Laser engravers are capable of making some aesthetic objects with wood and leather that make great gifts. Here are some laser-engraved gifts to spoil your friends and family.
Laser engraving is a process where a laser mounted on a CNC rig burns a thin layer on the top surface of a material, discoloring it to create an etched pattern or design. The laser engraver uses 2D design files to guide the engraving, so all kinds of designs can be etched onto sheets of leather, wood, metal, and more.
As it happens, laser engraving is commonly used to create some pretty cool things, so here are some of our top laser-engraved gift ideas for your friends or family!
If you’re hooked on the concept of lasers burning things already, and you want in, check out our top laser engraver picks.
Almost everyone and their dog has a smartphone these days, and as they become a bigger part of life, it becomes more imperative to protect them. That’s why laser-engraved phone cases are such a good gift idea: They’re almost universally useful.
Your best bet for finding laser-engraved phone cases are independent Etsy shops, that is, if you’re not equipped to make one yourself.
Pins are very popular today for decorative or advertising purposes, but what if they could be laser engraved in wood, too? Compared to common metal pins, wooden pins look more natural, so they can be more suitable for certain causes or styles.
You’ll probably have to find a retailer to obtain wooden laser-engraved pins since they can be quite complex in the design and assembly department, which makes them unsuitable for DIY production.
Another good gift option is coasters. Everyone loves to have their favorite drink on a laser-engraved coaster. They’re commonly made of leather or wood for durability, so there’s a certain rustic appeal to them.
There are fairly simple to produce on your own, but we took the initiative to compile a couple external sources which are producing noteworthy work.
Many people regularly use a journal to brainstorm or organize their life, so a custom journal could be a fitting complement to one’s everyday style. Laser-engraved journals typically have wood or leather covers since these materials are easy to engrave.
Since the journal market is huge, you’ll mainly find these specialized laser-engraved journals from niche sellers.
Tabletop games are a good match for wood and laser engraving because a wooden board is just that much more nostalgic. But don’t you wish you didn’t have to feel for that last token under the couch every time you played? Luckily for you, we have just the thing…
Whether you decide to make these gifts yourself or buy one from an external source, your friends and family are sure to be delighted with these rustic gifts. If you couldn’t find the gift you wanted, and you’re set on doing it yourself, check out some resources to get you up to speed with laser engraving.
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