35 Creative Gifts for Your Fiancé for Holidays, Their Birthday and Beyond

Shop cute and practical gift ideas for this unique stage in your relationship.
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Photos, from clockwise: Nordstrom, Goldenerre, Rifle Paper Co., Quince
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 Oct 17, 2023
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Congrats on your engagement! Now that you're getting ready to tie the knot, you're not just shopping for your boyfriend or girlfriend anymore—you've officially leveled up to fiancés. No matter what the occasion, choosing a gift for your fiancé deserves a little extra thought in honor of this special and romantic time in your lives. But don't let that worry you—we've done a little digging on your behalf to find the best gifts to give your fiancé for every occasion, like Christmas, their birthday or even the anniversary of your engagement.

While there are tons of gift guides out there for husbands and wives that'll work perfectly well for your fiancé, being engaged is a unique stage in your relationship. It's totally normal to want to choose a gift that really reflects such a status. Of course, this probably isn't your first time exchanging presents with your significant other. If your creativity is running low after numerous celebrations together, we've got you. There's something on our list for every personality and style, as well as for every occasion.

1. Custom Artwork They'll "Aww" Over

Intersection of Love custom wall print gift for fiancé
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Commemorate the moment you first met your fiancé—and your upcoming nuptials—with this adorable piece of art that turns both dates and your names into intersecting street signs. It comes in a colored or black-and-white print, with the option to have it framed for a thoughtful birthday, anniversary or holiday gift for your spouse-to-be. Wherever they choose to display this unique keepsake, it's sure to draw plenty of compliments from friends and family alike.

2. A Book of Adventurous Date Ideas

Dating adventures for you and your fiancé
Photo: The Adventure Challenge

Wedding planning can be an all-consuming task, so it's not surprising if you have less time to arrange creative date nights right now. Fortunately, the couple's edition of The Adventure Challenge will help you connect with your fiancé without too much forethought. This clever book will add an air of spontaneity to your dates, with 50 scratch-off ideas that range from baking blindfolded to recreating your grandparents' first date. Looking for something festive to do during the holiday season? Check out this similar advent calendar to help you both get into the Christmas spirit. (Psst, use the code THEKNOT20 to get 20% off sitewide).

3. A Way to Track Your Travels

Canvas map of the world art with push pins for tracking travels gift for fiancé
Photo: Canvas Vows

If you plan on seeing the world together, we've found the perfect way to keep tabs on your adventures. This world map doubles as a beautiful piece of home decor and comes with push pins so you can easily mark the countries you've traversed already (or the places you want to go next—like your honeymoon). The ready-to-display canvas comes in four different sizes, so there's bound to be one that works for your living space.

4. Sweet and Thoughtful Vow Books

Set of two vow books gift for fiancé
Photo: The Art of Etiquette

Nothing will show your future spouse how excited you are for the big day more than a pair of gorgeous vow books adorned with the romantic phrase, "The best is yet to come." Each book has 14 ruled pages, inspirational quotes to help jumpstart your creativity and an attached envelope to include a love note for your first anniversary. It's easily one of the best gifts for your fiancé, whether it's for Christmas, their birthday or another special occasion.

5. A Digital Love Note

Digital love note for your fiancé
Photo: Uncommon Goods

This sweet little gadget hooks up to an app where you can type messages to your other half. Once you send one, the box's heart will spin, letting your S.O. know when they've received a note. From there, they simply need to open the lid to reveal what's on the screen. Texts are great, but this feels way more special, especially if you and your fiancé often spend time apart.

6. An Indoor Smart Garden

Click and Grow indoor smart garden for herbs and veggies gift for fiancé
Photo: Click & Grow

We've yet to meet anyone who isn't excited by Click & Grow's indoor smart gardens. They automate plant care—from watering to light—to make growing herbs, veggies or flowers easier than ever. Gift your fiancé the starter set (which comes with basil seed pods), or browse over 75 plant varieties to help them grow their favorite produce. It's a thoughtful holiday or birthday gift that keeps on giving—even if they don't have a green thumb!

7. Restorative Weighted Eye Mask

Lunya washable silk weighted eye mask gift for fiancé
Photo: Lunya

Whether your S.O. needs a little help sleeping (and a break from those pre-wedding nerves!) or just has a regular self-care routine, they'll love this restorative eye mask. Not only is it made from Lunya's signature washable silk for a lavish feel, but it's also weighted for added relaxation and (hopefully) a deeper sleep. One more bonus: Because it's filled with sustainable glass beads, it can be popped into the freezer for a cooling and depuffing treatment. It's a great holiday or birthday present for your fiancé that they can use all year round.

8. A Fill-in-the-Blank Book

What I Love About You fill-in-the-blank book gift for fiancé
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Why wait for your vows to tell your fiancé just how much you love them? This fill-in-the-blank book is guaranteed to bring on the warm fuzzies (and maybe even a few happy tears!). Each page has simple prompts about all the reasons you adore your partner, making it a perfect personalized keepsake they'll be delighted to receive for Christmas, Valentine's Day or your engagement anniversary.

9. A Memento of Your Engagement

Photobook gift for your fiancé
Photo: PikPerfect

Running out of cute gift ideas for your fiancé? Use PikPerfect's online tools to create a custom photo book that showcases your favorite engagement photos. The site has a selection of styles, from professional flush mount albums to beautiful lay flats. If you still haven't taken photos to commemorate your to-be-wed status, why not surprise your fiancé with an engagement photo session instead? Just connect with a local photographer to set a time and place (and give your partner the heads-up so they can plan their outfit accordingly).

10. Elevated Loungewear for the Holidays

Loungewear holiday gift for your fiancé
Photo: Outdoor Voices

You can officially stop worrying about what to get your fiancé for Christmas—we've found the perfect gift. These extremely comfy sweatpants are designed for everyday activity and feature a stylish tapered fit. They're a great gift for your fiancé around the holidays—aka the coziest time of year—but they also work as a birthday present, too.

11. A Multi-Purpose Cookware Set

A Multi-Purpose Cookware Set for your fiancé
Photo: Our Place

While you'll probably register for lots of kitchen essentials ahead of your wedding, why make your fiancé wait for the cookware they've been eyeing? Our Place's non-stick pan comes with a beechwood spatula (and an integrated spoon rest) and a stainless steel steamer basket so it can replace ten different pieces of cookware—hence the name: Always Pan. (Of course, it could also be in reference to your forever love. Aww!).

12. A Luxe Cashmere Sweater

Cashmere sweater for your fiancé

If you're looking for a winter holiday gift for your fiancé, you can't go wrong with this luxurious cashmere sweater. It has a relaxed turtleneck with a cropped hem and cozy long sleeves, so they'll stay stylish and warm, even when running errands. Shopping for him? There are plenty of cashmere styles for men too.

13. A Set of Cute Coffee Mugs

A set of kissing coffee mugs for your fiancé
Photo: Uncommon Goods

If your fiancé is a romantic at heart, they'll love drinking coffee from one of these cute mugs. The two cups are shaped like faces that fit together to share a "kiss" for a super cute holiday, birthday or Valentine's gift. It's a sweet and thoughtful way to bring something extra to your shared morning routine (that may just earn you a real smooch!).

14. A Candle That's Actually Meaningful

New York City candle gift for fiancé
Photo: Homesick

Ever wish you could capture the essence of your favorite place or an important memory? Either way, Homesick is here to help. The company sells candles that represent meaningful cities, states, countries and moments. Grab a flame that commemorates the place where you first met or got engaged to really celebrate this stage of your relationship. Your fiancé will be transported to that magical moment every time they get a whiff of this gift.

15. A Ring Dish for Their Sparkler

Floral ring dish for your fiancée's engagement ring
Photo: Neiman Marcus

If you're struggling to come up with gift ideas for your fiancé, you can always try buying them something practical. They'll need somewhere to store their engagement ring, right? (And even if they don't, this dish is a great place to drop their keys too.) This plate is intricately composed of brass-plated white marble cherry blossoms with a romantic pink hue for an accessory they'll want to show off in wedding day photos.

16. A Super Cozy Throw Blanket

Cozy throw blanket for your fiancé
Photo: Nordstrom

Is your fiancé guilty of always falling asleep on the sofa in the middle of a movie? This super cozy blanket will help them stay warm the next time they doze off in front of the TV. It's made from soft pill-resistant fabric and features textured ribbed detailing for a stylish finish. Choose from several muted colors for a practical present they'll be happy to unwrap on Christmas morning or their birthday. Bring on the cuddles!

17. A Romantic Star Map Lamp

Constellation gift for your fiancé
Photo: nousrett

Here's a super romantic gift celebrating how the stars aligned when you first met your fiancé. This unique constellation light features a map of the night's sky from the time and location of that fateful meeting, along with your names and a personal message of your choice. Whether you gift it to them for Christmas or their birthday, this night light is sure to impress your future spouse.

18. A Luxurious Silk Robe

Cozy silk robe for the perfect gift for your fiancé
Photo: Quince

Help your fiancé feel like a bride-to-be with a soft silk robe. Whether they wear it every day leading up to the wedding or as a getting-ready outfit on the big day (or both), they'll feel special every time they throw it on. The silk fabric is hypo-allergenic and thermo-regulating for extra comfort, and it can even be cleaned in the washing machine for hassle-free laundering. It's the kind of luxurious gift that'll wow your fiancé on any occasion.

19. Jewelry Engraved With Your Initials

Personalized jewelry with your initials
Photo: Made by Mary

You might feel like you already got your fiancé the ultimate piece of jewelry, but this is the second most romantic bauble next to a ring. Commemorate your loving relationship with this engraved necklace stamped with both of your initials and a dainty heart motif. The simple round disc is available in two sizes and comes in sterling silver, 14K yellow or rose gold. It's subtle enough to wear daily and is especially fitting for anyone who has ever carved their names into a tree (high school sweethearts, we're looking at you).

20. A Camera to Document Your Dates

The perfect camera gift for your fiancé
Photo: Amazon

The countdown to your big day may be on, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the days and months leading up to your wedding. With this retro Polaroid camera, you and your fiancé can document all your dates before you tie the knot (and maybe even display them at your venue when the time comes). This practical gift comes with a double pack of color film and a handy self-timer so you can easily capture a romantic smooch under the mistletoe.

21. Accessories for Their Apple Watch

Accessories for your fiancé's Apple Watch
Photo: Goldenerre

Whether you're reciprocating a proposal or looking for a gift for their birthday, a timepiece is a classic gift for a fiancé. Shopping for someone who never takes off their Apple watch can present a challenge, though, but we've come up with the perfect workaround. Available in gold or silver, this stylish accessory set includes an interlinked strap studded with dainty pearls and a matching tennis bracelet that can be worn alone or layered with their watch for an elegant look.

22. The Sweetest Bamboo Plant Ever

Heart shaped bamboo plant for your fiancé
Photo: Goldenerre

If you're looking for an alternative gift to traditional anniversary or birthday flowers, try presenting your love with this heart-shaped bamboo stalk. This dual-stemmed plant is not just ridiculously cute, but it's also pretty easy to care for. It comes in a glass planter filled with pebbles and a set of care instructions to ensure it thrives in its new home. It's a unique gift for your fiancé they may not expect (but will certainly love).

23. Stylish and Symbolic Earrings

Stylish earrings for the perfect gift for your fiancée
Photo: Blue Nile

Gift your fiancé these elegant, everyday studs to represent your eternal love (and your upcoming wedding). These luxe knot earrings, like many of the items on this list, make excellent holiday or birthday gifts for your fiancé. They're made with sterling silver, so they'll maintain their shine over time, just like your relationship. Trust us: Their whole family will swoon when they open this present.

24. Blue Stemless Wine Glasses

Pretty blue and white floral glasses
Photo: Rifle Paper Co.

The wedding may be a while away, but it's never too early to start thinking about your "something blue." These pretty wine glasses are an excellent pick if you're wondering what to get your fiancé for their birthday, the holidays or any other special occasion. Each one is made from insulated, double-walled glass and features a delicate floral pattern that'll make any event feel extra special. Pair them with a bottle of bubbly to toast your upcoming wedding or even the new year.

25. A Rose That Reflects Your Love

Pretty rose gift for your fiancée
Photo: The Forever Rose

For all the time you've dated—and likely all the time you'll be married—flowers will be a go-to romantic gesture. Start engaged life with a grand statement of ever-lasting love with The Forever Rose. The company takes real roses and preserves them in durable lacquer and 24K gold as a symbol of true love and eternal relationships. This pretty keepsake also comes with a heart-shaped vase and a scented candle for a super sweet touch.

26. A Personalized Christmas Ornament

Customized Christmas ornament for your fiancé
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Whether you're looking for a simple holiday gift or a stocking stuffer for your fiancé, you can't go wrong with a personalized tree ornament. This wooden bauble is shaped like a snowflake with their name incorporated into the intricate design. Just like a real snowflake (and your spouse-to-be), it's truly one-of-a-kind and special in its own way.

27. Boots They'll Never Want to Take Off

UGG boots for your fiancée
Photo: Nordstrom

Sometimes, the most romantic gifts for your fiancé are the ones you know they'll love because they've hinted to or specifically asked for them. And if there's one product we know is high on everyone's holiday wishlist this year, it's UGG's mini boots. This trendy pair is a really cool take on the classic style and comes with a plush shearling lining and a sleek white sole. They'll be thrilled to slip their feet into these beauties whether they're chilling at home or out and about running errands.

28. A Matching Underwear Subscription

Matching Underwear subscription for you and your fiancé
Photo: MeUndies

Don't be afraid to bring out your fiancé's playful side when choosing a gift for Christmas, Valentine's Day or their birthday. This cheeky present of matching couples underwear is a sure-fire winner for anyone who appreciates a good laugh and enjoys being a little silly from time to time. Choose from bold colors, fun patterns and a variety of sizes to fit your personalities and body shapes.

29. A Cute Game You Can Play Together

Personalized Connect Four game for your fiancé
Photo: Uncommon Goods

This personalized wooden four-across game is easily one of our favorite fiancé gift ideas. Instead of circles, the slots are made up of your names and hearts for a super cute touch. Whatever the occasion, you two can look forward to some friendly competition with this heartfelt and fun present. Is your partner more of an outdoorsy type? Check out the jumbo-sized version you can both play on the lawn.

30. A Relationship Bundle to Spark Conversations

Relationship game and journal bundle
Photo: BestSelf

While it's hard to resist a quiet night of watching the latest binge-worthy show together, it's understandable if you want to shake up your routine every now and then. Gift your fiancé this BestSelf relationship bundle and prepare to feel even closer to them than you already do. It's packed with cards to help you come up with date night ideas, spark new conversations and build intimacy—all of which are super important to a successful relationship. The kit also comes with journals you can use to track your feelings and write notes of appreciation to your partner.

31. Chic Luggage for the Honeymoon

Elegant honeymoon luggage
Photo: BÉIS

If your wedding day is just around the corner, that means so is the honeymoon (yay!). Make sure your fiancé is ready for travel with a sleek new set of luggage. The BÉIS viral duffle bag is small but mighty, making it the perfect carry-on for hands-free travel. It has three interior pockets and a padded tech sleeve, plus an exterior zip pocket and a bottom shoe compartment.

32. Cuff Links Inspired by Their Favorite Movie

Cuff links for your fiancé from Star Wars
Photo: Nordstrom

Shopping for a Star Wars fan? These funky cuff links are shaped like the Millennium Falcon and are perfect for adding a playful touch to their formalwear. Whether you're planning a themed engagement party or wedding reception, something tells us you won't have to force your fiancé to wear these for the occasion.

33. A Pair of Super Comfy Overalls

Soft coveralls for the best fiancé gift
Photo: Swoveralls

The best gift to give your fiancé is something they can wear again and again, like this cleverly designed loungewear from Swoveralls. A combination of sweatpants and overalls (hence the name), these bestselling comfies are available in unisex sizes, various colors and fun patterns. Once your S.O. gets their hands on these, they'll never want to wear their denim counterparts again. Warning: They sell out pretty quickly, so don't wait!

34. A Music-Inspired Memento

Music inspired photo gift for your fiancé
Photo: AMZprint

If you and your future spouse have a song that's meaningful to your relationship, this music-inspired memento is a gift they'll cherish. The wooden plaque is shaped like a record and features the lyrics of your favorite tune along with a special snapshot (like your engagement or another joyful moment). Choose from two design formats (including one or four photos) and several sizing options for a present that'll woo your fiancé all over again.

35. A Personalized Board Game

Customized board game for your fiancé
Photo: Personalization Mall

Here's a fun gift for your fiancé they can show off at their next game night with friends and family: A retro-style edition of Monopoly, presented in a book-shaped box displaying their name or a short message. Whether you give it to them for the holidays or their birthday, it's guaranteed to provide hours of entertainment (and plenty of friendly competition) at your next gathering.

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