product options

I make custom wood signs and other decor.
I would like to make a drop down menu with no cost options for products (font type and stain options), and an aera the customer can write down their inscriptions for each product (a name or phrase) before checkout (something not in "customer comments" when checking out).
I dont know if there is a different plugin I can use? or something else? I do apreciate any help you can give my in advanced.
thank you,
Jason