Sometimes words elude you. A person can mean the entire world to you, but that may not always be an easy thing to communicate. For some people, decades can go by with the same partner and it never gets easier or less uncomfortable. If “words of affirmations” aren’t your “love language,” it could always be a struggle. This is especially true when you’re trying to share those feelings with the person you care about while they stand in front of you. It gets even worse when you’re confronted with a word limit, like when you engrave a watch, locket, or anything else customizable. How do you tell your moon and stars that they’re your everything in 10 words or less? Dude. It’s practically impossible.
Except it’s not. It might have felt like it 30-ish years ago when “the Google machine” didn’t exist and you were forced to be original. Now, though, it’s easier than ever to look up “what to engrave on a watch” and find plenty of ideas if you’re gearing up to give someone a special gift. You know this, though. That’s why you’re here.
With that in mind, we’ve gone ahead and rounded up the best — short — engraving ideas for watches and other special customizable gifts.
Quotes From Pop Culture
“You are my person.” – Grey’s Anatomy
“I’d miss you even if we never met.” – The Wedding Date
“I love you. I know.” – Star Wars
“Always.” – Harry Potter
“You will never age for me, nor fade, nor die.” – Shakespeare In Love
“As you wish.” – The Princess Bride
“I love you and I like you.” – Parks And Rec
“You have bewitched me.” – Pride And Prejudice
“You complete me.”– Jerry Maguire
“You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.” – Gone With The Wind
“Wait for it.” – Hamilton
“Swoon. I’ll catch you.” – The English Patient
“Just as you are.” – Bridget Jones’ Diary
“Ohana means family.” – Lilo And Stitch
“If you’re a bird, I’m a bird.” – The Notebook
“You’re the cheese to my macaroni.” – Juno
“I wanted it to be you so badly.”– You’ve Got Mail
“Happiness is only real when shared.” – Christopher McCandless
Quotes From Songs
“I’m yours.” – Jason Mraz
“You’re my best friend.” – Tim McGraw
“All of me loves all of you.” – John Legend
“I could hold you for a million years.” – Bob Dylan
“All you need is love.” – The Beatles
“At last, my love has come along.” – Etta James
“And I can’t help but stare, ’cause I see truth somewhere in your eyes.” – Justin Timberlake
“Take me to your heart, for it’s there that I belong and will never part.” – Elvis Presley
“My world is a better place because of you.” — Celine Dion
“For whatever my man is. I am his forevermore.” — Barbara Streisand
“But nothing’s greater, than the rush that comes with your embrace.” -Leona Lewis
“All of my whole life through. I never love no one but you.” — The Supremes
“I knew I loved you before I met you. I have been waiting all my life.” — Savage Garden
“I can’t fall in love without you.” — Zara Larsson
“‘Cause after all these years. I still feel everything when you are near.” — Camila Cabello
“Whenever I’m alone with you, you make me feel like I am home again” — The Cure
Quotes For Anniversaries
Now and forever.
The best is yet to come.
I got you, babe.
I choose you.
Thank you for loving me.
My North Star.
Life is better with you.
Quotes Referencing Time
Some of these are longer and may require bigger pieces or tinier font. But, for those of you stuck on finding an engraving that actually references time (we get it!), this might be the way to go if you can swing it.
Tempus fugit (time flies).
Forever and always.
Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow.
“Time is the wisest counselor of all.” – Pericles
“I’ve had the time of my life.” – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes (Yes, the Dirty Dancing song.)
“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” – Tolstoy
“Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.” – Jules Renard
“It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.” – Ursula K. Le Guin
“Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.” – William Shakespeare
“I would rather spend one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.” – Tolkien
“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be!” – Robert Browning
Love Quotes From Famous Writers
“There is no remedy for love, but to love more.” – Henry David Thoreau
“I love her, and that’s the beginning and end of everything.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
“We loved with a love that was more than love.” – Edgar Allan Poe
“Life is the flower for which love is the honey.” – Victor Hugo
“You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.” – Albert Einstein
“True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself.” – Honore de Balzac
“Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.” – H. L. Mencken
“If you remember me, then I don’t care if everyone else forgets.” – Haruki Murakami
“A loving heart is the truest wisdom.” – Charles Dickens
“To love another person is to see the face of God.” – Lawrence Durrell
“To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.” – Francois Mauriac