Engraving Services

As Canada's Personalized Occasion and Event Experts, we understand the need to make your gift as unique and special as the person receiving it. Sometimes expressing yourself may be difficult. Let our engraving specialists help you choose the perfect gift or verse, to make your gift a cherished treasure for years to come.

What is Engraving?

Engraving is the process by which materials such as metals, glass, plastics, and wood are etched with text and designs using a diamond cutting process. Diamond cutter engravers have two main parts --- a spindle and a cutting tool. They work together to cut into the materials and engrave images or text. In diamond cutter engraving machines, the image or text to be engraved is entered into a computer software program that reads the data and transmits it to the machine to cut into the material. The flexible nature of the diamond cutter engraver allows us to personalize a large array of gifts.

Diamond Engraving

Cost for Engraving

You can custom engrave your own special message for just $1.00 a character on metal items. (Punctuation marks are counted as characters) (Note: For online orders only, there is a minimum charge of $5.00 for engraving.) Here is an example of custom personalization pricing:

I love you.

Personalization charge: Characters (24) x $1.00 = $24.00

There are additional charges for carry-in engraving (engraving on items purchased from other retailers). There are also discounts on engraving for business orders.

Ring Engraving Key Chain Engraving

Types of Fonts and Sizes

Our Personalization Experts have selected a range of fonts to personalize your purchase. These are the most popular fonts because of their elegant styling and ability to stand out and compliment your gift.

Popular Fonts


These are only some of the fonts we offer; please visit a store location to view more font options available.


We offer hundreds of designs that can be added to most of our products. The cost for designs range from $3.50 - $20 per design. Please find a location near you to browse our designs catalogue.

Logos: Company Logos and Custom Logos

We can engrave your company or personal logo! There is a charge to turn your logo into a proper vector image for engraving and this is a service that is only available through our Head Office. However, once we have your logo "on file" it can be engraved time and time again on any of our products. Please contact us today to discuss your logo needs. Click here to learn more about the custom logo process.

Sample Logo Engraving


If you have any questions about our engraving services please visit a store location or send us an email: customerservice@thingsengraved.ca or call us toll free: 1-800-363-5053 (Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. [Eastern Time])