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There are few moments in life that deserve to be celebrated quite as much as a couple's engagement. But shopping for a gift for the newly-engaged couple can admittedly be much harder than shopping for the wedding gift itself! There’s no registry to rely on, and a giving just a monetary present just feels a little, well, off. Engagement gifts are not required, but it's a nice gesture for guests to bring a gift to an engagement party or send something sweet to the happy couple when they announce their news.
Don’t stress. There’s no shortage of options out there, from sweet personalized presents to foolproof crowd-pleasers that are a universally safe bet—and at a variety of price points, too.
Ahead, here are the best engagement gifts guaranteed to make the happy couple even happier.
Carmel Marble Photo Frame
Any couple will appreciate having an extra picture frame around, but this stunner is especially giftable. The marble inlay features a delicate brass trim, a sophisticated and elegant piece that pairs well with any décor. It stands horizontally or vertically and comes in two different sizes for easy framing.
You could even up the ante and include your favorite photo of the couple with it. As an added feel-good benefit, 100% of the profits from this frame—and all of the home décor accents sold on this site—will be donated to Family Promise, a non-profit that helps homeless families, through October 2020.
Minted Heart Snapshot Mix
Suprise the newlywed couple with a personalized gift that they'll treasure forever. This showstopping print features 30 of your favorite photos in a bold heart design—and it's possible to customize everything from the placement of the images to the size and frame of the finished piece. Go with the classic photo colors or try out one of Minted's fun new finishes—black and white, blush, or rainbow—for a whimsical, retro look.
Bloom Nation Flower Delivery
It’s always fun to send flowers, and this is the choice way to do so. Think of it as an Etsy for florists—simply put in the couple’s zip code and you’ll get an array of unique floral arrangements available from local florists.
Not only are they so much more special and one-of-a kind than what you get from the mass flower shipping companies, but there’s also an incredible array of options to pick from at a variety of price points. Plus, you’ll be supporting a local small business.
Agier Design Adventure Together Print
Choose from three memorable locations—think the couples’ hometowns, where they met, where they live, or the wedding location—to create a hand-crafted, map-inspired piece of art. You can even add custom text (perhaps the wedding date?) to make it that much more personalized. It comes in various sizes and framing options in a range of prices, too.
Do One Thing Every Day Together: A Journal for Two
Talk about creating memories. This journal acts as a relationship time capsule, with all kinds of thoughtful writing prompts for the couple to respond to individual and reflect on together.
Pair it with a handwritten note suggesting they start now so that they'll have something fun to look back on during their first wedding anniversary. Bonus points for the very budget-friendly price.
Parachute Classic Bathroom Starter Bundle
Towels and bathroom mats are one of those seemingly boring staples that many couples probably won’t register for. Give them what they didn’t even know they needed: a major bathroom linen upgrade.
This set comes with four bath towels, four hand towels, four washcloths, and a bath mat, all made of super soft long-staple Turkish cotton and available in five different colors. It may not seem like the most obvious gift, but trust us, it’s one that will be appreciated—and used repeatedly.
Wax and Wane Congrats Candle
If you’re looking for an affordable option that’s sure to please, pick up this champagne-scented candle. Made from soy wax and premium essential oils, it delivers over 50 hours of (clean) burn time. It’s fun and festive like a bottle of bubbly…but lasts longer and comes without the risk of a hangover.
West & Willow Custom Pet Portrait
You know that couple that’s so obsessed with their dog that the pup is going to be in the wedding? This is the perfect gift. for them.
Simply send in a photo of the pup and the brand does the rest, replicating their likeness in a portrait. You can also customize the text above the image (we suggest, “Congratulations, Mom & Dad.”)
Gift Tree Personalized Wine Bottle
Sure, you could pick up a bottle of wine to bring to an engagement party, but if you plan ahead you can step up your gift-giving game with this personalized version.
A bold California red blend comes housed in a bottle that you can inscribe with whatever message you choose (and is packaged in a gift-ready box, eliminating the need for wrapping). The wine might not last long, but the special bottle certainly will.
Artifact Signature Layflat Photo Album
No matter whether they use this to house their wedding photos or to capture memories from their engagement, a photo album is a foolproof gift. Particularly when it’s as beautiful as this one! Choose from either a linen or leather cover, both with ultra-thick, lay flat, seamless pages.
There’s also an option to add-on a gorgeous walnut storage box, to really make this more of a keepsake.
BettyLuPaperie Custom Wedding Address Stamp
When it comes to practical gifts, this one may just take the cake. Between save-the-dates, wedding invites, and thank you notes, the couple is going to have a lot of mail going out.
Make their lives easier and help them streamline the process with this custom ink and set stamp featuring their return address.
Venus Et Fleur Fleura Vase with Eternity Roses and Eternity Hedera Leaves
A great option for those wanting to splurge on an ultra-luxurious and special gift, this bouquet truly is a showstopper. These real roses (take a sniff) will last up to an entire year without any maintenance required.
This particular arrangement also comes in a beautiful porcelain vase; take your pick from any of the 24 different colors of blooms.
Caraway Linens Set
For the couple that loves to spend time in the kitchen together, this complete line-up of linen essentials is choice. With three oversized organic cotton tea towels, a set of oven mitts and potholders, plus an apron, it’s all the utilitarian basics they need for all their cooking adventures. Plus, the handwoven patterns on all are adorable.
Uncommon Goods Wedding Keepsake Library
Think ahead and give them this beautiful—and very functional—storage system in which to house all their most important keepsakes post-wedding. It comes with everything they’ll need, from labels to drawers to envelopes, and looks so much more beautiful than the cardboard box they’d likely end up using otherwise.
Crate & Barrel Pryce Champagne Ice Basket
They’re probably going to be receiving quite a bit of champagne, so why not give them a beautiful bucket in which to chill it? This retro-inspired glass version, accented with a platinum trim, is a modern take on the traditional stainless steel option, equally as pretty as it is functional. Pair it with your favorite bottle of bubbles.
Personalized Gift Box Custom Cutting Board
There are plenty of custom cutting boards to be found there (it really is a great gift idea), but few are as beautifully crafted and elegant as this one. Along with selecting the text, there’s also an assortment of sizes and materials to choose from—including marble, walnut, and white oak—so you can pick one that you think will best suit the couple’s style.
Argaux Year of Firsts
Choose six bottles to gift the couple, selecting a special tag for each one, denoting when they should open it. Think options like ‘just married,’ ‘valentine’s day’, ‘let’s celebrate’, and more.
It’s a sweet way to help them celebrate long past the engagement period and wedding day, and hopefully, they’ll think of you whenever they crack a bottle.
Remix by Giselle Wasfie Magic Candle Love
Hand-crafted using jasmine oil and a lepidolite crystal, lighting this candle helps channel love and romantic energy—what couple wouldn’t appreciate that? It burns for 145 hours and is made of 100 % soy wax. Plus, it’s so pretty that you really don’t even need to wrap it.
Daily Harvest Gift Card
The wedding planning period is often busy with a capital B, with cooking and meal-planning falling by the wayside. Give them the gift of easy, healthy meals at their fingertips with a gift card to Daily Harvest.
They can pick their own plan, choosing from all kinds of delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner options—all of which are full of nutritious ingredients.
CB2 Gold Cake Cutting Set
Both pretty and practical, get them excited for the cake cutting portion of the evening with this gilded serving set. While it will be great for the wedding, it’s something they’ll be able to use long after, too.