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Gunther Gifts Inc.

Shipping & Engraving  - Times, Terms & Conditions

Engraving can be performed on almost any type of material including metal, glass, plastic, leather and wood.

Below you will find many answers to your questions regarding engraving and how long your order will take to arrive.


Typical Order Timelines Include:

  • 1 business day to process order.
  • 1-2 business days to ship by whatever shipping method you choose (unengraved items).
  • Engraving adds 2-5 business days.
  • Out-of-stock items can add 5-7 business days to order processing time. You will be notified by email if an item you ordered is not in stock. Please check your junk or spam folders as sometimes our emails may be kicked into those folders depending on your email security settings.
    Need it in a hurry? See the "Expedited Shipping & Engraving" section below.

Standard Shipping:

We recommend UPS as your shipping method. We ship UPS ground for a flat fee of $10. UPS cannot ship to PO Boxes. A physical address is needed for UPS. If shipping to your business, please include company name to ensure proper delivery. Your tracking number will be emailed to you once your package ships. Otherwise, you can ship small orders by Priority Mail for a flat fee of $8.00 through the US Post Office. 3 day UPS is $30. Should your order contain heavyweight items or if it cannot ship for the flat rates of $8.00 priority, $10 ground or $30 3 day, we will contact you with a shipping quote before processing your order.

Oversize/heavy items (such as orders for printed shot glasses) can incur additional shipping charges due to excessive weight. We will contact you to review before processing your order.

Gunther Gifts reserves the right to change shipping methods if it will arrive to you faster. For example, if a customer has selected UPS Ground, but Priority Mail is faster, we reserve the right to change your shipping method so that we can hurry your product along to you. Both methods have tracking so you will still be able to track your package.

Orders to Hawaii and Alaska do not qualify for standard shipping. We will contact you to review actual shipping prices before processing your order if any additional shipping charges are required.

Expedited Shipping & Engraving:

Need it in a hurry? Please call toll free 1-877-544-0814 to double check stock and to inquire about Next Day Delivery. Typical charges are $30 to $40 for 2 day and $30 to $60 for Overnight on small items. On larger items, the shipping costs are calculated by weight. 2 day and next day shipping will be calculated on a case by case basis.

Engraving: For an expedite fee of $20-$50 (depending on size of order), your order will take priority and will be placed at the head of the engraving production line. Please type in your special instructions and desire to expedite engraving at the Comments section on page 2 of Check Out and a representative will contact you with details if necessary. 


We take your upcoming wedding very seriously and handle all orders with great care and precision. If your order is time sensitive we recommend that you tell us the date needed in the comments section during check out. If your order requires expedite services to reach you on time a representative will contact you with details.


Initials & Monograms: Regardless of which you prefer, the characters you enter into the engraving area will be engraved in the Exact Order you type them. Initials are engraved in the standard order of first, middle, and last name.  For example, John F. Kennedy's initials would be JFKMonograms are engraved with the first letter of the recipient's last name placed in the center and made larger than the other two letters. Accordingly, John F Kennedy's monogram would be JKF. All Initial or Monogram engraving is done using capital letters regardless of whether you type in lower case letters or not.

  • Straight Initials: First-Middle-Last name initials are in capital letters and can be used either on the front cover, back cover or inside cover. Note: Initials are placed vertically within the shield area or crest of pocket watches and will have no periods.
  • Monograms are First-Last-Middle name initials and are available in either Straight, Circular or Interlocking styles.

Note: Perfect alignment cannot be guaranteed on small oval, crests or shields typically found on pocket watch front covers.


Depending on brand and whenever possible, we suggest engraving on the INSIDE cover of pocket watches. Although this process is more difficult for our engravers, it is the traditional location for pocket watches because it protects the engraving from unnecessary scratches and wear. You can always expect the engraving to be exactly the same quality regardless of the location you choose.

Do Not type in
ALL CAPITAL letters using a script font. As you can see by the example, using all capital letters in script creates an unusual result.  CORRECT =Script   INCORRECT = SCRIPT 

Font Styles:

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Ordering Multiple Items:

If multiple items are to be engraved the same, simply enter the engraving in the boxes provided on the item page - click the order button and then enter the quantity.

If each item needs different engraving, then enter the engraving information for each individual item. Repeat this process for the number of pieces needed.

Multiple Discounts:

In most cases, multiple discounts on items do not include the cost of engraving. However, in some cases engraving is offered free of charge on selected items. If an item is offered with free engraving it will be stated clearly on the item page.

Returns / Guarantee:

We want you to know that if you're not 100% completely satisfied with your order, you may return or exchange the merchandise pursuant to our refund and exchange policy. Items without personalization can be returned within 30 days of purchase as long as they are in new condition in original packaging. Shipping charges are not refundable. Engraving is an irrevocable procedure that cannot be undone and as such is to be considered a Special Order which cannot be cancelled, returned or exchanged.

Important Information:

  • All text is centered and justified within the inscription area. Initial(s) are centered where located.
  • Changes/Corrections

  • Please double check for spelling, punctuation and capitalization errors before submitting your order. If you realize you have made an error, call or FAX us right away to make a correction. We may or may not be able to catch this once the order leaves billing and goes to production/shipping warehouse. A change fee of $10-$20 may apply. If an order has already been processed, we may not be able to note your correction and your order will ship as you originally ordered. 
     FAX 1-775-890-6571  or  CALL 1-877-544-0814
  • Place Special Requests or Deadlines in the "Comments" box in page 2 of check out.
  • Engraving is an irrevocable procedure that cannot be undone and as such is to be considered a Special Order which cannot be cancelled, returned or exchanged.
  • California sales tax is added to orders that ship within California.

Coupon Codes

Gunther Gifts is currently not running any coupon code specials. We currently have a storewide sale with most items at very competitive, everyday low prices. Coupon codes advertising "free ground" are a $6.50 value and do not apply to heavyweight orders or orders shipping faster than ground or via priority mail. Any coupon codes are only good for 1 use per customer and/or household on 1 order.

Engraving Placement & Minor Issues

Gunther Gifts Inc. reserves the right to make minor changes for proper wording, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, placement and spacing when necessary for the most pleasing appearance. If your selections are not appropriate for the area chosen we will email you with our recommendations.

Find out why Fortune 500 companies recommend Gunther Gifts to their customers. With over 29 years engraving experience, you can always trust the quality and attention to detail in every item we custom engrave.

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Gunther Gifts Inc.
2717 Loker Ave. West
Carlsbad, CA 92010

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