engagement gifts

Do you know a couple who recently got engaged? How exciting for them! Even though you’re celebrating with them, know that you’re not obligated to give a gift. But if you’d like to, it’s a thoughtful idea to give the gift soon after the couple announces their engagement. Or, if they’ll be having an engagement party, you could bring the gift with you. If you wait too long, it may be unclear whether the gift is an engagement gift or a wedding gift, which makes the task of writing thank-you notes a bit muddled. 

Regardless of timing, we’re sure the happy couple will be more than appreciative of your kind gesture. That brings us to… what to give. Sometimes it can be difficult to decide what to give as an engagement gift. That’s especially the case if the couple already lives together and seems to have everything they could possibly need! 

But we’ve got your back with our list of the best engagement gifts for the couple who has it all. If you’re looking for some gift-giving inspiration, you’ve come to the right place! 

vow books

An engagement gift doesn’t have to be lavish. Especially if you’re on a budget, something simple and straight from the heart will do. So if you’re in search of budget engagement gift ideas for the couple who has it all, we think this pocket journal is spot on. It’s the ideal spot for the couple to jot down their vows, which are most likely to pop into their heads on the subway or in the shower, right? Just be sure to gift one notebook to each person so they can keep their vows a secret! 

WeddingWire Shop personalized vow pocket notebook, $18, WeddingWire Shop

personalized stationery

Chances are, the happy couple will have sore hands from all the thank-you notes they’ll be writing in the upcoming months. Help them make the chore a bit more fun with these cute monogrammed cards from Etsy shop Silhouette Blue. Their names are displayed on the front separated by a dramatic ampersand topped with a heart—how sweet! Choose from lots of different font and envelope colors for one of our favorite engagement gift ideas for couples.

Silhouette Blue monogram stationery, from $22, Etsy

french press

Are you looking for engagement gift ideas for couples who live together? Even if the lovebirds already have a programmable drip coffeemaker, a French press always makes a great gift. This model, by German company Mueller, boasts a sturdy stainless steel construction, triple-layer filtration and even a little travel-sized coffee bean holder. 

Mueller French press coffee maker, $26, Amazon

blue apron

Engagement gifts for the couple who has it all? A meal subscription kit simply must be on the list, since the one thing they’re probably short on is time. Our choice? A classic, well-rounded offering like Blue Apron. With plenty of choices to suit every taste and appetite, it’s a safe bet for pretty much any little family, and makes a fantastic engagement gift for couples who live together. 

Blue Apron meal subscription, prices vary from $48, Blue Apron

fujifilm camera

Celebrating an engagement calls for lots of Insta-worthy snaps. So why not hook the couple up with the “it” camera they’re secretly pining for? The Instax is one of the best engagement gifts for couples. With fun colors like teal and orange, plus features that make taking selfies a real “snap” they’re sure to love this fun, celebratory gift. 

Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 camera, $55, Amazon

cheeseboard

One of our favorite engagement gifts for couples who live together is this beautiful wooden cheese board. It comes with both of their names and their wedding year engraved on the bottom in an attractive font, and it’s available in several different sizes and wood finishes to suit any decor. 

Wood Luck engraved personalized cheese board, from $33, Etsy

brooklinen

Treat the to-be-weds in your life with a luxe sleeping situation when you gift them the classic hardcore bundle from bedding expert Brooklinen. The bundle includes a flat sheet, a fitted sheet, an unbelievably soft duvet cover and two pillowcases. Because who doesn’t deserve to have the best sleep of their lives? 

Brooklinen classic hardcore bundle, $189, Brooklinen

newlywed cookbook

For a budget engagement gift for couples that packs a meaningful punch, opt for this fantastic couple’s cookbook—The Newlywed Cookbook. It’s chock full of recipes they’ll actually want to make, but also sage advice, like how to stock a pantry and how to prepare an amazing meal on a budget. We can’t think of a better way to start a life together than this book! 

The Newlywed Cookbook, $19, Amazon

wood cake stand

A cake stand makes a cool engagement gift for the couple who has it all, and we love this super-simple rustic one from Etsy shop Primitive Weddings. It’s crafted from an attractive dark walnut wood, with the word “Love” scrawled along the front, a nod to their newly engaged status. Choose from a variety of sizes and font colors for a gift they’re sure to use countless times throughout the years. 

Primitive Weddings dark walnut rustic cake stand, from $45, Etsy

card box

Once the wedding invitations go out, the response cards will start rolling in. This card box will help keep all of the engaged couple’s incoming mail in one place so no RSVP goes missing. It’s one of the best engagement gifts for couples to help them stay organized. 

BHLDN glass card box, $48, Anthropologie

tea box

If you’re on the hunt for the best engagement gift ideas, you can’t beat a fancy tea set. With 8 different delicious blends, the happy couple is sure to enjoy this set, especially as they try to relax away all the stress that wedding planning can cause! 

Thoughtfully tea lover’s gift set, $30, Amazon

ring box

Know an engaged couple? They’re going to need a place to store their bling! We love this iconic Kate Spade ring holder in an elegant robin’s egg blue hue that states, “with this ring.” It’s the perfect place for them to store their rings in the unusual times when they can’t wear them.

Kate Spade ring dish, $30, Nordstrom

doormat

One of our favorite engagement gifts for couples who live together? A welcome mat that bears their shared last name. It’s a great way to pay homage to their union while giving a sweet gift that they’ll totally use. 

Fox and Clover Boutique custom welcome doormat, $43, Etsy

wood cork box

Trust us on this one—engaged couples get a lot of wine. Now, they’ll have a special place to store all the corks when you gift them this unique wooden shadow box from WeddingWire Shop. Choose from different personalization options for a sentimental gift they’ll love.

WeddingWire Shop personalized wooden wine cork holder, $20, WeddingWire Shop

candle

If you’re looking for engagement gifts for couples who have everything, a candle is something they can always use more of. And we love this beautifully designed couples candle from Etsy shop Amy Lucy Designs. It’s adorned in gold or rose gold for an upscale aesthetic and gives off a fresh, clean linen scent for more than 30 hours of burn time. 

Amy Lucy Designs personalized engagement candle, $11, Etsy

private cooking classes

While it can be difficult to dream up engagement gifts for couples who have it all, a cooking class they can enjoy together seems like a good one! Gift them a private event at upscale cookery Sur La Table for an unforgettable cooking sesh they’ll never forget. Plus, chances are they’ll use their newfound culinary skills for years to come. 

Sur La Table private cooking classes, call for pricing, Sur La Table

sonos

If you’re shopping for engagement gifts for couples who live together, you need a gift that’ll make their shared home an inviting one. The Sonos speaker, with voice controls and Alexa built in, is just that. This super compact delivers amazing sound quality that can be controlled by voice, app or even Apple AirPlay. 

Sonos Gen 2 speaker, $200, Amazon

gift box

There’s nothing like a gift with a sense of humor. And this tongue-in-cheek couples gift definitely checks the box! It comes complete with everything they’ll need to start their life together, including a hilarious Wheel of Burden (for sharing those household tasks) to decision-making dice. Totally apropos and hilariously funny, this box is just right if you’re looking for the best engagement gifts for couples. 

Sincerely Me Gift funny engagement box set, $50, Etsy

wood wine bo

Back to all that wine… Another great engagement gift idea is this cute, personalized wine rack. With a rustic wooden finish, it would make a great addition to any kitchen. The couple will have ample storage for about 6 bottles of wine, while slots on the bottom are the perfect place to store four wine glasses. This go-to piece is sure to get plenty of use throughout the years!

Roberts Craft Shop personalized wooden wine rack, $35, Etsy

wedding library box

While much of wedding planning is done online, there are some physical items from the big day that the engaged couple will want to keep. This wedding library allows the almost-newlyweds to keep treasures like dried flowers, paper goods, photos, and more organized and safe. 

Uncommon Goods wedding keepsake library, $100, Uncommon Goods

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