The 43 Best Engagement Gift Ideas for Couples in 2019

These are the best gifts to say "congrats" before they say "I do."

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Picking out an engagement gift can be tough. Since they don't have a registry quite yet, it's hard to know what they need. The good news is, almost anything can be an engagement gift, as long as it feels special and unique to the couple.

If you have time on your side we'd opt for something personalized, need something quick for an impromptu celebration we've got you covered there too. Whatever the need—and couple—we have an array of gifts at every price and style.

Here, the best engagement gifts for the happy couple.

Our Top Picks

Personalized Ring Dish

Monogrammed ring dish

 Courtesy of Etsy

You don't have to shell out the big bucks to commemorate your friend's special day. If you need an engagement gift for her—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.

Adventure Together Map Mountain Personalized Wedding Gift Art

map-art

Courtesy of Etsy

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.

Bended Knee Engagement Print

Bended Knee art

 Courtesy of Etsy

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.

Wedding Keepsake Library

Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

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.

Star Poster

Star Map

  Courtesy of Etsy

For a thoughtful piece of art that they’ll love forever gift them a beautiful star map that shows what the sky looked like the day they got engaged.

Custom Return Address Stamp

They'll thank you now... and again when they're addressing all those wedding invites! Custom return address stamp, $45, Flourish Design Co.

Courtesy of Flourish Design Co

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.

Congrats Candle

Congratulations Candle

 Courtesy of Etsy

This candle is champagne scented and burns for over fifty hours—a little bubbly without the headache!

Custom Last Name Doormat

Doormat

 Courtesy of Etsy

If they're moving to a new home together, christen the space with their future shared last name.

Custom Stamp Gift Box

Courtesy of Paper Source

In preparation for sending copious amounts of save-the-dates, invitations, and thank yous give them a custom stamp set to make their mark, which they can personalize with their new name and/or new home address.

Hotel Collection His of Hers Robe

Robes

 Courtesy of Macys

You can't get much more comfortable than bathrobes made out of Turkish cotton. The embroidered labels can help set important bathroom boundaries, as well.

Marital Bliss Game

Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

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. This makes a fun engagement party gift too!

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 awayPersonalized hearts four-across game, $75, Kasey and Justin Pearson available at Uncommon Goods.

Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Make game night all the more adorbs by gifting them a personalized four-across game that they won't ever want to put away.

Lush Velvet Album

Velvet Book

 Courtesy of Etsy

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.

Goldenrod Cake Knife

Cake Knife

Courtesy of Anthropologie

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.

Check out our guide to the best wedding gifts you can buy today.

Sir Madam Love Letter Napkins (Set of 4)

Courtesy of Food52

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.

Pop the Champagne Gift Set

sugar-fina-set

Courtesy of Sugarfina 

When thinking of engagement gift ideas don't overlook the simplicity of bubbly and candy. Delight the wedded couple to be with this adorable candy gift set. This includes two champagne flutes with three flavors of champagne gummy bears.

Smythson Trying the Knot Panama Notebook

Courtesy of Smythson

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.

Sferra Guest Towels, 2-Piece Set

Monogrammed Towels

 Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

These personalized guest hand towels give off the ultimate wedding vibes, making them a perfect engagement gift that the couple can add to their bathroom collection.

See more reviews of our favorite monogrammable wedding gift ideas available for purchase.

What I Love about Us Fill in the Love Journal

Courtesy of Knock Knock

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.

Stainless Steel Fondue Pot Set

Courtesy of Pier 1 Imports

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."

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!) Bedside smartphone vase, $32, Heather and Myles Geyman available at Uncommon Goods.

Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

This smartphone dock, vase hybrid brightens up any bedside table. (Although there might be a future fight over who gets to use it!)

Floating Frame and Print

Floating frame

 Courtesy of Artifact Uprising 

If you’re close with the couple and have known them for a long time, chances are you’ve taken a candid or two of them. Find a photo you love and have it framed in this modern and sleek beauty.

Winc Gift Card

Winc Wine

 Courtesy of Winc

A pretty safe assumption is that the couple may be needing a little wine as they delve into wedding planning, and Winc delivers right to their doorstep (so they can keep working on those seating arrangements).

Dipping Oils Gift Set

Spice Kit

  Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Package this up with a fresh baguette or some fancy pasta and you have a fail-safe (and carb-heavy in the best way) engagement gift.

Engagement Ring Dish

Ring Dish

 Courtesy of Etsy

Every new bride needs a ring dish! This one is particularly special—you can personalize it based on where the couple got engaged.

Personalized Bowl

Personalized Bowls

Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

There’s no such thing as too many serving bowls, in our opinion, so get them one that really stands out! This one is handmade and customizable so you can add their names and engagement date.

FujiFilm Instax Camera

This perennial favorite camera is a perfect engagement gift so the couple can remember everything leading up to the wedding. This kit is ideal because it comes with a carrying case, an album, and two packs of film.

Inseparables Tray

Inseparables tray

 Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

Get the lovebirds something unique that they can display on their coffee table or mixed into a gallery wall.

Fredericks & Mae Bocce Set

Bocce Set

Courtesy of Nordstrom 

A lawn game—fun for the couple to enjoy together and they can use it at their wedding if they’re having an outdoor reception!

Picnic in a Gift Box

Picnic Box

 Courtesy of Mouth

For under a hundred dollars, you can give the newly engaged couple a huge box of some truly delicious snacks—trust us, they’ll love it.

Pom Pom Beach Towel

Beach Towels

 Courtesy of Mark and Graham 

Give the bride a gift with her new monogram (if she’s changing her name) with this fun and colorful striped towel.

Cheers Engagement Gift Box

Engagement Gift Box

 Courtesy of Fox Blossom

Champagne and flowers—do you need much more to celebrate an engagement? 

Snake Plant

Snake Plant

 Courtesy of the Sill

Snake plants are resilient (aka easy to take care of) but will add some life (and fresh air) to the newly engaged couple’s home.

Engagement Candle

Engagement Candle

 Courtesy of Etsy

For a personalized option, get the newly engaged couple this modern candle with their engagement date and initials.

Personalized Cutting Board

Cutting Board

 Courtesy of Etsy

Not all cutting boards were created equal—there are a lot of engravable options but this one is especially modern and elegant.

Customized Wine Box

Anniversary Wine Boxes

 Courtesy of Etsy

Give them this wine box (either putting in three bottles yourself or letting them choose the wines) so that they have a special tradition to look forward to in the upcoming years.

Linkidea Elegant Wine Cooler

To keep all the champagne cold while they celebrate their engagement, and all the wine they’ll need while they plan their wedding.

Bongo Cooler and Seat

Bongo Cooler

 Courtesy of Food52

Everyone needs a reliable bring-anywhere cooler for those summer weekends in the park or beach. The cool thing about this one? It also doubles as a seat! Fill it with the couple’s favorite beverages, top it with a bow, and you’ve got the perfect engagement gift.

Blue & White Stripe Picnic Basket

Basket

 Courtesy of Food52

Fill this adorable blue and white lined basket with cheese, wine, and crackers for the happy couple. You’ll definitely get points for the cutest engagement gift award.

Monogrammed Decanter

Monogrammed Decanter

Courtesy of Williams and Sonoma

 

The classic engagement gift for a classy couple, give them this decanter with their monogram and a favorite bottle of wine.

Custom Corn Hole Game

Corn Hole Game

 Courtesy of Mark and Graham 

Have this fun lawn game customized with the couple’s names or monograms for a unique engagement gift they’ll enjoy all spring and summer. 

Monogrammed Dipped Ceramic Pitcher

Dipped Pitcher

 Courtesy of Mark and Graham

The best thing about a pitcher is it’s extremely versatile—a vase, iced tea, a utensil holder—the options are vast! This modern version is monogrammable and comes in four pretty pastel colors.

Wood Quote Box

Wood Quote Box

 Courtesy of Artifact Uprising 

Give this pretty, simple box to the couple for them to collect all of their pre-wedding and day of memories like notes, photos, pressed flowers, postcards from their travels together.

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