture Holders, Decorative Wood Boxes, Hand-turned Vases & Wood Bowls, Wall Decor, Holiday Nut Bowls and more. Birthday gifts, wedding gifts, anniversary gifts, Christmas gifts - handcrafted wood gifts for any occasion. Handmade in Minneapolis Minnesota, USA

Hand-Turned Solid Hard-Wood Bowls & Vases

~ Wood vases & bowls come in a variety of shapes, sizes & types of wood. All are hand-turned from either solid stock or glued up board lumber. Some of the vases are handmade specifically to hold dried or silk flowers, others have a plastic water tubes for fresh flowers. Wood bowls & vases are wonderful house warming gifts, or a perfect accompaniment for a flower bouquet. Click the picture for examples of our handcrafted wood vases.

Handcrafted Decorative Wood Boxes - Keepsake boxes, jewelry boxes, tea boxes and book boxes. Decorative wood boxes for a multitude of uses. Distinctive box-joint corners provide strength and are visually eye-catching.

Functional & Decorative Handmade Wood Boxes

~ Jewelry boxes, keepsake boxes, tea boxes, gift boxes and book boxes. All of our decorative wood boxes have striking box-joint corners - structurally superior and adds a unique decorative accent,. subtle in single wood boxes and dramatic in contrasting multi-wood boxes. Decorative wood boxes are not only beautiful gifts themselves, but are a wonderful way to present that other very special gift.

Handcrafted wood gifts, unique clocks, vases, bowls, home decor & home furnishings, unusual candle & picture holders, and distinctive wood furniture. Desk clocks, mantel clocks & wall clocks. Pendulum clocks, clock inserts & clock movements. Coffee, accent, occasional, side & end tables. Silk, dried & fresh flower vases. Oak, Ash, Maple, Cherry, Walnut and multi-wood. Floor mirrors, night stands and curio cabinets. 100% wood gifts & decor, handmade in Minneapolis Minnesota, USA.VanEss Expressions is more than Wood Gifts.
VanEss Expressions is a very small Minneapolis familiy business, creating unique & unusual, original & custom handmade wood gifts, clocks, home decor & home furnishings, hand-turned vases & bowls, and distinctive wood furniture (larger furniture items are only available to our Minneapolis area customers).

VanEss Expressions is all about Wood
All of our pieces are 100% solid hardwood ~ no pine, plywood, or laminates. We use a variety of wood stains & dyes to enhance the grain, to add color, or to match your current decor - but we never paint wood.

VanEss Expressions is all about Quality
Each item is individually & personally handcrafted by us ~ from the original design, to the selection of the wood, to the very last coat of varnish ~ one piece at a time. We do not import any products or material - every pieces is handmade in our workshope in Minneapolis Minnesota - 100% made in the USA.

VanEss Expressions is all about Customer Satisfaction
We stand behind our work and work with our customers. Most of our sales are from repeat business or referrals ~ and that's the way we like it.

Please, visit our On-Line Store for
Original Wood Gifts, Handcrafted Home Decor, Unusual Home Furnishings, Unique Clocks,
Distinctive Wood Vases & Bowls, Custom Wooden Boxes, Classic Holiday Nut Bowls & More!

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Origiinal & Custom Wood Vases / Unique Handmade Wood Vases & Urns / Unusual Handcrafted Wooden Bowls & Containers
Handcrafted Desk Clocks / Handmade Mantel Clocks / Handcrafted Wall Clocks / Custom Handmade Clocks / 5th Wedding Anniversary Gifts