20 Festive Holiday and Christmas Gifts for Engaged Couples

Thanks to a new engagement ring, their holidays are shining extra bright.
Holiday Gifts for Engaged Couples
Photos, from clockwise: BestSelf, Anthropologie, Homesick, Anthropologie
Colleen Zewe - The Knot Contributor.
Colleen Zewe
Colleen Zewe - The Knot Contributor.
Colleen Zewe
The Knot Contributor
  • Colleen writes articles for The Knot Worldwide, with a speciality in venues and wedding stationery.
  • Prior to The Knot Worldwide, Colleen contributed to Vox’s Curbed and Her Campus.
  • Colleen holds a degree in journalism from Northwestern University.
Updated Nov 03, 2023
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Does a happy couple in your life have some new bling (as in an engagement ring)? If a duo close to you recently said (screamed) the biggest "yes" of their life, you might be wondering what to give them for the holidays. Holiday or Christmas gifts for an engaged couple are sweet ways to celebrate them as a pair this season and can either be your engagement celebration gift (if the question is popped close to the holidays) or simply be a nice gesture.

It's a careful balancing act: The couple just entered a brand-new phase of their relationship, but they aren't married yet, so you don't want to lean too heavily into the marriage theme. And you want to make sure it's a gift both halves of the couple can enjoy. Lucky for you, we've gathered our top recommendations for holiday gifts for couples celebrating their engagement this holiday season. Whether you need sentimental engagement gift ideas for a wintery "they said yes" celebration or something practical to put under the tree, we've got you covered with this curated list of the best holiday and Christms gifts for engaged couples.

1. Spiced Chestnut Scent Set

 Spiced Chestnut Candle and Scent Set
Photo: Williams Sonoma

A home scented with festive notes will help the happy couple feel cozy every night during the winter. This spiced chestnut scent set is the perfect holiday or Christmas gift for a newly engaged couple, since it smells like everything good about the holidays and will probably give them a moment of calm before the planning madness starts. And who couldn't use lotion, soap and a candle?

2. Champagne Toast Candle

Let's Toast champagne candle from Homesick
Photo: Homesick

Looking for a way to say "cheers to your engagement" with your gift? What better way than a champagne-scented candle. It feels celebratory and will also be great for New Year's. But really, it's the type of candle that's so cute, they'll want to display it all year.

3. Monogrammed Catchall Tray

Personalized monogrammed tray
Photo: Mark & Graham

A ceramic tray always makes a good holiday gift. After all, everyone has stuff they'd prefer to look a little more neat and organized, such as keys, wallets or jewelry. The fun thing about this tray is that you can add two initials, one for each member of the couple. Pick a fun pattern you think they'll love and you have yourself the perfect holiday or Christmas gift for someone getting married.

4. Celebratory Box of Candy

celebratory m&ms candy box
Photo: M&M'S

You can never go wrong with chocolate. But this fun gift box brings chocolate to a whole new level. A celebratory champagne bottle cutout filled with personalized (yes, personalized!) M&Ms is perfect for the newly engaged. It's just as sweet as a candy-filled couples advent calendar.

5. Newlywed Cookbook

Newlywed Cookbook from Williams Sonoma
Photo: Williams Sonoma

There's a cookbook for everything these days. This special one is filled with recipes for newlyweds to try together. They're not at the spouse stage yet, but it's never too early to hone their cooking skills and learn to cook as a pair.

6. Champagne Gummy Bears

Champagne Gummy Bears from Sugarfina
Photo: Sugarfina

What's a good gift to let a couple know you think they're sweet and adorable? Sweet and adorable gummy bears, of course. This set comes with three signature Sugarfina flavors of gummy bears: Champagne, Strawberry Champagne and Bubbly. It also comes with Champagne Bubbles candies for those who don't quite love biting a bear in half.

7. Cozy Throw Blanket

checked warm throw blanket from Target
Photo: Target

Warm winter nights spent wedding planning call for a cozy blanket to snuggle up in. A wintery pattern and plush material make this option extra giftable for the holidays. But this blanket is so comfy, they'll use this Christmas engagement gift through the spring.

8. Culinary Gift Set for Two

Table for Two culinary gift box

Now that they're engaged, setting the dinner table for two will be a common occurrence. This gift set will cover a few kitchen items before they make their registry (and get them started on their holiday cooking, probably). It includes a cookbook, dish towel, olive oil, pink salt, a marble salt cellar and a ceramic spoon rest. All the products feel tastefully luxurious, yet simple for special and romantic nights cooking in. This is also a great last-minute engagement gift, since you can just write in a card that they can expect something sweet in the mail.

9. Festive Mug Pair

Festive holiday coffee mugs from Anthropologie
Photo: Anthropologie

Get each person a monogrammed mug that's perfect for the holidays (and one of favorite Christmas gift ideas for engaged couples). This classic French bistro tile pattern gets a major Christmas upgrade with a green, red and gold colorway. They'll think of you each time they pour their morning cups of joe.

10. Hot Chocolate Gift Set

Hot Chocolate gift set for the cocoa-loving couple
Photo: Uncommon Goods

After a long day of work (or wedding planning), nothing hits the spot quite like a warm mug of hot cocoa. The couple can relax with a hot drink together with this hot cocoa gift set, which includes unique flavors like Vanilla Orange and Lavender Mint. Throw in a set of mugs (see above) for a well-rounded engaged-couple Christmas gift any duo will enjoy.

11. First Christmas Engaged Ornament

Our First Christmas Engaged personalized ornament
Photo: thecottonandcanvasco

Commemorate the day they said "yes" with this festive ornament that's the perfect first-Christmas-engaged gift. It features the text: "Our first Christmas engaged" as well as their engagement date. Hanging this up on the tree will bring back memories for years to come.

12. Engagement Photo Print

Customized personal engagement photo
Photo: Still Novel

Every couple deserves a custom piece to showcase the day they got engaged. If they have photos from the day, consider pulling one of them into this custom print. It features the day, time, location, weather and moon phase of their engagement, plus details about the couple's love story. It can't get more detailed and personal than that!

13. Winter Dogs Puzzle

Winter dogs jigsaw puzzle
Photo: Anthropologie

For the dog-loving couple, consider this puzzle. It features a sweet scene of wintery, bundled-up dogs all doing their holiday shopping. What could be cuter? This gift is more wintery than Christmas-y, so it works well as a recently engaged couple gift for any winter holiday.

14. Marble Monogram Cheese Board

Personalized Marble Cheese Board
Photo: Mark & Graham

Married life brings lots of entertaining occasions with it, and entertaining brings lots of charcuterie boards. Help them prepare an Insta-worthy spread with this marble-and-wood cheese board. Bonus: You can add their monogram for a fun nod to their impending nuptials.

15. Couples Entertaining Book Set

Couples entertaining book set for the best couples present
Photo: Williams Sonoma

This boxed set includes a newlywed cookbook and a newlywed guide to entertaining. The cookbook includes modern takes on classic holiday recipes so that they can begin their own traditions and shared meals. The entertaining book includes delicious appetizers, decor ideas, artisan cocktail recipes and more for hosting parties and special occasions. Start the new phase of their relationship off right with these clever guides.

16. "We're Engaged" Cookie Cutter

We're Engaged cookie cutter from customcookiestamps on Etsy
Photo: customcookiestamps

Baking holiday cookies is a common and beloved tradition. Help them bring their exciting news into this festive activity with a "we're engaged" cookie cutter. They can even use their homemade cookies to announce their engagement to any friends or relatives who have yet to hear the news.

17. First Holiday Engaged Sweatshirt

Merry Engaged couples sweatshirt from funkieedesigns on Etsy
Photo: funkieedesigns

Ugly Christmas sweater party, conquered. These sweatshirts say: "Welcoming the holidays merry & engaged." Sweatshirts are so comfortable during the holiday season, so we think these are such good Christmas gifts for engaged couples. They'll be thanking you every time they pull them out of their closet.

18. Wedding Countdown Calendar

Wedding countdown calendar
Photo: Anthropologie

Try this new twist on an advent calendar: Instead of counting down to Christmas, it counts down to their wedding day. For 30 days leading up to the big "I do," they'll open the calendar as a way to get excited as their nuptials approach. Each day features a new illustration. Bring on the wedding-day excitement!

19. Mindfulness Cards

Mindfulness cards for the engaged couple
Photo: BestSelf

There's no doubt about it, wedding planning is stressful. Practicing mindfulness can ward away unwanted anxiety and racing thoughts for better focus and less stress. This card deck includes 30 different mindfulness prompts for the couple, such as pausing when thinking of all the "shoulds" on a to-do list. Even just five minutes of mindfulness a day can make a huge difference in the couple's sense of peace.

20. Festive Cocktail Glasses

Festive holiday cocktail glasses
Photo: World Market

Holiday cocktails, anyone? These festive lowball glasses are decked out with little trees and candy canes. They're the perfect vessels for a merry and bright toast.

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