1970s Baby Carved Birth Year Box


Featuring our unique mechanical carving (like extra deep engraving) that’s so popular with customers, this birth year box resurrects rocking 1970s design. Make it really personal by adding their name too.

Please enter a 4 digit year
Appears underneath the year
Optional - adds a luxurious fabric covered pad inside the base of the box
Ivory (+£4.99)
Stone (+£4.99)
Silver (+£4.99)
Green (+£4.99)
Mustard (+£4.99)
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A special memory keepsake box designed for 1970s children – or people that love that seventies look.

The funky fonts mimic the outrageous style of the rocking 1970s. A time when T-rex were Top of the Pops and Led Zeppelin discovered a Stairway to Heaven that led to stratospheric success!

These guys were around when Apple stopped being only a fruit and John Travolta made manliness a white flared suit and blow-dried hair. And, when Happy Days and Fonzie made 1950s America cool (more big hair) and we got to stop using the abacus, because the pocket calculator was invented. Oh, and time went digital.

Of course, even late seventies babes are knocking on a bit nowadays, so they’ll have accumulated lots over forty-something years. That’s no problem for this birth year box, because it’s so big inside.

But, you don’t have to be a child of the 70s to have this memory keepsake box. We don’t check passports! You can pick it just because you like the style and have any year in the personalisation.

Mark any magic moment – from their arrival on this planet to a 40th or 50th birthday, to graduation or retirement – with a touch of 70s nostalgia. Let golden memories – new and old – be cherished.

This 1970s style design is just one of our many options of birth year boxes, so do have a look through our range to find the perfect one for you!


Firstly, pick a date year for the box. This can be someone’s birth year, a graduation year, or a year that marks the end of a significant period in their life. Doesn’t have to be a 1970s year.

Second, decide upon the text to go underneath. Generally this is a name, but it could be a nickname, school name, company name, division, regiment, event – whatever you want. It just needs to fit the character limit.

We will then electronically carve the lettering and “whiten” the wording by hand, so it really shows up out against the rich brown of the hand-waxed wood.


The box is made from solid 9mm ply wood on the sides with thinner ply to the lid and base surfaces.

It has a hinged lid kept securely closed with a brass-coloured clasp.

External dimensions: 34.5cm x 20cm x 10cm
Internal dimensions: 32.5cm x 18cm x 9cm

We deliberately try to make these year boxes look like they were born in the 1970s as well. We shape them by hand and purposefully add character that suggests they are old, not new.

Exactly how your box will turn out does vary a little due to the fact so many processes are done by hand. Plus, every batch of wood is a little different to the last and that changes the grain, which affects how the colour turns out. But, that’s the beauty of these boxes – they’re all different. Different in a good way, because we’d never send out a box that we wouldn’t be happy to receive.


Now available with upgrades!

  • Add rocking star lining to your birth box with a bright fabric covered pad in the base.
  • Say more by having extra engraving on the underside of your box.


Please complete the personalisation fields carefully, checking them before you submit your order. We want to make a box that delights you and the recipient. We don’t want to accidentally reproduce typos or errors in your input.

Please note that we cannot accept amendments once your order has gone into production. And, we have to work fast to meet our delivery promise, so we may start your order very promptly. It’s best to have all the details correct before submitting your order.

We do our utmost to dispatch all our orders within 1 business day of ordering. Our free standard delivery is Royal Mail 48, so you will receive your order within 2-3 days. For more time critical orders we have a next day service available which will be sent within 1 business day via Royal Mail Special Delivery.

If you have any questions do feel free to contact us and we would be happy to help

Additional information

Underside Engraving