20 Heartfelt Engagement Gift Ideas the Happy Couple Will Obsess Over
All new engagements call for a pre-wedding present, but finding the perfect engagement gift is a little tricker than simply clicking “add to cart.” First, there’s the matter of choosing a congratulatory present that comfortably fits within your budget. Then there’s the struggle to please not one, but two separate giftees (with two distinct personal tastes) using a single item. Not to mention the whole ordeal of hoping your engagement gift ships on time and in one piece. All in all, it’s an exhaustive process that doesn’t even ensure your gift will actually be used by the couple in question. In an effort to take the stress out of shopping for your newly engaged friend, family member, or co-worker, we scoured our favorite sites to help you find the best engagement gift ideas that won’t disappoint even the pickiest of couples.
While a bottle of champagne is the standard for celebrating any newly engaged couple (and certainly never goes unappreciated), you can bet the lucky duo will have more than enough bottles of bubbly coming their way to last them well beyond their “I dos.” Instead, these engagement gift ideas go the extra mile—they're one-of-a-kind gestures that are both practical, personalized and even a little unexpected. Help your newly engaged bestie keep track of their brand-new engagement ring with an elegant ring box pretty enough to make it into their wedding album. Or give the couple the generous gift a home-cooked meal, thanks to a recipe-packed newlywed cookbook or meal delivery kit subscription. Go the mailing route with custom return address stamps, thank-you cards, or gorgeous wax seal with their monogram-to-be. Whatever you're looking for, these unique engagement gifts are a fit for all to-be-weds. And don't overthink it—they're likely so over-the-moon already they'll love whatever you get them.
Gold-Flecked Stemless Champagne Flutes
These happy, confetti-dappled champagne flutes are the perfect vessel for all that champagne arriving on their door step since the engagement. They may already have stem flutes, so a set of four stemless glasses with a little extra, celebratory design feels right for toasting to their new life together.
Brass and Wood Display Photo Box
Print out some sweet Instagram shots of the to-be-weds and display them front and center in this sleek case. Crafted from brass and real hardwood, this frame-turned-photo-storage-box displays a single photo that can easily be swapped out for another square print when the urge strikes.
Winc Wine Delivery
Help the happy couple unwind with a delivery of wine from Winc, whose expertly curated wines are perfect for any occasion. Take the guesswork out of this present and send them an e-gift card they can redeem for their own custom selection of wines—to be delivered right to their doorstep.
Mark & Graham Cheese Board
A modern marble and wood cheeseboard makes for the perfect gift for the couple who loves to host. Get them started with this beautiful piece you can have monogrammed for an extra $12.
Set of Bar Accessories
This sleek metal barware set helps any newly engaged couple shake up celebratory cocktails with ease. In addition to a cocktail shaker, the all-in-one set comes equipped with a muddler, wine opener, bar spoon, strainer and measuring jigger. The best part? The stylish wooden stand holds everything neatly in place.
Velvet Ring Box
Help them track of that brand-new bauble with a beautiful, modern, gold and velvet ring box from Esselle. Choose from a variety of colors or go for classic wedding white for this pretty and practical keepsake.
"The Newlywed Table" Cookbook
As the new couple builds their new home together, this cookbook by Maria Zizka will be their guide in the kitchen. It's filled with 100 essential recipes ideal for making and enjoying together, just the two of them or for a larger crowd. They'll learn how to shop for and store ingredients, transform leftovers, whip up signature cocktails, and master nourishing recipes.
Customized Return Address Stamp
If there’s one thing an engaged couple has on their plate, it’s sending mail: Between invitations, save-the dates, and thank-you notes, the parade of envelopes can seem endless. These simple wooden stamps read their a names and return address. It doubles as a housewarming gift, too, if they've just moved in together. A lovely time-saver and personalized memento they'll appreciate in the months (and years!) to come.
Congratulations Video From Their Favorite Celebrity
A Cameo video might just be the best gift you could give a loved one from afar. The service partners with hundreds celebrities across categories (and at varying prices) that you can request to record a personalized video. (Yes, that's Kristen Bell recording a Cameo right there!). Choose the actor, singer, impersonator, athlete, etc. Write who and what it's for, or the exact message you want them to record. Enter your info and wait for the video to roll in. Then send it to your just-engaged loved one and watch their jaw drop when Kevin from The Office, US Open tennis champion Sloane Stephens, or The Bachelor's Chris Harrison wishes them "congratulations."
Fresh Flower Delivery
Classic is classic for a reason. You can't go wrong with a stunning, surprise delivery of farm-fresh flowers. With The Bouqs Co., you can make it even more special and keep the flowers coming. Gift them a monthly subscription so that a new bundle of blooms arrives to remind them how much you love them every month.
Personalized Mini Cupcakes
Spots NYC is an insanely cool company whipping up fresh mini cupcakes you can personalize completely with (edible) photos of the couple, cute graphics, or a custom message. The best news? They ship anywhere in the U.S. Oh, and they're actually delicious.
Custom Thank-You Stationery
With an engagement and wedding comes lots and lots of gifts. And with gifts, of course, come thank-you notes. Give the couple a leg up by outfitting them with a new set of thank-you stationery stamped their names. They'll be so happy you thought of this practical present, since their list of notes to send is likely growing by the minute.
Take the champagne theme to another level with a special scented candle from Homesick that's worth toasting over. Complete with base notes of champagne grapes, and finished off with apple, pineapple and citrus notes, this cozy gift is the perfect, low-key way to say "congrats."
Blue Apron Delivery
For the couple who loves to cook together and experiment in the kitchen, a Blue Apron subscription is an incredibly thoughtful engagement gift idea. Get them started with an e-gift card they can use toward their first round of meal kit deliveries. Date night in just got even more delicious.
"Do One Thing Every Day Together" Journal for Two
This mindful journal is meant to be filled out together daily. It's filled with prompts and questions to help them explore their relationship, record memories, and reflect as a team. There's enough space for both of them to pen in their answers, thoughts, and observations.
Clear Glass Ice Bucket
Every newly engaged couple needs a good champagne and wine bucket for chilling all those celebratory bottles. If they're monogram people, opt for either a single or triple-initial etching; if not, a plain, glass ice bucket is elegant, durable, and useful as is.
All-Purpose Wedding Planner
Let the planning begin! This gorgeous wedding planner is part binder, part (dateless) calendar, and part appointment book so the to-be-weds can keep everything from vendor contracts and receipts to inspirational magazine tear-outs in one impeccably neat and organized place.
The time has come to embarrass your favorite couple with adorable shirts that announce their newly engaged status to the world. Shirts are unisex and not sold in a set, so you can tailor the messaging of each to suit the love birds' preferred genders. Whether they sleep in them or take endless selfies and post them on Instagram, these tees by Etsy vendor Pegasus Apparel US will be a hit.
Bespoke Monogram Wax Seal
Create a one-of-a-kind wax seal for the couple with their first initials or new married monogram. This small but intentional detail elevates any piece of mail, and they'll be psyched to see their initials in the form of an elegant seal. This set from Stamptitude comes with a stick of wax (choose from several colors), and a handmade wood handle with a solid brass stamp head inscribed with a bespoke seal. Choose from a variety of borders, fonts, and motifs, and gift them an extra pack of melting wax if you're feeling extra-generous.