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A Comprehensive List Of Engraving Quotes For Every Gift

If you are looking to personalize a gift with the perfect engraving quote, you have come to the right place. Whether you are looking for the quintessential saying for a gift for your dad, sibling, coworker, or friend, this is the ultimate list of engraving quotes.

Engraving Quotes For Inspiration or Encouragement

A personalized gift is a great way to encourage and inspire those who may be going through a difficult season. Whether you choose laser engraving or a laser beam engraving, these sayings will add the personalized touch to an inspirational gift.

  • No Matter What Happens, I Will Always Love You
  • Have Faith In Him
  • From Your Number One Fan
  • Refuse To Sink
  • Not All Who Wander Are Lost
  • You’re a Superhero
  • Fall Seven Times, Stand Up Eight
  • Keep Your Focus
  • Teach. Love. Inspire.
  • Remember Your Dreams
  • Survivor
  • She believed she could so she did
  • Be You, the World Will Adjust
  • Be here now
  • Miracles Take a Little Time
  • Be The Change
  • Follow Your Heart
  • One Day Closer
  • Love Rewards the Brave
  • Believe
  • Fortune Favors the Bold
  • I Believe In You
  • Warrior
  • All You Need Is Love
  • My Story Isn’t Over Yet
  • Never Surrender!
  • Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day
  • Saved By Grace
  • Just Keep Swimming
  • So Do Not Fear For I Am With You
  • One Step at a Time
  • You Must Fail to Succeed
  • Hope Anchors The Soul
  • You Go, Girl!
  • Namaste
  • Have Courage
  • Enjoy The Journey
  • Inhale, Exhale, Repeat
  • Take Heart
  • Let Your Light Shine

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Short Engraving Quotes

These short message will add the perfect touch to a small item where the number of characters for the engraving is limited.

  • You inspire me.
  • Double trouble
  • To my best pen pal
  • Friends for life
  • I’m glad we’re friends
  • The one friend I go to
  • The gifts of friendship
  • My great friendFor my best friend forever
  • You’ve got a friend in me.
  • To my funny friend.
  • My ride or die
  • For the real one
  • Partners in crime
  • Let your dreams come true!

Watch Engraving Quotes

A watch is a great gift. Add one of these special messages to make it amazing.

  • You are mine till the end of time.
  • Our love is timeless.
  • Take your time and don’t be late
  • The best time is yet to come…
  • For all of time 
  • You are mine 
  • For the timeless moments to come
  • Forever
  • Good Times, Best Memories
  • Our love is a test of time
  • Good things come to those who wait.
  • I love you till the moon and back
  • I’ve fallen in love with you many times!
  • This day I will marry My Best Friend (–/–/–)
  • Until the end of time
  • When the stars go blue, I follow you!
  • You are mine till the end of time.
  • Our love is timeless.
  • Take your time and don’t be late
  • The best time is yet to come…
  • For all of time 
  • You are mine 
  • For the timeless moments to come
  • Forever
  • Good Times, Best Memories
  • Our love is a test of time
  • Good things come to those who wait.

Engraving Ideas For Best Friend

Choose the perfect saying to express that special bond you share with your bestie. Whether you are looking for the perfect birthday gift or a “just because” gift, this list of short messages are great for personalized gifts for friends.

  • #Besties
  • We’re Too Old for This Sh*t
  • You’re My Person
  • We’ll Always Be Friends, You Know Too Much
  • Thanks for Being the Sane One
  • #tacos
  • Thanks for Keeping Me Out of Trouble
  • Girl Power
  • You’ve Got a Friend in Me
  • Best Friend Forever
  • Distance Means Nothing
  • Partner in Crime
  • Thanks for Laughing at My Jokes
  • Life is Better With You
  • You Are My Sunshine
  • By Our Powers Combined!
  • You’re My Wookie
  • I Want to Be You When I Grow Up
  • My Kindred Spirit
  • Forever Friend
  • Where Words Fail, Music Speaks

Short, Romantic Engraving Ideas

What is the perfect saying to portray your feelings for your significant other? Choose a simple inscription for your loved one. These short, romantic engraving ideas can be used when there are word limits for your gift.

  • You Are My Person
  • It’s You. It’s Always Been You.
  • The Best Is Yet To Come
  • You Have My Heart
  • You Have Bewitched Me
  • Latitude and Longitude Coordinates
  • I Knew From the Start
  • You’re the One for Me
  • I’m Yours
  • As You Wish
  • Love you to the moon and back!
  • My diamond forever
  • True love
  • Our love is the best gift I have.
  • You’re my sweetheart
  • My sunshine
  • My person
  • You are special to me
  • Apple of my eye
  • In Love with My Best Friend
  • You are My Favorite Thought
  • I Have a Crush on You
  • Always Under The Same Sky
  • I Love You and I Like You
  • I Love You (pair it with “I Know” if you’re a Star Wars fan)
  • My forever
  • My heart and soul
  • Engraved on my heart
  • Soul mate
  • Happy Valentine’s Day
  • My favorite Valentine
  • Happy anniversary!
  • Every year with you is perfect
  • First in my life
  • Engraved on my soul
  • My heart of hearts
  • I heart you
  • My special friend
  • Our love is strong
  • I love spending my life with you
  • Take all my time
  • I want a life with you
  • I want forever with you
  • The only one for me
  • The one who has my heart
  • First love
  • You are loved
  • You are everything to me
  • This Day I Marry My Best Friend (wedding date)
  • Forever Yours
  • True Love

Engraving Ideas For Boyfriend/Girlfriend

A popular choice for dating couples is a personalized gift. Add one of these creative ideas to make your present the most thoughtful, favorite thing they have gotten.

  • “If nothing lasts forever, will you be my nothing?”
  • “You’re the cheese in my macaroni.”
  • “I am permanently in love with you.”
  • “You have my whole heart.”
  • “Together with you is my favorite place to be.”
  • “The sun is up, the sky is blue, today is beautiful and so are you.”
  • “Anywhere with you is better than anywhere without you.”
  • “I have found the one whom my soul loves.”
  • “If nothing lasts forever, will you be my nothing?”
  • “A king only bows to his queen.”
  • “You are the missing piece I’ve been trying to find.”
  • “You are what I need in my life.”
  • “I want to be your favorite hello and your hardest goodbye.”
  • “You’re like a dictionary – You add meaning to my life.”
  • “Besides chocolate you’re my favorite.”
  • “Ever since I met you, nobody else is worth thinking about.”
  • “I still fall in love with you everyday!”
  • “I need you like a heart needs a beat.”
  • “Love is friendship set on fire.”
  • “Come live in my heart and pay no rent.” – Samuel Lover
  • “Real love stories never have endings.” – Richard Bach
  • “You’re just like bacon, you make everything better.”
  • “If I know what love is, it is because of you.”
  • “Every love story is beautiful, but ours is my favorite.”
  • “You’re not an option you’re my priority.”

Anniversary Engraving Quotes

A great way to celebrate an anniversary is with an engraved message on a piece of jewelry. Are you searching for a message for a ring engraving? What about romantic language to use on a locket? Here are some romantic engravings to give the perfect gift.

  • Wedding day (__/__/__)
  • The Best is Yet to Come
  • We Rock the Casbah
  • We Make This Look Good
  • Always and Forever
  • Best Dish Washer
  • Love Means Forever
  • I Choose You
  • Love you more
  • The End Of My Broken Road
  • This Day and Every Day
  • Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow.
  • To the Greatest Husband/Wife
  • You are My Treasure
  • I Got You, Babe
  • God Gave Me You
  • And I Thought I Loved You Then
  • Utilize a section of your wedding vows or a lyric from your one of your favorite love songs that has a special significance

Engraving Ideas For Husband

Are you looking for the perfect gift for your husband to commemorate your wedding date? Choose an engraved message from this comprehensive list on a piece of jewelry, watch, or plaque for his desk at work. Why not give him the perfect gift?

  1. ”I wish I’d done everything on earth with you.” -The Great Gatsby
  2. “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”
  3. “Your greatest resource is your time.” – Brian Tracy
  4. “No amount of time spend with you is ever enough.”
  5. “My paradise is you…”
  6. “You are not my love… You are my life.”
  7. “I am happiest when I’m right next to you.”
  8. “You may hold my hand for a while, but you hold my heart forever.”
  9. “I need you like a heart needs a beat.”
  10. “Your love is all I need to feel complete.”
  11. “Come live in my heart and pay no rent.” – Samuel Lover
  12. “All the time traveling in the world can’t make someone love you.” – About Time
  13. “Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.” – Roy T. Bennett
  14. “Our time together is never quite enough.”
  15. “How did it get so late so soon?” – Dr. Seuss
  16. “Love makes the Time pass. Time makes Love pass.” – Euripides
  17. “Time Flies, Love Stays.”
  18. “I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.” – Golda Meir
  19. “Tell me something I can hold on to forever and never let go.” -The Age of Adaline
  20. “Forever is a long time…but I wouldn’t mind spending it with you.”
  21. “There will be time, there will be time to prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet.” – T.S. Eliot
  22. “You are my favorite distraction.”
  23. ”You had me at hello.”–Jerry McGuire
  24. “Love is spelled T-I-M-E.”
  25. “One day spent with someone you love can change everything.” – Mitch Albom

Engraving Ideas For Son

The best part of a custom gift is no one else will have anything like it. Choose one of these engraving quotes to add to your son’s gift.

  1. “Every Man Dies, Not Every Man Lives.” -Mel Gibson in Braveheart
  2. “A good son makes a good husband.”
  3. “Whatever you do, do it well.” – Walt Disney
  4. “Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln
  5. “If my son is happy, then I am happy.”
  6. “You are my sonshine.”
  7. “Son, you outgrew my lap, but never my heart.”
  8. “I love you with all my heart, dearest son.”
  9. “He who can be a good son will be a good father.”
  10. “You make me proud.”
  11. “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” —Yoda
  12. “Time is an illusion.” – Albert Einstein
  13. “If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.” – Bruce Lee
  14. “Men are what their mothers made them.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  15. “Say hello to my little friend.” —Al Pacino
  16. “Until you value yourself, you will not value your time.” – M. Scott Peck
  17. “If I have a monument in this world, it is my son.” – Maya Angelou
  18. “My Son, My Life, My World.”
  19. ”Man is nothing else but what he makes of himself.” – Jean Paul Sartre
  20. “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” – Michael Altshuler
  21. “A son is a love that lasts a lifetime.”
  22. “Yippee-ki-yay, motherf–ker!” – Bruce Willis
  23. “The time is always right to do what is right.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  24. “Stop allowing time to control you; instead, take control of your time.” – Marelisa Fábrega
  25. “We became friends, not just father and son.” – Richard Bergeron

Engraving Quotes For Daughter

After a certain age, it can be difficult to find a great gift for your daughter. Add a personal touch to any gift with one of these engraved sayings.

  1. “You can have it all. Just not all at once.” – Oprah Winfrey
  2. “You will always be my little princess.”
  3. “The peanut butter to my jelly.”
  4. “Happiness is mother and daughter time.”
  5. “I love you so much I could squish you.”
  6. “A mother’s treasure is her daughter.”
  7. “Enjoy the Little Things.”
  8. “Change the world by being yourself.” – Amy Poehler
  9. “All you need is love.” – John Lennon
  10. “Angels are often disguised as Daughters.”
  11. “My daughter may be grown up, but she will always be my baby.”
  12. “Daughters are miracles that will never cease to be miraculous.”
  13. “I see the person I want to be in my daughter’s eyes.”
  14. “Daughters are heart warmers and day brighteners.”
  15. “I love you to the moon and back.”
  16. “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” – Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing
  17. “Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.” – Benjamin Disraeli
  18. “Time is the longest distance between two places.” – Tennessee Williams
  19. “The time for action is now. It is never too late to do something.” – Carl Sandburg
  20. “Never waste a minute thinking about people you don’t like.” -Dwight D. Eisenhower
  21. “You’re writing the story of your life one moment at a time.”
  22. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Peter Drucker
  23. “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” – Mother Teresa
  24. “I recommend you take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves.” – Earl of Chesterfield
  25. “My favorite place is inside your hug.”

In Summary

Whether you are looking to engrave a watch, jewelry, even a plaque, this comprehensive list of engraving quotes should help you say exactly the feeling you wish to portray.

What is your favorite quote? Did I miss it? Drop me a comment. I’d love to hear from you.

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