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Ideas for Hand Engraved Gifts

by Maureen Vickery
2012 All Rights Reserved.


Below is an idea list of glass and metal items that can be hand engraved. Many of these items can't be engraved by machine due to their shapes or sizes. Samples of wine bottle engraving, toasting glasses, and cake serving sets are also available on our site.

Please scroll down the page to see samples of an engraved compact, watch, vase, cross, and mint julep cups.

Items that can be hand engraved:

  • Baby cups &  rattles

  • Bells

  • Bowls

  • Bridles

  • Buckles

  • Business card holders

  • Cake covers

  • Cake serving sets

  • Compacts

  • Decanters

  • Flasks

  • Fragrance bottles

  • Glass stones

  • Golf clubs

  • Knives

  • Ice buckets

  • Jewelry and trinket boxes

  • Makeup brushes

  • Medical instruments

  • Mint julep cups

  • Mirrors

  • Ornaments

  • Pens - metal finish

  • Spurs

  • Stemware

  • Tools

  • Trays

  • Watches

  • Wine bottles

  • Vases

Vase engraved as teacher gift by Maureen Vickery

Teacher's "Going Away" gift, a large vase with her students' names engraved on one side

Engraved bottle and glasses for Zena Garrison Foundation fundraiser

Engraved wine bottle and glasses 
for fundraising auction

Watch engraved by Maureen Vickery

Engraved watch

Engraved cross for baby's christening

Crystal cross presented on a baby's christening day

Engraved Lady Primrose's decanter

Engraved Lady Primrose's 
bathing gel decanter with "K"


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