Jess Levin’s website Carats & Cake is a premier network representing the very best in the wedding industry. Not only is she a tech entrepreneur, but Levin is also the quintessential hostess. Featured as an expert on noteworthy media outlets, Levin is quickly becoming the go-to tastemaker with her latest entertaining and guest etiquette tips. Here she gives us her take on the best engagement gifts according to industry experts.
With so many options available today, finding a unique gift to give your newly engaged friends is not always easy. In an effort to help with choosing the perfect gift, I wanted to share my favorite gifts to give, along with a few tips from the wedding industry’s leading tastemakers. Here are six unique engagement gift ideas, according to the experts:
“One of my favorite go-to gifts for newly engaged couples is a pretty ring holder. Suite One Studio has the most unique styles that are far from traditional.” — Jacin Fitzgerald, owner and creative director, Jacin Fitzgerald Events
“The soon-to-be-married couple will have many occasions to raise their glass. Stock their bar with more than spirits, but also with style. We love these mirrored Chroma coasters and the splendor they bring to every occasion.” — Christine Traulich, founder and creative director, RedBliss at Home
“You're about to become one, but maybe a little 'yours' and 'mine' is still appropriate from time to time.” — Elisa Bricker, owner and lead photographer, Elisa Bricker
“With oh so many thank you notes to write, opt for a box of über-luxurious stationery like these leather-backed cards. Stationery is typically an item that gets overlooked both in necessity and in the budget. The couple will be thanking you twice for this one!” — Cindy Skanderup, founder and creative director, Bliss & Bone
“We can't get enough of these beautiful custom crests by Rachel Rogers Design. Each crest is unique and individual to the couple, which really makes it a thoughtful and special gift. Since they are handpainted and then scanned, it can then be used on stationery or other products in the future!” — Aimee Dominick, president, A. Dominick Events
What are some of the most creative engagement or wedding gifts you’ve gifted or been given?