Engraving is one of the oldest arts of the civilization. Here is wiki page explaining engraving and its history and roots .I guess most of early days gifts were engraved as there was no sophisticated machines .
Now there is not much choice if you want to give engraved gift ideas , I spend around 6 hours trolling thru internet to find these . Now I am sucker of gifts that are actually useful and will be used daily . So here is the list of gifts from top to bottom , most useful, practical, realistic, must have engraved gifts ideason top and more obscure nice to have at bottom .
Now I love wallets, I mean, I dont know any guy who doesnt use wallet , In fact its gift of my choice, I have sent these wallets to lot of my friends of their birthdays as you can see from the my order history in amazon . All of my friends who I sent are using those wallets daily, pretty much every guy need to replace a wallet in year or two so I think its quite useful .
To take a step further in customized wallet with your initials , Imagine taking out the wallet in front of friends with your initials , pretty cool , he might spend more money on you ,just because he likes paying cause he likes showing off the wallet 🙂
USB Flash Drive
Who doesn’t need a flash drive , everyone has one and also need one because the old one is full of crap , is lost or someone borrowed it ( wife 🙂 and never returned, Worst they deny even taking your usb drive . This and this are really good ones which also comes with key chain .
Beer Opener Sets
Now I have included this one here just because I have a problem , No matter how many beer opener I buy , I can never seem to find any beer openers after a event . Lost gone .puff .
So this solves my problem by buying a set and second it has my name on it , don’t try to steal my opener , neighbors 🙂 .
Monogrammed personalized Laptop Tote
This would be very good and useful gift for someone who goes to work and carries laptop . Customized monogrammed laptop tote , My wife just bought this laptop bag . Women wants laptop bag to not look like laptop bag and should be able to carry all their junk 🙂 . She has been just cribbing for long time and finally she bought it. Her life depends on it , yes its that useful .
Personalized Custom Iphone cover
My #1 choice
Everybody loves their states , I love virginia, dc and maryland and everybody loves their name .This amazing gift is combination of both your state and name , also pretty useful . Who doesn’t like to show off some of Jersey or California pride .
I haven’t seen this item being used must , thats because I guess nobody knows about or considers it important . But its a nice gift that will be useful , Pretty much all guys have bunch of ties that they never use:) , Kind of nice to have it organized .
You can also throw in this engraved tie clip
Engraved Iphone bedside Stand
I think we all have tablets, phones , ipad lying around the house, This is nice customized organizer , you can teach you kids to keed ipads here after playing video games .
Again good useful and daily use kind of gift .But again ,its kinda nice to have , Life will still go on, You can go with this customized and engraved one OR this commercial one which will be cheaper .
These are the coolest sun glasses I saw, Add engraving and wood to it , Man this is killer gift , My full vote of this item , plus everyone need sun glasses .
I am going to buy one for myself .This engraved glasses looks straight out of the movies ,
Personalized photo frame
I love photos and photo frame, I take lot of picture , now from my iphone , I covered my entire wall with pictures , For me , life is all about memories , more beautiful memories you collect on your way , more you have lived , simple . We also gift photo frame a lot , We recently gifted our friend this photo and frame . They loved it .
Here is good one . You can use this for any occasion such as newborn baby gifts and weddings ,anniversaries
You can also give engraved plaques instead of photo frames , they both looking amazing in house and goes with any occasions and festivities , specially weddings .
This is pretty cool grill box for dudes who like to grill . I like grilling but I am finicky , there will be weeks I will do every day and then I wont see the grill for several months .
But overall a pretty useful gift who is grilling guy . We all have one friend who loves to grill and not allow anyone near that .
I like thermos and we use it a lot , We like to make Indian Chai and take it on our road trips and you can now engrave it your initials but I think it makes cool gift for someone who is outdoorsy , into camping, road trips etc .We have this one , whose lid doubles up as additional cup , Kinda cool that Indian desi thing. You can also buy same thermous uncustomzied Here
This is great birthday useful gift , specially if someone has just moved into new apt or bought a new home , Can also be house warming gift . Whenever he steps into house , he will see that mat and remember your awesome gift .
I love this simple engraved watches, Can you used as custom gift for groom , bestman, groomsmen ( if you have that kind of money to throw around ) .
Nice elegant looking watch
Wooden Alarm Clock
When I was a kid growing up in India, there was a span of about 5-6 years, Wall clocks were rage , You will get like 20 clocks in gifts , I remember very well , my sister got like 20 wall clocks as gifts in her wedding, We put that clock everywhere because we didn’t know what to do with all that clocks .
Storage rooms -check
Anyways I really like this engraved personalized digital wood alarm clock , pretty much all of us need a watch next to bed , This is really cool , in fact I lost link of this watch and could not find this watch , After 45 minutes of searching , found it .
Here are some best digital frames
TIP : If you are looking for custom engraved or personalized inexpensive gifts , Try this Amazon Handmade link . They just launched Handmade in October 2015 . By the time you read this , there will be lot better choices that we have today .
GOOD TO HAVE GIFTS
Now below gifts are really good, I personally prefer practical gifts ( Must haves which is top section )
My parents love working around the house , in fact most of my friends parents like gardening and other working around the house . This is nice gift as long as its not interpreted wrong .
It could be interpreted as keep working around the house 🙂 , while I relax my lazy butt on that lazyboy sofa 🙂 .
Pretty romantic presents specially for weddings , anniversaries , renewing vows etc . If you have ever been to Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco , you will see hundreds on them , In fact it was huge news when they took down 45 tons of love locks from Paris bridge .
Personalized coaster set
This is really nice and useful gift. Great for someone who greatly takes care of his house, furniture etc
I am lazy person and I don’t give a damn about my dining table , I am not going to put that coaster every time I drink anything ( I drink 3 cups of tea or coffee a day ) , Just my 2 cents . Choice is yours .Thanks for reading my small rants against using coasters .
Again great for teenagers or young adults who are still in partying zone of their life, For rest of us who are thru , it will just sit there for years . My wife collect shot glasses from all the places she visits , She promptly lost all of them when we moved .
There is plenty of choice for personalized engraved bracelet on both amazon and etsy .
I liked this for women AND this for men .This engraved personalized bracelet is for sale for 3$ , thats ridiculously cheap ( at the time of this writing) . I am sure he is trying to get some positive reviews from amazon after that price will go up to 25$ . Anyways grab it while you can . HOT HOT HOT !!!
I like the box, the presentation , the attitude and that killer looks on face of people who smoke cigars , Its almost saying that I am so cool and rich ( not sure 🙂 . .
I like how you have cut the cigar using cutter , I like all the activities that comes along with smoking cigars , excepting actual smoking.
I am not big into cigars but if you have someone who is ,This is great great engraved gift for his birthday. He can show off his customized engraved cigar box when friends come over .
Wine Cheese Board
This is great gift if you know someone who loves hosting and have people come over often , you know wine and cheese kind of that guy or girl. I host quite often but we just drink beers , sometimes we try wine and cheese kind of affairs. Its kinda cool , Our crowd is kind of rowdy for wine and cheese 🙂 .
Other alternative is engraved cutting boards
Here is a really nice looking wine box for wine connoisseurs . If they treasure wine and have a very old aged expensive wine bottle , this is perfect box for that .
Very good choice for somone who has decent collection of wine and likes shows off with their knowledge of wine.
I own 1 watch at a time but I know a lot of people who owns a collection , This custom engraved watch box is perfect gift for those . It can also be used to keep your loose stuff such as cufflinks , tie pins etc .You can als
Also note that this can also be used as brides jewelry box .
You can also get a smaller version of this for 39$ , I actually liked the smaller one , May be the picture is nicer
Customized baseball , can be used many different , Great for kids and parents who are in baseball , You can try same idea for someone who is American football which I feel pretty much everyone is .
I have never used it but some one who dresses up nicely for work, might be very useful . I am jeans and sweatshirt kind of guy. Comfort over looks 🙂 .
Great for kids birthdays .
Pocket Folding Knife
Here is a nice pocket folding knife for guys who work on machines, around the house or just love doing handyman stuff.
This gift is great for someone who is little bit of mess with all the ear rings lying around, Would be great for bride too , Just give it before wedding so that she can actually use it .
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