Engagement Gift Ideas for Every Budget

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Engagement Gifts for Every Budget

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Sometimes, seeing a friend or family get engaged is just as exciting as having the question popped. But what's the right way to celebrate? Whether or not the newly-engaged couple is throwing an engagement party, you still may want to send along a congratulatory gift to share in the good news. (And of course you should bring a gift if there is a party in store). But it's also okay to stick to a budget, especially since you'll be shelling out more on shower and wedding gifts in the months to come. Take into account your relationship with the couple and how much you want to spend on their nuptials overall, then shop within your budget — be it $20 or $100 — for the soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs. Here, we round up some of the best fits — at every budget — for the newly-engaged couple.

Under $20

Bride and Groom Wine Tote

Photo: Courtesy of South Moon Under

Nothing says congratulations like a bottle of wine, but you can do one better. Put a nice bottle inside this bride and groom tote bag to really celebrate the happy couple. (Bride and groom wine tote, $12.95, Towne 9 available at South Moon Under)

Anthropologie Engagement Ring Dish

Photo: Courtesy of Anthropologie

If you're closer to the bride, consider a gift that helps her keep that new bling safe. An elephant — they symbolize good luck in some cultures — ring dish is just the thing to both store her ring, and show it off. (Bathing elephant trinket dish, $16, Anthropologie)

Why I Love You Journal

Photo: Courtesy of Peter Pauper Press

Let's not forget what an engagement is all about: Love. Gift them this journal that will prompt them to scribble all those mushy thoughts in one place. It will be a helpful reminder when wedding planning gets stressful — and a source of inspiration for wedding vows. ("Why I Love You: A Journal of Us" $6.59, Peter Pauper Press available on Amazon)

Bride and Groom Koozies

Photo: Courtesy of Target

Shopping for a fun-loving bride and groom? A set of his and hers koozies will delight this couple, and give them the perfect not-so-subtle way to brag about their news at their next party. (Bride and groom can coolers, $13.90, Target)
Engagement Art Print

Photo: Courtesy of LaceyFields

Here's a gift to remember. Once they've set a wedding date, highlight the day they met, the day they got engaged, and the big day in a custom framed print. (Wedding Gift Art Print, $11, LaceyFields available on Etsy)

Under $50

Baked by Melissa Cupcakes

Photo: Courtesy of Baked by Melissa

Sure, they have delicious cake tastings coming down the road, but why not help them get an early start? An assortment of Baked By Melissa mini cupcakes is the ultimate cake-tasting starter kit. (Cupcake gift box, 25 for $25, Baked By Melissa)

Wood Photo Calendar

Photo: Courtesy of Artifact Uprising

It's time you put that Instagram-stalking to good use. Choose the best couple shots they've posted throughout their relationship and turn them into a beautiful calendar. Bonus points: Put a heart around their wedding date! (Wood calendar, $30, Artifact Uprising)

Lenox Wedding Cake Server

Photo: Courtesy of Lenox

Want to get a head start on making their wedding day extra special? Wrap up a cake serving set that they can use when it's time to cut the cake. ("True Love" two-piece cake knife and server set, $30, Lenox available at Bed Bath & Beyond)

His and Hers Engagement Mugs

Photo: Courtesy of BoldLoft

What better way to wake up than your engagement news on a cup? A custom set of his and her coffee mugs will have them starting every day with a smile. ("Tie the Knot" his and hers coffee mugs, $29.95, BoldLoft available on Etsy)

Jonathan Adler Champagne Candle

Photo: Courtesy of Lulu & Georgia

Skip a standard bottle of champagne and go for a beautiful champagne candle instead. It's the kind of gift that keeps on giving — and we don't mean with a morning after headache. ("Champagne Pop" candle, $42, Jonathan Adler available at Lulu & Georgia)

Sugarfina Congrats Candy Bento Box

Photo: Courtesy of Sugarfina

Celebrate your favorite couples' sweet tooth with a congratulatory box of candies. This three-piece bento box comes with champagne gummy bears, champagne bubble gummies, and martini olive chocolates. ("Congrats" three-piece candy bento box, $26, Sugarfina)

Milk and Honey Spoons

Photo: Courtesy of Milk and Honey

Whether they use these hand-stamped spoons on their sweetheart table or as every day utensils, these adorable tea spoons will remind them of the happiest day of their lives. ("I Do, Me Too" hand-stamped iced tea spoons, $28, Milk and Honey)

Under $100

Bridal Emergency Kit

Photo: Courtesy of Pinch Provisions

Calm her fears before they even start, with this bridal survival kit filled with quick fixes for any beauty (think nail polish remover and hair spray), fashion (stain towels and a lint brush), personal (pain relievers and deodorant), or bridal (an extra something blue and tissues) mishap she might face. ("Bridetastic" survival kit, $75, Pinch Provisions)

Michael Aram Photo Frame

Photo: Courtesy of Bloomingdale's

First your Facebook feed was filled with engagement news, and soon enough the engagement photos will follow. Get ahead of the bride and groom with a gorgeous picture frame to hold their even-more gorgeous shots. (Photo frame, $90, Michael Aram available at Bloomingdale's)

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Kate Spade Champagne Flutes

Photo: Courtesy of Kate Spade

Surprise the delighted couple with a champagne toast, poured into his and hers champagne flutes that say "To Have" and "To Hold." Once they're done celebrating for the night, they can wrap up these flutes and use them again on their wedding day. ("Take the Cake" toasting flute pair, $65, Kate Spade)

Olive and Cocoa Flowers

Photo: Courtesy of Olive and Cocoa

If there's one thing that says wedding it's a good flower display. Send your congratulations in bouquet form with this stunning planter. ("Bianca Grace" wood trough, $98, Olive and Cocoa)
UncommonGoods Personalized Art Print

Photo: Courtesy of UncommonGoods

It's always nice when you can personalize a gift for the bride and groom. If your budget allows, create custom art with their names, as well as important dates like the year they met, and the year they are getting married. ("Intersection of Love" custom photo print, $75, UncommonGoods)

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