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Handwritten family recipes are priceless. There's something special about following your grandmother's own cursive script to prepare one of her signature dishes. The cards are usually faded and stained, tucked away in recipe boxes for safe keeping. Preserving these recipes keeps loved ones' memories alive after they've left us and ensures that they can be shared with future generations.

Thanks to the creativity and work of many sellers on Etsy, you can now share these beloved recipes in a way that the whole family can enjoy. These handwritten recipe gift ideas will let you share your family's most treasured recipes without worry of damaging the original copy. From a tea towel to a coffee mug and more, here are ten creative ideas for turning handwritten recipes into gifts that the recipient will treasure for years to come.

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Recipe Mug
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Ceramic Coffee Mug With Family Recipe

BUY IT: from $24.99;

Available in five colors, this dishwasher and microwave-safe mug allows the recipient to reminisce on treasured family memories each morning when they enjoy their coffee. 

Recipe Casserole Dish
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Engraved 9x13 Casserole Dish

BUY IT: $68.99;

Grandma's famous casserole will be even better when served in this 9-by-13 dish that has the ingredients and instructions printed on the bottom. 

Handwritten Recipe Apron
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Apron with Handwritten Recipe

BUY IT: $40.50;

This Etsy seller personalizes plain aprons by converting handwritten recipes onto the front of them. Bonus points for being durable enough to withstand the washing machine.

Handwritten Recipe Tea Towel
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Personalized Kitchen Flour Sac Hand Towel

BUY IT: $12;

Your sister will love hanging a tea towel with your great-grandmother's biscuit recipe over the handle of her stove.

Recipe Cutting Board
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Custom Recipe Bamboo Cutting Board

BUY IT: from $33.29;

Engrave your dad's favorite cookie recipe onto a wooden cutting board.  This seller takes a scanned copy of your recipe and replicates the original handwriting onto a cutting board.

Recipe Pie Plate
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Engraved Pie Plate

BUY IT: from $54.99;

Whether it's a classic family pie or homemade crust, a handwritten recipe will shine on this glass dish. The pie plate is oven, microwave, dishwasher, and freezer safe. 

Framed Handwritten Recipe Print
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Custom Wood Framed Printed Family Recipe Kitchen Sign

BUY IT: from $29.99;

Turn handwritten recipes into meaningful pieces of art. Sizes start with the dimensions of 5x7 and are available in nine different options up to a 24x36-inch frame. 

Handwritten Recipe Plattr
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Handwritten Recipe Platter

BUY IT: from $59;

This platter can be displayed in the kitchen or used to serve the famous family recipe that's printed on it. 

Wooden Recipe Card
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Etched Wood Recipe Card

BUY IT: from $18.50;

The original copies of your most treasured family recipes can often be well-used and fragile. Having them etched onto a piece of wood will give them new life to be used for years to come. Plus, you can make a copy for every member of the family. 

Personalized Slate Cheese Board
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Personalized Slate Cheese Board

BUY IT: $55;

This slate board with sturdy handles will become their new favorite piece for serving charcuterie.