Discover thoughtful and trending engagement gifts for couples in 2023. Find the perfect way to celebrate their love as they embark on this new journey together.
Engagements are an exciting time in a couple’s life, and while not required, sending a gift to a newly engaged loved one is a thoughtful way to mark the occasion. If the happy couple has planned an engagement party, it’s a great opportunity to get them an engagement party gift. But even if they opt out of the party, or not, they’re sure to appreciate the gesture!
Whether you’re buying for a newly engaged couple, your best friend, or a close friend or family member, read on for inspiration from some of our favorite engagement gift ideas, and check out our printable engagement gift tags for an added touch of personalization to any gift.
If you’re overwhelmed by the number of engagement gift ideas there are to choose from or are unsure of where to start, we’ve got you covered. Let’s take a look at some of the best engagement gifts—including traditional engagement gifts, trending engagement gifts, personalized engagement gifts, affordable gifts, keepsake pieces (that are worth a splurge!), and just about everything in between:
Help the new couple set up the bar cart of their dreams with bar tools from Crate and Barrel. This snazzy set comes in silver, gold, copper, and graphite and is sure to class up any space.
Say cheese! Give the soon-to-be-married a reason to smile with a slate cheese plate to celebrate. This plate can elevate any cocktail party or charcuterie board night that’s in their future.
Once you get engaged, the wedding countdown is officially on. But there is so much to do between the day you get engaged and your wedding date—which is why this Kate Spade wedding planner makes such a great engagement present. Gift it to the bride to help her plan her perfect wedding day!
Buy on Zola, $47.99
Give the gift of music to the new couple with a record player and a few vinyl records. This retro Crosley turntable makes for a unique engagement gift (or wedding gift!)—and is sure to give them plenty of opportunities to dance to the rhythm of love for years to come.
There is no better way to start a morning than with a romantic breakfast in bed with your love. Gift this bamboo breakfast tray to the happy couple, or better yet, gift two!
Buy on Zola, $37.99
Between proposal photos, engagement photos, and wedding photos, there are so many memories that couples cherish during this season of life. Gift this brushed picture frame to display those memories in their new home.
Buy on Zola, $29.95–$49.95
After the stress of wedding planning, give the couple the gift of relaxation with these set of luxury robes from Brooklinen. Make sure to snag one for each of them so they can each enjoy the comfort.
Everyone can appreciate new and luxurious towels for their home. The soon-to-be newlyweds will be over the moon with these stylish and plush cotton towels.
There are so many things to toast when a couple gets married—love, commitment, the future—it’s all reason to celebrate. Help them raise a glass of bubbly in style with these elegant crystal flutes.
These adorable Nambé elephant salt and pepper shakers are the perfect good luck charm in any kitchen. Plus, they are a fantastic conversation starter!
These porcelain mugs are both beautiful and stackable, making them the perfect option for small spaces. Mix and match the green, grey, and orange designs for a unique gift.
These unique vases are sure to bring a pop of color to any new space. The happy couple can admire bright blooms while they let their love grow.
Buy on Zola, $54
If the couple has a furry friend, give them a treat jar that blends seamlessly into their home decor. These treat jars come in gray, blue, and white ceramic, so you can choose the perfect option for their home.
For the couple that has everything, Mistobox offers hand-selected blends for the couple that are delivered to their door. With each blend, couples can read about the journey from seed to cup. If the soon-to-be-married couple loves their coffee, this is one of the best engagement gifts you’ll find.
In the couples’ first year of marriage, there will be many challenges. Encourage them to always have fun with What Do You Meme? or any other board game to bring out their kid at heart.
This heart-shaped ring dish is the perfect place for the bride-to-be to stash her engagement ring (and, eventually, her wedding ring!)
Buy on Zola, $22.99
The Cocktail Deck is a fresh and fun way to give your friends a list of the best cocktails around. From classic cocktails to rare mixes, this set will help any novice mixologist step it up a notch.
What is the best chair for two peas in a pod? While there are many great options, we think it is the Kelty outdoor loveseat. This cozy double seater is perfect for newlyweds who want to relax together outside.
Buy on Zola, $99.99
Are your friends the life of the party? For couples who enjoy entertaining, small solutions like this magnetic bottle opener & cup holder make their house the place to be. This unique gift attaches to all metallic appliances for quick and easy bottle opening.
If you are having trouble choosing a unique gift, look at giving the happy couple a tray basket instead. Each item in this basket is handmade to order—so you can be sure that your friends are getting fresh treats.
These beautiful handmade cornhole boards would be a sweet memento for years to come. Personalize them with the couple’s engagement date, a monogram of their initials, or other personal details. Every time the couple pulls the set out, they will be sure to think of you.
An afternoon spent in a double hammock with your love is an afternoon well spent. Give the love birds this printed Grand Trunk hammock to encourage lots of snuggles in the future.
With all of the focus on the big day, so many couples don’t think about the honeymoon details. Treat your friend with special earrings for her honeymoon. Print out these earring cards to match for an extra thoughtful gift.
Buy on Zola, $158
If your friend wants to change her name after the nuptials, make it easier with a HitchSwitch gift card. Instead of waiting in government offices for hours, she will have everything finished in a few easy steps.
A romantic picnic is a great way for a newly engaged couple to celebrate. So why not give them the basics they need for a picnic?
The 2-person catalina picnic basket is the perfect start to a romantic date. With some good food, a nice day, and maybe a little wine, couples can create a lasting memory that doesn’t break the bank. And the XL blanket covers 38 square feet of space and is water-resistant, making it the perfect choice for not just picnics, but also beach trips and other outdoor activities.
Picnic basket: Buy on Zola, $95.99
Picnic blanket: Buy on Zola, $45.99
Silk pillowcases are a game-changer for hair and skin care. They can help with bed head, breakouts, and even wrinkles. Gift this silk pillowcase from Casper so she can get her beauty sleep, and look and feel her best on the big day and every day afterward.
Buy on Zola, $57.99–$70.99
Is the bride-to-be a plant lady? This mint plant is potted in a self-watering tumbler, so caring for it is easy. With these planted herbs, she can spice up her dishes with fresh flavors while adding a pop of green to her home.
Say goodbye to breaking corks and hello to opening wine with the touch of a button. Between bachelorette parties, bridal showers, and engagement parties, there are so many occasions to pop a cork and celebrate. Make these toasts easier for the bride-to-be with this electric wine opener.
The sweet and spicy aroma from this vanilla diffuser is sure to warm her home during this exciting time. Try coupling this with another scent to give her some options.
The versatility and unique craftwork in baskets make them a beautiful engagement gift idea. These maize baskets come in three different sizes to give the bride-to-be several styling options.
Though weddings are joyous times, the planning can cause stress and anxiety for couples. To help the bride-to-be take a second and focus on self-care, give her a Marigold & Grey bridal care gift box. These boxes are packed with luxury items, like bath bombs and a scented candle, that are sure to give her the refresh she needs.
Help him stock his bar with these angular hourglass beer glasses, designed to accentuate wheats, pilsners and lagers alike. You never know, maybe he will invite you over for a beer.
For the grill expert, quality tools are always a welcomed gift. Gift this 13-piece grill tool set complete with bonded teak handles for an elevated grilling experience.
Buy on Zola,$39.99
The compact and powerful design of this coffee grinder is sure to impress coffee enthusiasts of any age. This stainless steel grinder can hold up to 2.5 oz of beans, which is enough for 12 cups of coffee.
For those that are passionate about neat drinks, this cube and tumbler set is the perfect way to chill your drink—without diluting it with ice cubes.
Buy on Zola, $43.99
This sleek travel case is ideal for people that want to see the world. Plus, the hanging mechanism makes it access your toiletries when you need them; just hang the case on the door, open, and viola! Everything you need is at your fingertips.
Buy on Zola, $79
Whether he likes to camp, fish, or picnic, the KettlePot from BioLite is the perfect portable kettle. This will allow him to boil water for food and make coffee and tea on the go.
Buy on Zola, $24.99
Wake up to the smell of waffles with this four-square Belgian waffle maker. This is a great engagement gift idea since the happy couple will be cooking for two from now on.
Buy on Zola, $199.99
The NutriBullet makes a great gift for a health-conscious groom. He’ll be able to make smoothies, protein shakes, margaritas, soup, and so much more with just a few presses.
Raise a glass to the happy couple! To celebrate this day, give them a nice bottle of champagne to pop that evening or after they get married. Make your gift even more memorable with these printable labels.
Buy on Zola, $15.99
Making pasta can be intimidating, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll never go back. Pass the love of cooking on to your son or daughter and their new partner with this pasta maker from Anolon.
Instead of a physical gift, give the soon-to-be newlyweds an Airbnb gift card for a weekend away. After the wedding is over and the everyday stressors set in, a weekend away can be so refreshing.
Elegant wine glasses are always a welcome engagement gift and this lead-free vintage Bourgogne glass is the perfect place to start. Find out their favorite type of wine and choose the appropriate glass. You can even gift them their favorite bottle of wine to go with the glasses!
If stem wine glasses aren’t the couple’s style, consider gifting stemless glasses.
Buy on Zola, $71.99
A good cast iron skillet is the key to so many delicious dishes and lasts for years. Help the new couple get started with a quality skillet from Lodge.
Get the newlyweds started on the right foot with new kitchen linens. Quality oven mitts, dish towels, and pot holders look great and protect your loved ones in the kitchen.
A robot cleaning your house all day while you’re at work? Yes, please! This gift is especially thoughtful for couples with furry friends that shed.
Though trash cans aren’t the most glamorous gift, a nice bin makes a huge difference. These Simplehuman trash cans feature polished stainless steel, hands-free opening, and fitted trash bags.
Luggage is hugely valuable for the jet-setting couple. Gift the new couple a set of quality suitcases that will carry their belongings safely from place to place.
Buy on Zola, $189.99
Once you decide on the perfect gift, use these free printable designs as gift tags for an extra personal touch. Try printing them out on cardstock and tying them to your gift with ribbon or twine. We included several different designs so you can get creative!
Engagements are the beginning of a wonderful new chapter in a couple’s life that calls for celebration. While a couple’s wedding registry can be a helpful source of gift inspiration (no need to scramble for last-minute wedding gift ideas!), an engagement gift is the chance to gift something more unique or personal (and can also help get your wheels turning about what to get the couple as a wedding gift!). Whether you’re a close friend or family member of the couple or a coworker or neighbor, acknowledging the news with a thoughtful gift goes a long way.
Whatever gift you decide to give them, whether as an individual gift or group gift, the couple will feel honored that you took the time to recognize the momentous occasion! If you want to personalize your gift, use these printable gift tags for a special touch.
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