23 Engagement Gifts From Parents to the Happy Couple
If your son or daughter just got engaged, these thoughtful engagement gifts will kickstart the celebrations to come.
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One minute you were cradling them in your arms, and now they've found love in the arms of another. Your little girl or boy is getting married and you want to get them the perfect engagement gift before the wedding planning gets into full swing. Cue these engagement gifts from parents. If you're ready to start shopping, we've hand-picked some of the best gifts for the newly engaged couple, whether you're the parents of the bride-to-be, parents of the groom, a future parent-in-law, or another guardian family member. Below, you'll find unique engagement gift ideas to let the happy couple know just how excited you are for them and their big day to come, including sentimental keepsakes, practical engagement gifts, and everything in between.
Fruit and Chocolate Gift Basket
Foodies will love this sweet gift basket filled with chocolate, fresh fruit, and other goodies. It's all tied up in a woven basket with a satin "congratulations" bow to make it extra festive.
1800baskets.com congratulations fruit & sweets gift basket, $99, 1800baskets.com
Cast Iron Skillet
Even though they're likely planning to create a wedding registry, you can get a head start on their wishlist of kitchen essentials by treating them to a brand-new skillet. This one comes in two sizes and is completely oven safe for added use.
Smithey Ironware Co. Smithey traditional cast iron skillet, from $160, Food52
Cute Matching Mugs
These mugs will make every morning all the sweeter for the happy couple. The lips fit together for a kiss, and the handles form a heart. Choose from pink and blue or pink and white color combos.
Uncommon Goods the kissing mugs, $65, Uncommon Goods
Gratitude Savings Jars
These jars are a great gift to remind the couple to embrace gratitude for each other while saving their pennies. The set comes with two jars, each reading, "Every time you see a penny, take a moment and acknowledge something you are grateful for in [him/her]." It's a perfect inclusive engagement gift from parents—the jars are available in him/her, her/her, and him/him combinations.
Studio Penny Lane relationship gratitude jar set, $50, The Grommet
As a couple starts building their new life together, luxurious new bedding is always a welcome gift. This set made of stonewashed linen contains everything they need for the sweetest dreams, including a sheet set, duvet cover, and extra pillowcases. Choose from 12 colors to match their home decor style.
The Citizenry stonewashed linen bed bundle, $455, The Citizenry
Preserved Flower Bouquet
Flowers are always a nice engagement gift idea, but if you want something that lasts a little bit longer, consider trendy dried flowers instead. This colorful arrangement is like a bouquet of instant happiness, with dried pampas grass, bunny tails, sun palms, and more in pretty pink hues.
East Olivia the Olivia, $95, East Olivia
Staycation Gift Card
The wedding planning process can be fun but exhausting, so why not give them a reason to unwind? ResortPass partners with exclusive resorts and spas across the country to give you access to swanky hotel amenities (like pools, saunas, and private cabanas) without the hotel stay. A gift card allows them to choose a time and location that works best for their schedules.
ResortPass gift card, from $50, ResortPass
Commemorative Champagne Flutes
Say 'cheers!' to their big news with these beautiful champagne flutes. The bubbly will taste better than ever in these hand-engraved glasses showcasing their initials and future wedding date. They're the perfect gift if you're looking for something personal and custom.
Jennifer Francis Fillinger etched champagne flutes set of 2, $85, Uncommon Goods
Funny Engagement Candle
If you've been waiting (and waiting) for that engagement ring to appear, this candle is a fun way to say congratulations. It's sure to get a laugh from the crowd at the engagement party, and it comes in six different scents.
904 Custom Events personalized jar candle with label, from $10, Etsy
A beautiful, well-made vase is a classic engagement gift from parents, and something the couple will reach for over and over throughout their lives. This one from Wedgwood is simple yet stunning, and it comes in their signature blue gift box. Choose from traditional white or a soft powder pink color.
Wedgwood Jasper folia powder pink bulb vase, $100, Wedgwood
Sentimental Engagement Photo Frame
This unique photo frame is a sweet way to display a picture from the special day they got engaged. It can be personalized with a dozen different background options to create a unique keepsake engagement gift they'll cherish forever.
River Roots Collective engagement frames, $30, Etsy
Block Letter Cutting Board
This custom cutting board is sure to get a ton of use over the years (not to mention how stylish it will look sitting on their kitchen counter). The engaged couple's names are carved into the top of the board, and the rest is ready for preparing and presenting their favorite foods.
Kim Strassner and Mike Pararas personalized cutting board, from $169, Uncommon Goods
At-Home Cocktail Kit
Stock their bar with this set of craft cocktail mixes that makes a fun engagement present. It comes with everything they need to create favorite drinks like Moscow mules, hot toddies, whiskey sours, and more—just add alcohol.
Bespoke Post last call, $70, Bespoke Post
Pretty Ring Dish
If they've got a new engagement ring on their finger, they need a safe place to put it when they take it off. This sunrise ring dish has several spokes to hold their engagement ring with plenty of room for other jewelry too. It's a cute gift idea from the mother of the bride to your daughter.
Anthropologie sunrise trinket dish, $14, Anthropologie
Wedding Keepsake Box
This keepsake box is a great gift for an engaged couple to store all the sentimental mementos of their engagement, from their proposal to the wedding day. It comes with drawers, vertical file folders, envelopes, and cloth bags to preserve wedding photos, flowers, invitations, menus, and more.
Uncommon Goods wedding keepsake library, $100, Uncommon Goods
Colorful Wine Glasses
They likely already have go-to wine glasses for everyday use, but a recent engagement is an opportune moment to treat your son or daughter to a new set of stemware. These colorful wine glasses are a gorgeous gift they can pull out for special occasions in the future, like birthdays and wedding anniversaries.
Estelle Colored Glass handblown colored wine glasses for a set of 6, from $160, Food52
Custom Photo Album
To capture the memories they've made and those to come, a photo album is always a thoughtful engagement gift. This heirloom-quality album is covered in luxe linen fabric with a foil-stamped cover and spine. Pick from 12 different colors and fill the album with some of your favorite snapshots of the happy couple.
Artifact Uprising layflat photo album, from $152, Artifact Uprising
For the adventurous couple that's always on the go, this cooler makes one of the best engagement gifts from parents. Lightweight but tough, it lets them bring their favorite foods and beverages along on all their travels. You can choose from five colors, and turn it into a personalized gift by adding a collegiate or MLB logo based on their favorite team.
YETI tundra 65 hard cooler, $375, YETI
Decadent Chocolate Gift Box
If life is like a box of chocolates, we're voting for this one. The pretty gift box is filled with a dozen dreamy chocolates from world-renowned Knipschildt Chocolatier. It's sure to be an instant hit for anyone with a sweet tooth.
Knipschildt Chocolatier signature chocolate collection gift box, $35, Goldbelly
Assorted Wine Pack
Not able to toast to the couple in person? Until you're all together, they can toast to their future with this delicious selection of wines. Each bottle of wine contains one glass, so it's perfect for those times when just a little vino will do. Choose from a gift box of 12 or 24 bottles, with a mix of brut, rosé, and red varieties.
Usual Wines mixed pack, $96 for box of 12 glasses, Usual Wines
Portable Bluetooth Speaker
This engagement gift from parents is our pick if you're shopping for a couple who love the latest tech gadgets. Help them set the soundtrack to their lives together with this high-quality wireless speaker. It's portable and outdoor-ready too, so it's ready to go with them wherever they want to go.
Sonos roam, $179, Sonos
Gourmet Truffle Sauces
If you're shopping for a couple who love cooking together, spice up their kitchen pantry with this fancy set of truffled sauces. Packed in a gorgeous gift box, this set includes black truffle hot sauce, white truffle hot sauce, and black truffle oil.
TRUFF best seller pack, $78, TRUFF
Wall Art Kit
Talk about a fun date night activity. This kit comes with everything they need to create a gorgeous work of art using their bodies, including two pairs of disposable slippers so they can walk straight to the shower after painting.
Love is Art intimate art kit, from $60, The Grommet