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Words to engrave on a gift?

Updated on January 7, 2012

What to engrave on a gift.

You buy a gift but want to personalise it with a special message.

What can you say? What should you say?

Convey a message of love or friendship or make something that will bring a smile. Whatever you choose we have here a selection of messages and useful sites that can give you the best verses, quotes and words to engrave.

Engraved Gifts

When deciding what to have engraved on a gift, your first thought should be what size is the gift.

If the gift is small the text will need to be shorter.

One example cufflinks are about 1cm or 1.5cm. Therefore, on a cufflink you would just add someones initials.

On a trinket box a square of say 5cm x 5cm gives you a few more options for words. Draw yourself the shape of the gift on a piece of paper using the sizes of the gift and write inside the shape you have drawn what you want to say, if it looks too cramped then re-think what you want to say.

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Messages that mean something

Write words that are personal to you and the recipient

Suggestions of what we will engrave or print on your personalised Gift

You could just simply say the name of the recipient then a short message such as 'Happy Birthday' add to that 'love from' then your name.

However if you have some more space you could add a short message like the ones below...


Welcome to the world, little one.

We've been waiting for you!

They fill our lives with laughter and love;

They're God's special gift from heaven above.

A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.

-Carl Sandburg


Hoping your birthday

Will be as special as you are

May your birthday be unforgettable

Another year older, another year wiser.

Have a great Birthday!


Truly good friends are hard to find,

Difficult to leave,

And impossible to forget.

Some friends come and go

But true friends leave footprints on our hearts.


Is every kiss

supposed to feel

like our first?

I Love You

More Than


To the one

who still gives

me butterflies

I will


be there

for you.

Make my dreams come true.

Will you marry me?

The best and most beautiful things

cannot be seen or even touched.

They must be felt with the heart.

When you touched my hand for the first time

I wanted nothing more than to hold it forever.

All my heart, all my love,

for the rest of our lives.

"Our love is timeless"

"I've fallen in love many times

...always with you."

"You hold the key to my heart."

"Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodes."

- Aristotle

When you realize you want to spend

the rest of your life with someone,

you want the rest of your life to start

as soon as possible.

You + Me = Meant To Be

With you I can be strong, I can be weak,

I can be courageous, I can be afraid,

I found you! My missing piece!

Love is like a box of chocolates.

You never know what you're going to get.

I'm lucky - I got you!

"You're the ying to my yang"

"Be who you are and say what you feel because

those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

- Dr. Seuss

"The best thing about me is YOU!"

"Everything I love is everything you are."


A mother holds her children's hands for a little while

But she holds their hearts forever.

Of all the blessings in heaven and earth,

There is none more beautiful than a mother's love.

There is no greater treasure in life

Than to have a mom like you!

With love on Mother's Day

And always.

My mother, my friend

I love you always.

"There is no limit to the love a mother's heart can hold."

"MOTHER: The definition of unconditional love"

God could not be everywhere

so he created mothers.


Every kid should have a hero to look up to.

Thanks for being mine. I love you, dad.

A Father is someone you look up to

No matter how tall you are.

Some Dad's can do it all.

Thanks for being on of 'em!

Dad, I'm the father I am

because you're the father you were.

Happy Father's Day.

Anyone can be a father.

It takes someone special to be a dad.

Love you, dad


Love is not measured in moments of time,

but in timeless moments.

Two lives joined in friendship,

two hearts joined in love.

May today be only the beginning

of a lifetime of dreams come true.

...And they lived happily ever after.

Forever is never long enough

for two souls in love.

To the groom: Learn to love saying "Ok, dear."

On this special day I will marry my best friend,

the one I laugh with, live for and love.

Today is the first day of the rest of our lives.

Served with true love (for cake servers)

Our toast to true love (for champagne flutes)

My wish came true...

It was you!

The unfolding love story of

(The names of the bride and groom)

"To the world you are someone but to someone you are the world"

There is no compass for life,

but our friends guide us well.

Thank you for being my best friend.

As my friend, you share my life,

as my Maid of Honor you share my dream.

Thank you for being a true friend and bridesmaid

God made us sisters, our hearts make us the best of friends.

For compacts mirrors, picture frames

This is the face a best friend could love!

Thanks for being a part of my special day.

Best Man once,

Best friend always.

Best man today. Best friend for life.

Thank you for being our Best Man

(couples names and date)

Thanks for getting me to the church on time.

"I get by with a little help from my friends"

My best man.

Thank you for always being my wingman!

With your blessing we marry,

with your love we live.

A mother holds her children's hands for a moment,

but their hearts forever.

Dad, I'll always be your little girl!

I love you.

Many men become fathers,

Only a few become Dads.

Thank you Dad.

My father, my friend, my Best Man.

My Brother, my friend, my Best Man.

My mother, my best friend.

The greatest gift parents can give their children

is a loving example of how wonderful marriage can be.

Sorry, Dad, you could never give me away!


May your love grow

into a lifetime of tomorrows.

Happy First Anniversary!

Wishing you golden moments

and warm memories.

Happy 50th Anniversary.

God brought us together as husband and wife

And gave us each a best friend for life.

(Insert number of years married) later

and it still feels like we're on our honeymoon.

Engraved Gifts
Engraved Gifts

Cannot see any that you like?

Then you could always search the web for more ideas

Visit Google, Yahoo or any search engine and type in verses or quotes

Here's a popular one that we found

Cheeky Verses

Roses are red ~ Violets are corny ~ When I think of you ~ Ohhh baby I get horny...

Sex is bad ~ Sex is a sin~ Sins are forgiven ~ So stick it in...

Hearts are red ~ Clubs are black ~ Come over here ~ and fill my .....

Our love will last forever ~ You're always in my head ~ You're gorgeous and you're clever and great in bed!

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      Johnd388 2 years ago

      I appreciate you sharing this article.Thanks Again. Really Cool. ecgadeddfekc

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      etchedingifts 4 years ago

      Really nice gift ideas. I personally like personalized engraved gifts.

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      suzywillium 5 years ago

      gift with your massage - a different idea

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      WriterJanis2 6 years ago

      Very sweet ideas.