Monday, September 29, 2014

Product Spotlight: Personalized Groomsmen Gifts

A groomsman may be your brother, college roommate, cousin, or coworker. No matter the official title, they are important relationships in your life. They threw you that raucous bachelor party, went with you to your tuxedo fitting, and offered support on your big day. How will you show your appreciation in return? We have different personalized groomsmen gifts to fit all of the personalities of the men who you chose to stand beside you on your big day.

Mini Mug Shot Glass
Everyone has a friend that is the life of the party and is typically the mastermind behind some of your most memorable stories. For this friend, our 1.25 oz Personalized Glass Mug Shooter is the perfect gift. Its fun and unique shape makes it different than other shot glasses that may be in his cabinet, and with the option to engrave it with his name, initials, or a fun image, we promise that it will become his favorite.

Do you have an avid outdoorsman in your wedding party? Consider getting him a personalized hunting knife. The Rosewood handle enhances the appeal of this useful tool. You can choose to have it engraved with a special message commemorating a wedding event.

For the more refined groomsman, the one that binge watches Mad Men and teaches all of the other groomsmen how to properly tie their bow tie, a shot glass may not be the most appropriate gift. If that is the case, one of our low ball glasses. Available in both 11 oz and 13.5 oz sizes, engrave it with his initials and favorite Don Draper quote. A classic and sleek style with straight sides and a heavy

flat base, it is perfect for any beverage. Then, every time he is muddling a cherry for his old fashioned or sipping whiskey on the rocks, you know he will be thinking of you.

Monogrammed Golf Tee Set
A golf trip is a great way to spend a bachelor weekend. Or, if your groomsmen are golfing enthusiasts, they will love our Personalized Golf Tee and Marker Set. With three tees, a divot tool, and two pop off ball markers, anyone would be proud to carry this set in their golf bag. We recommend engraving with a monogram or initials for the small area, but could also engrave a small inscription upon request!

Stumped for which glassware is right for your groomsmen? Not sure if you want to order different styles for every guy? The Personalized Beer Sport Mug is a gift that everyone will love equally. Thick and sturdy with a strong pedestal base and handle, it holds a generous 16 oz of your favorite microbrew. As the largest item on our groomsmen gift list, you have even more room to engrave a personal message to each friend. Open them together at your bachelor party and cheers to the future ahead, and then they can be enjoyed for years to come during any Sunday football game.

No matter what gift you give, it makes your big day all the more special to know that you have your groomsmen there with you. Show your gratitude for their years of support and friendship with one of our creative groomsmen gift ideas that shows them that you really know their likes and tastes. Any purchase comes with free engraving, and orders of $99 or more will ship for free!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Fonts and What They Communicate

Font Styles
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Much like the clothes you wear or the expression on your face, the font you choose for a particular invitation, logo, or engraved gift can communicate as much emotion as the words on their own. Or, conversely, fonts have the power to alter the impression of words completely. Have you ever received an email in all capital letters and felt yelled at? Use our guide to the emotions associated with typography when choosing your font design.


Times New Roman
Times New Roman has long been engrained in the public mind as a classic, default choice. It is thought of as being straight forward and clear, and is an appropriate choice for a wide range of printed documents. Times New Roman works great for business purposes, such as a nameplate or business card holder.

While serif fonts had for many years been used for printed text, the growth of digital consumption called for new fonts to be designed that would improve readability on the screen. While still a conservative choice, Calibri is respected for its simplicity and universality.

Designed specifically for the film industry, one typed page of Courier is approximately equal to one minute of screen time. Because it also closely resembles the fonts used on typewriters, many who use it are those who long for the older days of journalism. However, Courier is best when used for its intended purpose- screenplays.

Franklin Gothic
Franklin Gothic is another classic choice of font. It is steady, reliable, and trustworthy.

Font Styles

At Engravables Plus, we are pleased to offer many different font styles on your favorite items. While any gift looks great with personalized engraving, there are some styles that are especially appropriate for certain items or occasions.

Block text gives off a clear, bold voice. This typically reads a little bit stronger than other styles and works great for a single letter or just a last name for example.

If you are looking to engrave a phrase or message, Italicized font looks particularly nice as it indicates your own speaking voice, similarly to how a quote may be italicized in written text.

Scripted fonts instill a very nostalgic and romantic feeling to text. Harkening back to the days when penmanship was taught and prized, scripted text is a great way to make a message appear particularly personal.

If you are interested to learn more, take a look at this article from Smashing Magazine. Be sure that when you are choosing a font for your next engraved or monogrammed gift, be it a beer stein, wine glass, or picture frame, you are selecting one that sends the right message to the recipient.