The 41 Best Engagement Gifts for Any Couple

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Few moments in life 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! 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. They may have not yet set up their wedding registry and giving just a monetary present just feels a little, well, off.

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. If the couple has set it up in time for the party, NYC-based event designer and registry expert Jung Lee recommends choosing something from the registry. "Take the same budget you would spend on bubbly and put it towards a special piece that they'll have forever," says Lee. A personalized piece of art or another item that commemorates the engagement is also something that will be treasured by the couple for years to come.

And while gifts aren't required, it's always good to show up to a party with something in hand, recommends Victoria Della Torre of San Francisco-based Etiquette Design Company. If you decide to splurge on some nice champagne, gift the couple "accompanying champagne flutes or matching travel toiletry bags (great for the honeymoon and other travels!)," she says.

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Read on for the best engagement gifts, guaranteed to make the happy couple even happier.

Minted Custom Filled Map Art

custom map

Minted

The heart marks the spot of that special moment when they first met or had their first date. Part of the exclusive Minted + Brides collection, this one-of-a-kind print is easily personalized by sending in the address of your location of choice. Minted will then create a custom, hand drawn map of that geographic spot, whether it's a restaurant in a big city or a landmark in a small town. Choose from six different muted colors, two sizes, and a wide variety of frame options (if you want the print ready to hang upon gifting).

The Painted Press Ring Dish

The Painted Press Ring Dish

Etsy

This petite gift may be the one she treasures the most because it helps her prized possession safe on the nightstand or next to the sink. Personalize it with the happy couple's initials and engagement date for a thoughtful touch.

What our editors say

"These are my go-to gift for any newly engaged person. They feel very personal and special and are the perfect place for a new ring." —Dwyer Frame, VP, Commerce

Inspired Print Store Custom Couple Print

couple print

Etsy 

They'll treasure this personalized portrait for years to come. Customize everything from hairstyles and outfits to the pets on either side of the couple—it's a touching gift that will earn a permanent place of honor on their wall!

Personalized Gift Box Custom Cutting Board

Personalized Gift Box Custom Cutting Board

Etsy

There are plenty of custom cutting boards to be found there (it 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.

Do One Thing Every Day Together: A Journal for Two

Do One Thing Every Day Together: A Journal for Two

Amazon

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 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.

Betty Lu Paperie Custom Wedding Address Stamp

BettyLuPaperie Custom Wedding Address Stamp

Etsy

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.

Agier Design Adventure Together Print

Agier Design Adventure Together Print

Etsy

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 at a range of prices, too.

Uncommon Goods Wedding Keepsake Library

Uncommon Goods Wedding Keepsake Library

Uncommon Goods

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.

Slant Mr. and Mrs. Stemless Wine Glasses

Slant Mr. and Mrs. Stemless Wine Glasses

Amazon

This cute wine glass set spells it out loud and clear—they're getting married! Pair the duo with a bottle of their favorite vino as a sweet combo gift that they'll be sure to appreciate.

Homesick Wedding Collection Candles

Homesick Let’s Toast Candle

Amazon

With notes of citrus and champagne grapes, this candle sets the scene for a festive event. Personalize it on the back with a handwritten note marking the couple and the cause for celebration.

Minted Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art

Minted Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art

Minted

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.

Kate Spade "Miss to Mrs." Tumbler

Kate Spade "Miss to Mrs." Tumbler

Bed Bath and Beyond 

Help your bestie say it loud and clear—she's engaged!—with this fun acrylic tumbler. It holds up to 20 ounces of her favorite cold drink and will keep her hydrated throughout the wedding planning process.

Venus Et Fleur Fleura Vase with Eternity Roses and Eternity Hedera Leaves

Fleura Vase with Eternity Roses and Eternity Hedera Leaves

Venus Et Fleur 

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.

Gift Tree Personalized Wine Bottle

Gift Tree Personalized Wine Bottle

Gift Tree

Sure, you could pick up a bottle of wine to bring to an engagement party, but if you plan 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 Uprising Signature Layflat Photo Album

Artifact Uprising Signature Layflat Photo Album

Artifact Uprising

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 make this more of a keepsake.

Caraway Linens Set

Caraway Linens Set

Caraway

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.

Define Design 11 Personalized Watercolor Wedding Map

Define Design 11 Personalized Watercolor Wedding Map

Amazon

Celebrate the spot where they said, "yes"! This graphic print can be customized with everything from names and engagement date to the color of the state of your choosing. It's a sentimental piece that will make them smile every time they look at it.

Daily Harvest Gift Card

Daily Harvest Gift Card

Zola

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 plan, choosing from all kinds of delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner options—all of which are full of nutritious ingredients.

Parachute Classic Bathroom Starter Bundle

Parachute Classic Bathroom Starter Bundle

Parachute 

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 will be appreciated—and used repeatedly.

West & Willow Modern Custom Pet Portrait

West and Willow Custom Pet Portraits

West and Willow

You know that couple that’s so obsessed with their dog that the pup is going to be in the wedding ceremony? 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.”)

Crate & Barrel Pryce Champagne Ice Basket

Pryce/Champagne Ice Basket

Crate & Barrel

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 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.

Argaux Year of Firsts

Argaux Year of Firsts

Argaux

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 Love Magic Candle

Remix by Giselle Love Magic Candle

Remix by Giselle

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 don’t even need to wrap it.

Casper Snoozewear Blanket Robe

Casper Snoozewear Blanket Robe

Casper

We know what you’re thinking—a robe as an engagement gift? Yes, trust us. This is a hybrid, offering the same feeling as being bundled up in a cozy comforter, but with the convenience of a robe. The only issue: You’ll probably need to buy two of them since the couple is sure to fight over it if they only have one.

Diptyque Oval in Colors Tray

Diptyque Oval in Colors Tray

Diptyque

Fun and colorful, there’s no shortage of ways to put this chic tray to good use. It’s great for housing jewelry (like that new ring bling!), small snacks or sweets, soap in a bathroom—you name it.

Rae of Light Bride Acrylic Box Bag

Rae of Light Bride Acrylic Box Bag

Rae of Light

To be fair, this is just a straight-up gift for the bride rather than the couple, but it does make for the perfect engagement gift. Give it to her as soon as she gets engaged, so that she can use it for all of the upcoming wedding-related festivities.

Ninja Creami Ice Cream Maker

Ninja Creami Ice Cream Maker

Amazon

Perfect for a sweets-loving couple, this ingenious appliance makes it easy to whip up not only homemade ice cream but also gelato, frozen yogurt, smoothie bowls, milkshakes—pretty much any cold and creamy dessert you can think of.

Day Designer Today & To-Do Non-Dated Planner

Day Designer Today & To-Do Non-Dated Planner

Day Designer

As any newlywed couple will tell you, wedding planning involves a lot of to-do lists. That’s why this is a perfectly practical gift,  a convenient (and pretty) place to write down all of those lists and other miscellaneous thoughts and ideas.

Gentlemen’s Hardware Cheese & Wine Tool

Gentlemen’s Hardware Cheese & Wine Tool

Amazon

A classic Swiss Army knife is both for outdoorsy folks and for anyone who loves a good charcuterie board at cocktail hour. This single tool can perform eight different functions—it houses four-cheese blades, a can opener, fork, corkscrew, and bottle opener. File under: Why didn’t we think of that?

Lacee Swan Custom Love Watercolor Portrait

Lacee Swan Custom Love Watercolor Portrait

Etsy

Pick a favorite photo of the couple—perhaps from their engagement session—and this artist will turn it into a custom watercolor portrait. It’s one personalized gift that’s sure to become a treasured keepsake for years to come.

VoChill Personal Wine Glass Chiller

vochill-personal-wine-chiller

Courtesy of Amazon

For the couple that loves enjoying a nice glass of wine together, this is the innovative accessory they never knew they needed. The two personalized wine glass chillers will keep their favorite stemmed glass of rosé or white perfectly chilled for up to an hour and a half inside, or 45 minutes outside on a hot summer day.

Juli Diamond Essentials Cleaning Kit

Juli Diamond Essentials Cleaning Kit

Juli

She’s got the diamond—this will help keep it insanely clean, so it’s just as shiny and sparkly as the day she got it. Think of this as an electric toothbrush….for diamonds. The sonic, vibrating brush is specially designed with unique bristle shapes to get into every nook and crevice and comes with a special clip that keeps your ring secure so you never have to worry about it falling down the drain (the horror!). We have yet to meet a user who isn’t blown away by this nifty gadget.

Willow Park Bella Glossy Lacquer Frame

Willow Park Bella Glossy Lacquer Frame

Zola

There will be plenty of time for framing wedding photos after the big day, but for now, we suggest popping in one of the couple’s engagement photos into this sophisticated frame. The design is clean and crisp and will work with any home decor style.

Tipsy Scoop Mini Boozy Ice Cream Cake

Tipsy Scoop Mini Boozy Ice Cream Cake

Tipsy Scoop

There’s no denying that the soon-to-be newlyweds will be receiving plenty of congratulatory wine and bubbly, but chances are good that you’ll be the only one sending them a boozy ice cream cake. That’s right, this adults’ only cake is made with alcohol; choose from flavors such as cake batter vodka martini, spiked hazelnut coffee, or vanilla bean bourbon. The icing on the cake, as it were? Adding a fun custom inscription.

Paravel Packing Cube Quad

Paravel Packing Cube Quad

Maisonette

Give them a head start on getting organized and packed up for the honeymoon with these convenient packing cubes. They come in three different sizes, and six colors, and can be personalized with the couple’s new monogram.

Crockpot Designer Series 7-Qt Slow Cooker

Crockpot Designer Series 7-Qt Slow Cooker

Bed, Bath & Beyond

We know—a crockpot as an engagement gift feels a little 1950's, but it does make for an invaluable appliance that they'll use on the daily. (Plus, it will be one less thing that they have to register for.) This modern version features a super sleek aesthetic, touts nine customizable settings, and even comes with a mini warmer that’s ideal for heating dips and sauces.

Brightland The Essential Capsule

Brightland The Essential Capsule

Brightland

Yes, olive oil and vinegar can be gift-worthy—here’s proof positive. This set comes with four cooking essentials, two different varieties of extra virgin olive oil, plus balsamic and champagne vinegar, all in beautiful bottles that don’t require any wrapping and are well-worthy of being displayed on the kitchen counter.

Delilah Home 100% Cotton Bed Sheet Set

Delilah Home 100% Organic Cotton Bed Sheets

Delilah Home

Made from 100% organic cotton, these sumptuous sheets are an extremely practical gift option. After all, there are very few other gifts we can think of that the couple is guaranteed to make use of every night.

The Night Sky A Custom Night Sky Print

A Custom Night Sky Print

The Night Sky

A great way to commemorate the couple’s engagement, this custom print features a visual of the night sky at the exact location and time she said yes. It’s both sentimental and makes for a super cool and chic piece of wall art.

Waypost Paper Wedding Countdown Customized Calendar

Waypost Paper Wedding Countdown Customized Calendar

Etsy

Sure, countdown apps on your phone are convenient and all, but there’s something so much fun about marking the days until the big day in an old-fashioned way. This daily calendar is customized based on the couple’s wedding day and comes complete with a stand that makes it easy to display.

Equilibria Bordeaux Cherry Sleep CBD Gummies

Equilibria Bordeaux Cherry Sleep CBD Gummies

Equilibria

Wedding planning inevitably equals stress which inevitably equals trouble sleeping. That’s why these gummies are sure to quickly become a must-have for any engaged couple. They combine (organic, hand-harvested) CBD and CBN, along with l-theanine and chamomile to help regulate your sleep and wake cycle. We’ve tried a LOT of CBD sleep gummies, and none work quite as well as these do to help us easily doze off, even after the most stressful of days.

What to look for in an engagement gift

Engagement gifts can range from casual food and drink gifts to high-end presents. It's a great opportunity to get personal and gift the couple something they'll truly enjoy—think about what hobbies and interests they share and let your gift reflect their personalities. Whether it's a custom charcuterie board for their next wine and cheese night or a piece of thoughtful artwork for a new home, there's something for everyone.

FAQ
  • What is an engagement party?

    An engagement party is a special celebration for the engaged couple, usually held soon after they've announced that they're getting married. In general, an engagement party tends to be more informal than other wedding-related events and is a chance for friends and family to come together to toast the couple.

  • Do you have to take a gift to an engagement party?

    It's not required, but it's a good idea, especially if you're being hosted by the couple for the event. It can be as simple as a nice bottle of wine that they can toast together after the whirlwind of the engagement party is over, or a gift card to a favorite restaurant. And remember to include a thoughtful card—sometimes a special note can mean more than any physical gift and is something they'll treasure forever.

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Brides contributor Melanie Rud has over a decade of experience in the beauty industry, writing for some of the biggest magazines and websites out there. Her work has appeared in digital and print publications such as Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, and Allure.

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