Laser Engraving Ideas

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Looking for unique laser engraving ideas? Get inspired with this list of creative projects and gift ideas you can make with a laser engraver!

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Have you ever received a gift that was personalized with an engraving? There’s something special about receiving a one-of-a-kind item that has been customized just for you. And now, with the rise of affordable laser engravers, you can make your own laser engraved items, customized to however you’d like! As I’ve played with my own engraver (the xtool M1) I thought it would be a great opportunity to share some of the items I’ve engraved as well as some fun laser engraving ideas I think you could make.

I absolutely love laser engraved gifts to give since the blanks (the item to be engraved) can be either simple or extravagant. And even the simple items come out amazing after getting personalized.

Quick Laser Engraving Ideas

To quickly get some ideas for laser engraving blanks (a simple item that can be engraved), I’ve compiled a few of my favorites:

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Wooden Laser Engraving Ideas

Something is just so satisfying about burning into wood. It brings out the rustic charm and natural elegance of a piece. Not to mention I simply love the smell! Wood is a classic engraved item and incredibly easy to do (probably the easiest of all materials to engrave, in my opinion).

So here are some wooden objects that are fun laser engraving ideas.

Bath Tray

Level up your self-care routine with a custom engraved bath tray (this is the one I have). Not only does it add a touch of luxury to your relaxation time, but you can also personalize it with quotes or designs to make it even more special.


Keychains are a fun and easy item to customize with laser engraving. From initials and names, to special dates and symbols, the possibilities are endless. It’s a great way to create a personalized gift that is also useful for everyday purposes. This set from Amazon is great becasue it comes with 3 different shapes.

Wooden Pens

Who knew that a simple pen could be so much fun to engrave? You can personalize pens with names, quotes, or even small illustrations. This makes for a great gift or even as a unique item to have in your own home office. This set of bamboo pens is perfect to have on hand!

Wooden Laser Cut Boxes

open laser cut box and laser cut coin box with coins in front

If you’re using a laser engraver such as the xtool, don’t forget you can also engrave the items you cut! For example these are my laser cut boxes and coin boxes that you can decorate with fun designs or images.

Metal Laser Engraving Ideas

Depending on the type of metal you use, it can give a unique effect. For example, brushed metals will engrave with lines through it so that’s something to keep in mind when choosing items.

Pet Tags

Don’t forget about your furry friends! Laser engraved pet tags are a great way to make sure your pet is easily identifiable and stylish at the same time. You could even engrave a funny quote or cute design on their tag. This set has a whole variety of options for all types of pets.


For the fashion-forward individuals, laser engraving can add a unique touch to any piece of jewelry. Engrave initials, dates, or meaningful words onto pendants, bracelets, or rings for a truly one-of-a-kind accessory. This set of blanks from Amazon keeps it simple to make cute customized pendants.

Bottle Openers

A personalized bottle opener is not only practical but also makes for a fun and thoughtful gift. Engrave names or inside jokes onto metal bottle openers for a unique and functional present. This set also provides enough space to engrave images.

Cocktail Shaker

Upgrade your home bar with a personalized cocktail shaker like this simple one from Amazon. Engrave names, cocktails recipes, or fun designs onto the metal surface for a unique and eye-catching addition to your drinkware collection.

Money Clip

For those who prefer to carry cash, a laser engraved money clip can be a stylish and practical accessory. Engrave initials or monograms for a classic touch or get creative with quotes and designs. This is the one I used to engrave for my fiance – if you use code ABCRAFTY you can get 15% off your purchase.

Metal Bracelets

Metal bracelets can also be engraved with special messages or designs. Whether it’s a simple bangle or a cuff bracelet, some ideas can include names, phone numbers, quotes, or even medical information. This set gives you a bunch of colors to choose from – you simply need to bend it after engraving!

Stainless Steel Tumblers

Tumblers are a classic laser engraved item. You can get creative with designs, names, or even inside jokes. You can engrave and just the plain steel or if you get ones that have a colored coating, the engraving will cause the metal to shine through. I do recommend getting a tumbler without a handle though (like these) as it can get caught in the machine. For round objects, you’ll want to get a rotary tool (this is the one I have).

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Other Laser Engraving Ideas

Here are a bunch of other laser engraving ideas for different items you can engrave.


Surprise your loved ones with a personalized stone or rock engraved with their name, a meaningful quote, or an intricate design. They make great paperweights or decorative pieces and are sure to be cherished for years to come. Bonus points if you tumble the rocks yourself! But these stones in the shapes of hearts are perfect to use because of their more flat design.


Patches are a fun way to customize handmade items. For example if you knit your own hat, you can add an engraved patch with your name or logo on it. This set comes with a bunch of different shapes and is a great way to label and personalize handmade gifts for your loved ones.


From wine glasses to mason jars or these glass cans, laser engraving can add a unique touch to any glassware. Celebrate special occasions with personalized champagne flutes or create custom barware for your home.

Keep in mind some engravers can’t engrave glass, but thankfully there’s a workaround. You can paint the glass with tempera paint and then wash it off after engraving.


For the drink connoisseurs, a laser engraved flask can be both functional and stylish. Engrave names or designs onto the metal or leather surface (in the case of this one) for a personalized touch on your favorite beverage container. It makes for a great groomsman gift with each person’s initials!

Rose Gold Dipped Rose

For a super unique laser engraving idea, you can engrave a rose gold dipped rose from Forever Rose. The stem, in particular, provides a sleek, elongated surface perfect for inscribing heartfelt messages, special dates, or even small intricate designs. You could engrave a romantic quote to enhance its sentimentality or mark it with an anniversary date to commemorate a special occasion.

Glass Jars

Personalized glass jars are a delightful addition to any kitchen or home decor. With laser engraving, you can label them according to their contents such as ‘Sugar’, ‘Coffee’, or ‘Flour’, making it easy to identify what’s inside at a glance. Even more, these engraved jars make charming gifts when filled with homemade goodies or bath salts. Remember, the engraving is permanent, so it won’t fade or scratch off even after repeated use and washing.

I recently got this set of large mouth jars for various projects and intend to engrave “Crafts” on them so I know not to use them for food.

Leather Wallet

Add a touch of sophistication to a leather wallet with laser engraving. You can personalize it with initials, a monogram, or even a photo of the recipient! This one for example provides a simple base to engrave some nice details – don’t forget you can also engrave the inside.

Leather Notebook

And speaking of leather items, why not try engraving a leather notebook cover? This would make a great gift for any writer or journal enthusiast. You can even engrave a special quote or design on the cover to inspire and motivate the recipient.

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Daniela is a lifelong crafter who loves to share her passion for crafting. Through classes or learning on her own, she likes to say she'll do pretty much any craft aside from scrapbooking. Her current personal obsessions include garden crafts, felting, and spinning yarn.

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