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54 Great Engagement Gifts for the Happy Couple

What makes a good engagement present? Any one of these cute, unique and personalized ideas.
The Knot
Updated Oct 02, 2020
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You've just heard the exciting news: Someone you love is engaged! A celebration is sure to follow, so you might be asking yourself the question, 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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Best 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 the all-time best engagement gift ideas for couples.

cake server and knife set

A cake is probably 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.

The Knot Shop Classic Gold Romance cake serving set, $43, 

greetabl custom engagement gift for the couple

If you're looking to send something small but seriously thoughtful as an engagement gift for the couple, Greetabl is a fantastic option. First, choose a design for the box, which you customize with photos and a sweet message. Then, browse all sorts of gifts, from a diamond bottle opener to a scented aromatherapy candle. The couple will be thrilled to get such a cute surprise in the mail!

Greetabl gift with customized box, from $13, 

stemless ombre effect champagne flute

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 Shop modern stemless champagne flute with silver ombre fade, $10 each, 

cupcake gift basket

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 Congratulations gift box, from $37,  

the knot personalize your wedding book

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.

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

tribute video message service

Team up with the couple's family and friends for a beautiful gift they'll cherish forever. Tribute gives you the opportunity to make a compilation video filled with well-wishes from people the couple loves. 

Tribute video message montage, from $25, 

crystal vase engagement gift

You can't go wrong with this traditional engagement gift—every couple could 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.

Waterford Giftology Lismore sugar lead crystal bud vase, $75,  

scrapbook photo album engagement gift idea

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 $89,

the knot wedding planner and organizer

Things are about to heat up as wedding plans get underway, so the best engagement gift they could ask for is the ultimate planning book (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.

Carly Roney The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner & Organizer, $30 for the hardcover,

Best 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.

candy bento box engagement gift for her

What gal doesn't love some sugar? Gift your bestie a box of candy from Sugarfina. This assortment comes in a box that says "congrats" to celebrate the occasion. In it, she'll find colorful gummy candies and chocolates to unwind with.

Sugarfina Congrats 3-piece candy bento box, $28,

leather bound journal engagement gift

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 may just become her closest companion—besides her spouse-to-be, of course.

Smythson The Panama Collection Say I Do wedding planner, from $255,

handmade ring dish

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

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

engraved gold bangle

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 through the honeymoon.

Kate Spade New York Bride Idiom bangle, $58,

white satin bridal robe

A lingerie shower may be in her future, but why not kick off the party a little early with your engagement gift? This pretty feathered robe will help her luxuriate and relax after wedding planning. She's sure to have sweet dreams while wearing it.

Rya Collection swan charmeuse and ostrich feather wrap, $198, 

metal photo frames

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. This particular design comes in a trendy brass shade, as well as classic black.

Artifact Uprising metal tabletop and wall frame, from $49, 

handwriting bouquet charm

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,  

jewelry cleaning machine

This super-useful gadget 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. She can use it for her watches and even eyeglasses too. 

Magnasonic professional ultrasonic jewelry cleaner with digital timer, $40,

drizly engagement gift delivery

What if you can't be there with your bestie to celebrate the news? Send a bottle of bubbly to her door with Drizly! Go for classic champagne or prosecco, or her favorite liquor.

Drizly alcohol delivery service, price varies, 

Best 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 an awesome reason to celebrate. Here are a few of our favorite engagement gift ideas, just for him.

personalized whiskey decanter with glasses

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.

Flowertown Weddings engraved decanter set with glasses, from $35, 

lacrosse sticks engraved tie clip

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 lacrosse sticks. 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 $20, 

set of pocket squares

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,

toiletry 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 Shop personalized wire framed men's travel toiletry bag, $16,

everlane weekend 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 can be used as a gym bag once the festivities are over. 

Everlane The Twill Weekender carry-on bag, $98, 

personalized hip flask

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

The Knot Shop personalized engraved black hip flask, $16,

wireless headphones engagement gift for him

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.

Urbanears Plattan II Bluetooth on ear headphones, $70, 

Best 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.

signpost photo print engagement gift

What about some custom wall art? This print can be personalized with their surnames and special dates from their relationship. Think: the year they met and the year they got engaged.

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

custom return address stamp

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.

Gulf Road custom names stamp with return address, from $22, 

custom couple portrait and map

One of the more unique engagement gifts? A custom couple portrait. Send the artist a photo of the couple (and a special setting of theirs!) and they'll create a bespoke work of art.

AO Map Creations personalized engagement portrait with map, from $25, 

custom watercolor house painting

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,

custom map jigsaw puzzle

Gift the couple a jigsaw puzzle of a map of a meaningful location, like the spot where they first hit it off. Whatever place you choose will be marked by a unique puzzle piece.

L.L.Bean My Hometown Map Puzzle II, $50, 

custom wine box

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 Shop personalized wooden wine gift box with lid, $20,

custom wooden serving board

If the couple loves to host, consider this cutting and serving board for a personalized engagement gift. You can customize it with their names and the date of their engagement.  

The Knot Shop personalized wooden paddle cutting and serving board with handle, $20,

polaroid with hidden message and wooden block

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 Gift Studio Company personalized engagement gift hidden message Polaroid photo block, $18,

Best 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. 

scratch map 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 trips—it might even inspire their honeymoon.

Uncommon Goods scratch map, from $26, 

trio of potted succulents

This cute trio of succulents will fit pretty much anywhere: a windowsill, the kitchen counter, the coffee table, you name it. They're a fun alternative to the traditional congratulatory bouquet.

The Sill succulent trio, $50, 

laser engraved coasters

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 a set of 4, 

wine cork shadow box

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 Shop wooden wine cork holder shadow box, $19,

date night subscription box engagement gift

Make sure the couple still takes time to relax together by helping them organize a date night. DateBox Club sends out a monthly subscription box filled with everything they need for an enjoyable evening together. You can choose to gift them one month's box, or an entire year's worth of dates.

DateBox Club monthly date night subscription box, from $33 per month, 

cameo celebrity video messages

A message from one of their favorite celebrities is a completely unexpected and unique engagement gift. From Mandy Moore to Snoop Dogg, you never know who'll be able to send warm wishes to the happy couple. Our favorite? Jay Jackson, aka Perd Hapley from Parks and Recreation!

Cameo personalized message from celebrity, price varies, 

shipt grocery delivery service
Shipt via Facebook

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,  

Best 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.

does this ring make me look engaged gift mug

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, $20,

face magnet engagement gift for couple

Now that they're stuck together, get them this silly set of floating head magnets (in their likeness) to stick to their fridge. How's that for a funny engagement party gift for couples?

Kit Atlas personalized magnets custom funny engagement gift, from $32, 

bae z and feyonce champagne flutes

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

She Said Yasa Feyonce and Bae-Z stemless champagne flutes, from $16,

engaged af candle

Candles are always a great gift, but the humor of this one is something different. Even when the candle has burnt out (it can burn for up to 100 hours!) they'll want to hang onto the fun jar. Bonus: There are lots of different unique scents to choose from.

Wax on Fire Engaged AF candle, from $6, 

marital bliss card game

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.

Uncommon Goods Marital Bliss game, $15,

funny engagement card

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

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

face printed socks

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,

Best Cute Engagement Gifts

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

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, $50,

vintage hand stamped spoon engagement gift

These whimsical, hand-stamped vintage spoons are the perfect engagement party gift for a lovey-dovey duo. Pair them with a delivery of ice cream for the ultimate sweet gift, making them one of the best engagement party gift ideas for the sweet couple in your life.

One Man One Shed personalized wedding spoons, $29, 

personalized hobby blanket

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,

etched pair of champagne flutes

They won't need to carve their initials into any trees with this thoughtful engagement gift idea. Their initials are hand-etched into the champagne flutes, along with the date of their engagement. How's that for a cute and unique engagement gift?

Jennifer Francis Fillinger etched champagne flutes, $85 for a set of 2, 

personalized map candle engagement gift

This darling candle comes printed with their names, a heart-shaped map of a meaningful location, and meaningful dates. 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,

photo album engagement gift for couple

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.)

1canoe2 My Sweet Love photo book, from $16, 

set of two kissing mugs engagement gift

Mugs are an engagement gift the couple will be able to use every day. These adorable matching mugs are an easy way to elevate their morning cups of coffee. Plus, they make breakfast in bed even more special. 

Uncommon Goods The Kissing Mugs, $65, 

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