25 Gifts to Give Your Newly Engaged BFF

Is sending this article around to all your friends too much of a hint? Nah.
by Andrea Fowler and Emily Platt

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 may not be able to afford anything too expensive (after all, you have to buy a wedding gift too), and you don't want to gift anything that's too similar to what the soonlyweds might put on their registry.

With all that in mind, we made the ultimate list of 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, her birthday or even the engagement party.

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

  1. 1. Personal Stationery

    Monogram stationery engaged friend gift idea

    Embrace those new initials. Get her started with a stationery set displaying  her future monogram—just confirm she's planning to change her last name first, and find out to what.

    Olivia Raufman Circle Circle Dot personalized stationery, $65 for set of 25, Minted.com

  2. 2. Self-Lighting Phone Case

    LuMee iPhone case engaged friend gift idea

    She's going to be the subject of a lot of photos, so give her the gift of the most spectacular celeb-worthy lighting (it'll protect her phone too).

    LuMee Duo Glitter iPhone X or XS case, $70, LuMee.com

  3. 3. Personalized Wine

    Custom wine label for an engagement holiday gift idea

    Does she love kicking back with a bottle of wine? Make her feel special with a personalized label of congratulations. Tuck this bad boy into a cute wine tote for a little something extra.

    Josh Cellars custom wine label, price upon request, JoshCellars.com

  4. 4. Wedding Planning Book

    The Knot wedding planning book engaged friend gift idea

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

    The Knot Yours Truly: Inspiration and Ideas to Personalize Your Wedding, $16 for a paperback, Amazon.com

  5. 5. Bridal Gift Box

    BOXFOX bride gift box for engaged friend

    An already-prepared gift box makes things easier for you and equally wonderful for her. This one comes with bridal essentials, from a wedding-white notebook to a mini emergency kit.

    BOXFOX For the Bride, $75, ShopBOXFOX.com

  6. 6. Longwear Nail Polish

    Essie nail polish engaged friend gift idea

    Her hands have never seen so much attention. A gel manicure set will ensure she's always ready to show off her new piece of jewelry.

    Essie Gel Couture polish and topcoat, $12 each, Essie.com

  7. 7. Photo Display

    Artifact Uprising wood block and print holiday gift idea

    This present is perfect for the minimalist who appreciates a little sentimentality. Choose 12 photos to display on a chic wood block. It'll instantly dress up a desk, nightstand or end table.

    Artifact Uprising wood block & prints, from $20, ArtifactUprising.com

  8. 8. Wedding-Specific Agenda Book

    Erin Condren wedding planner agenda holiday gift idea

    If the New Year's right around the corner, set her up for success the right way with a planner that's designed for wedding planning. (Psst: It'll also serve as a fun way to remember all the craziness of the year.)

    Erin Condren wedding planner, from $55, ErinCondren.com

  9. 9. Wall Art

    Street sign wall art engaged friend gift

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

    Patricia Carlin and Northwest Framing Intersection of Love photo print, from $75, UncommonGoods.com

  10. 10. Custom Photo Book

    Chatbooks photo book holiday gift idea

    You can't go wrong with a custom photo book. It's sentimental and coffee table-worthy all in one. Choose a cover she'll love and fill it with snapshots celebrating her relationship. 

    Chatbooks photo book, from $10, Chatbooks.com

  11. 11. Ring Cleaning Brush

    Baublerella Bling brush holiday gift idea

    There's no doubt she's going to want to keep her new bling in tip-top shape. This handy on-the-go cleaning stick will help her do just that.

    Baublerella Bling brush, $20, Amazon.com

  12. 12. Polaroid Minis

    Fujifilm polaroid camera engaged friend gift idea

    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 9, from $55, Amazon.com

  13. 13. Workout Bag

    BAN.DO funny gym bag holiday gift idea

    Sweating for the wedding? Do it with humor. (After all, as her BFF you know what's really on her mind.)

    BAN.DO Work It Out gym bag, $35, Bando.com

  14. 14. Bride Robe

    Bride robe engaged friend gift idea

    She'll appreciate this gift all the way up to the wedding day, where she can wear it while getting ready.

    David's Bridal Bride cotton robe with lace trim, $40, DavidsBridal.com

  15. 15. Personalized Water Bottle

    Personalized water bottle engaged friend gift

    With so much on her plate, it's important she stays hydrated. Luckily, that'll be easy once you gift her a personalized water bottle she'll want to carry everywhere.

    The Knot Wedding Shop personalized plastic water bottle, from $9, TheKnotShop.com

  16. 16. Initial Necklace

    Initial necklace engaged friend gift idea

    Is she a total romantic? Consider gifting her jewelry with her future spouse's initial on it. This necklace is subtle but still ultra sweet.

    BaubleBar Charmed initial necklace, $36, BaubleBar.com

  17. 17. Candy Gift Set

    Sugarfina engaged friend candy gift

    Help her toast to the happy news with bubbly-flavored candy.

    Sugarfina Congrats 3-piece candy bento box, $26, Nordstrom.com

  18. 18. Heart Sunglasses

    Heart sunglasses engaged friend gift

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

    Quay Australia x Elle Ferguson Kim 55mm heart sunglasses, $60, Nordstrom.com

  19. 19. Romantic Pajamas

    Pajama set engaged friend gift idea

    Give her the beauty rest she deserves with playful pajamas in a romantic (read: thematic) print.

    DKNY Read My Lips printed crepe de chine playsuit and eye mask set, $50, Net-a-Porter.com

  20. 20. Stationery Set

    stationery gift set for engaged friend

    If she's all about organization, this stationery set's for her. The diamond paper clips will remind her of her new status in a stylish way.

    Typo desk accessories set, $21, ASOS.com

  21. 21. Wedding Letterboard

    Wedding letterboard gift for engaged friend

    She can use a letterboard for so many things—from leaving a sweet note for her partner to using it as an engagement photo prop. But why this specific one? It comes with a pre-assembled "days 'til" message that'll let her count down to "I do."

    ThePaisleyBox small pink letterboard engagement gift, $45, Etsy.com

  22. 22. Custom Ornament

    Shutterfly custom ornament for engaged friend

    Ensure this holiday season is one she never forgets by designing an ornament that nods to the big milestone, like "We're Engaged!" with the couple's engagement date.

    Shutterfly Make Your Own Statement etched glass ornament, $25, Shutterfly.com

  23. 23. Clothing Gift Card

    Rent the Runway gift card for engaged friend

    Before she knows it, her calendar's bound to fill up with prewedding events. Make getting dressed for them easier with a Rent the Runway gift card, which she can redeem to borrow designer clothing.

    Rent the Runway gift card, from $50, RenttheRunway.com

  24. 24. Monogrammed Luggage Tag

    Personalized luggage tag engaged friend gift

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

    The Knot Wedding Shop faux leather luggage tag, from $15, TheKnotShop.com

  25. 25. Couple Mugs

    Beyonce and Jay-Z inspired mugs for engaged couple

    A pop culture-loving pair will get a kick out of these matching mugs.

    Shopprettyphoxie The Original Feyoncè Bae-Z Coffee Mugs, from $13, Etsy.com

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