When a couple you know are getting engaged, you might want to start them off with terrific engagement gifts that will help them make it to the wedding stress-free and prepared for married life together. It’s difficult to know what kind of gift they need or want most during this extra-memorable time in their life.
Keep reading because we’ve got your engagement gift needs sorted with our variety of picks for the coolest, most unique, and romantic engagement gifts this side of the wedding ceremony.
50 Thoughtful Engagement Gift Ideas
Give some fun and romance to your favorite couple with these unforgettable engagement gifts for the couple you want to celebrate.
Wedding Planner & Organizer
What better way could you help your favorite engaged couple sail safely to their wedding day than with this practical wedding organizer. The organizer has an 18-month countdown calendar and 12-month checkpoint list so they will be covered for everything from the bridal party fittings to the flowers, cake, and reception menu.
Wedding Countdown Calendar
Add to the fun of planning a wedding with this set of four countdown blocks that the couple you know can rearrange to countdown to the wedding day. The blocks are multi-sided and can count down up to 1.5 years before the wedding. They can enjoy using these cute blocks in photos and events that get them closer and closer to the wedding ceremony.
Keep the soon-to-be bride and groom you call your friends cool, calm, and collected from the engagement party to their wedding day with the power of lavender. This hilarious novelty candle for her features “Feyonce,” a combination of pop star Beyonce and the concept of a fiance. The candle is a lighthearted way to bring some laughter and entertainment into their engagement period.
Personalized Heart Map
This personalized heart map is a special way to honor the engaged couple you know in a unique way. Using birch and pine, the handmade map hones in on whatever city or town in which they met or had their most memorable moment (perhaps it was where they got engaged), beautifully displayed along with their names and the date of their engagement.
Personalized Cheese Board
Get your favorite couple started early with gifts for their future home, like this classy cheese board in wood or slate. The board can be personalized with their names, so one day, when they are in their happy home together having a wine and cheese party, they will remember how thoughtful you were to them before they were even man and wife.
Engagement Picture Frame
Sometimes, the best way to commemorate an engagement between two people is by creating an appropriate keepsake that honors the tradition of celebrating the couple at the time of their engagement. The perfect picture frame displays the message “She Said Yes!” with the names and date of the couple’s engagement.
Engagement Tumbler Set
These tumblers for a bride and groom-to-be will make an easy set of engagement gifts for those you care about most. The stainless steel tumblers are BPA-free and vacuum-insulated, but the real treat comes when you read each tumbler. One says boyfriend, and one says girlfriend, but both are crossed out and replaced with their new roles: fiance.
Marriage Survival Kit
When you want to give your favorite engaged couple an all-in gift that works on a practical level and is both fun and helpful, give them this creative marriage survival kit. The kit has accessories like wedding tumblers and coasters with marriage advice written on them to guide them into married life. Additions like a key-shaped bottle opener, date night dice, and more will keep them entertained for years to come.
Kissing Mugs Set
These mugs are a nice way to add some romance into the everyday life of the couple you know who will be married soon. The two porcelain mugs will join together in a kiss when placed next to each other. Their morning coffee will never be as perfect as it is with these mugs keeping them company.
Two State Couple Print
When the couple in your life has joined forces, you can honor both the states that they came from with this artful print for their married home. The personalized piece of wall art features both their individual states as well as their names. They can cherish this heartfelt keepsake well into their marriage.
The Adventure Challenge Couples Edition
Get your favorite couple started in their life with each other with this popular couples edition of an adventure challenge game. The activities include 50 new and unique date ideas, which (once challenged) they have to take part in together. The suggestions will prompt them on a new journey together anytime they want it.
Groom & Bride Crew Socks
You can guarantee your friends who just got engaged will have the best wedding ever with this his n’ hers set of wedding novelty socks. The grooms’ socks look like a tuxedo and the bride’s socks look like engagement rings. They’ll love these fun-loving accessories for their wedding or just for an easygoing day at home.
Monogrammed Sherpa Throw Blanket
This adorable snuggle blanket will keep both members of the engaged couple in your life warm and toasty whenever they want to cuddle up together. The personalized blanket will display their names while officially calling the item their “snuggle blanket.” They’ll love this simple home item that will keep them in said home close to each other all day long.
Wedding Vow Books
A wonderful gift for your best friends when they’re on their way from engaged couple to wedding day is this set of wedding vow books. Both hard-covered books have 50 pages that they can use to work out the most important words they will ever say to each other. These books honor the ceremony traditions while becoming the coolest keepsakes for them to enjoy long after the wedding day is done.
Engagement Ring Dish
When your loved ones get engaged, they will appreciate this lovely engagement ring dish where the bride-to-be can place her ring whenever she needs to. Whether she’s taking it off to sleep, shower, or other times, she will know her very special ring is safe and sound in this ceramic dish that displays an engagement ring in all its glory.
Engaged Couple Glasses Set
There’s no denying the power of a good keepsake for a couple that just got engaged. This set of stemless wine glasses will keep them remembering the special day they committed to the plan on becoming man and wife. The glasses are etched with the word “Engaged” as well as the couple’s names and the date of their engagement to each other.
Mr. And Mrs. Cheese Board Set
The couple in your life will know their engagement is almost in the wedding phase when you give them this Mr. and Mrs. cheese board set. The luxury bamboo board comes complete with four tools for serving cheese that are kept in a sliding drawer, so entertaining becomes a whiz whether they’ve yet said “I do” or not.
Engagement Travel Gift Set
Get your favorite engaged couple all ready for the fun of their honeymoon in style with this travel gift set. The set has matching leather passport wallets where they can keep all their important documents, along with matching luggage tags so nothing goes missing on their way to the happiest vacation they’ll experience.
Cooking For Two Cookbook
Set up the engaged couple you know with dinner for two every night of their married life. This cookbook is a nice, practical way for them to whip up more than 650 recipes for two. Created by America’s Test Kitchen, the cookbook will become a dependable part of their daily lives together and keep their bellies satisfied.
Personalized Engagement Blanket
Not every engagement gift has to be wedding-centric or a traditional keepsake when you can express all the warmth in the world with this engagement blanket for two. The oversized fleece blanket will keep the soon-to-be-married couple comfy together as they reminisce about their engagement day via the personalized blanket design that includes their names and their engagement date.
Mr. And Mrs. Apron Set
When men and women get engaged, they may forget that they’ll be husband and wife in their kitchen as well. This his n’ hers apron set will keep them cooking, planning, and dining together as a team. The Mr. and Mrs. apron set comes with a set of oven mitts, a potholder, and a dishtowel. The kitchen accessories will welcome them home in no time.
Romantic Mapmaking Experience
You can present your favorite couple with something that brings more value than typical engagement gift ideas when you give them this virtual mapmaking experience. The virtual class will teach them how to map the imaginative realm of their own love story and cherish it as a keepsake. They can be at the helm of their own custom cartography story and have a great time getting there.
Personalized Fingerprint Print
This unusual romantic print takes both the actual fingerprints of the couple you know and combines them as one, which happens to look just the most beautiful red heart. This unique piece of home decor will remind them of the day they decided to become a couple forever. The personal approach will feel genuine and moving to them.
Candle Engagement Gift
You can give this special soy wax candle to the couple you know who are getting engaged and let them know how wonderful you think they are. The Champagne-scented candle includes a customized message from you to them that will burn as bright as the flame will (and as bright as their love as it continues to grow).
This engagement journal is much more than a wedding planner for the two people in your life who’ve gotten engaged. While the journal can be used to record pre-wedding events and plan the wedding, the keepsake also makes the perfect place for the couple to record memories, details, and more about their relationship as it grows from engaged couple to married couple.
DIY Hand Casting Kit
Get the engaged couple involved in making their very own keepsake when you give them this cool DIY hand casting kit. The easy-to-use kit has everything they need to create a mold of their hands intertwined, right down to the last detailed tool. Before they know it, they’ll have this brilliant ode to their love to treasure as they move into many years together.
What To Watch Decider Dice
This set of decider dice is like no other engagement gift you’ve ever encountered. The wooden dice are there to help the couple decide on what type of show to watch on their streaming services. There are 260 possible combinations, so it is guaranteed to never get dull. They’ll love this fun way to spend a night on the couch.
Engaged Photo Wall Hanging
Get the bride and groom-to-be ready to make memories with this sweet photo wall hanging decor. The wooden sign has eight places for them to begin to collect their favorite photos of themselves as a couple. The sign itself salutes them with the phrase “Let The Adventure Begin.” They will have such fun taking small steps each day towards making and collecting a lifetime of memories.
Personalized Gold Forks Set
This set of gold forks will make a terrific memento for your good friends’ engagement. The stainless steel forks are personally engraved with the names of the couple as well as their engagement date. Whether they keep these beautiful forks on display for all to see or sneak little smiles every time they come across one in their cutlery drawer, you’ll know you’ve done well.
His N’ Hers Flask Set
Bring some levity to your favorite engaged couple’s lives post-engagement with this fun his n’ hers flask set. The black HIS flask goes perfectly with the pink Hers flask, just like they fit perfectly with each other. They’ll enjoy these great party favors before the pre-wedding festivities can get underway.
Personalized Wooden Engagement Ornament
This thoughtful wooden ornament will do so much more than just grace the Christmas tree of the loving couple in your life. The ornament, which looks like an engagement ring, can be customized with the couple’s names and the date of their engagement. Whether they bring out this ornament to grace their Christmas tree year after year or keep the ornament out every day of the year, they’ll appreciate the sentiment very much.
Engagement Shadow Box
This awesome shadow box display is a tailormade place for all an engaged couple’s favorite memories to be seen. The solid wood shadow box can hold any number of new and growing mementos, from photos, stubs, love letters, to anything else they want to place inside. The box will look terrific on their wall as they build their new life together.
Couple’s Split Blanket
Any engaged couple will appreciate this wonderfully soft and warm microfiber fleece blanket for their bed. The real prize will come when they try the blanket out for themselves. This blanket happens to be split down the middle so either member of the couple can avoid the push and pull of sharing a blanket. They can thank you when their soon-to-be marriage lasts forever.
This irreverent game for couples will bring the laughter out big time for the engaged friends you know. During each visit to the bathroom, they can fill out two pages of unique and fun categories that cover trivia, hypothetical, reveal, and action. The lighthearted questions will help them grow into a deeper relationship while not taking themselves too seriously.
Date Night Recipes
Get any engaged couple started in the kitchen with this super-romantic book of recipes that will nurture their growing love while satisfying their cravings for a great meal. The book has over 120 recipes that they can explore, experiment with, and enjoy together from their first day as an engaged couple through their wedding and beyond.
Funny Engagement Shirt
Get the guy or gal you know who is getting engaged this rollicking t-shirt for a great time. The shirt either says “Boyfriend” or “Girlfriend” and crosses it out, only to replace it with “Fiance.” Better yet, buy two of these t-shirts (in blue and pink, of course) and make it a set for your favorite pair of fiances.
Romantic Home Decor
This wall sign will adorn the home of a couple recently engaged and keep them remembering the important things in life for years. The classic sign will act as a to-do list before leaving the house in the morning. The sign’s list includes “Phone / Wallet / Keys / Kiss.” When they remember all of these items, especially the last one, each day together will be grand.
Let’s Toast Scented Candle
After everyone is done toasting the couple in your life on their engagement, you can keep the good feeling going by giving them this impressive champagne-scented candle to share. Let’s Toast is a high-quality candle that burns between 60-80 hours and smells just like a glass of good champagne. Hat’s off to the happy couple and may relaxation follow.
Just Engaged Shot Glasses
This set of shot glasses will leave a great impression on your favorite couple after they’ve gotten engaged. The cute glasses are not only personalized with the date of the couple’s engagement but are also funny. One glass reads “I Took A Shot,” and the other, “I Said Yes!” The glasses will be the source of a good time through many anniversaries.
Yours Mine & Ours Engraved Decanter Set
This stunning decanter set will make a wonderful new addition to an engaged couple’s home bar and still manage to celebrate their engagement traditionally. The art-deco-style crystal and glass decanter comes with two rocks glasses. All three are engraved to read “Yours, Mine, Ours.” They will value this beautiful set almost as much as they value your friendship.
Personalized Wedding Champagne Flutes
When your loved ones announce their engagement, you can prepare them for the wedding day with this pair of meaningful champagne flutes that have been personalized for them alone. The attractive flutes will serve them well at their wedding reception and can be customized to read their names, along with the date of the wedding. They can go back to concentrating on each other until the big day.
Couple Card Game
This intimacy card game for couples will not only give them the most interesting reasons to get talking with each other. They will achieve a deeper closeness and exploration of each other with the 150 different prompts that the game has to offer. The cards will make the ideal date night no matter how long they have been together.
Personalized Picnic Table Wine Carrier
Send your favorite engaged couple off on loads of romantic picnics with this unique picnic table wine carrier that is personalized for them. The cherry wood accessory will hold the wine they want to enjoy in the outdoors and then unfold into a short picnic table where the couple can enjoy their picnic treats. The personalization of their name and special date will make this a very cherished item for them both.
Wall Chess Game
This awesome wall chess game is the most intelligent way to celebrate a couple you love who’ve gotten engaged to each other. The stylish wall art will vertically house the chess game that they can play anytime one of them passes by. The pieces will stay in place and their game saved until the very next move.
Christmas Keepsake Engagement Ornament
Whether the couple you know got engaged around the holidays or not, they will love this special keepsake ornament that celebrates their very first Christmas together as an engaged couple. The ceramic ornament will mark the year of their engagement and keep them looking back to the first Christmas for years to come.
Romantic Breakfast In Bed Gift Box
This special breakfast-in-bed gift box has everything an engaged couple needs to get started in planning the most romantic early meal ever for each other. Included is a breakfast tray, champagne flute, and porcelain place setting. They will also get a heart-shaped mold for love-filled pancakes or eggs, as well as pancake/waffle mix, a rose in a vase and more treats to make the breakfast as special as possible.
Mr. And Mrs. Growler Cup Set
Any fun-loving engaged couple will get a lot of use out of this Mr. and Mrs. Growler cup set. The stainless steel cups can hold cocktails, beer, or any cold drinks and keep them that way until they’re ready for another. The accessories will add to their home bar before they even have one!
Romance In A Box Gift
If you could get romance in a box for your favorite newly engaged couple, wouldn’t you? This gift box has just that—everything they both need to create a romantic evening fast. The set has three preserved red roses, loads of additional loose rose petals, a relaxing bath bomb, and candles with holders to set the scene.
The Story Of Us Journal
The couple you know are just beginning their own story on the day they get engaged. When you give them this special journal, you’re ensuring that they continue to record and look back upon their ever-changing adventure together. The 88-page journal has 10 sections that include prompts, areas for photos to be inserted, and much more. They will have a fascinating, romantic story to share in no time.
Infinity Wall Decor
This special infinity wall decor sign made of cold-pressed steel will fit in nicely with any engaged couple’s home together. The simple sign is shaped into the infinity symbol and displays the words “Endless Love.” All who see the sign will know that the couple who lives there are committed to each other for the long haul, i.e., forever.
Engagement Gifts FAQs
What Happens at an Engagement Party?
Roughly six months before a wedding, a couple can throw an engagement party for family and friends to share the news that they plan on getting married and commit themselves to each other. Gifts are not mandatory, nor is dressing formally. The party is thought of as a social gathering and can take place in whatever style the couple prefers (1).
Do You Buy a Gift When Someone Gets Engaged?
Engagement gifts are not required at an engagement party, but bringing a gift to the couple in your life is a nice way to celebrate them and show them how much they mean to you. There is no registry, so you can bring whatever kind of gift you believe would suit them the most.
What is an Appropriate Gift for an Engagement?
Gifts for an engagement or engagement party can be kept simple. If you want to give a check, cash, or gift card, that can help the couple when planning their wedding and their life together. If buying a physical gift for the couple, anything that celebrates the idea of them getting engaged and eventually married will keep the energy lighthearted. Champagne flutes, champagne itself, or a festive type of gift is a wonderful idea (2).
How Much Should I Spend on an Engagement Present?
How much you spend on an engagement gift really depends on your relationship with the couple or the member of the couple you know best. A standard amount to spend would be $50 – $75, but if a close friend or relative, you could spend between $75 – $100. The most immediate family or best friend scenario will allow for spending from $100 – $150.
Is It Okay to Give Money as an Engagement Gift?
It is totally okay to give money as an engagement gift, whether cash or a check. The money will be put to good use towards the couple’s wedding, surrounding activities, or for purchases needed as they build their life together.