59 Great Engagement Gift Ideas for the Happy Couple

What makes a good engagement present? Any one of these cute, unique and personalized finds.
by The Knot
Engagement gift for couple


Do you have to bring a gift to an engagement party? Technically no, but the etiquette really depends on the specific situation. If you don't want to show up empty handed, the question becomes, "What the heck do I get?" We've got you covered there too. When it comes to engagement gifts, you have more options than you think. Sure, you can stick with something traditional (like celebratory stemware) or buy something they've already registered for. But you can also think outside the box—or let us do the creative thinking for you. Here, shop all our favorite engagement gift ideas. Because if you do bring a gift to the engagement party, it should be one of these. And even if there's no event planned, it never hurts to surprise a loved one with a congratulatory gift. (Psst… for all newly engaged couples: these presents make excellent wedding registry additions too.)

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Engagement Gifts for Couples

Maybe you know the future groom well, but you're meeting his partner for the first time at the engagement party. Or perhaps you're shopping for the couple who already has everything. Finding the perfect gift for a duo can be tricky no matter what. Our expert tip: Choose something they can enjoy together. Here are a few of our favorite engagement gift ideas for couples.

  1. A Wedding Planning Binder

    The Knot Wedding Planner engagement gift ideas

    Things are about to heat up as wedding plans get underway, so the best engagement gift they could ask for is the ultimate planning binder (from yours truly!). It's full of checklists, etiquette tips, calendars, budget worksheets and answers to the most frequently asked wedding questions. There's no doubt the couple will appreciate you alleviating some of their stress.

    Clarkson Potter The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner & Organizer, from $21, Amazon.com

  2. An Engagement Photo Shoot

    Photo shoot gift card engagement present for couple

    Help them score the engagement photos of their dreams with a Flytographer gift card. The service connects couples with professional photographers from around the world. They choose the destination (hello, engagementmoon) and Flytographer will work with them to plan a personalized portrait session there.  

    Flytographer gift card, from $250 for a 30-minute photo shoot, Flytographer.com

  3. A Cupcake Delivery

    Baked by Melissa cupcake engagement gift for couple

    The sweetest way to say "congrats?" With a box of 25 mini (and uber-delicious) cupcakes. Some of the best engagement gifts are edible ones.

    Baked by Melissa The Sweet Congratulations box, from $37, BakedbyMelissa.com 

  4. A Wedding Inspiration Book

    The Knot Yours Truly book engagement gift ideas

    When in doubt, opt for wedding planning gifts. Chock-full of incredible tips and fresh inspiration, this book has everything the couple needs to plan a bespoke wedding that perfectly reflects their love. Whether they're eclectic or classic, rustic or glam, a brilliant blend of them all or totally undecided, every page is dedicated to helping them bring their ideal celebration to life.
     
    Clarkson Potter The Knot Yours Truly: Inspiration and Ideas to Personalize Your Wedding, from $14, Amazon.com 

  5. Matching Champagne Flutes

    The Knot Wedding Shop champagne flutes engagement gift ideas

    It's time to pop bottles for the to-be-weds! Bring some elegance to their first toasts as a newly engaged couple with a set of champagne flutes. This design has a contemporary ombre finish they haven't seen before.

    The Knot Wedding Shop modern stemless champagne flute with silver ombre fade, $20 for a set of 2, TheKnotShop.com 

  6. A Cake Knife

    Mikasa cake server engagement gift ideas

    A cake is in this couple's very near future, so present them with these tried-and-true, traditional engagement gifts: a cake knife and server.  Opt for a simple and timeless design the pair can use to cut their first official slice, then well beyond their wedding day.

    Mikasa Kya Smoke 2-piece cake knife and server set, $40, BedBathandBeyond.com

  7. A Wine Chiller

    CB2 wine chiller engagement gift ideas

    You can count on at least one guest to arrive at an engagement party bearing a bottle of champagne—trust us. Take the road less traveled and gift the couple a champagne bucket instead. They'll need something chic to chill all those bottles, and this cooler is one engagement gift that'll last long after the party.

    CB2 Stone Cold marble wine chiller, $40, CB2.com

  8. A Flower Vase

    Crystal vase engagement gift for couple

    You can't go wrong with this engagement gift staple—every couple can use a nice vase (especially for any congratulatory flowers they recieve). It's also something most couples wouldn't buy for themselves, which makes it one of the best engagement gifts. We love the look of this one, but check to see if the couple has already registered for a vessel they love.

    Marquis by Waterford Markham vase, $100, Amazon.com

  9. A Bar Kit

    Mixology & Craft bar set engagement gift ideas

    One of the best engagement gifts for couples who love their cocktails? This comprehensive mixology kit filled with bartending tools. Better yet, it comes with a stylish stand to store them in, plus cocktail recipes to try.

    Mixology & Craft bar tool set, $50, Amazon.com 

  10. A Scrapbook

    Artifact Uprising scrapbook engagement gift for couples

    The best engagement gifts are those that help the couple fully embrace this special milestone. That's why we love the idea of gifting a scrapbook, which they can personalize with memories from this specific period in their relationship. This one is carefully bound, has everything from handy prompts to storage pockets, and is adorably titled The Stories We Tell

    Artifact Uprising The Stories We Tell scrapbook album, from $119, ArtifactUprising.com 

  11. New Dinnerware

    Trendy dinnerware set engagement gift for couples

    Give them a head start on collecting home goods with this dishware beloved by restaurants and chefs. (Seriously—it's so great, it keeps selling out.) The stylish three-piece place settings give each half of the duo everything they need to dine with on a regular day: a dinner plate, a salad plate and a side bowl. The contemporary design is easy on the eyes and makes it easy for the dishes to stack in the cabinet. Now they can register for something more fun—like their honeymoon—instead.

    Jono Pandolfi USA square sided 3-piece place settings, from $110 each, JonoPandolfi.com

  12. A Trendy Comforter

    Buffy comforter engagment gift ideas

    Rest is more important than ever now that they've got a wedding to plan, so give the engagement gift of a good night's sleep with a super-cozy new comforter. This cloud-like blanket is made from eucalyptus fabric that's said to be hypoallergenic and anti-inflammatory—talk about soothing. There's also a cooling version for couples who sleep hot (the struggle is real). 

    Buffy The Cloud comforter, from $130, Buffy.com

    Engagement Gifts for Her

    Your best friend just called you with the exciting news—she's engaged. Or, you've just learned you're getting a sister-in-law. Either way, you want to give her something special to share your well wishes and we've got just the thing. We've rounded up our favorite engagement gifts perfect for the soonlywed.

  13. A Countdown Calendar

    Countdown calendar engagement gift for her

    Chances are, she can't wait to say "I do." Help her count down with this sparkly set of blocks. It's one of the cutest and most affordable engagement gift ideas for her.

    Francesa's I Do countdown box sign, $18, Francescas.com

  14. A Fancy Notebook

    Smythson white wedding planner engagement gift ideas

    The bride-to-be is about to get super busy, so give her this luxe wedding planning notebook as an engagement gift to help her stay organized. Bound in beautiful white leather, it's sure to quickly become her closest companion—besides her spouse-to-be, of course.
     
    Smythson Panama Say I Do wedding planner, $245, Smythson.com

  15. A Ring Dish

    Custom ring dish engagement gift for her

    She just scored a ring—now give her some place to put it. This sweet engagement gift comes personalized with her and her SO's initials bound by an ampersand.

    The Painted Press speckled minimalist ring dish personalized engagement gift for her, from $17, Etsy.com

  16. Some Festive Bling

    Kate Spade gold bangle engagement gift ideas

    Cue the confetti—she's engaged! We love this delicate gold bangle, dipped in 12-karat gold and engraved with party sentiments like "cheers," "kiss the bride," "tie the knot," and "cut the cake." She can stack the bangle with her other baubles and wear it long after she says "I do."

    Kate Spade New York Bride Idiom bangle, $58, KateSpade.com

  17. A New Robe

    White lace robe engagement gift for her

    A lingerie shower may be in her future, but why not kick off the party a little early with your engagement gift? This pretty lace robe can be personalized with her first initial. She's sure to have sweet wedding dreams while wearing the bridal loungewear.

    The Knot Wedding Shop personalized embroidered lace bridal wedding robe, $30, TheKnotShop.com 

  18. A Neon Sign

    Diamond neon sign engagement gift for her

    Looking for a really fun engagement gift idea? Decorate her desk with this diamond-shaped neon sign. It's just the motivation she needs to tackle wedding planning tasks—and it'll be a hit on her Instagram feed too.

    Amped & Co. Diamond Bling neon desk light, $75, Amazon.com 

  19. A Picture Frame

    Modern picture frame engagement gift for her

    A frame is one of the most iconic engagement gift ideas. There's going to be a lot of frame-worthy moments over the next year, so gift her a cute photo display. It's elegant and handy for displaying engagement portraits or snapshots of her and her future bridesmaids. 

    Umbra Prisma picture frame, $15, Amazon.com  

  20. A Bridal Gift Box

    Maeven bride gift box for engagement party present

    This brand curates delightful gift boxes just for soon-to-be brides. There are a few options to choose from, but we're personally eyeing this "Just for Fun" set, which includes: a "Mrs." tee shirt, a "bride" tumbler, chic tassel earrings, useful thank-you notes plus a handful of beauty supplies. You also have the option of gifting a subscription—in that case, the company will send her curated (and thematic) goodies once a month for the duration of your choosing.

    Maeven Just for Fun signature box, $60, MaevenBox.com

  21. Her Favorite Candy

    Sugarwish custom candy package engagement gift ideas

    What gal doesn't love some sugar? Gift your bestie a box of candy with Sugarwish. You send her the "wish" and she gets to pick her favorite assortment of treats, from gummies to chocolates. The goods get mailed right to her doorstep—perfect for long-distance gifting.

    Sugarwish gift, from $20, Sugarwish.com

  22. A Bouquet Charm

    Custom handwriting charm engagement gift for her

    Searching for extra-sentimental engagement gifts for her? Look no further than this tear-jerkingly sweet charm, which features a message in your handwriting. Get it with the jump ring and clasp so she can secure it to her bouquet. It's a wonderful present for a parent or sibling to bestow. 

    Caitlyn Minimalist actual handwriting charm, from $29, Etsy.com  

  23. A Ring Cleaning Brush

    Ring cleaner engagement gift for her

    This super-useful tool will help her keep her new bling in tip-top shape. Because she'll soon realize that a ring you wear every day gets dirty fast. It's safe on fine gemstones and fashion jewelry, so she can use it on her other pieces too. 

    Baublerella Bling Brush on-the-go jewelry cleaner, $19, Amazon.com

    Engagement Gifts for Him

    Did your nephew just pop the question to his longtime love, and now you're frantically searching for a congratulatory gift? Or maybe your first single guy friend is taking the plunge. Either way, the occasion is reason to celebrate. Here are a few of our favorite engagement gift ideas, just for him.

  24. New Headphones

    Status Audio headphones engagement gift ideas

    If the groom-to-be takes music very seriously, these professional-level headphones deliver amazing sound so he can kick back and relax with his favorite tunes in the midst of hectic wedding planning.

    Status Audio CB-1 closed back studio monitors, $79, TheStatusAudio.com

  25. A Tie Bar

    Custom tie bar engagement gift for him

    Help him keep his tie in place at the wedding with a clever clip. These tie bars come stamped with all sorts of graphics, from US states to cowboy boots. Choose the one that best reflects his roots to remind him where he came from (and who his friends are) on the big day. You can even get it stamped on the back with a hidden message, like a nod to an inside joke you share. 

    Celebrate Today tie clip with hidden message, from $15, Etsy.com 

  26. Monogrammed Travel Accessories

    Baseball leather passport cover and luggage tag engagement gift for him

    With any luck at all, he'll be taking an amazing trip (like his honeymoon) soon. Up his travel game with some sophisticated accessories, like a personalized luggage tag and matching passport case. This engagement gift set is made from the same leather used to craft baseball gloves, so it's especially suited for a sports fan.

    Mark & Graham baseball leather luggage tag and passport case set, $99, MarkandGraham.com

  27. A Personalized Decanter

    Custom whiskey decanter engagement gift for him

    There'll be plenty of toasts and celebratory sips in this guy's honor, so why not give him a sophisticated decanter? Personalize the glass spirit holder with his initials and fill it with his favorite whiskey for the ultimate engagement gift.

    Magic Wood Shop personalized whiskey decanter, from $61, Etsy.com 

  28. An Engraved Whiskey Bottle

    Bulleit bourbon engagement gift for him
    Courtesy Bulleit

    If you're looking to send some spirited congratulations from afar, order the groom-to-be a bottle of bourbon engraved with your well wishes. 

    Bulleit Bourbon custom engraved, $79, 1-877-Spirits.com

  29. A Pocket Square Set

    Pocket square set engagement gift for him

    His newly engaged status means there will be a fair share of parties in his honor. Help him look extra-polished with a classic pocket square—or this whole versatile set.

    The Tie Bar basic black pocket square pack, $45, TheTieBar.com

  30. A Toiletry Bag

    Personalized travel bag engagement gift for him

    There's nothing wrong with useful engagement gifts. He can bring this toiletry bag on his bachelor party trip, to his getting-ready suite on the wedding day, and on the honeymoon.

    The Knot Wedding Shop personalized men's travel toiletry bag, $15, TheKnotShop.com

  31. A Catchall Tray

    Leather valet tray engagement gift for him

    Help him stay organized (his other half will thank you) with a classic leather valet. This catchall is perfect for corralling watches, cuff links, keys and change. Add a monogram for a personalized touch.

    Northwind Supply engraved valet snap tray, from $21, Etsy.com

  32. A Weekend Bag

    Duffle bag engagement gift for him

    If you already know you'll be planning his bachelor party, get him prepared for a weekend of fun. This durable bag comes in cool color combos, will fit everything he needs for a two-day getaway, and he can use it as a gym bag once the festivities are over. 

    BABOON Day duffle, $99, BABOONtotheMoon.com

  33. A Personalized Flask

    Custom flask engagement gift for him

    Because let's face it, flasks and festivities go hand-in-hand. Get this "bottom's up" one personalized with his name for a foolproof engagement gift for him.

    The Knot Wedding Shop personalized engraved black hip flask, $9, TheKnotShop.com

    Unique Engagement Gifts

    What do you get the pair who has everything? Go for something unique. These creative engagement gifts are perfect for the hard-to-shop-for couple. 

  34. A Grocery Delivery Service

    Shipt delivery service unique engagement gift

    Take some tasks off their to-do list with this ultra-convenient service. Gift a year-long membership to Shipt and they won't have to worry about running to the grocery store for basically the entirety of their engagement period—their orders will get delivered straight to their door.

    Shipt 12-month membership gift, $99, Shipt.com  

  35. A Scratch-Off Map

    World scratch-off map unique engagement gift

    Avid travelers? Give your globe-trotting friends a map of the world. Once they've visited a destination, they can scratch off the area with a coin to reveal pops of color. They can track all their travels—it might even inspire their next trip.

    UncommonGoods scratch map, from $26, UncommonGoods.com 

  36. A Unique Bouquet

    Olive & Cocoa succulents engagement gift ideas

    Everyone gives flowers—try succulents instead. This arrangement comes assembled so presentation is flawless. Plus, the plants are notoriously easy to care for, which is great since the couple is about to have their hands full wedding planning.

    Olive & Cocoa Cocoa succulent box, $84, OliveandCocoa.com 

  37. Meaningful Coasters

    Etsy wooden state coaster engagement gift ideas

    Give a nod to the couple's hometown (or future wedding location!) with these cherry wood coasters sporting a laser-engraved state of your choice. This would be the perfect engagement gift idea for the couple with tons of home-state pride.

    Sugar Tree Gallery state and city coaster set, $27 for 4, Etsy.com 

  38. A Keepsake Shadow Box

    Wine cork shadow box unique engagement gift

    Instead of giving them yet another bottle of wine, help them keep track of all that celebratory vino with this fun wine cork shadow box.

    The Knot Wedding Shop wooden wine cork holder shadow box, $20, TheKnotShop.com

    Personalized Engagement Gifts

    The best engagement gifts are always personalized gifts—gifts that honor their hobbies, their relationship, or are literally personalized with their names. Shop our top engagement gift ideas in this category below.

  39. A Personalized Stamp

    Paper Source script custom stamp engagement gift ideas

    This couple is sure to be sending lots of mail, with save-the-dates and thank-you notes on the horizon. A custom stamp is the perfect engagement gift they can use for all their correspondences.

    Three Designing Women hand script couple custom stamp, from $30, PaperSource.com

  40. A Custom Portrait

    Custom couple portrait personalized engagement gift

    One of the more unique engagements gifts? A custom couple portrait. Send the artist a photo of the couple (and any pets!) and they'll create a bespoke work of art.

    Tiny Buffalo Designs Co custom couple portrait, from $100, Etsy.com

  41. A Painting of Their Home

    Custom house portrait engagement gift for couple

    Did their engagement correspond with another big milestone, like moving in together? Commemorate the couple's first shared home with a custom illustration of their apartment or house. 

    Mono Art and Design custom watercolor house portrait, from $54, Etsy.com

  42. A Personalized Puzzle

    Custom map puzzle personalized engagement gift

    Did the couple meet while they were in college? Gift them a jigsaw puzzle of a map of a meaningful location, like the spot where they first hit it off. 

    Butler and Hill custom hometown map puzzle, $40, TheGrommet.com

  43. A Custom Wine Crate

    Personalized wine box engagement gift for couple

    If you've been invited to a casual fete, a bottle of wine is the perfect engagement party gift idea. Upgrade your present with fancy packaging—a personalized wine crate to be exact. This wooden box can be customized with their names and engagement date. 

    The Knot Wedding Shop personalized wooden wine gift box with lid, $15, TheKnotShop.com

  44. A Personalized Cutting Board

    The Knot Wedding Shop personalized cutting board engagement gift ideas

    If the couple loves to host, consider this cutting and serving board for a personalized engagement gift. You can customize it with their first initials or their future shared last name. (If you opt for the latter, make sure you know what they're doing with their surnames postwedding.)  

    The Knot Wedding Shop personalized wooden cutting and serving board with white handle and bold script, $25, TheKnotShop.com

  45. A Photo Block

    Custom photo display personalized engagement gift

    This personalized photo display comes with a Polaroid snapshot of the couple. On the bottom of the picture, there's a hidden message: "Congratulations on your engagement." When they lift the image out of the block, they'll find it for an extra dose of delight.

    The Personal Wedding Co personalized engagement gift hidden message Polaroid photo block, $18, Etsy.com

    Funny Engagement Gifts

    Looking for a funny gift for a loved one or a newly engaged couple? If you know they'd love a playful present, we've got you covered. From silly gags to amusing token gifts, we've rounded up a few of our favorite engagement gift ideas that are sure to result in a chuckle.

  46. A Funny Mug

    Funny mug engagement gift for her

    She's got a new sparkler, so help her show it off and announce her happy news with this Instagram-worthy engagement mug. If her coworkers haven't already offered their well wishes, they will when they see this.

    Sweetwater Decor Does This Ring Make Me Look Engaged campfire mug, $15, Etsy.com

  47. Personalized Magnets

    Custom face magnets funny engagement gift

    Now that they're stuck together, get them this silly set of floating head magnets (in their likeness) to stick to their fridge.

    Kit Atlas personalized magnets custom funny engagement gift, from $30, Etsy.com 

  48. Coordinating Glassware

    Bae-Z and Feyonce glassware engagement gift for couple

    If they're into pop culture, they'll get a kick out of these "Bae-Z" and "Feyonce" beer and wine glasses.

    Shop Pretty Phoxie Feyonze Bae Z stemless bar glass set, from $13, Etsy.com

  49. A Thematic Game

    Uncommon Goods marital card game engagement gift ideas

    Gift the couple a carefree card game that will have the lovebirds competing against each other with good deeds, like cooking dinner and carrying groceries. The winner can cash in for breakfast in bed—how great is that? It's great training for marriage.

    UncommonGoods Marital Bliss game, $15, UncommonGoods.com

  50. A Cheeky Card

    Etsy custom card engagement gift ideas

    Share your sentiments with the soon-to-be newlyweds in a cheeky card—Etsy has a ton to choose from.

    Grain and Dot So You Two Are Pretty Serious Then engagement card, $5, Etsy.com  

  51. Funny Photo Socks

    Custom face socks funny engagement gift

    This seller makes hilarious socks printed with actual faces. Customize a pair for each half of the couple with the face of their other half. They can wear them to bed to prevent "cold feet" (ha-ha) or, if they're feeling adventurous, on the actual wedding day.

    Custom Face Designs custom photo socks, $16 per pair, Etsy.com

    Cute Engagement Gifts

    Looking for an engagement gift that will garner some "oohs" and "awws" from the recipient? We've scouted some super-cute engagement present ideas that will delight every moon-eyed pair (or secret romantics).

  52. A Keepsake Candle

    Custom map candle cute engagement gift

    This darling candle comes printed with their names, a heart-shaped map of a meaningful location, and meaningful dates. Customize it with their future wedding location and date (as long as both are confirmed), or the spot where they got engaged and that date. The icing on the cake? The candle's lid, which reads: "burning bright since [insert the start of their relationship here)."

    Define Design Etc. custom candle heart map art, from $23, Etsy.com 

  53. Personalized Tic Tac Toe

    Custom tic tac toe game engagement gift

    Remind them that their engagement period is supposed to be fun, not stressful (ahem, wedding planning). This cute couple's tic tac toe game will help them kick back and relax.

    Kasey and Justin Pearson personalized tic tac toe, from $15, UncommonGoods.com

  54. Ice Cream Spoons

    Etsy engraved spoons engagement gift ideas

    These whimsical, hand-stamped vintage spoons are perfect for a lovey-dovey duo. Caution: They may wrestle over who gets the "more" spoon. Pair them with a delivery of Jeni's Ice Cream for the ultimate sweet gift, making them one of the best engagement party gift ideas for the sweet couple in your life.

    Lorelei Vella Love You, Love You More spoon set, $33, Etsy.com

  55. A Custom Throw

    Custom throw blanket cute engagement gift

    This artist creates absolutely adorable illustrations of couples doing something they love, then prints the portrait on a cuddly throw blanket. This engagement gift will become their new favorite decor piece because it's 1) unique and 2) honors their shared hobby.

    Shelly Klein personalized couple hobby blanket, $145, UncommonGoods.com

  56. Cocktail Napkins

    Etsy celebratory napkins engagement gift ideas

    Cloth napkins with fun, celebratory graphics make great engagement party gifts for couples, since they can be put to use right out of the box. These adorable napkins will give the happy couple fond memories of their fete with every use.

    Gand T Design Celebration! linen cocktail napkins, $27 for a set of 4, Etsy.com

  57. A Picnic Basket

    Picnic Time basket engagement gift ideas

    Perfect for midday dates, this picnic basket is full of the essentials, from plates to wine glasses. Add bites and sips and you have all the makings for a romantic walk in the park (and a super-cute engagement gift).

    Picnic Time Somerset English-style double lid willow picnic basket with service for 2, $245, Amazon.com

  58. A Photo Book

    Mixbook custom photo album engagement gift ideas

    Surprise the couple with a romantic album filled with photos of them you've sneakily sourced. (We recommend reaching out to their loved ones or scouring social media for options.)

    Mixbook Photo Co. Marbling Love photo book, from $16, Mixbook.com 

  59. An Art Print

    Jacqueline Schmidt Sea of Love print engagement gift ideas

    We love the sweet and quirky sentiment of love that transcends the depths of the ocean. This print showcases several popular ocean animals as a reminder of that love, making it the perfect engagement gift for the couple who's "deep" in love.

    Jacqueline Schmidt Sea of Love print, from $30, UncommonGoods.com 


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    Updated November 2019

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