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With Christmas just around the corner, many of us will be wracking our brains to think of the perfect gift for that special someone. If you’re like most people, you’ve probably got plenty of people on your Christmas list that are easy to buy for – a set of golf clubs for Dad, a new handbag for your wife, video games for the kids – that’s easy. But what about that Aunt and Uncle you only see around the holidays, or their kids, or your father-in-law who’s flying cross-country to be there on Christmas morning with your family? What do you get for them?
Laser engraving opens up a new world of potential personalized gift ideas for the holidays. With custom engraving, you can turn the simplest gift item or idea into something personalized, unique and genuinely special. Best of all, you’ll know exactly what to get for the person who has everything or wants nothing. Laser-engraved gifts are more than just a present, they’re a piece of art and a keepsake that the recipient can keep forever – and they’ll always remember who they got it from.
To bring you some inspiration this holiday season, here are our top-10 laser engraved gifts for the holidays.
Laser Engraved Photo Keychain
A laser-engraved photo keychain is one of the coolest and most versatile gifts that we’ve seen for the holiday season. Today’s laser engraving technology can be used to engrave photo-realistic images onto a keychain that the recipient can take with them everywhere they go.
Every grandparent would love to have a photo keychain with a picture of their grandchild or grandchildren this holiday season. While the younger ones among us are accustomed to using Facebook and Instagram to look at pictures of our loved ones, it’s important to remember that our grandparents may not have the access to technology that keeps them connected with their families. This simple and thoughtful gift can give your special someone the opportunity to see that beloved picture each time they unlock their home or start their vehicle, keeping them connected with family from anywhere in the world – no matter how far away.
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Laser Engraved Key-chain Holder
A simple wooden keychain holder mounted on a wall near the front door is something that every family needs, especially those with multiple vehicles. The great thing about this project is that you can use simple laser engraving supplies from start to finish and get fantastic results from the laser engraving process. Simply choose the wood that you would like to use, create an outline for the desired shape of the key-chain holder, and cut the wood to the perfect size, shape and dimensions.
You can then engrave the key-chain holder however you choose. An artistic design and some lettering that identifies the recipient, such as “Smith Family” or an instruction like “Hang Keys!” are excellent additions, and there’s no limit to how you can customize this versatile gift. When you’re all finished engraving, drill holes and add in some hooks so that the recipient can really hang keys on this gift.
Laser Cut Snowflake Ornaments
Ornaments for the Christmas tree make a great gift during the holiday season. People only set up their Christmas tree for a few weeks every year before taking it down and storing it somewhere until next December. A beautiful gift ornament will not only light up their tree this year, it’ll put a smile on their face every year when they take it out of the box again and remember the artistic and inventive gift-giver that made them something so beautiful.
Laser Cut Treasure Box
One of my own prized possessions is a laser engraved treasure box that I received for my 16th birthday. Made from polished mahogany, my parents attached a name plate to the top with my initials engraved and it still sits front-and-center on my bedroom dresser years later. You can start with oak, pine, cedar, or any other hard wood, and the laser engraving technology of today means that you can choose between adding a name plate or engraving initials or a message directly into the wood. At the end, the recipient will have a personalized treasure chest where they can store trinkets, sentimental items, laser engraved jewelry and anything else they choose.
Laser Engraved Cutting Board
If there’s someone in your family that loves to cook and spend time in the kitchen, a personalized cutting board (or other kitchen equipment) is a great way to bring a little bit more joy to one of their favorite activities. A wooden cutting board is easily engraved with the name of recipient, a special holiday message, a poem or favorite quote about cooking, a shared recipe or a picture of the recipient’s favorite meal! There’s no limit to the creativity you can apply to this project – a wooden cutting board is essentially a blank canvas for laser engraving.
Creating laser engraved Christmas gifts for your family is easy with the help of Hai Tech lasers. We can help you prepare vector files for laser engraving and produce unique, high-quality laser engraved products.
Laser Engraved BBQ Tools
If the person’ you’re shopping for can’t wait for winter to be over so they can get outside and fire up the grill, a set of laser-engraved BBQ tools is sure to heighten that excitement for the summer months by a few degrees. Everybody knows someone that lives for the summer and loves nothing more than coming home after a long day of work and lighting the backyard BBQ to get dinner ready while enjoying time in the outdoors.
For the best results, choose long stainless steel BBQ utensils with either wooden or stainless steel handles. Soon, this unique gift will become an integral part of someone’s favorite time of year.
Laser Engraved Flasks/Decanters
If you’ve got a whisky connoisseur in the family, laser engraved flasks or decanters are a fantastic and versatile gift option that adds an extra layer of customized class to their favorite hobby. You could purchase a set of glass decanters and laser engrave labels on them for different types of liquor – one for whisky, one for brandy, one for rum – or engrave “Property of…the recipient’s name” on one of them so other family members know to keep their hands off the good stuff!
Laser Engraved Paddle
On a recent trip to an outdoor supply store, I found that wooden canoe paddles are available for purchase at a very reasonable price. Why not create a laser-engraved canoe paddle for someone in your family that loves boating or can’t get enough of the outdoors? The paddle can be mounted inside as a decorative item, or the recipient can take it out into the back country and put it to the test. Engrave the paddle with an image of the recipient’s favorite animal, with their name and address in case the paddle is found in an emergency situation, or with a funny quote or quip about camping/canoeing.
Laser Engraved Guitar
Laser engraved musical instruments are just downright cool. Who wouldn’t want to own a personalized guitar, violin or cello with their own name emblazoned across the front of it? For musician’s, the ability to create and perform music is something very special and personal. With a personalized, laser-engraved musical instrument, the musician in your life can show their skills and hard work while playing on an instrument that’s as unique as their talent.
Getting everyone on your list the perfect gift each year is a genuine challenge, but once you’ve opened your mind to the possibilities of laser engraved holiday gifts, you’ll find it easier than ever to create the perfect gifts for your loved ones this holiday season.