5 Engagement Gift Ideas That Will Make Them Smile

After a few years of intimate celebrations, postponed parties and Zoom “I do”, weddings are about to make a big comeback in 2022 (health guidelines permitting, of course).

February is a popular month for big announcements due to Valentine’s Day (a standard date for proposals) and there are also many postponed celebrations that have been put on the back burner due to COVID which may finally be happening.

According to Emily Post Institute guidelines, engagement gifts aren’t essential and don’t need to be luxurious. An engagement gift is a way to send a festive “best wishes” to the couple, which can be as simple as a card or as personal as a jewelry dish for new rings.

FOR THE COUPLE STRESSED BY WEDDING PLANNING

Multitasking planners may need help rationalizing floral options and keeping track of cake-tasting appointments and hardcover. wedding planner is made for all that. This comprehensive planner contains detailed pages for the wedding registry vendors, guest checklist, and wedding countdown. This information can be a way to organize information with input from multiple people and keep it in one place. Available at Amazon.

The little book of wedding planning

The little book of wedding lists breaks the sometimes overwhelming process of planning a big event into smaller chunks, so that every task can be tackled and there is a clear schedule of to-do lists. Available at Indigo.

FOR THE CELEBRATING TOAST

gold rim glasses

Those gold rimmed coupe glasses are a sophisticated way to toast in celebration and a keepsake they can use for years to come. Available at Indigo.

campaign candles

For gifts that need to be mailed, or if the happy couple prefers to be alcohol-free, this green Country Candle looks like an overpriced bottle of champagne, without popping a cork. Available at Nordström.

Hidden Message Candle

This Hidden Message Candle Champagne Rose has notes of pink grapefruit, white jasmine and Persian lime and the inscription inside reads: “You can light my fire”. Available at my placeindigo.

FOR PERSONALIZED AND MATCHING GIFTS

Monogram Ring Dish

For new rings (and a handy tote bedside table for watches and jewelry), a set of assorted monogram dishes is a thoughtful gift. Available at Indigo.

Frette Pillows

A silky set Frette pillowcases is a luxury item that will also be used in their daily lives. Available at Bed bath and beyond.

Old Navy pajamas

Celebrate their new level of domesticity with a set of matching poplin pajamas which are crisp and classic. For Men and women at Old Navy.

FOR THE COUPLE WHO VALUE MEMORIES

H&M Vase

If you know relying on classic wedding elements is important to the couple, they might also like a time-tested gift, like a glass vase. This relatively inexpensive option combines a contemporary shape with a textured finish. Available at H&M.

Waterford Vase

This heavy Waterford Markham Vase is made from high quality crystal and has traditional cut lines and shape. It would suit both a formal dining room and a bright kitchen. Available at Bed bath and beyond.

FOR THE COUPLE WHO PREFER MONEY

pop-up card

If there’s anything a couple planning to host an open bar needs, it’s money. Depending on what style suits them, there are a few noteworthy fixed options like this pop up wedding cake cardthis very funny NSFW greeting and pop print card which includes stickers. All available on Amazon.

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