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33 Gifts to Give Your Newly Engaged BFF

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Gift ideas for a newly engaged BFF
Emma Lawler
by Emma Lawler
Updated Oct 30, 2020
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If you're trying to think of the perfect gift for your newly engaged friend, you might be in a rut—and we can guess why. You aren't ready to splurge on something extravagant (after all, you have to buy a wedding gift too), and you don't want to give anything that's too similar to a registry gift.

With all that in mind, we made the ultimate list of engagement gift ideas that your BFF will love, from tongue-in-cheek presents to sentimental and sweet ones. These picks work for a bunch of special occasions too, whether you're shopping for the holidays, their birthday or even the engagement party.

(On the flip side, if you're newly engaged and people keep asking you what you want for the holidays, just direct them here.)

1. Wall Art

personalized road sign art print

Contribute some personalized artwork to the couple's shared abode. We love these prints, which you can customize to show two intersecting street signs with their names.

Patricia Carlin Intersection of Love photo print, from $75,

2. Couple Mugs

bae z and feyonce mugs

A pop culture-loving pair will get a kick out of these matching mugs. They're a funny (and useful) engagement gift for a best friend.

Sprinkled With Pink Feyonce & Bae-Z mugs, $15 each, 

3. Self-Lighting Phone Case

phone case with selfie lighting

They're going to be the subject of a lot of photos, so give them the gift of celeb-worthy lighting. Bonus: This case will protect their phone too.

LuMee Halo iPhone 12 or 12 Pro phone case in Millennial Pink, $70, 

4. Personalized Wine

personalized label for wine bottle

Do they love kicking back with a bottle of wine? Make them feel special with a personalized label of congratulations. Tuck your gift into a cute wine tote for a little something extra.

Sincerely By Nicole Sofia printable custom wine bottle label, $6 for a digital file, 

5. Wedding Planning Book

the knot wedding planning guide book

It's never too early to start wedding planning, and this guide is chock full of inspiration, crafts and more to help the just-engaged couple during the process.

The Knot Yours Truly: Inspiration and Ideas to Personalize Your Wedding, $25 for a paperback,

6. Ready-to-Ship Gift Box

gift box for just engaged couple

An already-prepared gift box makes things easier for you and equally wonderful for them. This one comes with a wedding cake-scented candle, a fresh succulent, two chocolate chip cookies and some colorful confetti. Add a personalized message to your BFF and have it shipped right to them! 

Confetti Gift Company To the Happy Couple gift box, $48, 

7. New Nail Polish

at home manicure system

Chances are, their hands have never seen so much attention. This manicure system will help them keep their nails photo-ready without needing trips to the salon. There are so many polish colors to choose from, but a classic nude is always a good move.

Olive and June The Mani System, from $50, 

8. Engagement Photo Frame

engagement photo frame

This present is perfect for the BFF who appreciates a little sentimentality. Choose a sweet photo of the couple, pop it in this customized frame and voila, a cute gift for your newly engaged friend. It'll instantly dress up a desk, nightstand or end table.

Boutique ButterLu personalized engagement picture frame, $34, 

9. Wedding Planning Survival Kit

wedding planning survival kit

Sure, this kit is going to put a smile on your BFF's face, but it's also a super-useful wedding planning gift. Inside, they'll find everything from diamond-shaped paper clips to an eye mask, to make wedding planning less stressful.

Pinch Provisions wedding planning survival kit, $26, 

10. Custom Photo Book

instagram photo book

You can't go wrong with a custom photo book. It's sentimental and coffee table-worthy all at once. Choose a cover they'll love and fill it with Instagram snapshots that celebrate your best friend's relationship. 

Artifact Uprising Instagram-friendly photo books, from $15, 

11. Jewelry Cleaning Machine

jewelry cleaning machine

There's no doubt they're going to want to keep their new bling sparkling clean. This nifty jewelry cleaner is easy to use and can also polish up their other favorite pieces. What's not to love?

Magnasonic professional ultrasonic jewelry cleaner with digital timer, $65,

12. Instant Camera

mini polaroid camera

There are going to be a lot of special moments to capture in the time leading up to the wedding, and while everyone loves the convenience of digital cameras, there's something extra fun about an instant printout.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11, $69, 

13. Workout Bag

slogan gym bag

Will they need dance lessons for that all-important first dance? Gift a little humor with this cute engagement present for your friend.

Show Me Mars Dance It Out duffle bag, from $50, 

14. Comfy Robe

customized waffle robe

Your friend will appreciate this gift all the way up to the wedding day, where they can wear it while getting ready.

The Knot Shop personalized embroidered waffle spa robe in White, $28, 

15. Wedding Wine Cup

wedding planning wine glass

With so much on their plate, it's important that they wind down. Luckily, that'll be easy thanks to this funny, wedding planning-inspired wine glass. It'll help your BFF get through color swatches and seating charts. 

MC Designs and More Wedding Planning wine glass, $15,

16. Initial Necklace

necklace with initials

Are they a total romantic? Consider gifting them jewelry with their future spouse's initial on it. This necklace is subtle but still ultra sweet.

BaubleBar Pisa customized necklace, $36, 

17. Candy Gift Set

sugarfina vodka inspired candy

Help them toast to the happy news with this booze-inspired candy. They'll get a cool mini Moscow Mule mug alongside two boxes of tasty candy.

Sugarfina Tito's copper mug three-piece gift set, $28, 

18. Heart Sunglasses

pink and purple heart shaped sunglasses

Heart-shaped sunglasses are simultaneously silly and chic. They're great for when they want to lay low after the bachelor or bachelorette party (hey, hangovers happen), not to mention a sunny honeymoon location.

Quay Australia Heartbreaker 55mm tinted heart sunglasses, $55, 

19. Funny Tumbler

tumbler with does this ring make me look engaged

If your best friend loves to post on Insta, they're sure to appreciate this funny travel cup that asks the very important question: "Does this ring make me look engaged?"

Details Matter Studio Does This Ring Make Me Look Engaged tumbler, $22, 

20. Romantic Pajamas

heart print thermal pajamas

Give them the beauty rest they deserve with cozy pajamas in a romantic (read: thematic) print. This set even comes with a matching scrunchie! 

Plush thermal heart print PJ set with scrunchie, $130, 

21. On-Theme Pen

rose gold pen with diamond

Jazz up their desk with this sparkly diamond-topped pen that's a winning wedding planning gift idea.

Wanderlust Mindset Co Let the Planning Begin diamond pen, $5, 

22. Pocket-Sized Notebook

miniature notebook for wedding planning

As soon as they start wedding planning, your friend will have a hundred and one things to remember. Give them a nifty little notebook they can keep in their purse or pocket to jot down inspiration on the go. Plus, you can fully customize the packaging to include photos and a sweet message offering your congratulations. 

Greetabl Goals leather journal in personalized gift box, $33,

23. Wedding Countdown Blocks

wooden countdown blocks for wedding

Perfect as a prop for engagement photos as well as home decor, these rustic wooden countdown blocks will be a cute reminder of the big day. It's a fun keepsake of this exciting time in their relationship too.

The Creative Sideshow distressed wood wedding countdown blocks, $34, 

24. Custom Ornament

first christmas engaged ornament gift

Ensure this holiday season is one they never forget by gifting an ornament that nods to the big milestone, like this option that's customized with the couple's names and the year.

JH Creative Co Our First Christmas Engaged personalized acrylic ornament, $26, 

25. Wedding Fund Money Box

wedding day fund personalized money box

A cute money box will make saving for the big day way more fun, and personalizing it with the date of your friend's engagement makes it all the more special.

Norma Dorothy wedding day fund money box, $28, 

26. Monogrammed Luggage Tag

monogram luggage tag for newly engaged friend

Their honeymoon is on the horizon—they should be well-equipped. And no to-be-wed wants lost luggage to spoil travel plans.

The Knot Shop faux leather luggage tag, from $12,

27. Friends-Themed Candle

friends candle gift for recently engaged friends

Whether they're huge Friends fans or not, they're sure to understand the reference on this funny gift idea for just-engaged couples. Pick your favorite scent from the wide selection, add your friends' names and you're ready to go.

Belle Vie Candle The One Where personalized engagement candle, $19,

28. Chic Trinket Dish

wooden trinket dish

They have some new, very important jewelry to take care of now, so give your BFF somewhere chic and safe to keep it. Add the couple's names and the date of their engagement for an extra sentimental touch.

MUUJEE Gifts engraved wooden hexagon valet tray or ring dish, from $33, 

29. Monogrammed Bubbly Glasses

gold champagne flutes

There are going to be a lot of toasts in the near future for any just-engaged couple, so a gift of monogrammed champagne flutes will definitely be used and appreciated. 

Mod Party personalized stemless champagne flute best friend wedding gift, $11,

30. Digital Photo Frame

digital photo frame engagement gift

This is an especially thoughtful gift for couples living far away. Aura's Gift Setup feature allows you to preload the frame with your favorite pictures of the couple, as well as a message saying congratulations to the newly engaged pair. 

Aura Sawyer digital photo frame, $299,

31. Customized Snuggle Blanket

customized sherpa blanket

Cozy nights in with their new fiancé will be even better with a snuggly customized blanket. This one's made from premium sherpa for a super-soft finish your friend will thank you for.

Jonley Gifts personalized sherpa blanket, $55, 

32. Map of Their Love Story

personalized map engagement gift

If they got engaged on a romantic trip away, then this gift for newly engaged couples is the perfect idea. The spot where they popped the question (or said yes) will be marked with a colorful heart. Their names are added in cursive, above the location and date of their engagement. It doesn't get much more personalized than that!

Orchid Paper Boutique personalized engagement map gift, from $10,

33. Personalized Barware

engraved whiskey decanter and pair of glasses

When in doubt, a decanting set is a great engagement gift for a friend. Engrave the decanter with a special message, then add the couple's initials to the coordinating glasses.

Things Remembered customized decanter and double old fashioned glasses, $80,  

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