Yes! That’s what she (or he) said. No, this isn’t a joke from The Office—she/he really did say yes. As in, your friends just got engaged, and now you need an engagement gift to celebrate their exciting news. And before the wedding or the bridal shower or even the bachelorette/bachelor party, you have to celebrate the big news. A.k.a. you’ll need a gift for the newly engaged couple.
But engagement presents can be difficult to pick out. Do you get something for him? Something for her? Something for both of them? And what separates an engagement gift from a wedding gift? To help you buy something that any bride- or groom-to-be will actually appreciate, we’ve rounded up 20 of the best engagement gifts below. Whether you’re looking for a Christmas gift for an engaged couple or a present that will make them laugh, these are our top picks of 2021.
Engagement Gifts for Her
Of all the wedding planners out there, this one from The Knot—which includes timelines, worksheets, color swatches, money-saving tips, and more—is the most popular with over 4,400 rave reviews.
She might never want to take her new bling off—but realistically, she’ll probably have to every so often. Give her a special place to keep it safe with this pretty ring dish.
As if her ring doesn’t scream “I’m engaged!” enough, get her a shirt that does. This one, which is made of soft cotton, comes in five different colors and has hundreds of five-star reviews. That’s enough for a “yassss” in our book.
Being newly engaged is all fun and games until her ring gets smudged and not-so-shiny. Enter Bling Wipes, which she can use to polish her diamond to keep it sparkly ’til death do they part.
Seating charts, to-do lists, bridal shower thank-you notes, oh my! The soon-to-be Mrs. needs plenty of pens for all of the above (and more) and these blinged-out ones will get the job done in style.
Engagement Gifts for Couples
Meet the 2020 version of family photos. This hand-painted portrait from Etsy is not only as sentimental as it is stylish but you can also get it to include a message of your choice or even the couple’s pup.
Even though they’re about to be married, there’s probably still a lot the new fiancees have yet to learn about each other. Keep the spark—and the convo—alive for them with this journal, which has a fun question for them to answer together every day.
They celebrate the anniversary of their first date, their first kiss, the first time they said, “I love you,” etc. A.k.a. they’re both hopeless romantics who will appreciate a map of the stars on the day of their most important anniversary yet: their engagement.
Give them their own version of Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson’s love fern a la How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days with one of these chic live plants from The Sill.
Bali or Alaska? No matter where they’re planning to go on their honeymoon, your newly engaged friends will need these “Mr.” and “Mrs.” luggage tags to make sure their bags arrive at their final destination with them. Ps. If they hate labels (or are Mr./Mr. or Mrs./Mrs. — Amazon isn’t super great about providing as many same-sex engagement gifts) we love these ones that you can customize.
Sure, they can post all the cheesy pictures of themselves on Instagram but there’s something so special about keeping them all in an old-fashioned photo album, too. Design one for them or give them a gift card to make their own at Artifact Uprising.
Funny Engagement Gifts
Don’t be fooled by the snarky name: this “same penis forever” candle actually smells like pink champagne with hints of sweet raspberry. Perfect for the sassiest of brides-to-be.
Make sure Mr. Right never forgets who’s actually always right with a pair of these hilarious wine glasses. Both the couple—and their dinner party guests—will get a kick out of them.
Let’s be real: The first thing anyone thought when they heard about the engagement was, “It’s about f*cking time.” Aka, your couple friends will think this brutally honest wine label is so bad but so true.
Your friends aren’t the only ones excited about their engagement—their four-legged friend probably is, too. Let their pup share in the celebrations with this cute doggie bandana.
Christmas Gifts for Engaged Couple
For their first Christmas as an engaged couple, get them a personalized ornament that marks the big date. You can customize the handmade porcelain ornament (which comes with a satin ribbon for hanging) with their names, too.
They might not be married yet but if your newly-engaged couple friends are already living together, they’ll love this custom doormat with their soon-to-be last name.
Let the countdown to the wedding begin! They can keep track of just how many days are left until they tie the knot with this rustic chic calendar made of wooden blocks.
Whether they’re trying out a new Pinterest recipe, taking cooking classes, or binge-watching Top Chef, this couple are total foodies. Celebrate their engagement with a custom cutting board engraved with their names that they can use in their new kitchen together.
Fuzzy socks are great. Fuzzy socks especially made for the bride- and bride/groom or groom and groom to-be are even better. This pair from Etsy will get the couple through the coldest of winter days as they eagerly await their wedding. Something less heteronormative is this pair of “Perfect Pair” socks you can buy two of from Etsy!
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