Odds are you know a couple who recently got engaged, after all the holidays provide a wonderfully romantic backdrop for the #SheSaidYes moment. Naturally, January brings the excitement of a new year and fresh starts as well as the kick-off to bridal season.
Do you know someone kicking off their wedding season with an engagement party?
While it’s not necessary to offer a gift at an engagement party, celebrating the happy couple’s upcoming nuptials with a kind gesture would surely be appreciated. But, with wedding plans well underway, the happy couple may not have had the opportunity to complete their wedding registry as focus has primarily been on the dress, venue, and caterer during these first crucial weeks of planning. This could leave the gift giver in a lurch when it comes to finding the right engagement gift.
Not to worry, I have some great gift suggestions that will add creativity and purpose to the occasion.
Going off-registry for an engagement gift is perfectly acceptable. While the bridal shower or wedding gift trends home-centric, an engagement gift offers the opportunity to gift more personally while celebrating the season they are in. Here’s a list of ideas for gifts they’ll appreciate as they prepare for their big day and beyond.
10 Best Wedding Engagement Gifts FOR 2020
Our Newlywed Kitchen: The Art of Cooking, Gathering and Creating Traditions
Topping the list is our keepsake book, Our Newlywed Kitchen. Imagine giving the couple an amazing resource that will help them navigate their wedding registry, kitchen, grocery budget, and inspire hosting and gathering friends and family for a lifetime. From tabletop inspirations to pairing the perfect menu, Our Newlywed Kitchen provides the opportunity to personalize the pages with your stories, wisdoms, and recipes.
True Love 2-piece Silver Personalized Cake Set by Lenox
The Happily-Married Couple can cut the Wedding Cake at their reception in style with this Lenox® True Love 2-piece Silver Personalized Cake Set.
Mongram it with name and date to make it a keepsake for life. They’ll use this special cake set for birthday and anniversary celebrations for years to come.
Your Perfect Day Wedding Planner
The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner is a fun gift to offer especially if you will doing some of the planning with the couple. Include the Everything Wedding Etiquette Book as an add on gift to keep her in the know of what’s trending in etiquette these days. Giving her a confident edge as she’s planning her special day is a thoughtful touch.
Wilton Armetale® Silver Pitcher
A Wilton Armetale Silver Pitcher is an especially lovely gesture coming from the future mother- or sister-in-law. Its uses are versatile beyond serving. Pull it off the shelf as a decorative piece for any room of the house, use it as a centerpiece, or as a vase on the bedside table—reminding the spouse to always keep it filled with flowers will win romance points along the way.
“Take The Cake” Picture Frame by Kate Spade New York
What could be more appropriate than this gorgeous Kate Spade picture frame as an engagement party gift? Offer to take the perfect picture of the couple to remember their special occasion.
Wedding Custom Wax Seal Stamp Kit
Sending wedding invitations can become a tedious task. This Wedding Custom Wax Seal Stamp Kit with Sealing Wax and 1″ Die with 2 Letter Monogram can turn it into a fun craft. After the wedding they’ll enjoy sealing thank you notes, Christmas cards, and possibly someday baby announcements.
“Oh What Fun Sparkle and Shine” Stemless Champagne Drinking Glasses
Toast the happy couple with these Kate Spade New York champagne flutes. Add a bottle of bubbly and you’ve got a winner of a gift—thoughtful, useful and celebratory!
Personalized Cutting Board/Charcuterie Board
Long awaiting the moment they will be joined as one, couples often look forward to seeing their names joined together. A personalized charcuterie board is not only practical, but sends an unspoken message of friendship and hospitality.
Grace Avenue Ring Dish by Kate Spade New York
When not adorning her manicured finger, she’ll be looking for a pretty place to store her beautiful new ring. Kate Spade’s Grace Avenue ring dish offers a touch of elegance and a gift just for her.
Our First Christmas as Mr & Mrs Ornament
Do you like to plan ahead? Help them be prepared with their first Christmas ornament as a married couple. Chances are no one else will think of this one leaving your gift to stand alone. Include it in a gift basket of lights, tinsel and garland for the extra WOW effect.
We hope these have given you some clever, creative and thoughtful options to offer the newly engaged couple in your life.
Hugs out, Laura
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