Hi there! I don’t know about ya’ll but I have noticed a splurge of engagements down my social media feeds recently. AND I LOVE IT! Seriously, I am a hopeless romantic and I get so giddy reading engagement announcements and just imagining and reliving what this new couple is feeling at this moment. So I know that there is this “engagement season” (Nov-Feb—because of the holidays), but seriously I have seen so many couples get engaged these last few weeks and I can only imagine more coming throughout the summer. I decided to write a quick gift guide on gift ideas for the newly engaged couple, whether you are invited to an engagement party or just want to send them a sweet gift, so check it out! By the way I did want to add that gifts are not mandatory for an engagement party however, I personally feel awkward walking into an event empty handed so if you feel the same, keep on reading:
- Check if the couple has already registered somewhere and if they have it doesn’t hurt to take a peek at the list and pick something of course within your budget and reasonable, so maybe in the $30-$50 range. Chances are this registry will be shopped for their bridal/wedding shower, and the actual wedding so save the big gifts from the list for one of those events! My fiancé and I started a small registry at Target with items that weren’t going to break the bank for anyone but still to give our guests ideas if they decided to shop from it. I think the most expensive thing we had on there was around the $50 range and we knew we were going to register at other places so we could go scan crazy then for the other events.
- Wine/Champagne bottle: Go down to your local Total Wine and get some recommendations for a good bottle. Or if you have a personal favorite you can go this route as well. The reason I love this idea is that who knows, what if the couple is introduced to this new bottle because of you and they absolutely love it. That could possible lead to maybe making it their drink of the night for the actual wedding. I personally think starting at the $30 range would be great for this. Of course with the recommendations of the experts this could vary.
- Sur La Table/Williams Sonoma Cooking Classes: Both of these stores offer such a great variety of classes that the new couple can use to take a break from wedding planning and go on a date night. Another great thing about this idea is that this is probably something they would not purchase for themselves so I think it is a very thoughtful gift. This one is on the higher end cost wise just because you have to purchase 2 classes. I know Sur La Table has occasional sales where they offer buy 1 class slot get the 2nd slot for half off.
- Champagne Glasses: Mr. and Mrs. Glasses are the perfect gift for the new couple as this will instantly help them start marking things off their list in regards to items that need to be purchased for the wedding. Most champagne flutes are very timeless that you can’t go wrong with many options out there. Here are some of my favorite options all in different price ranges (which is another plus)
- Mr. and Mrs. Mugs: Ok I definitely had to mention these! Mugs are seriously so adorable and when they are literally everywhere it is hard to not want to buy them every time you see them! These are great options with different budgets in mind. You can always create a basket of some sorts maybe with great coffee/tea/hot chocolate options. Take a look at some of these cute sets I found:
Alright that is all for now! Make sure to check out my other gift guides: