Since Christmas is almost here, don't you think this is the approriate time to give and let those unspoken emotional feelings out? Like what iPhone Savior has said in its "Top 10 Worst Engraved iPod Messages" blog: "Why not make it a memory they'll never forget and let iPod do the talking."
I've taken some of the engraved iPod pictures and posted above this post, you can read the other hilarious messages at the weblog, but a word of caution before you're heading there: explicit words ahead. ;-p
Engraved iPod as holidays gift has become so much easier, because Apple's policy is that a two-line message is free and doesn't add anything in the way of shipping time. But according to the Consumerist article (via Macworld) there's a catch: engraved iPods aren't returnable!
Then again, I guess Dan Moren (Macworld) has a spot-on oppinion about engraved iPods: "...the fact that engraved iPods are non-returnable really helps me with my Christmas tradition of sending gifts to all of my enemies. There's nothing like sticking 'em with a personalized gift that's non-returnable but too good to just throw away." ~LOL~