If you are looking for the perfect gift, consider an engraved item. That way, you can personalize the gift with a special saying or date. Because engraved items usually take a little longer to order and receive, make sure you order your gift well in advance of the recipient’s special day. An engraved gift also lets your friend or loved one know that you thought about them well in advance, and did not just grab a random gift at the last minute.
1. Engrave a Pen
Perhaps a pen does not initially seem like a particularly exciting gift, but any professional who writes a great deal will value a high-quality pen that is also personalized with custom engraving. Plus, a pen with customized engraving is harder to lose as the true owner is easily identified.
2. A Watch That Lasts a Lifetime
A watch, engraved with a wedding date, makes an excellent anniversary gift. Whether you follow the traditional or modern anniversary gift schedule, there are several years when giving a watch would be appropriate. For example, on the traditional schedule, the third year you should give your spouse a leather gift. A leather watch with an engraved face would certainly be fitting. Whether you follow the traditional or modern schedule, gold jewelry is the expected gift for the 14th anniversary, and an engraved watch would make a beautiful keepsake.
3. Family Ornaments Are Festive and Fun
An ornament is an excellent gift to engrave, because this will allow your recipient to think of you every year when it comes time to decorate their tree. You can get personalized engraved ornaments for nearly any occasion, such as the birth of a new child, the first Christmas in a new home, or even one that celebrates an important graduation. Engraved ornaments are both festive and fun.
4. Personalize This Season’s Hottest Tech Gift
Everybody wants an Apple iPod or iPad, but you can make this popular gift even more special by engraving it with either a name or meaningful saying. This can also help deter against theft. You can visit the Apple website for more information on their engraving options. You need to buy directly from Apple to have your item engraved.
5. Consider A Customized Mug
If an expensive electronic gadget is out of your budget, consider a customized mug instead. Although you can order a customized mug from many different websites, if you are a crafty person, you could make a mug yourself. This is one of the easiest DIY gifts out there. All you need is a blank mug, a sharpie, and an oven or a sealing agent.
Cabinconnection.com has experimented with several methods and offers clear instructions on how to make a DIY custom mug. A custom mug does not have to cost a lot to be a treasured gift anyone would love.
No matter what gift you decide to give, a personalized and engraved message can turn any gift into a treasure the recipient will value for years to come.
Jessica Kane is a writer for Silver Superstore, the online leader in silver flatware, gifts, replacement pieces and more!