This classic engagement gift never fails to impress.

By Rachel Sylvester
Updated: July 01, 2019
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When it comes to weddings, shopping for an appropriate engagement gift is a daunting task equally as difficult as penning an unforgettable speech. Thousands of suitable engagement gift options are available in stores and online, and yet, landing on a congratulatory present that the lucky in love pair will actually use (and enjoy) is challenging, to say the least.

Of course, the quintessential “perfect” engagement gift varies from person to person, however I still struggled to shop for a crowd-pleasing present that wouldn’t send my checking account into complete disarray. Fortunately, I found my go-to engagement gift in the form of two classic champagne flutes. Enter the engagement gift of all engagement gifts.

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Mark and Graham’s set of two champagne flutes ($25; markandgraham.com) is the one gift I routinely order over and over again every time Instagram alerts me of yet another impending wedding. In fact, the flutes have seen me through at least five separate engagement parties, successfully cementing the gift as my no-fail option for friends, family, co-workers and just about anyone else with a brand new bauble on their ring finger.

Hand blown using soda lime glass, the high-quality glasses are the ultimate bar cart accessory, since they’re completely customizable. You can opt to have both flutes laser engraved with a tasteful monogram upon checkout, and the glasses are available for rush delivery if you’re pressed for time. The set clocks in at a mere $25 too, making the flutes an affordable option for champagne sippers who'd rather spend their money on a quality bottle of bubbly.

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All price points aside, the real appeal behind this engagement gift is that it's sufficient for all sorts of celebrations. Attending an engagement party in the near future? This is your gift. Planning to RSVP to a birthday party for that one friend who’s impossible to shop for? The flutes are a safe option for even the pickiest of people. Whether you're celebrating a friend's new job, new spouse or new home, this is truly the only gift you need to give. Don't believe me? Pick up a set of flutes for your own bar cart, and thank me later when you find yourself gifting them at every event that calls for champagne.

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