The 35 Best Engagement Gift Ideas for Couples Who Just Said "Yes!"

Shop celebratory gifts to congratulate the lovebirds.
Naoimh O'Hare - The Knot Associate Commerce Editor
Naoimh O'Hare
Naoimh O'Hare - The Knot Associate Commerce Editor
Naoimh O'Hare
Associate Commerce Editor
  • Naoimh writes articles for The Knot Worldwide, specializing in shoppable roundups from gift guides to wedding fashion
  • Before working on editorial content, Naoimh wrote storefront descriptions for some of The Knot Worldwide's many wedding vendors
  • Naoimh studied creative writing at the National University of Ireland, Galway
Updated Sep 23, 2022
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Celebrating a loved one who just said yes (or popped the question!) is always exciting. And what better way to help them mark the occasion than with a meaningful engagement gift? Whether the lovebirds have scheduled an engagement party to celebrate or not, buying a present is a sweet way of letting them know just how happy you are that they're together. Stuck for engagement gift ideas? That's where we come in. We've rounded up all the inspiration you could possibly need below, whether you're buying an engagement gift for a couple, friend or family member.

But first, read up on what exactly makes a good present as well as some super-important gifting etiquette. (And if you just got engaged and you're searching for something special to give your new spouse-to-be, check out our fiancé gift guide.)

In this article:

What Is a Good Engagement Gift?

Maybe you know the future bride or groom well, but you've only met their partner a handful of times. Or perhaps you're shopping for a couple who already has everything. Either way, finding the perfect engagement gift for a duo can be tricky. Our expert tip: Choose something they can enjoy together. Items like champagne flutes or coffee mugs that champion their new relationship status are always a hit. They can toast to their future together now and on all the milestones to come.

Another creative engagement gift route to go down? Practical items that'll come in clutch right after the engagement to their wedding day and beyond. We're talking ring cleaners, planners, cake cutting sets and picture frames for their wedding and engagement photos. Trust us, the couple will be thankful to receive these necessities as a gift so they can put their hard-earned cash toward other aspects of the big day, the honeymoon or even their home.

Finally, small tokens like celebratory cupcakes, a bottle of wine or a heartfelt greeting card are all equally thoughtful options (and they can be budget-friendly). Small engagement gifts are just as meaningful as big-ticket items—it really is the thought that counts. They're also a little more appropriate if you're not overly close with the soonlyweds (colleagues and neighbors, we're thinking of you).

What is an appropriate gift for an engagement party?

If you've received an invitation to come and celebrate with the couple in person, you might be asking yourself the question: Do you have to bring a gift to an engagement party? Ultimately, the etiquette depends on a few different factors, such as the formality of the event, whether or not you'll be attending the nuptials, and the couple's own preferences. If you've decided you'd like to bring an engagement present, some items are definitely more appropriate than others.

A good starting point is to think small. Anything big or bulky may be tricky for the couple to take home with them. Next, pay attention to the price. There's really no need to go over the top, especially if you expect to buy the couple a wedding gift further down the line. A bottle of bubbly or bouquet of flowers is more than enough for an engagement party gift. It's also perfectly acceptable to give the lovebirds a gift card instead. A certificate for their favorite local restaurant will help them celebrate the good news.

What kinds of engagement gifts can you send in the mail?

Nowadays, you can send pretty much anything as an engagement gift in the mail. So many companies offer gift-wrapping services with online purchases. That means your present will arrive beautifully presented and ready for the soonlyweds to excitedly tear open. Some particularly easy-to-mail options include online flower delivery services, a congratulatory champagne delivery or a heartfelt greeting card. Looking for something with a little more pizzazz? Companies like Greetabl have turned the traditional greeting card on its head. Create your own fold-out gift box filled with a sweet pocket-size present (and take 15% off the site with our code TKWW15.)

The Best Engagement Gifts for Couples

Not sure where to start? There are more options than you might think. Sure, you can stick with a traditional engagement gift (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. (Psst… for all newly engaged couples: These presents make excellent wedding registry additions too.)

Practical Wedding Planner

The Knot wedding planner and organizer engagement gift idea

Consider our new and improved wedding planner and organizer the ultimate engagement gift for any just-said-yes duo in your life. This invaluable resource is chock-full of all our best advice as well as detailed timelines, worksheets and visual inspiration that'll make their wedding planning journey so much easier to navigate. Thanks to the chic linen cover and foil-pressed lettering, it'll look pretty snazzy on their coffee table too.

Standout review: "I bought this for my granddaughter who is newly engaged! She called it a "Perfect Gift!"" - Kathy G. via Amazon

Timeless Champagne Flutes

Heart-engraved champagne glasses engagement gift idea

How elegant are these Waterford crystal champagne glasses? This splurge-worthy drinkware will come in handy over the next few months as the couple has plenty to celebrate. They may even choose to use them as wedding champagne flutes on the big day. And who could blame them? That engraved heart design is oh-so-romantic.

Symbolic Pavé Bracelet

Cute engagement gift padlock bracelet

Buying an engagement gift for a friend or sibling? Try this sparkly gold or silver bracelet from iconic accessory brand Kate Spade. It's adorned with a meaningful padlock that serves as a sweet reminder of when they locked down their love.

Incredibly Tasty Cupcakes

Congratulations cupcakes engagement gift idea

The sweetest way to say "congrats?" With a box of 25 mini (and über-delicious) cupcakes. These tasty bites beat traditional engagement gift baskets any day. There are vegan, gluten-free and nut-free options to suit any special dietary requirements the couple might have.

Standout review: "I ordered these for my sister and her new fiancé to celebrate their recent engagement, and they loved them! They said the cupcakes were delicious." - Ryan via Baked by Melissa

Convenient Jewelry Cleaner

Jewelry cleaning device engagement gift idea

If your loved one is sporting a shiny new engagement ring on their finger, we've found a practical engagement gift for him or her. This ultrasonic jewelry cleaner is downright magical. With the push of a button, it'll help keep their new bling in tip-top shape (and the rest of their jewelry too). Heck, they can even use it to clean eyeglasses, watches and utensils.

Matching Coffee Mugs

Bae-Z and Feyoncé matching coffee mugs engagement gift for couple

How's this for a cute engagement gift to give the happy couple? These matching mugs are inspired by our favorite celeb power couple: Beyoncé and Jay-Z. They'd be a playful addition to the lovebirds' kitchen or a fun way to announce the engagement on social media. Plus, they're perfect for getting a daily dose of wedding planning fuel (AKA coffee).

Meaningful Wall Art

Personalized photo art engagement gift idea

What about some custom wall art? This print can be personalized with their surnames and special dates from their relationship. Customize it with the year they met and the year they got engaged for a gift that's right on the money.

Standout review: "I bought this as an engagement gift. It seems like a perfect keepsake for the happy couple. They loved it!" JLT via Uncommon Goods

Date Night Subscription

Date night subscription engagement gift for couple

Getting engaged is a big next step in their relationship. Encourage the couple to keep strengthening their bond with a subscription that'll instantly upgrade their date nights. The gifting experts at Uncommon Goods have curated a selection of fun items (think: a book of date ideas, a couples painting kit or a massage oil candle) to inspire the duo's next date night. Choose from the three- or six-month subscription, then wait for the couple to express their delight.

Unusual Home Decor

Engraved wooden heart sculpture engagement gift idea

When deciding where to buy engagement gifts, consider marketplaces like NOVICA that host independent artists and designers. This meaningful heart-shaped sculpture is a thoughtful way to memorialize any romantic milestone. The elegant wood carving will sit pretty on the couple's mantelpiece, in a display cabinet or really anywhere they choose. It's easily one of the top gifts for an engaged couple.

Nice Cutting Board

Engraved cutting board engagement gift idea

If the couple loves to host, consider this cutting and serving board for a personalized present. You can customize it with the couple's names and the date of their engagement (awwh!). Thanks to the unique personal engraving, it'll make for an eye-catching cheese or butter board too. Charcuterie, anyone?

Standout review: "Absolutely love how it turned out! It was a beautiful gift and the couple was very happy with it." - Kenna via The Knot Shop

Soft Throw Blanket

Cozy throw blanket gift for newly engaged couple

You can't go wrong with a traditional present like this classic throw blanket. It'll give the couple a jump-start on checking off their registry essentials. And TBH, you can never have too many decorative (and cozy!) throw blankets. This organic woven throw has a subtle heathered design with fringe edges. It's neutral enough to complement any decor style, whether they're obsessed with all things modern or have more of a boho vibe.

Extra-Sweet Greeting Card

Chocolate greeting card gift for newly engaged couple

This might just be one of the cutest engagement gifts on our list. Wish them a big congratulations on their new relationship status with this clever present that does double-duty as a greeting card and chocolate bar. The front features a bright illustration of the word "congratulations." Inside, there's space to write your very own heartfelt note (not to mention delicious sea-salt caramel dark chocolate). Want to hear something even sweeter? We've got an exclusive code for 10% off the site: WedSC.

Small Fridge Magnets

Custom couples portrait magnets unique 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. How's that for a funny engagement gift? If they happen to know a few other people tying the knot in the near future, they can use these clever magnets to help keep track of save-the-dates.

Standout review: "I've ordered these magnets three separate times for friends' engagements and honestly, I've never given a gift that's been so positively received. People absolutely LOVE them." - Nicolette P. via Etsy

Champagne-Scented Candle

Voluspa champagne-scented candle engagement gift idea

Looking for a no-fuss, on-theme engagement gift for the couple? Try this stunning champagne-scented candle from Voluspa. Hand it over solo or include it in a sweet engagement gift box with champagne-flavored candy and a bottle of bubbles.

Cake Serving Set

Cake cutting and serving set engagement gift idea

A cake is probably in this couple's very near future, so present them with this tried-and-true, traditional engagement gift set: 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.

Unique Star Map

Custom map of the stars engagement gift idea

Commemorate when they said yes to forever with a map of the stars from that all-important date. You can hand it over as a thoughtful engagement gift for the couple, complete with the coordinates of where it happened, the name of the location and the date. There's even space to add a custom phrase, quote or heartfelt message. If you're on a budget, purchase the digital version and DIY the rest of your gift. Or, opt for a printed, framed version that's ready to display.

Standout review: "Absolutely love my Twinkle In Time photo. It arrived quickly and beautifully framed. It will make a great engagement gift for my son and his fiancé." - Barbra V. via Twinkle In Time

Traditional Crystal Vase

Waterford crystal glass vase traditional engagement gift idea

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

Insightful Couples Journal

Couples journal thoughtful engagement party gift

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 journal, which they can fill with memories from this specific period in their relationship. But the Loom Couples journal isn't just a space to jot down memories. It's filled with meaningful prompts to help the soonlyweds continue to strengthen their connection. That's a win-win in our book.

Fun Card Game

Engagement party gift game for newly engaged couple

Another extra-unique engagement gift? 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 the couple on a deeper level. It's an especially thoughtful engagement gift from parents.

Standout review: "I bought these cards because my daughter got engaged. We took the couple out to dinner and played this game. It was a really fun night and a great way to get to know the two of them as a couple." - Angela via Live DeeplyP

Surprise Booze Delivery

The Sip champagne gift set engagement gift for a couple

What if you can't be there with your loved ones to celebrate the news? Send sparkling wine to their door with The Sip! The Celebration Box includes two delightful bottles of bubbly and a champagne shooter glass. Wine as an engagement gift just screams "congratulations!" And who doesn't love a surprise delivery? (Psst, if bottles of bubbles aren't really their style, use Drizly to pick up a favorite bottle of liquor instead—something from the top shelf, perhaps?)

Elegant Planning Notebook

Wedding Notes personalized engagement gift idea

Your engaged loved one is about to get super busy, so give them this beautiful wedding planning notebook to help them stay organized. Bound in smooth leather, it may just become their closest companion—besides their spouse-to-be, of course. For a sweet finishing touch, add their monogram to the bottom right corner.

Pretty Ring Dish

Initial ring dish engagement gift idea

Still not sure what to give as an engagement gift? If they just scored a ring, give them someplace 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 rings too once the time comes.

Standout review: "Obsessed with how my sister's engagement ring dish came out—looks even better in real life!" - Jessica S. via Etsy

Engagement Gift Box

Engagement gift box for couple with copper champagne flutes, bottle stopper and champagne gummies

If you know their fridge is already fully stocked, opt for this cool engagement gift. Rather than yet another bottle of sparkling wine, you'll be giving them a set of sleek copper-plated champagne flutes, a matching bottle stopper (so they can preserve all that bubbly goodness) and a box of Sugarfina's tasty champagne gummies.

Digital Picture Frame

Digital picture frame with metal heart motif engagement gift for couple

A photo frame is one of the most iconic engagement gift ideas. That said, there are going to be a lot of frame-worthy moments over the coming months, so giving the couple just one way to show off their snapshots might not measure up to the job description—or will it? A digital picture frame from Aura will let them display as many photos as their hearts desire in one stylish frame. We especially love the brand's collaboration with Michael Aram to create this romantic masterpiece. All of their lovely engagement pics, wedding photos and more will be framed by sweet metal hearts.

Custom Decanter Set

Custom whiskey decanter engagement gift idea

There'll be plenty of toasts and celebratory sips in honor of your engaged loved one, so why not give them a sophisticated decanter? Personalize the glass spirit holder with their first name, last name or initials and fill it with their favorite whiskey for a truly great engagement gift. Bonus: You can take your present to the next level by opting for two or four matching rocks glasses.

Standout review: "Perfect gift for newly engaged friends! Customization was perfect, as was shipping and customer service." - Deena P. via Swanky Badger

Thoughtful Map Puzzle

Personalized hometown map puzzle unusual engagement gift idea

Gift the couple a jigsaw puzzle printed with a map of a meaningful location, like their hometown or where they first hit it off. Whatever place you choose will be marked by a unique puzzle piece in the shape of a house. It's an unusual but heartfelt engagement gift idea that'll provide hours of challenging fun.

Classy Wine Box

Engraved wooden wine box engagement gift idea

When deciding what to give the couple at their engagement party, remember to keep formality in mind. If you've been invited to a casual fête, 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.

Cool Tic-Tac-Toe Game

Custom tic-tac-toe game engagement gift idea

Wish the couple a happy engagement with this unique gift idea. The wooden tic-tac-toe board can be personalized with their new family name (if they plan to share one, that is), and the pieces represent their 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.

Standout review: "Gave this as an engagement gift and the couple LOVED it! Perfect personalized gift! Great quality and would highly recommend! Everyone is happy!" - Happy Gift Giver via Uncommon Goods

Wedding Vow Books

Beautiful vow book gift set for newly engaged couple

How's this for a nice engagement gift idea? Get the soonlyweds excited for the big day and beyond with this set of two gorgeous vow books. Each one has an elegant cover stamped with the words "The best is yet to come" in metallic foil. It's a testament to the journey they're on as a soon-to-be-married couple. Besides, it's never too early to start thinking about those all-important wedding vows.

Scratch-Off World Map

Scratch-off map of the world engagement gift idea

Good engagement gifts are easy to find once you know what to look for. Shopping for 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. The couple can track all their trips—it might even inspire their honeymoon.

Funny Scented Candle

Engaged AF candle engagement gift idea

Candles are always a great gift, but the humor of this one takes it to a whole new level. 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 30 unique scents to choose from, including a very enticing banana bread fragrance.

Standout review: "Got this as a gift for my high school best friend for her engagement as her fiancé makes a mean banana bread and they loved it." - Karin via Etsy

Convenient Gift Card

CookUnity ready meals example gift card engagement party gift idea
Photo: CookUnity via Facebook

If you've been through the magical process of planning a wedding yourself, you know it takes a lot of work. Make sure the couple still has time to relax and enjoy each other's company by taking care of their daily meals. With a gift card for Cook Unity, they can sign up for delicious ready meals (crafted by some of the country's best chefs, no less). Even more convenient, the meals will be delivered right to their door as long as they're within the ever-expanding delivery zone. It's an incredibly thoughtful engagement gift that'll come in clutch when they're in the thick of wedding planning.

Creative Throw Blanket

Custom illustration couples' throw blanket engagement gift idea

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 interests.

Cute Christmas Ornament

Engagement gift couples Christmas ornament

On the hunt for Christmas gifts for a newly engaged couple? A pretty, personalized couples Christmas ornament like this one is the perfect gift. It features their first names and the year alongside the word "engaged" in romantic lettering. The ornament comes in a pretty gift box that's ready to hand over right away.

Standout review: "The ornament I ordered as a gift for my newly-engaged friend came out beautifully! It shipped pretty quickly and arrived safe and sound." - Molly S. via Etsy

High-Tech Coffee Mugs

Mrs. and Mr. Ember coffee mugs gift idea for engaged couple

These aren't just any mugs for drinking tea or coffee. Each one is designed with temperature-control technology that keeps beverages at the ideal temp for every sip. No more downing the last cold dregs of their coffee in the morning; now they can enjoy every last drop. The built-in battery lasts for up to 80 minutes and each mug comes with a matching charger that doubles as a coaster. The best part? Ember's wedding collection has both "Mrs." and "Mr." mugs that you can mix and match as an engagement gift for the couple.

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