Go Off the Registry With the Most Original Engagement Gifts
When your best friend gets engaged, thinking up the perfect present can be stressful. Sometimes blenders, spatulas, and ceramic pots and pans just don't do your 10-year friendship justice. Going beyond the standard registry items is one way to ensure your gift (and your friendship) is unique. Finding something that is meaningful, practical, and pretty (all in one) is not always easy so we're providing a plethora of thoughtful gift ideas that are sure to impress the bride-to-be and also let her know how special she is in your life. From a live wedding painting to a custom-engraved cake knife that they'll use on the big day and beyond, check out our favorite unique engagement gift ideas below.
Artifact Uprising Instagram Friendly Book ($18)
It's easy to help your friends showcase their love when you can use their Instagram photos to do it. Artifact Uprising's Instagram-Friendly Books takes scrapbooking to the next level, making it simple to create an amazing album for the couple without the glue and glitter mess.
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Married couples can often need a reminder to pencil in date night, so treat them to a fancy meal with a gift card to the town's best new restaurant. This way, the newlyweds can enjoy a relaxing night out without having to answer the dreaded question: Where should we go?
Let's Tie the Knot Custom Engraved Classic Gold Cake Knife and Server ($70)
Cutting the wedding cake can be made even more special with a custom-engraved cake knife with the couple's names and wedding date. It also makes for a beautiful photo opportunity for the wedding album.
A couple's cooking class is not only a fun occasion for the bride and groom, but will also equip them with skills they can bring into their own kitchen for the many meals they'll share.
What is your go-to engagement gift to impress a good friend?