Best engagement party gifts that the couple will be sure to love
Get the best engagement gift that's perfectly suited for the happy couple-to-be.
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We've got a host of ideas that you can treat the couple-to-be. Whether it's something for their new home together, an awesome experience they can share or even a bottle of bubbles to celebrate the momentous occasion.
Keep on scrolling to see our list of the best engagement party gifts. If you're keen to start planning ahead, you can also check out our guide on wedding gifts.
Our absolute favourite gift ideas to buy your newly engaged friends:
Mr and Mrs Couples Coffee Mugs Cups Gifts-Set
Stemless Wedding Champagne Glasses
Boyfriend and Girlfriend 15 oz Stemless Wine Glasses
Picnic Among the Vines with Wine Tasting Masterclass - For 2
Kedrian Mr And Mrs Kitchen Set
Radford Bright Cutlery Set 24-Piece
Kinky Confessions Truth or Dare Card Game
Queen of Hearts
Hot Air Ballooning Over The Hunter Valley - For 2
Le Tribute Gin
Chic & Unique Wedding Cakes : 30 Modern Cake Designs and Inspirations
The Book Depository
Overnight Escape with Breakfast and Bike Hire- Weekend
Moet Piccolo Strawberry Dreams Bouquet
Moet & Two Dozen Choc-Dipped Strawberries
Picnic in the Royal Botanic Gardens by Luke Nguyen
Fine Art Wedding Photography
The Book Depository
Mr & Mrs Champagne Flute - Set of 2
An After Dark Standalone
Lovehoney Oh! Hot Massage Rocks
Riedel Vinum Riesling Glasses Twin Pack
Wedding Planning Diary on Etsy
The Cook's Companion: The Complete Book of Ingredients and Recipes for the Australian Kitchen
Angus & Robertson
Wedding Planner, Guide, Journal & Notebook from myLittleWeddingBook shop on Etsy
Trio Of France - Wine Hamper
Moet & Chandon NV - Wine Hamper
Luxury Chandon Chocolate Bouquet
Soon To Be Mrs Personalized Mug- Bride To Be Engagement Gift from ilulily shop on Etsy
Personalised Chopping Board Engagement Gift
The Wedding Planner & Organizer
The Book Depository
Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label
A couple things to consider when buying an engagement gift:
- Are you attending the wedding as well? Not all engagement party invitees will also swing an invitation to the wedding. If you think you'll be going to both, you might want to set aside some funds for a second present.
- Does the couple already live together, or will they be starting a new home? If they'll be starting in a fresh place, consider gifting them something they'll be able to use when they settle in to quickly turn their new house into a home.
How to choose the best present for an engagement party
Choosing the perfect engagement party gift can be stressful. Keep it easy by following these simple guidelines and you can spend less time worrying about what to bring and more time actually enjoying yourself at the party.
Keep it simple and to the point: It doesn't have to be expensive. Something simple and personalised will be just as welcomed by the happy couple as anything else. Think of an engagement gift as a entree and the wedding gift as the main meal. Don't go overboard, or you won't have room for the main event.
Think of a group gift: Have a great idea for something, but can't quite afford it? Gather your mates and pool your funds together. Bonus points: they'll be extra grateful that you took the lead on this.
Inject some creativity: There's nothing wrong with going off the registry if you have an amazing idea for a more personal gift. If you've been friends with someone for years, chances are you've thought of something they'll love that's never even crossed their minds!
Engagement party gifts etiquette: Like everything else surrounding weddings, there's a certain etiquette involved. Whether or not you follow it is up to you, but our advice is to judge it based on how traditional the couple is.
- Maintain simplicity. This is an engagement gift, not a wedding gift. You don't have to go over the top – a nice bunch of flowers goes a long way.
- Ask for a registry. It's not uncommon for couples to have a registry for their engagement party, as well as their wedding. Registries might feel impersonal, but at least you know you're giving the happy couple exactly what they want!
- Maintain a positive attitude. Even if you're the only person bringing the happy couple an engagement gift, don't feel embarrassed! You'll be their favourite guest by far and you'll definitely score an invite to the wedding. Thoughtfulness never goes unappreciated.
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