15 Engagement Gifts the Happy Couple Will Love (and Actually Use)
From custom coffee mugs to cozy decor, we've rounded up foolproof engagement gifts any soon-to-be-married duo are sure to adore.
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When two people decide to spend forever together, it’s cause for celebration. Pop open a bottle of bubbles, cheers to the to-be-married pair and gush over your engagement wishes for them—just don’t forget heartfelt engagement gifts, too. Perhaps that’s easier said than done.
It’s hard enough to find separate gifts for men and gifts for women. Gifts for couples—especially when the pair is bound to be bombarded with plenty of wedding gifts off their registry soon—is especially tricky. As you’re shopping for engagement gifts for couples, consider their personal style and how they spend their time together for a present they’ll equally adore.
Still stumped? We’ve got you covered. We rounded up an array of engagement gifts that vary in price point and style. They’re all guaranteed to commemorate this special time, though.
Best for the home cooks: Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Skillet
The first step when shopping for engagement gifts: Consider what they enjoy doing together. Do they whip up restaurant-quality meals like it’s no big deal? Then a colorful cast iron skillet from Le Creuset would make for a have-it-forever gift they can both use.
Best for the plant parents: Hoya Heart Succulent
Do they have a pair of green thumbs? Add to their plant collection with this petite Hoya heart succulent. Not only is its shape appropriate for the occasion, but since it’s a small, carefree succulent, it won’t require much space or watering effort from the couple.
Best for those who will share a last name: Custom Engraved Cutting Board
Everyone has a cutting board, but not everyone has a custom engraved cutting board. You can change that with this personalized gift, an affordable engagement gift idea that you can add to your Amazon cart right now.
Best for the dinner party-loving couple: Anthropologie Ramona Wine Glasses
Some of the best engagement gifts are equally pretty and practical, like these two-tone wine glasses. Not only are they useful for intimate dinners for two or four, but they add a welcome dose of color and style to both table settings and open shelving. Browse these gifts for wine lovers for more ideas.
Best for the on-display couple: Custom Line Drawing
When perusing engagement gifts, you’ll often find that the best presents are the most personal ones. Consider gifting the pair a custom portrait, a unique piece of art they can hang on their wall to remember this special time forever. Simply send this Etsy artist a photo of the couple, then print and frame the digital drawing. (Psst: This is an A+ gift for a girlfriend, too.)
Best for the homebodies: Homesick Let’s Toast Candle
Cheers, indeed! Homesick’s “Let’s Toast” soy candle, which emits fresh notes of mandarin, grapefruit, apple, pineapple and Champagne grapes, is an ideal gift for any engaged couple. With a burn time of 60 to 80 hours, this candle will provide a warm light and soft scent throughout the happy pair’s engagement.
Best for the couple newly living together: Cozy Earth Waffle Bath Bundle
If the engaged couple recently moved in together, chances are they’re still mixing and matching their seen-better-days sets of towels. Remedy that with a set of Cozy Earth’s ultra-absorbent waffle towels. Cozy Earth products routinely make the cut for our editor’s favorite things, so chances are they’ll be your friends’ new favorite things, too.
Best for the perennial hosts: Terrain Dyed Serving Stand
We all have that one set of friends who effortlessly host brunch bashes and dinner parties. Gift that couple this vibrant alabaster serving stand. It’s far more exciting than the blender or other boring gadgets that may be on their registry, and they can use it to display desserts, cheeses and other bite-sized treats.
Best for the vino lovers: Personalized Wine Label
A bottle of wine is always an excellent engagement gift. A bottle of wine with a label featuring the happy couple is even better. Pop over to Etsy to create a custom high-quality glossy label that you can stick on any bottle of pinot noir, chardonnay or Champagne. It’s simple, inexpensive and memorable.
Best for the cozy couple: Faux Fur Throw Blanket
More than 23,000 five-star Amazon ratings agree: This faux-fur blanket makes cold nights a lot more bearable. Consider this affordable option the coziest of engagement gifts, since it’ll encourage the pair to put down the wedding reception seating chart and cuddle up together on the couch instead. Check out more Amazon Prime gifts for last-minute presents that’ll arrive in a jiffy.
Best for the cocktail fanatics: West Elm Archer Barware Collection
This sleek, modern cocktail set from West Elm will surely complete anyone’s at-home bar setup. Choose individual pieces—a cocktail shaker, bar tools with a stand, ice bucket or tray—or treat the happy couple (or your boyfriend or anyone else!) to a complete set. There’s something in it for you, too: Chances are you’ll be invited over for happy hour more often, since they’ll have the tools to perfect their martini.
Best for the nostalgic types: Engagement Journal
This time of their lives will likely be a flurry of stressful decisions, from researching wedding traditions to narrowing down a guest list and finding the dress. This journal, which allows both of them to recount their love story, how their engagement happened and wishes for their future, is a thoughtful engagement gift that encourages couples to slow down and cherish this memorable time. Decades from now, when they’re rereading it, they’ll thank you again.
Best for the coffee sippers: Custom Mugs
Can you ever have too many coffee cups? Our answer is no, especially when they’re made just for you, like this customizable mug. With this option—an especially charming pick for the hiking- and camping-loving couple who’s always planning their next adventure—you can choose the text on both sides of the cup and the rim color.
Best for the new homeowners: Williams-Sonoma Hold Everything Doormat
For the pair that’s planning a wedding and buying a house simultaneously, consider gifting them a custom doormat, which serves as a warm welcome to their new home. Personalize this design, which features elegant stripes and a nonslip underside, with “welcome” or their last name. One caveat to this engagement gift: You’ll want to be confident they plan on sharing a last name!
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