Everyone has a hard-to-buy-for person on their Christmas list. My brother is always "that" person. Our family hasn't exchanged Christmas presents for several years, but we have done a "Secret Santa" type gift. Every once in awhile, I like to get a special gift for my brother and sisters. One year I had Harold's Photo make copies of a picture of my Grandpa Brown's family and put it in a frame and gave that to my siblings.

If you have a hard-to-buy-for person on your list, or you just want a unique gift for someone special, I have an idea for you.

This year, I think I have found THE ultimate present for my brother and sisters. The other day, one of our account reps walks through my office and he showed me something that MD Engraving in Sioux Falls is making. It's a cutting board with a recipe laser engraved on it.

My mom has hundreds of recipes in her recipe boxes in her handwriting and my Grandma's handwriting. We have used my Grandma's homemade bread recipe for years. That would be the perfect recipe to have engraved on a cutting board.

All you have to do is take a recipe card to MD Engraving at 12th and Elmwood (305 S. Elmwood Avenue) and they will laser engrave the recipe onto a bamboo cutting board. There are six different sizes of cutting boards to choose from, including in the shape of a chicken, cow, pig, and fish. Cutting board prices range from $19.95 to $49.95. There is a $10 scanning and clean up fee per recipe. If you use the same recipe on ten cutting boards, there is only one scanning fee.

It is the perfect sentimental Christmas gift that will be cherished for years and handed down from generation to generation.

To order yours, call MD Engraving at 605-336-2294, stop by their store at 12th and Elmwood or check out their website.

Oh, this is supposed to be a surprise for my brother and sisters, so don't tell them.

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