21 Gifts to Give Your Newly Engaged BFF

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by Andrea Fowler
Gift ideas for a newly engaged BFF

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 newlyweds might put on their registry.

With all that in mind we made the ultimate list of gift ideas that your BFF would love, from tongue-in-cheek humor to the sentimental and sweet.

(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. Personal Stationery

    Minted monogrammed stationery holiday gift idea

    Embrace those new initials! Get her started with a stationery set donning the new monogram.

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

  2. Mrs. Robe

    Kate Spade New York Mrs robe hliday gift idea

    A Parisian-chic black-and-white silk robe is made even more sweet with a “Mrs” embroidery.

    Kate Spade New York Mrs robe, $88, KateSpade.com

  3. Mini Beauty Kit

    Francesca's mini beauty set

    Perfect for travel and all the endless parties that will be thrown in the newlyweds' honor, this kit has all the tools she needs for a quick touchup.

    Francesca's mini beauty set, $14, Francescas.com

  4. Self-Lighting Phone Case

    LuMee duo iPhone 7, 6s, 6 case holiday gift idea

    She’s going to be the subject of a lot of photos. Give her the gift of the most spectacular celeb-worthy lighting (and it protects her phone too).

    LuMee duo iPhone 7, 6s, 6 case, $70, LuMee.com

  5. Instruction Manual

    The Newlywed Instruction Manual holiday gift idea

    Who knows what the first year of marriage will bring? Your friend will, that’s who, because you’re gifting her the ultimate instruction manual to make it a breeze.

    Caroline Tiger The Newlywed Instruction Manual, $20, ASOS.com

  6. Nude Eye Kit

    Trestique Nude Eye Essentials set

    With just four makeup sticks, you get a brow pencil and gel, eyeliner, two shadow crayons and a smudge tool all tucked away in a sleek case. Perfect to keep in a purse for the bachelorette party or bridal shower.

    Trestique Nude Eye Essentials set, $75, Trestique.com

  7. Personalized Wine

    Custom wine label for an engagement holiday gift idea

    When is the gift of a bottle of wine not a welcomed present? Make her feel extra 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, JoshCellars.com

  8. Books

    Book ideas for a holiday gift

    A funny book for when she needs to unwind with a glass of wine, and a travel book for inspiring the perfect honeymoon.

    The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo, $28, BarnesandNoble.comThe Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World, $50, BarnesandNoble.com

  9. Stress-Relieving Gift Box

    BOXFOX pamper gift box

    An already-prepared gift box makes things easier for you and equally wonderful for her.

    BOXFOX pamper gift box, $63, ShopBOXFOX.com

  10. Mani-Ready

    Essie Gel Couture polish and top coat 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, $12, Gel Couture topcoat, $12, Essie.com

  11. Photo Display

    Artifact Uprising wood block and print holiday gift idea

    Perfect for the minimalist who appreciates a bit of sentimentality. Choose 12 photos to include with this chic wood photo display to dress up a desk, nightstand or end table.

    Artifact Uprising wood block and prints, $25, ArtifactUprising.com

  12. Sleep Shirt and Socks

    ASOS bridal sleep gifts for the holiday

    The gift of a good night (and well dressed) sleep never goes unappreciated. And really, how adorable is that sleep shirt?

    ASOS Bridal sleep tee, $22, ASOS.com, Bride ankle socks, $5, ASOS.com

  13. Wedding-Specific Agenda Book

    Erin Condren wedding planner agenda holiday gift idea

    The New Year is right around the corner, so set her up for 2017 the right way with a planner that’s designed for wedding planning. (Psst it will also serve as a fun way to remember all the craziness of the year.)

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

  14. Wall Art

    Intersection of Love personalized art from uncommongoods

    Contribute some personalized artwork to the newlywed nest.

    Patricia Carlin and Northwest Framing Intersection of Love, from $75, uncommongoods.com

  15. Punny Mug

    Francesca's engaged mug holiday gift idea

    Has she uploaded enough ring selfies to Instagram? Probably not—there’s always room for more. This mug is the perfect photo prop and coffee vessel for those late-night planning sessions.

    Francesca's Engaged mug, $12, Francescas.com

  16. Rifle Photo Book

    Rifle Paper Co. for Chatbooks hardcover photo book holiday gift idea

    You can’t go wrong with a hardcover photo book. It’s sentimental and coffee-table worthy all in one. We love that this book allows you to choose the photos and include whimsical Rifle Paper Co. illustrations to show alongside the happy memories.

    Rifle Paper Co. for Chatbooks hardcover photo book, from $19 for 60 pages, Chatbooks.com

  17. Bling 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.

    Baublerella Bling brush, $18, Nordstrom.com

  18. Polaroid Minis

    Fuji Film polaroid camera 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, there’s something special about an instant printout.

    Fuji Film polaroid camera, $60, Amazon.com

  19. Bridal Bling

    Dogeared Here Comes the Bride pearl necklace

    We love dainty jewelry and we love a good gift box—here’s the best of both worlds, with a  note written for the bride-to-be.

    Dogeared Here Comes the Bride pearl necklace, $62, Dogeared.com

  20. Fortune-Telling Book

    Fortune-telling bridal book gift idea

    A little lighthearted fun goes a long way. This fortune-telling book is filled with cute details like the meaning behind different flowers, dates and even weather conditions.

    Chronicle Books Fortune-Telling Book for Brides, $10, ModCloth.com

  21. Workout Bag

    BAN.DO pizza joke gym bag 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 gym bag, $28, Bando.com

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