Engraved gifts have been around for donkey’s years. In fact, this custom dates right back to one million years BC. Folks used to give each other sentimental tokens like engraved cups, bowls, and even engraved jewellery to deliver meaningful messages of love and respect.
Occasionally, these engraved presents came in the form of food, tools or clothing as a sign of admiration and affection. It’s thought people used basic engraving tools to turn things like rings and cups into engraved gifts.
During the Middle Ages, European goldsmiths crafted beautiful engraved gifts and items, designed for the home such as cups, bowls, jugs and vases, each of which were engraved with elaborate pictures and patterns.
This engraving enthusiasm spread to Ancient Rome and Greece, where wealthy Grecians and Romans would specially make these items for displaying in the home. Long ago, (and still to this day), things like pocket watches with touching messages were passed from grandfather to grandson and engraved wedding bands were passed from mother to daughter. Because of these customs, engraved presents speak of romance and eternal elegance.
Since then, engraving has been applied to all kinds of things, and developed drastically. From engraved silver cufflinks to engraved glasses, there are so many items out there which are as pretty as they are practical, and will also remind friends and family how much you care.
The real charm of engraved gifts has to be how personal they can be. Take engraved glassware for example. Your personal message to that special someone will be delicately cut into the glass and immortalised forever.
From the very earliest civilisations, it’s believed engraved gifts hold the most poignancy and history. These presents have brought people together throughout the ages. So with this in mind, why not cast your eye over our beautiful range of gifts – what better way to show love, respect and adoration for those you love? From engraved wine glasses and wine stoppers, to photo frames and cutlery sets, we’ve got something to suit all tastes and budgets.