Engagement Gift Ideas
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Getting engaged is an incredibly emotional and exciting time, not only for the engaged couple but for their family and friends! If you know someone who is newly engaged, you’re probably trying to decide the best engagement gift to get for them. Some couples would rather “your presence over your presents,” but it’s still a sweet gesture to give them a celebratory gift to mark this big occasion. We’ve rounded up our favorite engagement gift ideas, from the traditional to the personal.
For the Bride...
The soon-to-be bride has a lot on her mind: the venue, the dress, the guest list, the food—where to begin?! A gift that focuses on her is great place for you to start. If she’s the type to start planning things right away, a wedding planning book or organizer is an ideal gift. If she needs a break from the planning whirlwind, help her take some time to relax with a curated spa kit! You might choose to put together a gift basket of goodies like an eye mask, pajama set, and fluffy slippers, or splurge on a gift certificate to her favorite spa.
Traditional Engagement Gifts
It can be difficult to determine the right present for a newly engaged couple, so sometimes it’s best to stick with a tried-and-true gift. A cake carving set is something most couples don’t think of getting until the last minute, and it will definitely be of use on the big day! Another classic gift idea is a picture frame—understated in design yet wholly thoughtful, this gift can be made even sweeter by filling it with a cute shot of the newly engaged lovebirds. For a practical gift, consider a ring holder to display that brand-new sparkler in style.
Funny Engagement Gifts
If the traditional gift-giving route isn’t your cup of tea, a more lighthearted gift could work! Mini “emergency” kits are sure to get a few giggles—and they’ll definitely come in handy on the big day. With options for both the bride and groom, these kits are a solid choice as an engagement gift for couples. Another idea for a more heartfelt but fun gift would be surprising the bride with a mini celebration before the planning takes over! Plan a cozy night in with your favorite movies, board games, snacks, and some festive decorations (like a giant confetti balloon!).
Unique Engagement Gifts
For a more unique gift for the happy couple, go for something they might not expect to receive as a newly engaged duo. A guest book is often low on the list of wedding day necessities, but it’s something they’ll cherish long after the day is done. As a personalized engagement gift, pick up their favorite bottle of wine and pop it in a cute, reusable wine bag! Another fun, personal idea for the bride is a nail polish set—regardless of her wedding color palette, a few classic shades are good to have on hand (no pun intended) for all those bridal occasions.