'Tis the season to celebrate—and your newly engaged friends have quite a lot to toast to! With your social feeds flooded with countless new ring selfies, now's the prime time to whip out a few special engagement gift ideas for couples who recently updated their status to engaged. After all, if the dynamic duo in your life is throwing an engagement party, it will be your first opportunity to send your wrapped-with-a-bow best wishes to the happy couple. (If they are hosting a celebratory shindig, though, it's not customary to give an engagement gift, but you know better than to show up empty-handed!)
But if choosing a gift for one person is hard, finding the perfect engagement gift for a couple has to be near impossible, right? Wrong! We already did all of the legwork for you with our list of this year's top gifts for all to-be-weds. You're welcome.
We'll admit it—finding a gift for a pair of soon-to-be newlyweds can get dicey. Sure, you want to get them something totally gorg, but you don't want to buy any bold decor pieces that could clash with their wedding registry picks. And remember: You'll soon be shelling out for shower and wedding gifts in the months to come, so you don't want to dole out a fortune. UGH! Can someone please just tell you what they actually want for once?! Well, you can consider this the engaged couple's unofficial wish list.
We've rounded up our top gift picks that any set of nearly-weds are pretty much guaranteed to love. From personalized presents (because what bride-to-be doesn't want to monogram everything?) to kitchen must-haves, these totally gorgeous engagement gifts are enough to get your friends to want to marry YOU—if they weren't already engaged, that is!
The best part? The budget-conscience can breathe a sigh of relief. Our gift guide hits an array of price points that'll suit anyone and everyone. If you're wondering how much to splurge on an engagement gift for the happy pair, first consider your relationship to the future spouses, as well as how much you plan to spend on their wedding as whole. From there, map out your budget, but aim to keep things within the $20 to $100 range.
So what are you waiting for? Browse below to discover the best engagement gifts for couples in 2019.
Custom Return Address Stamp
They'll thank you now...and again when they're addressing all those wedding invites! Streamline the process with an easy stamp-and-mail tool.
SHOP NOW: Flourish Design Co, $45
Personalized Ring Dish
You don't have to shell out the big bucks to commemorate your friends special day. Give her a place to store her new ring with a personalized ring dish. Add their initials, wedding date, or both. She'll be sure to treasure this gift for years to come.
SHOP NOW: The Painted Press, $17
Custom Stamp Gift Box
In preparation for sending copious amounts of save-the-dates and invitations, give them a custom stamp set to make their mark, which they can personalize with their new name and/or new home address.
SHOP NOW: Paper Source, was $39.95, now $30
Adventure Together Map Mountain Personalized Wedding Gift Art
Oh the places they'll go! Why not mark where they've been with this personalized art. You can pick three locations where the artist will source maps from (think hometowns and where they've met or live) and add custom text to mark the adventure they are going to embark on.
SHOP NOW: A Gier Design, starting at $60
Lush Velvet Album
If they're the photo-hoarding types (no shame), help them visually organize their shared memories in a durable velvet photo album. From wedding photos to future family pictures, they'll love filling this together. Or, they can convert it into a guest book for the big day itself.
SHOP NOW: Claire Magnolia, starting at $80
Bended Knee Engagement Print
Why not mark the special day with this beautiful illustration. The artist can customize skin and hair color on both the bride and groom and add the engagement date and their names.
SHOP NOW: Mellsys Illustrations, starting at $35
Pop the Champagne Gift Set
New love is sweet! Delight the wedded couple to be with this adorable candy gift set. This includes two champagne flutes with three flavors of champagne gummy bears.
SHOP NOW: Sugarfina, $48
Wedding Keepsake Library
As an alternative to shoving their wedding memorabilia into a cardboard box in the depths of their basement, introduce them to a much more organized storage system they'll be eternally grateful for.
SHOP NOW: Uncommon Goods, $100
Sir Madam Love Letter Napkins (Set of 4)
We're swooning over these cloth napkins printed with letters by Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. These words of wisdom can prep them for meals and married life.
SHOP NOW: Food52, $54
Personalized Hearts Four-Across Game
Make game night all the more adorbs by gifting them a personalized four-across game that they won't ever want to put away.
SHOP NOW: Uncommon Goods, $75
Smythson Trying the Knot Panama Notebook
For the couple who craves organization, make their wedding agenda run so much more smoothly with a paper planner. Even if they hired their own wedding planner, this notebook can help them make headway on everything from the ceremony to the honeymoon.
SHOP NOW: Smythson, $75
Marital Bliss Game
Marriage actually can be all fun and games. This week-long game challenges them to earn points by rewarding each other in simple, doable ways. They're both winners in the end.
SHOP NOW: Uncommon Goods, $14.95
Mud Pie Wedding Mr. & Mrs. Deluxe Picture Frame
The future Mr. and Mrs. obviously need an appropriate frame to proudly display their future favorite wedding print.
SHOP NOW: Bed Bath & Beyond, $50.99
Coffee Beans for a Better World
Keep them well-caffeinated throughout the busy wedding planning process with one of two Kenyan coffee blends that support female artists and orphaned school children in the Kisii region of the country. They'll stay bright-eyed and bushy-tailed (and philanthropic) thanks to you.
SHOP NOW: Uncommon Goods, $20
Fireside Faux Fur Throw Blanket
They're already wrapped up in each other's love, so let them cozy up together with a super soft faux fur throw. Because every pair needs their own go-to blanket.
SHOP NOW: Anthropologie, was $98, now $73.50
Cathy's Concepts Monogram Mr. & Mrs. Wedding Wishes in a Bottle Guest Book
For an alternative take on the guestbook tradition, the newly betrothed can use this personalized growler at their wedding, which guests can fill with whatever the lovebirds choose (corks, slips of paper, you name it).
SHOP NOW: Target, $30
WILDSAM Austin City Guide
For any to-be-weds relocating to a new city together, keep them well-informed and more at-home with an in-depth city field guide. Or, if they're honeymooning domestically, treat them to a guide that corresponds with their desired travel spot.
SHOP NOW: Need Supply Co., $20
Cathy's Concepts Monogram Passport Case & Luggage Tag
Glam up their traveling gear with monogrammed luggage tags and passport holders, especially if they'r jetting off to a romantic international locale for their honeymoon.
SHOP NOW: Pier 1 Imports, $59.95
Two in the Kitchen: A Cookbook for Newlyweds
Foodies, rejoice—say hello to 150 new recipes they can tackle together for absolutely any occasion. Here's to engagement and newlywed phases chock full of good eats.
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $24.90
What I Love about Us Fill in the Love Journal
No one's ever too old for a fill-in-the-blank book, especially one that's bound to bring them together for a good laugh or tender moment.
SHOP NOW: Knock Knock, $10
Goldenrod Cake Knife
In search of traditional engagement gifts for the betrothed couple? You can't go wrong with a pretty knife that will make their special cake-cutting moment at the wedding, well, a piece of cake. The unique handle design also gives off a vintage, "something old" vibe.
SHOP NOW: Anthropologie, $24
Wood Marble Wine Cooler
It's safe to assume they'll pop plenty of celebratory engagement bottles, so keep their bubbly or wine at the perfect temp with a sleek marble and wood cooler.
SHOP NOW: Crate & Barrel, $39.95
The Groom's Instruction Manual: How to Survive and Possibly Even Enjoy the Most Bewildering Ceremony Known to Man (Owner's and Instruction Manual)
Although this gift is intended to educate grooms specifically, the future bride (or second groom) will still benefit from this best-selling gift by having a well-informed and involved fiancé.
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $15.26
Mud Pie 3-Piece Salsa Double Dip Set
If she's the "hot stuff" to his "mild mannered" personality, spice up their engagement with a salsa serving set, which will arguably become their must-used gift.
SHOP NOW: Bed Bath and Beyond, $24.99
Sybille Flutes, Set of 2
What's better than sipping bubbly with your S.O.? Drinking from decorative flutes that read, "I love you," and, "Me too," obvi. Bottoms up, lovebirds.
SHOP NOW: Anthropologie, $28
Don'ts For Weddings. Book
As a spinoff of the popular series Don'ts for Husbands and Don'ts for Wives, this novel from 1904 comes packed with still-relatable humorous tidbits of wedding advice for every to-be-wed.
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $5.95
Stainless Steel Fondue Pot Set
If you haven't ever fed each other chocolate-covered strawberries, are you even engaged? Help your pals check off this cliché with a stainless steel fondue set they'll use long after their "I dos."
SHOP NOW: Pier 1 Imports, $39.95
HXGD Mobile Phone Camera Lens 12x Mobile Zoom Lens with Tripod
There'll be tons of photo ops ahead and this allows your pals to capture them all.
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $19.99
Rosanna Love Is In The Air Mrs. Plate
Because perfect mates deserve the perfect plates! The future Mrs. (and her spouse) can enjoy celebratory wedding desserts from this porcelain platter.
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $20
Metal "Bread" Bin, White
Friends don't let friends ditch carbs. After all, the future newlyweds deserve a break from their wedding diets every once in a while!
SHOP NOW: Houzz, $58.50
Kate Spade New York "Posy Court" Small Heart Dish
As a special place to store their future wedding rings, they'll fall in love with the sweet heart design and printed message.
SHOP NOW: Perigold, $20
Jonathan Adler Mr. & Mrs. Muse Salt & Pepper Shakers
How cute are these salt and pepper shakers? They also come in "Mr. & Mr." and "Mrs. and Mrs." versions to fit tons of perfect pairs.
SHOP NOW: Horchow, $48
Bedside Smartphone Vase
This smartphone dock, vase hybrid brightens up any bedside table. (Although there might be a future fight over who gets to use it!)
SHOP NOW: Uncommon Goods, $32
Thirstystone Square Acacia and Marble with Gold Stripes Coaster in White (Set of 4)
These cool coasters will go with whatever makes up their future wedding registry.
SHOP NOW: Bed Bath & Beyond, $29.99
Learn to Speak Wedding: Flashcards for Beginners
Help get the ball rolling with a set of 50 wedding flashcards to teach them the talk of the trade before their wedding. Because, honestly, who really knows the difference between an escort card and a place card?
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $29.95
HUELE Wooden Wedding Countdown Chalkboard Sign
Help them count down the days until "I do" with this cutesy chalkboard that's bound to incite a squeal or two.
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $7.44
California Celebration Brut Sparkling Wine Gold Glitter
Is anything really more celebratory than glitter and sparkling wine? Plus, half of this wine company's proceeds benefit several different charities. To date, ONEHOPE has made more than $2.8 million in donations, provided more than 15,000 clinical trials for cancer patients, more than 44,000 forever homes for shelter animals, 1.7 million meals for children, and much more. We'll toast to that!
SHOP NOW: OneHope, $59
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SHOP NOW: Flytographer, starting at $250