The Best Custom Gift Engraving Ideas: What to Get Engraved and How to Say It

Gift-giving can be stressful at times. You want to show a person how much they mean to you by getting them something that's personal to them and will put a smile on their face. Gift engraving is the perfect solution.

Nothing is more personal than getting a gift that has been engraved with a special message, an inside joke, a funny nickname, or a thoughtful quote. It shows that you took the time and care to pick out a unique item and add a personal touch that will last a lifetime.

If you're not sure what to get engraved on your gift, or how to say it, don't worry! We're here to help. In this blog post, we'll discuss some of the best types of gifts to get engraved and what to say on them. Plus, we'll explain how our team at Krintech engrave gifts with love and care.

The best engraved gifts for all occasions

Are you still looking for the perfect gift? We've got you covered.

When you engrave gifts, it shows you have gone that extra mile. Here are some of our favourite gift ideas for all occasions that are easy to personalise.

Engraved Gifts For Him

Watches & Cufflinks

Watches are timeless gifts, perfect for the man in your life who's always running late. Add a pair of customized cufflinks and you've got yourself a beautiful and unique gift set.

Watch and Cufflink Gift Engraving

Cigar Case & Lighter

Watch his face light up when he opens this on his special day. These make the perfect personalised gifts.

Cigar Case and Lighter Gift Engraving

Tool Box

An essential gift for the essential handyman in your household. Make sure he knows you appreciate all the hard work he does around the house, and if you want to go the extra mile for your trusty DIY enthusiast, you could even get a tool belt specially embossed with his initials or a thoughtful message.


A gift for the musically gifted. Add an engraved message on the neck, or base of the guitar, or go the whole hog and get some awesome tribal designs carved into the body. The choice is yours.

Guitar Gift Engraving

Sports Equipment

This gift idea is a home run. Make sure he is kitted out with everything he needs to play ball. Find out which pieces of equipment he'll need to get started or complete his ensemble and you'll have a set of personalised gifts he'll never tire of.

Sports Equipment Gift Engraving

Golf Bag and Clubs

These personalised gifts are a hole in one. If your man plays golf, stop the search, you just found the perfect gift. You're welcome.

Hip Flask

Make him laugh with a gift that brings out his cheeky side. Have an amusing drinking quip etched on the front and you’re ready to roll. Cheeky swig anybody?

Hip Flask Gift Engraving

Whisky Tumblers

This present is guaranteed to make him feel like a boss. A simple initial engraved on a set of whisky glasses will take this gift from a 7 to a solid 10/10.

Whiskey Tumbler Gift Engraving

Brief Case & Wallet

These gifts are a go-to for the working man in your life. If your gift is made of leather, it will be easy to emboss with a personal note.

Briefcase and Wallet Gift Engraving

Engraved Gifts For Her

Necklace & Bracelet

Marylin Monroe said it best: Diamonds are a girl's best friend. But if you cant afford diamonds, customised jewellery is a close second.

Necklace and Bracelet Gift Engraving

Personalised Notebook

If writing is her passion, engrave this gift with a thoughtful message for her.

Personalised Notebook Gift Engraving

Jewellery Box

This timeless gift is perfect for the lady in your life who loves to accessorize.

Jeweellery Box Gift Engraving


A luxurious gift that she'll be sure to love. If you want to make it extra special, have the bottle engraved.

Perfume Bottle Gift Engraving

Makeup Station

This gift is a must-have for the beauty lover in your life. Not only can you have a make up organisers etched with the recipients name, but even individual make up items such as mirrors and brushes can be personalised.

Makeup Station Gift Engraving

Music Box

Capture her favourite song forever in a music box, engraved with a special message.

Music Box Gift Engraving

Musial Instruments

A great gift for an even greater musician. Whether it's her passion to play or she's looking to learn new things, this thoughtful gift will show her you care.

Musical Instruments Gift Engraving


A gift she'll be sure to use every day, engraved with a personal message.

Engraved Gifts For Them


Capture their favourite moments with a custom engraved camera.


This is an ideal gift for people of all ages. Get it engraved with a personal message to make it extra special.

iPad Gift Engraving

Wine/ Champaign Glasses

A classic gift, that can be made unique with a custom engraving. Add their initials or a special date to remember it forever.

Wine Glass Gift Engraving

Photo frame or Album

This gift is a sentimental favourite. Get it engraved with a personal message to make it extra special.

Photo Album Gift Engraving


A practical gift that can be personalised with their initials or a funny message.

Pen Gift Engraving


This gift is perfect for couples. Get it engraved with a special message to remind them of how much time they've spent together.

Clock Gift Engraving

Pet Bowls

A great gift for animal lovers. Engrave their pet's name on the bowl to make it extra special.

Pet Bowl Gift Engraving


This gift is ideal for the adventurous one. Engrave it with a personal message to remind them that your love knows no bounds.

Cutting Board and other cooking utensils

A great gift for the chef in your life. Pretty much all kitchen equipment is customisable by engraving, embossing or laser cutting so don't limit your thinking to just one item. You can have cheeseboards, knives, pot and pan handles, wooden spatulas and anything else you can think of made personal.

Cutting Board Gift Engraving

Plant Pots

Green thumbs will love this gift. Get this gift engraved with a funny message like "I wet my plants" or "I will survive" to make your loved one chuckle.

Custom Signs

This gift is perfect for newlyweds or homeowners. Get it engraved with a special message to commemorate their new chapter in life or include a personal joke to make them smile.

Engraved Gifts For Baby

Wooden Toy

This gift is perfect for new arrivals. Get it engraved with their name or date of birth to make it extra special.

Wooden Toy Gift Engraving


Keep those little toes warm with a custom engraved pair of booties.

Photo Album/ Frame

A beautiful way to store all of baby's precious memories. Get it adorned with their name and date of birth to properly mark the occasion.

Wooden Mobile

This sweet gift is perfect for a baby's nursery. Have it specially engraved with a personalised message that will stay with them forever.

Wooden Crib

This gift is perfect for a new family. Get it engraved with baby's name and include a personal message that will be displayed proudly in their room.

So, there you have it! Our top picks for the best gifts to get engraved this year.

The best part about engraving gifts is that they can be personalised for any occasion. Whether it's for a birthday, anniversary, Christmas, or even a special occasion such as getting engaged, moving home, starting a new job, graduating, or simply showing someone you are thinking about them. You can say whatever you want to say, however you want to say it through the medium of beautiful gifts. How amazing is that!

Gift engraving: What to say and how to say it

We help people celebrate life's special moments with beautiful gift engravings. The words you chose to engrave will stay with this person forever as part of their gift, so it's important to choose your words carefully.

Having completed thousands of engravings, our team knows just how difficult it can be to find the right words to express how you feel.

To give you some ideas of what to say and how to say it, we have put together some gift engraving ideas that will help you craft the perfect message for your loved ones.

Romantic engravings

  • My heart belongs to you
  • Forever yours
  • Yours forever
  • I Promise to Love you Forever
  • I'm blessed to have you in my life
  • I love you
  • Say Yes
  • You're My Everything
  • Keeper of my Heart
  • Yours Forever
  • Always
  • Love You Forever
  • My Wish Came True
  • You are my Sun, Moon, and Stars
  • Life Partner
  • Love concurs all
  • Love ya to the moon and back
  • Til Death Do Us Part
  • My Better Half
  • My One and Only
  • Love Endures All Things
  • Our Love Story
  • Our Fairytale Came True
  • My Prince
  • We'll Rule the World
  • Let's Grow Old Together
  • Young at Heart
  • Let's Love and Cherish!
  • Better Together
  • You Take My Breath Away
  • Until the End of Time
  • You Changed Me Forever
  • You have my heart
  • My Soul Mate
  • You Make Me a Better Person
  • My one true love
  • Today, tomorrow, always
  • You Complete Me
  • One of a kind
  • Love is friendship set on fire
  • Love Endures All Things
  • Two Souls, One Heart
  • Love At First Sight
  • In your eyes, I find peace.
  • I Love You More Than...
  • Forever isn’t long enough
  • You will always be home to me
  • Live * Laugh * Love
  • You are my happy place.
  • Love Never Fails
  • Love of my Life, Man of my Dreams
  • You are my person
  • In Love with My Best Friend
  • You are My Favourite Thought
  • I Have a Crush on You
  • I Love You and I Like You
  • I Love You (pair it with "I Know" if you're a Star Wars fan)
  • It's You. It's Always Been You.
  • You Have My Heart
  • You Have Bewitched Me
  • I Knew From the Start
  • You're the One for Me
  • I'm Yours
  • And I Thought I Loved You Then
  • The Best is Yet to Come
  • We Rock the Casbah
  • We Make This Look Good
  • Best Dish Washer
  • Love Means Forever
  • I Choose You
  • Love You More
  • This Day and Every Day
  • Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow.
  • To the Greatest Husband/Wife
  • You are My Treasure
  • I Got You, Babe

Funny engravings

  • The real gift is me
  • You're A Lucky Man
  • No working during drinking hours
  • Drink responsibly means don't spill it
  • Friends don't let friends go thirsty
  • Step aside coffee, this is a job for alcohol
  • Alcohol doesn't solve your problems, but neither does water
  • Your not old, just vintage
  • When the queen is happy, there is peace in the kingdom
  • Prescription Whisky
  • Crafting is cheaper than therapy
  • Drinking is cheaper than therapy
  • Golfing is cheaper than therapy
  • Smile, it irritates those who wish to destroy you
  • Save water, drink wine
  • Save water, drink whisky
  • Warning, may start talking about ...BLANK
  • Unagi
  • "That's what she said"
  • Hangovers are temporary, drunk stories are forever
  • If BLANK can't fix it we're all screwed
  • Don't mess with mama bear
  • Kiss the cook
  • Measure twice, cut once
  • Being my friend is the only gift you need
  • It's not hoarding if its books
  • Its not hoarding if its tools
  • It's not hoarding if its makeup
  • Stay weird
  • Sawdust is man glitter
  • You don't scare me, I have a Scottish wife
  • Joey doesn't share food
  • Must. Have. Coffee
  • She'll fix it


Creating puns based around your gifts is a great way to make your gift quirky and entertaining. Try to think of as many puns related to your engraved gifts as possible, particularly if your puns include a personal element, and narrow it down to the best one.

Inside jokes

Why not get your gift engraved with an inside joke that only the two of you will understand. This will make your engraved gifts even more personal and amusing.

Thoughtful quotes

If you want your engraving to inspire and bring hope to your loved one, why not include a thoughtful quote on your gift. You may have one in mind already, perhaps one that is personal to you both, but if you are looking for some inspiration, we have compiled a list of some of our favourite quotes. Check them out below:

  • Change the world by being yourself. – Amy Poehler
  • Every moment is a fresh beginning. – T.S Eliot
  • Never regret anything that made you smile. – Mark Twain
  • Everything you can imagine is real. – Pablo Picasso
  • Whatever you do, do it well. – Walt Disney
  • What we think, we become. – Buddha
  • All limitations are self-imposed. – Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • Tough times never last but tough people do. – Robert H. Schiuller
  • Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. – Robert H. Schiuller
  • One day the people that don’t even believe in you will tell everyone how they met you. – Johnny Depp
  • If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything. – Mark Twain
  • Have enough courage to start and enough heart to finish. – Jessica N. S. Yourko
  • Hate comes from intimidation, love comes from appreciation. – Tyga
  • I could agree with you but then we’d both be wrong. – Harvey Specter
  • Be so good they can’t ignore you. – Steve Martin
  • Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today. – James Dean
  • Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will – Suzy Kassem
  • Nothing lasts forever but at least we got these memories. – J. Cole
  • To live will be an awfully big adventure. – Peter Pan
  • Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. – Maya Angelou
  • There is no substitute for hard work. – Thomas Edison
  • Strive for greatness. – Lebron James
  • Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are. – Kurt Cobain
  • And still, I rise. – Maya Angelou
  • The time is always right to do what is right. – Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. – Rumi
  • A happy soul is the best shield for a cruel world. – Atticus
  • Happiness depends upon ourselves. – Aristotle
  • Turn your wounds into wisdom. – Oprah Winfrey
  • Change the game, don’t let the game change you. – Macklemore
  • The meaning of life is to give life meaning. – Ken Hudgins
  • When words fail, music speaks. – Shakespeare
  • Embrace the glorious mess that you are. – Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Normality is a paved road: it’s comfortable to walk but no flowers grow. – Vincent van Gogh

If you still haven't found the perfect message to engrave your gifts, we hope this list will have given you some inspiration to create your own unique engraving.

How we engrave gifts with love and care

We take great pride in our work and understand the importance of a well-engraved gift. That is why we give every item that passes into our care the time, effort, and attention it deserves.

We can engrave most materials, and, because our team like a challenge, we'll even take on complex work that other engraving companies won't.

To engrave gifts with precision and speed our team use a Xenetech XLE 2436 Laser. This is a top-of-the-range laser engraving tool that allows us to put images, logos, names, dates, and even long-form text into various materials at different depths, including filled bottles of Champagne, whiskey, wine bottles, and other delicate gifts, like iPads and Kindles.

Gift engraving is one of our specialties, so if you have a gift you would like to personalize, get in touch with one of our team today.

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For a fast quote, simply call us on 0208 9586111 or send an online enquiry to . Whatever your gift idea, we will be happy to help. Just send us as much information as possible for us to be able to send you a quick quote. Include details and images of the item for engraving or embossing, the size, what you would like engraved on them, colour and quantity if they are bulk order gifts for corporate or wedding events. We can accept most workable files as vector drawings (AI, ESP, PDF file format).

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