45 Engagement Gift Ideas That Shine Bright Like Diamonds

Leave 'em dazzled with one of these gorgeous gifts.
45 Engagement Gifts That Might Outshine the Ring
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Updated Jun 11, 2024
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Break out the bubbly because one of your favorite couples just put a ring on it! Now it's time to find some great engagement gift ideas worthy of such a special occasion. Aside from being good engagement party gift etiquette, giving the lovebirds a present is a sweet way to show them how pumped you are for their special news. Whether they're throwing a big bash or keeping their celebration low-key, we're here to help you find the perfect engagement gift for the lucky pair.

Before you dive into our list of recs, check out The Knot registry finder to see if the couple has set up their gift registry (yes, some people really are that organized.) If they have, you can nab something off there or use this insight to choose an engagement gift to suit their tastes. If they haven't curated their wishlist just yet, check out our round-up of engagement gifts below for inspo. From traditional gifts to unique picks and more, these suggestions for engagement presents will ensure you get the vibe just right.

Engagement gift ideas in this article: Best | Unique | Traditional | Cute | Small

What's a Good Engagement Gift?

The secret to finding good engagement gifts relies on a few things, like how well you know the couple, their way of life and their personality types. If you're pretty close, personalized presents that celebrate their unique bond and practical picks that fit their lifestyle are both excellent engagement gift ideas. On the other hand, if you need an engagement present for a coworker or someone you don't know as well, a small token like a gift voucher or a bottle of wine is a thoughtful (and appropriate) choice. Even the simplest of gifts can be elevated with a thoughtfully written engagement card, so don't forget to pick one up before handing over the goods.

The Best Engagement Gifts for Couples

Ready to tick "buying the best engagement gift" off your to-do list? Check out our shortlist of engagement celebration gifts below to inspire your shopping. From unique wall art to a handy subscription to help them plan their wedding, here are the best presents for a newly engaged couple.

Personalized Street Sign Wall Art

Personalized street sign wall art
Photo: Uncommon Goods

How sweet is this custom wall art? This photo print features two intersecting signposts, each personalized with the couple's first names or surnames and special dates from their relationship. Customize it with the years they met and officially put a ring on it for an engagement gift that's right on the money.

Custom-Etched Wine Bottle

Engraved black wine bottle for engagement
Photo: Mano's Wine

The best engagement gifts aren't always the most inventive—they can be as sweet and simple as a good bottle of wine. This custom-engraved bottle is unlike anything you'll find in the store, as it features the couple's names and engagement date under a sketch of two glasses clinking in celebration. They'll definitely keep it as a souvenir when they've finished the full-bodied cabernet sauvignon inside.

The Knot Magazine Subscription

The Knot magazine subscription
Photo: The Knot

Here's another engagement gift idea that makes our shortlist: A yearly subscription to The Knot Magazine. It's just like a savvy wedding planner in paper form and is one of our favorite gifts for engaged couples, as it will help them get the planning process off to a great start. A subscription includes four issues for one year, each highlighting a different part of the wedding process, from planning advice to fashion tips and everything in between.

Crystal Champagne Flutes

Pair of crystal flute glasses with heart design
Photo: Nordstrom

Want to splash out on a wedding engagement gift for your favorite couple? These Waterford crystal champagne flutes are worth the splurge. Each glass is engraved with a romantic heart design for a thoughtful (and practical) gift they can use to toast their upcoming nuptials. They can also dig them out for future celebrations like birthdays, anniversaries and parties.

Cheese and Charcuterie Board

Cheese and charcuterie board
Photo: Boarderie

Edible engagement party gifts are always a win (for both the couple of honor and their hungry guests.) This wooden charcuterie board is stocked with artisanal cheeses, crackers, nuts, chocolates, olives and other accouterments, so they can snack and celebrate in style. Best of all, it's topped with the couple's first initials made from cheese for a personal touch. Bonus: Express shipping is available for the perfect last-minute engagement gift.

Unique Engagement Gift Ideas

Maybe the betrothed couple marches to the beat of their own drum. Or perhaps you're just known for picking more out-of-the-box presents for special occasions. Whatever your reason is for choosing a unique gift over something more classic, we'll help you score a cool engagement present the duo hasn't seen before.

Custom Night Sky Glassware

Custom Sky Glassware engagement gift idea
Photo: Uncommon Goods

If the couple likes to say "cheers" with beer or wine over bubbly, gift them a set of these custom night sky glasses. Choose between a pair of 16-ounce pint glasses or stemless wine glasses (or one of each)—each engraved with constellations from the sky on the night they got engaged. Just input the date and location where they said "yes" for an engagement gift that's both sentimental and practical.

Sweetheart Bamboo Plant

Heart-shaped bamboo plant
Photo: Plants.com

You'll get top marks for creativity with this not-so-typical engagement present. The stalks of this bamboo plant are twisted into the shape of two hearts for a sweet (and romantic) tribute to the happy pair. Plus, bamboo is considered a symbol of good luck, so they can soak up all the positive vibes coming their way.

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Commemorative Engagement Dish

Custom ring holder dishes
Photo: MagicMarkingsArt

How adorable are these little personalized keepsake dishes? Each one is painted by hand and stamped with the couple's names and the location details of where they met for the first time (or where the question was popped.) The background features a pretty painting of that particular spot for a whimsical finish.

Personalized Pushpin Map

Pushpin world map for couples
Photo: Canvas Vows

If you're looking for a unique engagement gift for friends who love traveling, this personalized map of the world is sure to inspire their wanderlust. The printed canvas comes with a set of pushpins they can use to plot their next adventures (like their honeymoon) and log all the trips they've already taken together as a couple. Have it personalized with their names and a short message like "Adventure is out there" for a fun (and interesting) engagement present they can hang on their wall.

Rose Quartz Tree Ornament

Charming rose quartz tree
Photo: AsanaCrystals

Even if the lovebirds aren't the chakra-balancing, crystal-worshipping types, presenting them with this pretty rose quartz "tree" is a super thoughtful gesture. Aside from looking adorable, rose quartz symbolizes unconditional love and a caring bond—two things any newly engaged couple is all about. It's finished with an amethyst stone that's said to promote feelings of calm and tranquility (which they'll likely need to navigate all those major wedding planning decisions.)

Custom Couple Portrait

Custom cartoon couple portrait
Photo: Uncommon Goods

With so many different engagement presents to choose from, it can be tricky to find one that reflects the pair you're buying for. Uncommon Goods solves that problem with this custom portrait of the happy couple that you can tailor right down to their hair type and skin color. Simply provide a few details about their appearance and the artist will create a sweet illustration of the couple holding hands along with cute heart-shaped balloons. Have it framed for a display-worthy finish.

Cake-Inspired Candle

A realistic-looking cake candle from Catbird
Photo: Catbird

Sure, you can celebrate an engagement with real cake, but this dessert-inspired candle will probably last significantly longer. It's one of our favorite engagement gifts for friends who appreciate fun and funky designs, and enjoy collecting whimsical things for their home. They'll probably never want to light it, but it'll look so cute sitting on their coffee table.

Personalized Flower Pot

Red flower plant with names
Photo: Personalization Mall

Shopping for engagement party gifts for a couple who loves gardening? Celebrate their blossoming love with this personalized flower pot. Available in red or purple, it's printed with the message, "Love grows here" on the front, along with their names and little hearts around the rim. Pair it with wildflower seeds so they can start planting right away.

Embroidered Cocktail Napkins

Embroidered cocktail napkins engagement gift idea
Photo: Threads and Honey

This set of embroidered napkins is a unique gift the newly-ringed-up couple will appreciate. Each one is made from linen and is decorated with a cute champagne bottle motif, along with your choice of personalization details in the corner. Opt for their last name (if you know for sure they'll share one) or their first names connected by an ampersand for an heirloom engagement gift they'll treasure forever.

Leather Keepsake Travel Case

Leather keepsake travel case set
Photo: Mark & Graham

Give the lovebirds somewhere to store all their wedding planning stuff with this chic leather travel case. Available in three sizes, this zippered box features a slot on the interior top for a special snapshot (like a picture of their engagement) and plenty of space for important items like notes, leaflets, business cards and more. It even comes with a small keepsake bag to stash small trinkets and can be personalized with their names or a message on the outside.

Traditional Engagement Gift Ideas

Traditional engagement gifts will always be in style, whether you're shopping for a close friend, a member of your family or a coworker. These thoughtful picks are symbolic, useful and, most importantly, say "Congratulations!" loud and clear.

Wedding Vow Books Set

Wedding Vow Books from The Art of Etiquette
Photo: The Art of Etiquette

How's this for a nice engagement gift idea? Get the soonlyweds excited for the big day and beyond with a set of two vow books. Each one has an elegant cover stamped with: "The best is yet to come," in metallic foil. It's a super thoughtful gift for a newly engaged couple that'll inspire them to think about those all-important wedding vows.

Champagne Gift Basket Set

Cheese selection gift box with wine
Photo: GourmetGiftBaskets.com

If you're on the lookout for something that's both celebratory and thoughtful, consider giving the couple an engagement gift basket. Not only is it a lovely way to acknowledge their special news, but it's also a handy last-minute option you can send straight to their doorstep. This gift box includes a bottle of Prosecco, tasty cheese, garlic sausage and water crackers—basically everything they need for an engagement-worthy feast.

Bouquet of Roses

Bouquet of pink and red roses
Photo: UrbanStems

Flowers make excellent gifts for any occasion, especially something as major as your besties getting engaged. This beautiful bouquet of pink roses is a lovely way to applaud the couple's big announcement and add a splash of color to their home. It's also a great engagement party gift idea, as it can be delivered right to their venue and be used as decor.

Engraved Crystal Vase

Engraved crystal vase
Photo: Personalization Mall

We couldn't mention fresh blooms without including something pretty to put them in. This engraved crystal vase is one of the best traditional engagement gift suggestions, as it's practical, thoughtful and easy to personalize. It features delicate vine leaf motifs cut into the glass and can be customized with up to three lines of text (think: the couple's name, engagement date or a short message.)

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Return Address Stamp

Customized address stamp from Stampmyworld on Etsy
Photo: Stampmyworld

Whether they use it for their wedding invites or future holiday cards, this custom return address stamp will add an elegant touch to the couple's correspondence. Available in six designs, it spells their name out in script and prints their address in a pretty serif or sans serif font. Choose between wooden or self-inking stamps for a traditional engagement gift they'll use time and again.

Marble Wine Rack

Gold wine bottle holder
Photo: Anthropologie

Chances are, the soonlyweds will be getting lots of bottles of bubbly after they announce their engagement, so this stylish marble and gold wine rack will be a hit. It holds six bottles and can easily sit on their kitchen counter or bar cart. Add a bottle of their favorite wine before handing it over for an extra thoughtful touch.

Champagne-Scented Candle

Champagne candle gift
Photo: Homesick

A bottle of bubbly isn't the only way to get the happy couple in the mood for celebrating. This champagne-scented candle will help them set the tone for a fun (and relaxed) engagement party at home. It's made from natural soy wax and features the phrase "Let's toast" on the label for a playful finish. How's that for a clever engagement gift idea?

Elegant Cake Stand

Elegant cake stand with honeycomb design
Photo: Anthropologie

There are so many different types of kitchenware out there, but this one (literally) takes the cake for cuteness. Made in Anthro's iconic bistro tile aesthetic, this elegant cake stand gives off French vibes and looks like it belongs in a Parisian patisserie. It's a fun twist on a classic engagement gift and is sure to elevate their favorite dessert to the next level.

Engagement Memory Book

White and gold engagement journal
Photo: DuncanandStone

How about an engagement gift they can use to document this unique time in their relationship? Inside this beautiful memory book, they'll find tons of prompts to help them focus and reflect on their romantic journey. It has designated pages for each stage, from when they first met to getting engaged and planning their wedding. Once they've filled out this book, they'll have a sweet keepsake of their engagement that they can look back on together.

Brass Recipe Box

Brass recipe box for couples
Photo: CB2

Now that they're officially getting hitched, there's going to be so much family recipe-swapping. Whether you're looking for engagement gifts from parents or not, feel free to share your favorite heirloom dishes on one of the recipe cards before handing over this shiny brass box. Not only will it provide a safe place to stash their tried-and-tested recipes, but it will also make their kitchen look super chic.

Cute Engagement Gift Ideas

Cute engagement party gifts will always go over well. Whether they're in the form of bite-sized sweets or something decked out in hearts, a present that leans into the romantic theme is guaranteed to make the pair smile.

Cute Coffee Mugs

Cute kissing mugs
Photo: Uncommon Goods

When it comes to cute engagement gifts, this set of coffee mugs has all the charm you could dream of. The pair fits together to resemble two faces kissing each other, while the handles form a heart. Choose from two color combos for a pretty (and practical) gift they can use daily.

Tasty Mini Cupcakes

Custom cupcake engagement gift idea
Photo: Baked by Melissa

The sweetest way to say "congrats?" With a box of 25 mini (and delectable) cupcakes. These tasty bites are a great alternative to traditional engagement gift baskets and come in vegan, gluten-free and nut-free options to suit any special dietary requirements the couple might have. Engagement shower gifts don't get much more adorable than this.

Book of Date Ideas

Couple laughing and taking a picture together
Photo: The Adventure Challenge

Once they start wedding planning, their quality couple time may be replaced by choosing colors, tasting cakes and revising seating charts. And with all that in their brains, it'll be hard to think of fun date ideas to stay connected. That's where this handy little book from The Adventure Challenge comes in. It includes pages of scratch-off date ideas to keep the romance flowing throughout this exciting chapter. Upgrade to the camera version so they can document all the fun they get up to.

Heart-Shaped Cocotte

Heart-shaped cocotte dish
Photo: Le Creuset

If the newly engaged couple loves cooking together, they'll fall in love with this cocotte from Le Creuset. Available in red or white, it's shaped like a heart and is the perfect size for sharing casseroles, sides and desserts between two people. The durable cast iron is designed to distribute heat evenly and lock in flavors, and with proper care, it should last a lifetime.

Tinted Coupe Glasses

Pink coupe glasses
Photo: Anthropologie

Add a rosy tint to their kitchen table with this set of four coupe glasses. Made from colored hand-blown glass, they're a cool alternative to traditional champagne flutes and are perfect for couples who love whimsical accessories with a vintage feel. Something tells us they'll be showing these off at their engagement party.

Metal Lovebirds Sign

Custom lovebirds sign
Photo: LakeshoreMetalDecor

Looking for a cute engagement gift idea they can use at home and on their big day? This pretty metal sign will make a sweet statement wherever it's displayed, from their front porch at home to the reception area of their wedding venue. It features two lovebirds perched on a leafy branch with the couple's names and a circular frame rounding out the design. Choose from five sizes and five colors to suit their style.

Wooden Tic-Tac-Toe Set

Wooden personalized tic-tac-toe set from Uncommon Goods
Photo: Uncommon Goods

If you're shopping for a couple who's into quirky home decor, surprise them with this custom coffee table game. The wooden tic-tac-toe board can be personalized with their new family name (if they plan to share one) and the pieces are shaped into each of their first initials instead of traditional Xs and Os. It's a great way to encourage the couple to take time out to have fun together—especially once wedding planning gets underway.

Cookbook for Two

The couple's cookbook
Photo: Bookshop

We're convinced half of any relationship is deciding what to eat. Help the soonlyweds take the questions off the table by giving them this cookbook for two as a gift for their engagement party. The recipes are simple and weeknight-friendly, and there's also a special section with tips for throwing a dinner party as a duo.

Custom-Framed Photograph

Custom framed photograph
Photo: Framebridge

What could be cuter than a custom-framed photo of the newly engaged couple? If they've recently shared a snapshot of the all-important moment, have it transformed into a special heirloom they can hang on their wall. Framebridge offers stylish frames with acrylic glazing and UV protection to ensure their favorite picture doesn't fade, along with all the hanging hardware required to put it on display.

Cute Night Light

Custom night light gift
Photo: YourNameYourLight

We love this personalized night light as a creative (and cute!) engagement gift idea. It's the perfect pick if you're shopping for a couple you're really close to and want to celebrate their big milestone in a lighthearted way. Choose from three delightful designs (heart, birds or round) and add their names and engagement date for the perfect finishing touch.

Small Engagement Gift ideas

If you're shopping for an acquaintance, coworker or distant family member, a small engagement gift may be the most appropriate choice. These engagement presents may be on the smaller side, but they can still make a big impact.

Custom Message Cookies

Personalized cookie messages for the best engagement gifts
Photo: Uncommon Goods

If you're looking for a novel way to congratulate a newly engaged couple, these custom cookies will help you relay the message. Each one is individually wrapped and stamped with a special phrase of your choice—like "OMG, you're engaged!"—for a fun finish. Equal parts tasty and thoughtful, they make an especially fitting gift for an engagement party or a relaxed brunch.

Thoughtful Couples Journal

A gorgeous couples journal for the best engagement gift
Photo: Promptly Journals

The best engagement gifts help the couple fully embrace this special milestone. That's why we love the idea of gifting a journal, which they can fill with memories from this specific period in their relationship. This one isn't just a space to jot down significant moments though—it's filled with meaningful prompts to help the soonlyweds strengthen their connection even more. That's a win-win in our book.

Wine Club Gift Card

Bottles of wine delivery
Photo: Winc

Let them toast to their engagement again and again with a Winc gift card. You select the amount you'd like to gift (starting at 60 dollars), and the couple can put it toward a wine club subscription for one to three months or a custom option. With over 75 varieties of wine available, they're sure to find the perfect vino to match their palate. Bonus: They'll receive the gift voucher instantly by email, so it's great if you're in a pinch time-wise.

Jewelry Cleaning Soak

Bauble bath jewelry cleaner
Photo: Baublerella

Help the couple keep their engagement rings and any future wedding baubles sparkling with this jewelry cleanser from Baublerella. It's designed to clean all kinds of gemstones and comes with a small pouch and brush for reaching intricate details. It's one of the most useful engagement gifts for couples that'll save them a visit to the store to get their rings polished.

Painting Date Night

Painting kits from Uncommon Goods for a date night activity
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Small engagement gifts can be just as thoughtful as more elaborate presents, especially if they involve something fun the couple can do together. This sweet little paint kit will instantly upgrade their date nights and help them carve out time for each other while doing something creative. They'll have so much fun painting scenes of Paris, Santorini and the Amalfi Coast, it may even inspire their next vacation (hello, honeymoon!)

Custom Ring Dish

Custom ring dish
Photo: ThePaintedPress

Still not sure what to give as an engagement gift? If they just scored a ring, give them somewhere safe to put it. This sweet trinket dish comes personalized with both of the couple's initials bound by an ampersand. They can use it to store their wedding bands too, once the time comes.

Couples Card Game

Couples card game made from eco-friendly materials
Photo: Amazon

Here's a creative engagement party gift idea: A game designed for you and the couple to play together. This clever deck of cards includes six categories of questions to ask the lovebirds about their relationship and each other. They'll enjoy the challenge, and you'll get the opportunity to get to know them better.

Set of Cooking Spices

The spice house collection
Photo: The Spice House

Not every engagement gift idea has to be about romance or love—it can also be inspired by the couple's interests and hobbies. If they're foodies who love trying out new dishes, a set of spices is a practical gift they'll actually use. This four-piece set includes garlic pepper rub, fire salt, maple garlic seasoning and shallot and herb mix, and is guaranteed to make their midweek meals taste delicious.

Airbnb Gift Card

Airbnb gift card from Amazon for the best engagement gift
Photo: Amazon

Gift cards make great engagement presents for coworkers or distant relatives because they're thoughtful without going overboard. If they're the type of couple who loves to travel, an Airbnb voucher is something they'll put to good use. Encourage them to plan a weekend away to celebrate saying "yes," or put it towards their honeymoon to save some cash.

Greeting Card with Chocolate

Congratulations dark chocolate engagement gift idea
Photo: Sweeter Cards

Here's an adorable (and original) engagement present idea that won't break the bank. This clever gift doubles up as a greeting card and a tasty treat and is a really cool way to celebrate the couple's new relationship status. The front features a bright illustration, while the inside has space to write your own heartfelt note (and some delicious sea-salt caramel dark chocolate, of course).

Cathryn Haight contributed to this article.

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