Gift Ideas for Newly Engaged Couples

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It’s spring, which means engagement season is in full swing! Doesn’t it feel like everyone you know is getting engaged right now? Your weekends are filled with engagement parties, bridal showers, and weddings, and you have one thing on your mind: What gift do I get them? I know it’s tricky (and expensive) to keep buying unique, one-of-a-kind gifts for every engaged couple, so I want to help you! 


The thing to remember is to not think of engagement gifts like wedding gifts. They don’t have to be the gifts with the highest price tag, and the newly engaged couple probably hasn’t even set up a wedding registry yet. That means… you’re on your own for figuring out what is an appropriate engagement gift! Except, you have this list of 12 gifts for newly engaged couples, which should make your life a whole lot easier! 


12 Gifts for Engaged Couples

1.Homesick “Let’s Toast” candle

For the couple who has everything, a Homesick candle is the perfect gift to let them know you’re celebrating them! 

2. A Couples Mug Set

Whether they love coffee or tea, this adorable mug set will make them smile every morning!

3. Wedding Planning Survival Kit

Wedding planning can get stressful, so help the engaged couple out with this adorable kit, full of useful things like a countdown calendar! 

4. Wedding Wine Tumbler

Your friends will probably have quite a few late-night planning sessions in their future, and adding wine to the mix is essential! This wine tumbler will keep their drinks cold late into the night, and keep them focused on the task at hand- wedding planning

5. Mr. & Mrs. Cheese Board Set

If they love making at-home charcuterie boards, this cheese board set includes a monogrammed bamboo cheese board and a book full of charcuterie and cheese board ideas! 

6. Champagne Cake

Want to give the couple something they can enjoy right away? This gorgeous rose-colored champagne cake from Caroline’s Cakes is super light and airy, it practically pops in your mouth!

7. Champagne Bucket

From the engagement party, to the bridal shower and more, the couple will probably be receiving quite a bit of champagne in the coming months! This champagne bucket is both stunning and useful, and goes with any home decor style!

8. Do One Thing Every Day Together Book

Encourage them to continue putting each other first with this journal for two, which inspires couples to do one thing every day together! This gift will last them for years to come. 

9. Custom Holiday Ornament

I’d bet that no one else thought of gifting the couple a custom holiday ornament, and it’s a wonderful keepsake that they can add to their tree year after year!

10. Personalized Coaster Set

While coasters can seem like a mundane gift, these stunning custom wood coasters are anything but! Plus, they’ll use this gift everyday and think of you!

11. Custom Couple Print

They’ll love this super customizable hand-drawn print! Plus, you can customize everything, from outfits to hairstyles to the pets in the image.

12. Wedding Keepsake Library Box

While they may not think of it in the moment, every couple wishes they had more tangible memories of their wedding. This library box is the perfect way to preserve a wedding invitation, boutonniere, and more in acid-free paper and beautiful fabric bags.


While champagne is always a great fallback, I always recommend taking your bubbly budget and putting it towards one (or more) gifts that the newly engaged couple can keep forever. 


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