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26 Thoughtful Engraved Gifts for Men They’ll Actually Wear and Use

Personalized items are always a good choice, but some of them can be a little clichéd. Choose something special from this collection of thoughtful engraved gifts for men that are totally different to the norm. Die hard romantics will adore the traditional love lock, while scribes will be stunned at the pen that’s made from a century-old tree. It doesn’t matter what you’re looking for, this list is full of gifts that he’ll actually use or wear.

26 Thoughtful Engraved Gifts for Men They Will Actually Wear and Use

Engraved Tree Trunk Glassware

Engraved Tree Trunk Glassware

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A beautiful gift for a husband on his anniversary, this pilsner glass captures the romance of young love. Hand engraved with a tree bark pattern, the ‘trunk’ will bear two initials along with the wedding date or other special date. A matching wine glass is also available.



Engraved 50 Cal Chrome Bottle Opener

Engraved 50 Cal Chrome Bottle Opener

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Made by military veterans, this bottle opener makes a touching gift for men who have served or are still serving. Crafted from a once-fired decommissioned .50 caliber bullet, this bottle opener can be engraved with up to 25 characters, and an additional 75 characters on the presentation box.



Personalized Hammers

Personalized Hammers

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If he’s keen on DIY, why not give him a new hammer that comes with an engraving on the wooden handle? Laser engraved for a long lasting finish, this hammer can accommodate either a single line of text up to 50 characters, or a monogram of his initials.



Hand-Forged Silvrer Love Lock

Hand-Forged Silvrer Love Lock

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Love locks have been a symbol of forever love for decades, but this one doesn’t have to be attached to a public fence. A beautiful addition to the home or garden, this beautiful artisan-made hand-forged padlock will arrive engraved with up to 3 lines of text on one or both sides.


Engraved Wallet Card Love Note

Engraved Wallet Card Love Note

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Give him a reason to smile every time he opens his wallet with this sweet wallet card. The same size as a credit card, this metal ‘card’ won’t bend or fold, and comes engraved with 5 lines of text that tells him you really mean it when you say ‘I love you’.



Engraved Compass

Engraved Compass

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The compass has always been a symbol of home, which is what makes it such a special gift for men who perhaps work away from home or travel a lot. Supplied with or without a leather pouch, this brass compass can be engraved with any message, even in your own handwriting.



Engraved Bible

Engraved Bible

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A bible is a very personal thing, so make his even more special to him by having the handsome faux leather cover engraved with a verse, message, or simply his name. With the option to have the back cover engraved too, you can also have a calligraphed message hand-written inside.



Custom Engraved Skateboard Map

Custom Engraved Skateboard Map

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If he is – or was – a skater boy, this personalized gift will make an awesome gift. Using a real skateboard, you can have the city map of your choice laser engraved onto the deck, with the city and state engraved onto the nose and tail respectively. Available in black or distressed white.



Personalized Wooden Charger Dock

Personalized Wooden Charger Dock

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Choose from light oak or dark walnut for this wooden charging station. Engraved with his initials, name, or a logo, this station can be used to charge up to three devices at once. Compatible with all Apple watches, AirPods, and almost any iPhones.



Personalized Compact Swivel Cheese Board

Personalized Compact Swivel Cheese Board

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If he’s more of a cheese and cracker man than a sweet dessert kind of guy, this compact cheeseboard will make an impressive gift. When not in use it’s small enough to stash in a corner, but opens up into a full circle with a hidden knife set and personalized engraving.



Engraved Drumsticks

Engraved Drumsticks

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Whether he’s a drummer or just a big music lover, this pair of drumsticks will add a personal touch to his collection. Laser engraved with a name, date, or short message in a choice of fonts, these 5A sticks make a totally different personalized gift.


Engraved Pizza Cutter

Engraved Pizza Cutter

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Pizza is always a good enough reason to smile, but you will make him beam from ear to ear with this beautiful pizza cutter. Handmade from bamboo, the handle of this implement can be engraved with your choice of text, while the optional eco-friendly rubber wood box can also be personalized.



Personalized Brass Travellers Compass

Personalized Brass Travellers Compass

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This is a real working compass, so it’s great for any man who spends time outdoors, but it would also make a beautiful ornament for the home. Made from high quality brass and engraved on the housing, it comes presented in a mahogany stained wooden box that bears a customizable plaque.



Custom Spoon

Custom Spoon

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He can have his very own spoon to use with a custom message engraved on the bowl. Brand new and made from stainless steel, there is a choice of tablespoon and teaspoon so he has one to stir his coffee with, or one with which to eat his morning cereal.



Engraved Leather Dog Collar

Engraved Leather Dog Collar

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We all know that a man’s best friend is his dog, so buying a gift for his pooch is like buying one for him. This stunning collar is made from distressed cowhide, and features a sturdy stainless steel buckle which can be engraved with up to 3 lines of text.



Personalized Leather Bracelet

Personalized Leather Bracelet

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Simple but classic and the perfect gift for men who don’t wear a lot of jewelry, this bracelet features a leather rope strap that comes in four different colors. The unobtrusive metal tag to the front can be engraved with a name, date, message, or coordinates of a special place.



Custom Chalkboard Beer Taps

Custom Chalkboard Beer Taps

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He’ll feel like he’s running his very own pub with this unusual chalkboard beer tap. With space to write (and re-write) the name of the brew on the front, the wooden handle also comes customized with one of four logos, along with the ‘brewery’ name.



Engraved Hip Flask

Engraved Hip Flask

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Hip flasks have been a favorite gift for men for years, but this one is extra special. Made from stainless steel, the flask is covered with genuine leather in a choice of 11 colors, including Lilac, Sangria, and Indian Summer., which can be personalized with his name, initials, or monogram.



Engraved Wooden Watch

Engraved Wooden Watch

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Engraved watches have always been a classic gift, but this one is different. Made from ebony wood, this very handsome watch can be engraved with up to 4 lines of text in a choice of 12 different styles, meaning he’ll be able to keep you close whenever he wears it.



Custom Screwdriver

Custom Screwdriver

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Be as silly or as sentimental as you like with the personalization on the handle of this screwdriver. With both Flat Head and Phillips Head options available, the wooden handle can be engraved on one, two, three, or all four sides, with up to 40 characters on each.



Anniversary Tree Ring Pen

Anniversary Tree Ring Pen

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A beautiful way to mark a milestone anniversary, this Tree Ring Pen really is something special. Made from a sustainably harvested Douglas fir that’s more than 100 years old, this pen captures the cross-section ring pattern in stunning detail, and can be engraved with initials, wedding date, and the sapling’s first year.



Engraved Pocket Knife

Engraved Pocket Knife

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It’s a rite of passage that every man should have a quality pocket knife, whether he uses it for camping, fishing, or just keeps it on his nightstand. This one incorporates a glass breaker, rope cutter, partially serrated blade, and can opener, and can be customized on the burnt wood handle.



Engraved River Rocks

Engraved River Rocks

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River rocks make great gratitude tokens to keep in the pocket as a reminder to be thankful for the good things in life. These smooth polished rocks can be made exclusive to someone who needs a little motivation, with your choice of words beautifully printed in black, gold, or white ink.



Personalized Cutting Board

Personalized Cutting Board

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Preserve that favorite family recipe with an engraved cutting board. Handmade from wood in a natural color, this board is available in two sizes and will bear the handwritten recipe that you sent to the artist, exactly as it is. Perfect for anniversaries, housewarming, and for kids leaving home.



Engraved Crescent Wrench

Engraved Crescent Wrench

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Whether he fixes cars or fixes up homes, he’ll need his own tools. This 8” adjustable crescent wrench can be ordered with a black or chrome finish, and has room for names, initials, or a short message to be engraved on the side of the handle.



Engraved Paintbrush

Engraved Paintbrush

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Upcycling is an absorbing hobby and one that comes with great satisfaction at taking something old and turning it into something new and beautiful. If he likes to use chalk paint for a distressed, vintage feel, this special paintbrush is perfect, and comes with one line of engraving along the handle.


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