Your best friend in the whole world is engaged! Cue the excitement — and maybe a few happy tears. After the big announcement, it’s time to celebrate. While it isn’t mandatory to surprise your BFF with a congratulatory gift, it’s always a kind gesture, especially if you don’t want to show up to the engagement party empty-handed. So to help you find the perfect present, we’ve rounded up a list of our favorite engagement gifts for best friends, from simple ideas to an oh-so-cute gift box curated specifically for #justsaidyes season. Treating your bestie to a special engagement gift is bound to be just the first of many wedding-related duties on your agenda, and it’s a fabulous way to kick things off to a good start!
These engagement gifts for best friends were made for spreading the love.
Ring Dish or Box
If your newly-engaged friend is rocking a brand-new piece of jewelry on that finger, it’s the perfect excuse to go on the hunt for a cute ring dish. While your bestie will probably want to wear their ring 24/7, there will inevitably be times when they’ll need to take the ring off for safe-keeping, especially around the house. Having a designated place at home to put the ring will help avoid any “OMG WHERE IS MY RING?!” freakouts while also keeping the ring in a secure spot.
The great thing about this engagement gift for your best friend is that you can find ring dishes in just about any color and style imaginable. We suggest looking for one that matches your friend’s home decor or features their initials. For even more protection, opt for a special jewelry box with a lid instead of a dish. Have a friend who is always on the go? Surprise them with a protective jewelry pouch where they can stow their ring while traveling or working out.
Champagne & Fancy Glasses
Once your friend gets engaged, you can bet that plenty of celebrating will ensue. There’s no better opportunity to treat your bestie to a nice bottle of bubbly! If it’s in the budget, consider splurging on a fancier-than-usual bottle to mark the special occasion. Include a set of swanky champagne flutes (you can even consider having them customized with a monogram) to help the happy couple feel like real VIPs when they pop the cork.
Custom Gift Kit
One of the engagement gifts for best friends that we’re loving right now is a custom gift kit. WeddingWire has partnered with the gifting mavens at Greetabl to create a celebratory box of treats just in time for engagement season. How does it work? You can customize the gift box — which is mailed directly to your BFF — with a personal message and photos that you upload from your phone or computer (perfect for showing off your friend’s favorite engagement snapshots!). The Greetabl box includes a ring dish, a diamond-shaped bottle opener, strawberry champagne chocolates, and confetti. It couldn’t be any cuter (or easier!) to share your excitement.
A major part of getting engaged is the anticipation of changing your name and having a new set of initials to mark the start of your married life. If your BFF is planning to change his or her last name after saying “I do,” treat them to a custom gift featuring their new monogram. When it comes to the specific item, the world is your oyster — you can monogram pretty much anything and everything. Some of our favorite monogram gift ideas include robes, personal stationery, tumblers and mugs, jewelry, and travel pouches (for the honeymoon!).
Mani-Pedi Gift Card
When your BFF is constantly showing off that new engagement ring, regular manicures become a necessity. A mani-pedi gift card gives your bestie a chance to get those hands ready for their closeup while also having some built-in relaxation time. If you’re looking for a chance to spend some time together, schedule a double appointment and make a day of it!
Sometimes, a nice flower arrangement is all you need to congratulate your bestie on their happy news. This is one of our favorite engagement gifts for best friends because it’s something that your friend and their future spouse will both be able to enjoy. Choose your friend’s favorite flowers, or opt for blooms that match the rest of their home decor. Feeling extra generous? Sign your friend up for a temporary flower subscription to have fresh blooms delivered every few weeks or months.
At-Home Spa Basket
As wedding planning gets underway, your BFF is likely to experience a higher level of stress than normal. With vendors to research, a budget to manage, and nosy relatives to corral, planning the dream wedding can be a lot to handle on top of work and everyday responsibilities. Put together a basket of goodies that your friend can use whenever he or she needs a bit of R&R throughout their engagement. Include items like an aromatherapy candle, cozy pajamas, a face mask, and other luxe accessories to help your bestie relax when they need it the most. This thoughtful engagement gift for best friends will make them so thankful to have you in their life.
This content was created in partnership with Greetabl.