Over the years, we were finding it a hard chore and challenge to find gifts for family members, close friends or, even co-workers that didn’t cost us an arm or a leg and that was something that they could really appreciated and cherish. Something that wasn’t way too expensive, but still showed them we really truly cared.
That’s when we discovered and happened upon; Engraving and Engraved Gifts and Products!
It’s really a pretty simple concept; and we found engraved products, be it glass, crystal, metals or wood to be the perfect gift for choosy and hard-to-shop-for people.
Finding a gift that shows a bit of personality, is unique and usually one-of-a-kind can be a daunting task especially around the holidays when we seem to be bombarded in today’s society with electronic gadgetry that either cost way too much, requires constant updating or only works correctly for a certain time period before you have to replace it with a newer version or change providers or even spend the high cost of choosing another brand. This in itself is frustrating to say the least, let alone the cost involved in staying up to date or keeping up with the latest technologies.
Having come across some great items that are not only engravable, but also very personal and long-lasting has saved us countless hours of not only physical store-to-store shopping, but, also by sitting at our desk and computers searching endless websites for a gift that a family member, friend or other person would truly treasure.
In recent years, there has been several new websites and businesses that do personal and custom designed engraving that is fairly inexpensive and that will create just about any type of design that you could possibly think of to put on glassware, plaques, plates, trophies and many more other different substrates that can create that personal one-of-kind gift for your needs.
Many engraving businesses offer personalized crafts, glassware and gifts that are age or gender specific and that can be as simple as a persons name, to an award or plaque that recognizes a certain achievement or milestone within any type of business, sport or activity. Then there are other engraving companies that have a certain niche they fulfill by offering certain types of glassware or material that they specialize in.
Plus, there are those certain engraving business, that cater to only a specific age group such as adults only or gender based items too. These specialized engravers may only target the adult audience or particular group of people or organization.
There are also different types of engraving processes that many companies and/or businesses employ such as using only high-speed turbine engravers, sandblasting or recently, the influx of computer programmed laser engravers which cut the production time down and are more precise in their engraving details.
Which ever method you choose is sure to be a big hit to anyone who receives these gifts.
We found that no matter what the method or technology they use to create engraved items, the details, designs and artwork are superior compared to labeled and sticker type applications which, first of all wear away after time, especially if you have to wipe them down or wash them (i.e. cups, glasses, etc.) and that are to us, cheesy and low quality.
Finding a good engraving company online or even in your local area is not too difficult too and many of these companies have solid backgrounds in their industry and offer many designs, artwork or logo’s to choose from. Some companies, even, the smaller home-based companies, offer their own design department or can create computer generated artwork specific to your needs once you have a general idea of what it is you are looking for and who the engraved gift will be presented to in the end.
Also, another good reason an engraved item is a great way to celebrate or acknowledge someone you know, is that the cost involved with purchasing these gifts are within just about anyone’s budget. A simple glass, cup or mug can cost as little as $10.00 to $25.00 to having an engraved, prestigious crystal award or plaque engraved that cost as much as $50.00 to a couple of hundred dollars depending on the material and the engraving process. There is even a market for material in your home or vehicle to be engraved, such as; entrance doors, cabinets, address stones, etc. to automobile glass and chrome.
The cost of any type of engraving item whether it be a cup, glass, plate or, even a full landscape and wildlife design on someone’s vehicle glass, is worth every penny you spend and is something they will always remember you for every time they use it or see it for years and years to come.
So, as we stated above, an engraved gift is the perfect present to give for any holiday or special occasion. It is the perfect gift in that it is the thoughtfulness behind giving it, it is long-lasting, it is something that is personable and reflects the person who receives it and there is practically no maintenance or updating requirements to treasure that item for many, many years.
When it comes to giving a gift or present that is worth every dollar you spend, having a personal engraving done for those that seem to be hard to shop for on the holidays or special occasions is and will always will be the PERFECT gift to buy. And, you’ll be pleased and enlightened to know that they really do appreciate it.