This section doesn’t currently include any content. Add content to this section using the sidebar.

Image caption appears here

Add your deal, information or promotional text

Core Value Block and Tray set sustainable corporate gifts for employees


Tasked with finding a tangible way to reinforce your organization's core values? That's a tall order, we get it.

The perfect core values gift needs to check a lot of boxes. It should be practical yet unique, high quality yet still within budget, and reflect your company culture while appealing to your diverse team.

And if we're being picky (which we are), they should also be sustainably made in the US with personalized service from real people who can even take care of complex shipping logistics.

That's where we come in; checking all the boxes to help you create a top quality, uniquely yours desktop gift to rally your team behind your mission, vision, and values. Let's get started.



Choose tray size, engraving placement, and quantity.


For each unique block design: Choose wood type, number of sides engraved, and quantity.


Last step! Would you like extra engraving on trays? Gift wrap? Upload artwork now or send later?

Core Values Desktop Blocks with Tray Display

Need design ideas?

Inspiration Gallery

Check out designs others have used.

Core Values Sets FAQs

Product + Packaging

Yes! From raw lumber to cutting, hand sanding, engraving, and shipping, our small team does it all from our red barn woodshop on the Minnesota prairie.

We infuse music, breaks for playing with the dogs, and lots of coffee and dark chocolate into our workdays.

You receive high quality, expertly crafted gifts made by people who love what we do and have fun doing it!

We offer three (plastic-free!) options for packaging:

1. Packaged in bulk (All of block #1 together, all of block #2 together, all trays together, etc.)

2. Preassembled (Sets are preassembled for you, wrapped in biodegradable brown kraft paper. Not intended for presentation/gifting.)

3. Gift wrapped (Sets are preassembled and individually wrapped in biodegradable tissue paper, sealed with a "Three Trees Planted" sticker.)

A large tray with one layer of blocks on it measures 8.75" x 2" x 2".

A small tray with one layer of blocks on it measures 6" x 2" x 2".

Adding a second layer of blocks makes your set about 1.4" taller.

We source American grown hardwoods that are sustainably grown and harvested in the US.

The wood is finished by hand with a blend of organic oil and locally sourced beeswax.

Those beautifully contrasting wood tones and grain patterns you see? 100% natural.

Yes. Gift wrapping is available on all orders. (You'll see it under the packaging options when you build your sets.)

We offer gift notes for orders shipping to multiple locations and/or individually drop-shipped orders. Please contact us proir to ordering to request a custom quote.

Lead Times + Shipping

See current lead times here.Rush options are available.

IMPORTANT: lead times begin the day you approve your digital proof. Not the day your place your order.

Yes and yes. If you'd like your sets shipped to more than one location, please get in touch with usBEFORE placing your order.

We'll provide custom quote/invoice for purchase (so that your shipping costs reflect your unique shipping needs).

Yes. Our website currently supports only US domestic shipping addresses. If you'll need products shipped outside of the US, please get in touch and we'll create a custom invoice for convenient online payment.


Artwork must be vector-based in .eps, .ai, or .svg format.

Artwork should be one-color (black fill) with all strokes and fonts outlined before submitting.

If you include text in your art files, all fonts must be outlined before sending to us.

Alternately, you can type the text for your blocks and trays in the text boxes provided. If you don't specify a preferred font, we'll choose one that looks best with artwork.

For all sides of each block, artwork must fit within a 0.9" square.

Artwork on small trays must fit within a 0.25" x 4.6" rectangle.

Artwork on large trays must fit within a 0.25" x 7.4" rectangle.

Email us at to request an Adobe Illustrator template designed for our specifications.

We offer two options for submitting the artwork for your items:
1. Upload file when placing your order.

2. Email us your artwork after placing your order.

No. JPEG and PNG images do not engrave clearly.

Artwork must be vector-based in .eps, .ai, or .svg format.

Raster-based artwork (such as a .jpg or .png) that is resaved as a vector file will not work.

Yes! We will send a digital proof within 3 business days of your order. We will not proceed with production of your items until the proof is approved.

Yes! Email hello@smilingtreegifts.comand we'll send you an Adobe Illustrator template designed for our specifications.

I still have questions.

We get it. And we're here for you. Simply request a quote via email or book a 20 minute, no-strings-attached video call with Kathleen (owner) to get all your questions answered.