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October 27, 2021 6 min read

When it comes to finding the best gift for your loved ones, a personal touch goes a long way in expressing how much they mean to you. It could be something handmade, something they love, or better yet — something engraved with a personalized and heartfelt message.

Whatever the reason you might be looking for that special something, an engraved wood watch is a unique and sophisticated choice.

And if you’re wondering what to engrave on these stunning watches, you’ve come to just the right place.

In this guide, we’ll take you through some of the best and most-loved engravement ideas for him and her, be it your mom or your boyfriend. We hope that these ideas will get your creative juices flowing to help you settle on just the right thing to say to your loved one.

Why an Engraved Wood Watch Is an Excellent Gift

A watch is a timeless and thoughtful gift idea for a loved one. It's one that travels with them everywhere, sticks by their side through thick and thin and serves as a gentle reminder of the bond that you share. Getting a watch engraved adds to this sentiment and lets your loved one know that you thought about them specifically.

The engraving can be the date of a cherished memory or a favorite quote that they live by. With a wooden watch, you also get to give them the gift of wearing something sustainable and eco-friendly — a gift that’s great for the planet too.

Engraved Quotes For Him

Buying gifts for the men in your life doesn't always have to be hard. For instance, there are so many special messages that can turn one of our men's wooden watches into a gift they'll never forget.

To help you out, we've listed some of our favorites down below.

Time Quotes To Engrave on a Watch

Any man in your life will appreciate a well-chosen quote about the inevitable passage of time. This option fits very well with the watch itself and will especially appeal to the deep thinkers and readers you love. Here are a few of our favorite gems:

  1. "Time and tide wait for no man" — Geoffrey Chaucer
  2. "Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend" — Theophrastus
  3. "The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time" — Bertrand Russell
  4. "Time is the wisest counselor of all" — Pericles

For Your Boyfriend

There are countless options for what to engrave on a watch for a boyfriend. A simple "I love you" never gets old. You can also go simple by engraving the date you first met, first kissed, or first said, "I love you."

For a twist on a classic dating gesture, you could have both your initials engraved inside a heart.

For Your Husband

An engraved wood watch serves as a constant reminder of the bond you share.

If you are thinking about what to engrave on a watch for your husband, you can reflect on the many special moments and dates you've had. Maybe engrave your wedding date, a special line from your wedding vows, or a line from your first dance song.

Because romantic love is universal, countless women have expressed their love for men in timeless words of poetry and song. These are just a few beautiful options for using their words to express your love:

  1. "I love you to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach" — Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  2. "In your heart I see the start of every night and every day. In your eyes I get lost, I get washed away" — Tina Turner
  3. "Whatever souls are made of, his and mine are the same" — Emily Brontë

For Your Son

Gifting an engraved watch to your son is a wonderful way to show that you are proud of the man he is becoming or has become. If the occasion is a graduation or birthday, engraving his birthdate or "Class of 2021", for example, can be very meaningful. Classic children's literature and film is a treasure trove of good quotes for a son. Here are a few examples:

  1. "Promise me you’ll remember: you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think." — Winnie the Pooh
  2. "A single grain of rice can tip the scale. One man may be the difference between victory and defeat." — Mulan
  3. “It is impossible, only if you believe it is.” — Alice In Wonderland

For Your Dad

Nothing is more meaningful to a dad than an engraved watch with a message from his child. You can make his year with an upgrade from that old watch along with just the right message. For fathers, you can take the opportunity to remind him how much his love for you has meant over the years with quotes like these:

  1. "She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was the love of her father." — Harper Lee
  2. "A father is the one friend upon whom we can always rely.” — Émile Gaboriau
  3. "The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get." — Tim Russert

Engraved Quotes for Her

The women in your life love a thoughtful gesture, and we've curated a beautiful and delicate set of wooden watches for women that you can make that gesture with.

Try some of our ideas for the perfect engraving for her.

For Your Girlfriend

This is the perfect opportunity to make a romantic gesture that your girlfriend can brag about to her friends. Show her that you cherish those special dates by engraving one on her new watch. These quotes from classic romantic movies are also a great way to make her blush:

  1. "I think I'd miss you even if we'd never met." — The Wedding Date
  2. "I like you very much. Just as you are." — Bridget Jones's Diary
  3. "To me, you are perfect." — Love Actually
  4. "I'm scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I'm with you."— Dirty Dancing

For Your Wife

No matter the occasion, an engraved wood watch makes for the perfect gift.

Sometimes, you might want to tailor the engraving to the particular occasion for your wife. For an anniversary gift for your wife, commemorate your wedding date again or a song lyric that you love to belt out together. A great option for any occasion is to express your forever love anew with one of these romantic quotes:

  1. "I've come here with no expectations, only to profess, now that I am at liberty to do so, that my heart is, and always will be, yours."— Sense and Sensibility
  2. "I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible." — When Harry Met Sally
  3. "You have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on." — Pride and Prejudice

For Your Daughter

Inspire the young woman you raised with a quote from a strong female figure, perhaps one she has always admired. Here are just a few ideas:

  1. “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.”— Michelle Obama
  2. “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”— Jane Goodall
  3. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.”— Oprah Winfrey

For Your Mom

Mothers are often our unsung heroes and engraved watches are a great chance to sing to yours! Moms love an expression of your gratitude and respect for all that she has sacrificed for you. For Mother's Day, try one of these quotes that can remind her you feel that way:

  1. "All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother."— Abraham Lincoln
  2. "A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path."— Agatha Christie
  3. "Motherhood: All love begins and ends there."— Robert Browning

A Special Gift for Memories That Never Fade

Finding the perfect gift requires careful consideration, patience and time. After all, it’s only natural to want to gift your loved ones something as incredibly special and unique as them.

An engraved wood watch can be the perfect gift for any special person in your life. You can give them a little constant expression of your love and tailor it to fit your relationship perfectly.

We've seen just a few of the timeless quotes that can remind them how you feel every day. Let your creative juices flow and pour out your heart to them today! And if you’re looking for the perfect wooden timepiece to engrave your chosen quote on, our wide range of wooden watches are sure to delight you.

Sam Santa
Sam Santa

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