When a good friend gets engaged, you want your engagement gift to be more than a practical kitchen appliance. Save such necessities for the wedding registry, and have the engagement gift be a warm gesture of congratulations—while still being something the couple can use and enjoy together. Instead of being one more guest to bestow upon the couple another set of monogrammed coasters or bathrobes, choose an elevated gift they'd want to gift themselves. Since tracking down the perfect present for your newly engaged friends can be tricky, we've rounded up unique engagement gift ideas—with something to suit every couple—to bring to your next engagement party.
Head below to shop our picks for the best engagement gift ideas at every price point.
Your friends are beginning a lifetime of love and adventures together. Kick-start their explorations with a collection of city guides specifically tailored to romantic getaways—it will also be a gorgeous addition to their bookshelf when they aren't traveling.
The months ahead will require a lot of wedding planning, so provide the couple with a beautiful leather notebook to organize their appointments and deadlines. It will serve as a lovely keepsake years after they say "I do."
Give the bride-to-be a lovely catch-all tray to keep her new engagement ring safe and beautifully displayed.
Outfit the newly engaged with a beautiful cake serving set to use on their wedding day.
A luxe soap gift set might not be the first thing to come to mind when brainstorming engagement gift ideas, yet no couple will complain about upgrading their bathroom counter and beauty routines.
Candles will forever be a fail-safe engagement gift option, but take it up a notch with a special-edition version.
Though you'll be awaiting their wedding registry for any major kitchen and home purchases, a copper French press is a practical gift (and it's lovely to look at).
For those who love incense, a luxurious box set is a piece they'll use until the end of time—that can double as décor and act as a conversation starter.
Bring a bottle of champagne and these wedding-themed champagne flutes for the perfect first toast to their future lives together.
Before you attend the engagement party, brush up on the things you should never say to someone who just got engaged.
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