Before planning the wedding, the happy couple gets to celebrate getting engaged! Engagement gifts can help them in the planning process, be used on their wedding day, or celebrate their upcoming nuptials.
Once you’ve heard the engagement announcement, it is appropriate to send the happy couple a congratulatory gift! Some send the gift directly to the couple or present it at their engagement party. Here are a few things to consider before choosing your gift:
Have they set a wedding date yet? Are you attending the engagement party or wedding shower? Is the gift for the couple, her, or him?
Appropriate engagement gifts are typically to help the happy couple enjoy their engagement, plan the wedding, use for the wedding ceremony, or to plan the honeymoon. The most popular types of engagement gifts are household items such as cookware and glassware for their new home, keepsake boxes and photo albums to document the wedding, champagne flutes for their wedding toasts or reception decor, and more!
Personalized engagement gifts are especially good ideas, especially if you get the couple something featuring the upcoming date of their wedding and their names. You could even get them something for their ceremony or reception such as a custom welcome sign that they can display after the wedding in their home!
Do you bring a gift to an engagement party? Yes, unless the invitation specifically says not to. As for bridal showers, always bring a gift! You don’t need to spend as much on an engagement party gift as you do a wedding gift, though. Whether it’s a bottle of wine they’re meant to save until they get married or a set of glassware, the happy couple will appreciate your gift no matter what. If you can’t attend the engagement party or wedding shower, be sure to mail your gift instead.
Engagement gifts for couples are typically sets of glassware, a charcuterie set, or bar tools that they can enjoy together as well as use to entertain. You can give individual engagement gifts for her or him, too! The bride would love to get a gift set that will help her relax during the stress of wedding planning as well as a valet tray to keep her new engagement ring safe on her bedside table. As for the groom, he’ll love getting his own set of beer or whiskey glasses and an ammo can gift set to help him relax as well.