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Engagement season is officially upon us and that means you’ll probably have a few lovebirds in your life announcing some big news in the weeks ahead. You’ll want to start looking for engagement gift ideas well in advance, as finding the right gift is no easy task. Fortunately, we’ve taken all the guesswork out of what to buy with a roundup of unique engagement gift ideas for budgets large and small. Whether you’re congratulating a dear brother, co-worker, cousin, or friend, be sure to surprise them with something they really like. Trust us – they will be touched by both the gift and the heart behind it.
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Take a look at some of our favorite engagement gift ideas for the newlywed couple in your life.
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Beautiful vow books are all the rage in wedding ceremony trends, but not without good reason. They put those meaningful and loving words into a keepsake couples can treasure forever. Order a stunning style of typography gift that both of you will love.
There is nothing that says romance like a precious candle. Opt for a lovely scent like vanilla, rose, or lavender or go with an on-theme purchase like this Tatine Love That Burns candle.
A large bottle of champagne (plus a matching set of wine glasses or glasses) is the ultimate engagement gift for couples. Because when it comes to celebrating such exciting news, you can never have too many bubbles on hand.
Wedding planning book
Take a trip to your local bookstore and browse the wedding section for a unique engagement gift idea. The bride and groom will love it. Be sure to select a reading that feels true to your style and you will be armed with a gift that strikes the perfect balance between practicality and pretty.
Truth be told, this is one of those engagement gift ideas that you can never go wrong with. Pick up a stunning porcelain ring holder like this one and you will have a gift that will be a treasure.
If you are looking for engagement gift ideas that go a little out of the box, think about picking up a great addition to your reading list. Books like The 5 Love Languages are highly praised by both grooms and married couples and will make for fun and useful read before the walk down the hall.
Wedding Magazine Subscription
A one-year subscription to a bridal magazine is a perfectly considered engagement gift for a best friend or any newly engaged couple in your life. It is something that you will receive month after month and it will be a very useful tool as you enter the initial stages of wedding planning.
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Let’s face it – the months of wedding planning can be stressful and a couples massage is the perfect escape. Just grab a gift card to a local spa and they can book an appointment when it’s most convenient for their hours.
If the couple has established a wedding registry and decided on a destination for their post-wedding escape, consider contributing to their honeymoon fund for a unique and very useful gift. It may not fall under the category of an engagement gift that you can wrap, but you can be sure it won’t go unused.
This truly unique engagement gift idea is perfect for the art and home decor lover couple. Search online or commission a local artist to create a print that includes your partner’s names, silhouettes, or hand-drawn portraits for some adorable wall art that you can hang in your love nest.
If you’re looking for engagement gifts for your best friend, take the basic gift up a notch with something personalized for the newly engaged. You can go with the couple’s names, a monogram, or a unique last name initial (if appropriate for the couple) and add it to a photo frame, coffee mugs, cutting board, blanket, champagne glasses – whatever to be.
Remind them to keep dating during the wedding planning season with a gift card for dinner and a movie, a wine bar and art museum, a brewery, and tickets to a live show…. the options are endless. They’ll love any excuse to steal time from the two of you, and your thoughtfulness won’t go unnoticed.