12 Engagement Gifts for Any Couple
Engagement gifts are tricky business, mostly because it seems we've entered a point in society where no one is 100% sure whether they should even give them or not. Does an invitation to an engagement party mean gifts are necessary? What if there isn't a party? What if it's your family member? Well, the simple answer here is: no, engagement gifts are not required, even if you're attending an engagement party!
Engagement parties just don't come with the expectations of bridal or wedding showers, where gifts are de rigueur, but that doesn't mean you don't still want to show a little affection for the couple in question. Then the question becomes what to get for an engagement gift. As a rule of thumb, these gifts don't come from a registry and are often more personal than the standard wedding gift. You want to show the couple you care, so think outside the box a little bit and try to go for something that speaks to their personalities and shows just how excited you are for their upcoming nuptials. We put together a list of a few gift ideas so the next time one of your dear friends or family members gets engaged, you'll know where to start.
Engraved Champagne Flutes and Sparkling Wine
Engagements call for a celebration and celebrations call for bubbly! Make it easy for the future bride and groom to toast their love with a set of custom flutes and a lil somethin' to put in them.
Six Bottles of Premium Wine
Stocking their bar, especially if you think they'll be hosting quite a few people to celebrate over the coming months, can be the sweetest way to toast their love.
Custom Shutterfly Photo Book
There are two ways to go with this gift: one is to simply give them the voucher for future use on their engagement or wedding photos. The other option would be to collect photos of the couple and make it into a book yourself as a thoughtful gesture.
Custom Cutting Board
A small and simple gift becomes infinitely more personal with a customized cutting board that features the couple's names and even the date of their wedding.
Custom Self-Inking Stamp
A stamp might not seem like a great engagement gift at first, but it's probably not only the most useful, but the one the couple is least likely to think of to ask for. Between save the dates, invitations, and thank you notes, one of these stamps has the potential to save the couple a whole bunch of time.
Goofy? Yes. Adorable? Definitely. A custom bobblehead of the happy duo will bring a grin to any bride and groom with a sense of humor.
A sleek, new luggage set is one of those gifts for couples that can seem a bit boring to the gift giver, but will be a welcome sight for the couple in question, especially if they're planning a honeymoon.
Personalized Cake Topper
If you know the couple well enough to feel certain they'd use it, a cake topper can be a really lovely gesture. Customized wooden ones are neutral enough to match most themes or can be easily painted.
Another easy way to celebrate, especially if you present them at an engagement party, is a cigar sampler. Friends and family can partake together to celebrate the occasion.
Regulation Cornhole Set
Great for backyard parties and barbecues, the set may also be a welcome bit of entertainment the couple can put out during their wedding's cocktail hour allowing them to get double duty out of it. Even if not, it's sure to be a welcome distraction from planning stress!
Bright, shiny pearly whites are a must for all those wedding day photos, but it can be extremely pricey. Again, make sure you know the pair would appreciate the gift, but for those that do it'll definitely be a weight off their shoulders.
Speaking of wedding-planning stress, help them relax and take care of themselves with a trip to a massage therapist who will happily help all their tensions melt away.