Engraved Groomsmen Gifts

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Is there an inexpensive way to give engraved groomsmen gifts?

Engraved Groomsmen Gifts

Okay, just because a gift is engraved doesn't mean it was expensive, done well, or involved any previous metals whatsoever. No, engraved can mean a lot of things. For example, a gigantic cookie with the words “thank you” scratched onto the service can technically be classified as engraved. So if you'd like to buy engraved groomsmen gifts but can't afford anything too pricey, consider a do-it-yourself project. Sure you could buy them each a gold watch with something mushy engraved on it like, “Thank you for sharing this beautiful day with us.” OR….you could do something non-traditional like:

  • Get some Etch-A-Sketches and manipulate the word “Thanks” in the center of it. Can't get that far? Just aim for THX.
  • Make some big chocolate brownies or cake with icing and (using your finger, of course) “engrave” a friendly message into the icing.
  • Write a message to your groomsmen into the foggy bathroom mirror and take a picture of it. You might have to enhance the picture, but once it looks the way you want it to, frame it and wrap it up. You can tell everyone you bought your groomsmen engraved picture frames. It's sort of the truth!
  • If you feel comfortable with a soldering iron and a hunk of wood, “engrave” (i.e., burn) a message into the wood.

Whatever kind of engraved groomsmen gifts you decide to give, remember that the best part of this kind of gift is in the delivery. To get the best effect, make sure as many people as possible are around to hear the reasoning behind the gift. For example, you might want to say something like, “My partner thought we should give the groomsmen something sweet and engraved as a thank you for being here today.” That's your cue to hand out the “engraved” brownies. You see? Suddenly the word “engraved” isn't so intimidating anymore.



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