Engagements are an exciting time in a couple's life. In the months leading up to the wedding, celebrations such as bridal showers, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and engagement parties take place so that friends and family can celebrate alongside them. Though these celebrations may look different in 2021, thinking of engagement gift ideas for the happy couple is still as special as ever.
Since engagement gifts are separate from wedding gifts, you likely don't need to spend as much as you would for the big day. If the couple has a wedding registry, the items listed should guide your decision. If they don’t have a registry, we’ve compiled this list of 61 engagement gift ideas to help you think of some unique presents to gift to your loved ones. So whether you’re looking for a gift for the couple or just for the bride or groom, we have you covered.
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Finding a gift that both people will enjoy can be a tall order. Whether you only know one of them or the other is hard to shop for, a good rule of thumb is to choose something that both people will use. That could be a kitchen item, linens, or even decorations. Here are a few ideas to help you find some inspiration:
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.
Give the gift of music to the new couple with a record player and a few vinyl records. This retro Crosley turntable 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!
Between proposal, engagement, 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.
After the stress of wedding planning, give the couple the gift of relaxation with these his or hers robes from Macy’s. 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 in style with these elegant crystal flutes.
These adorable Kate Spade 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.
If your friends enjoy making mole, guacamole, or salsa, try gifting them a molcajete from Crate and Barrel. This type of mortar and pestle is made from rough volcanic stone for more effective grinding.
Pyrex measuring cups are a staple in the kitchen for good reason. These hardy cups are durable, dishwasher friendly, and can withstand high temperatures. If your friends don’t have these yet, make sure to help them stock up.
If the love birds don’t have a registry or encourage unique gift-giving, try giving them something that they would never think to get themselves. Unique gifts are fun because you can get creative and the couple will always think of you when they see that 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.
If the couple has a furry friend, give them a treat jar that blends seamlessly into their home decor. These treat jars come in grey, 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, which is perfect for coffee lovers.
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 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.
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.
The days of singing off-key a cappella are over! Whether they decide to listen to calming music in a bath or belt out ballads in the backyard, the new couple is sure to enjoy this unique gift.
What is the best chair for two peas in a pod? While there are many great options, we think it is the Coleman Quattro Lax Double Quad Chair. This cozy double seater is perfect for newlyweds who want to relax together outside.
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. 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.
Engagement gifts for women can range from cake cutting utensils to camping equipment, so it’s important to know the recipient. Think about what she likes to do with her partner and cater your gift to those things. Here are a few jumping-off points:
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.
Smoothies, protein shakes, and frappes just taste better when you drink them through a straw. Give your friend these reusable straws so she and her partner can enjoy guilt-free frozen goodness together.
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.
This XL blanket covers 38 square feet of space and is water-resistant, making it the perfect choice for picnics, beach trips, and other outdoor activities. If your friend spends more time outside than inside, this is the perfect gift for her.
Sometimes you just feel fancy. Treat your friend with this set of two Dori teacups and saucers and make her lux dreams come true. These pieces are the perfect balance of delicate and functional.
Silk pillowcases are a game-changer for hair and skin care. They can help with bed head, breakouts, and even wrinkles. Gift these silken pillowcases so she can get her beauty sleep, and look and feel her best on the big day and every day afterward.
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.
Home pizza chefs know the difference than a pizza stone can make on a fresh pie. Set your friend and her partner up with a cordierite pizza stone so they can make fresh pizza for years to come.
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 an Esselle bridal care gift box. These boxes are packed with luxury items that are sure to give her the refresh she needs.
Having trouble finding the perfect gift for the guy who has everything? Make a list of some of his interests and brainstorm gift ideas that could improve those activities. For example, if he loves coffee, make a list of grinders, beans, and other coffee tools to choose from. Here are a few other ideas to get you started:
Help him stock his bar with this 6-piece glass set that includes a pilsner glass, an English pub glass, a Belgian ale glass, a porter/stout glass, a wheat beer glass, and a craft pub glass. 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 4-piece grill tool set complete with bonded teak handles for an elevated grilling experience.
Once the knives are taken care of, make sure the couple is set with knife storage. This magnetic knife rack is a functional and chic way to store cutlery without damaging the blades (or your fingers).
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 like their whiskey straight but with a little chill, whiskey stones are the solution. These stones will bring your drink down a few degrees without watering it down at all.
This personalized, vegan leather travel case is ideal for people that want to see the world. The vegan leather is sure to keep all toiletries and other items safe for the entire trip.
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 anywhere.
ThisGoogle Nest Mini is the perfect smart device for a shared space. The streamlined design helps it blend in while enabling you to control alarms, temperature, appliances, and more with your voice.
He will be making waffles double-time with this double Belgian waffle maker. This is a great engagement gift idea since he will be cooking for two from now on.
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.
Holding on to plastic olive oil and vinegar bottles can make your pantry look disorganized and dirty. Try giving your friend these hand-blown glass bottles with oak stoppers to class up his pantry.
This set includes a long-tine carving fork and a slicing knife with scalloped edges. These tools will help the husband-to-be get prepared for any BBQ the new couple holds in their future.
You’ll feel so many emotions as your child prepares for marriage, and gifts can feel like they aren’t enough. When you choose an engagement gift, try to think of the things you appreciated when you got married and what you wished you were given. Here are some ideas to help you decide:
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.
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.
Increase the coziness of the soon-to-be newlywed’s bed by 100% with this duvet insert from Parachute. This insert is medium weight for warmth year-round and contains 100% hypoallergenic microfiber fill for those with sensitivities.
Set the lovebirds up for a lifetime of adventure with a Yeti Cooler. The Tundra 45 offers the perfect balance between portability and functionality that will last through any adventure.
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.
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.
Purchasing quality sheets and bedding can get expensive for newlyweds. Help them get a fresh start with a quality duvet cover and shams.
Help the couple class up their place with a chic throw. Be sure to choose a style that matches their aesthetic and don’t be offended if they swap it for a new color.
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.
To personalize your gift even further, use these free printable designs as gift tags. 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!
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