When my oldest friend had her first baby, I made these bar keychains as gifts for her family. He was the first grandson on both sides of the family and he was (and is) cherished. These also make great gifts for Father's Day, Christmas, or birthdays.
- Choose from two metals
- Room for text on four sides
- Each letter and number is individually stamped by hand using an antique hammer
He’ll love our Personalized Men’s Accessories and Gifts for Men
If you’re searching for cool men’s accessories or gift ideas for men, we invite you to take a look at the custom gifts created by our metalsmiths. Starting with sheets of metal, our artists create personalized, hand stamped graduation gifts, anniversary gifts, unique groomsmen gifts, gifts for dad, and other unique gifts for men.
For a gift he’ll use every day, choose a personalized men’s money clip. The money clips are masterfully crafted and can be customized for your special guy. The money clips can hold credit cards, too! They make a great wedding anniversary gift, personalized groomsmen gift, or gift for other members of your wedding party. They are perfect for the guy who loves minimal junk in his wallet or prefers copper or stainless steel metal over a leather money clip.
Did you know that the traditional 7th wedding anniversary gift is the copper metal anniversary? And for your 25th anniversary, it’s silver. No matter how many years of marriage you’re celebrating, our mens suit accessories make a great gift. When you need a sentimental gift, choose the perfect anniversary gift for men: a monogrammed tie clip. It’s another of our favorite personalized gifts and men’s fashion accessories. Choose from copper, nickel silver, or brass, and let us create the perfect gift for the man who loves men’s designer accessories. We like using a personalized tie bar instead of a tie pin as it protects the tie without leaving a hole in the fabric. Our tie clips look great on skinny ties, for nights out, or for a bachelor party.
To complete the look, check out our custom cufflinks for men, too. Our cufflinks are handmade and customizable and make great graduation gifts for guys. Worn with a French-cuffed shirt, cufflinks are the symbol of class and dignity. Most guys won’t wear cufflinks everyday, but save them for a special occasion such as a wedding, graduation, anniversary, or night on the town.
A great focal point of any man’s outfit is his belt buckle. We love handcrafting belt buckles for men, including western belt buckles, cowboy belt buckles, and other custom belt buckles. We’re happy to add on a personalized line of text to the front or back of the belt buckle to make it the perfect, sentimental gift. From mountain ranges, to bears, to modern, geometric patterns, our custom belt buckles are sure to please even the most difficult-to-shop-for guy on your list.
How we make our personalized metal accessories
Every personalized Hattie Rex product is made to order just for you, and made by hand from start to finish. Once we receive your order, our team of trained metalsmiths begin with a sheet of metal. We use copper, brass, aluminum, nickel silver, and sterling silver. First, we cut the metal using a pancake die and hydraulic press, disc cutter, or jeweler’s saw. Next, we remove any metal burrs or rough edges with a belt sander. We’ll do the final polish later, but we sand it down first to make sure we have an even, flat surface for the next step.
This step is our favorite because it’s where the piece of metal becomes your customized gift! We place the metal pieces on a steel bench block and use an antique hammer to hand-stamp your personalized text on the money clip, tie clip, cufflinks, keychain, or belt buckle. The hand-stamping process is what differentiates our handmade method from machined or engraved personalized gifts. Every letter and number is stamped individually by hand, creating a unique, one-of-a-kind artisan present. The spacing of the letters is artistically executed, ensuring that your handmade gift for your guy isn’t mistaken for a robot-produced gift.
Next, the pieces of our money clips, keychains, belt buckles, and cufflinks are soldered together using an oxygen and acetylene-fueled torch. This part is the most exciting! We love the way fire can join together two pieces of metal, creating a thick, sturdy piece of personalized metal art. After soldering and cooling, the keychains make their way over to the drill press where we add a hole for the split ring to go in later.
Now, the personalized metal gifts go through a round of polishing in a tumbler. After tumbling, we darken the metal to add contrast before they go through a final polishing by hand. For our traditional keychains, we attach a USA-made, heavy-duty, zinc-plated stainless steel split ring to attach to your keys. This makes our mixed metal keychains durable and safe to ensure that your personalized keychain will last for years to come.
The last step is to ship it off to you, complete with a gift box for giving or keeping. We offer free standard shipping on orders over $50. This offer is valid only in the United States on orders shipped via USPS First Class Mail and it automatically applies to your eligible order.
Our personalized accessories for men make great gifts for your dad, husband, boyfriend, best friend, classmate, boss, coworker, groom, or groomsmen. Shopping for someone who has everything? A personalized gift is always a hit. Our men’s accessories are available in multiple or mixed metals, and can be completely customized by request! If you’re not sure which man gift to get, we offer gift cards, too. It’s the perfect gift when it has to be special.
Hattie Rex products ship within 5-7 business days.