Engagement is a precursor to a wedding and that makes it all the more special. Though it retains less significance compared to the wedding event, it is still considered a function where special engagement gifts are showered to wish and bless the couple. In that aspect, one has to be very thoughtful in selecting the engagement gifts. We spare you the thought by building a list of the best engagement gifts that you can plan to present the couple on their first D-day.
Ceramic Picture Frame
A picture frame is a good gift for any occasion and the engagement is no exception to that. Look for exquisitely made picture frames that clearly indicate the essence of the event. I found a ceramic picture frame online which can hold a 4 x 6 inch photo easily and is titled “We’re Engaged”. Complete the picture frame with their photo if you have one (better if they are in each other’s arms). This would definitely make it to the top engagement gifts they’d have received.
A pair of foam cans coolers
Next in the list of my engagement gifts is a set of two foam can coolers one each for the guy and the girl. The one that I found online is beverage insulator suited for 12-ounce cans. One of them reads “Mr. Right”,obviously referring to the groom to be. No prizes for guessing, the other one reads “Mrs. Always Right” referring to the bride to be. Apart from doing their regular duty of keeping the temperature of the contents of the can stable, this gift is also bound to bring out a loud laughter from the couple.
No engagement is complete without the taste of wine. Next, in our list of engagement gifts is a set of wine bottles with some interesting labels on them. Well, you can get the wine from anywhere but to bring them in a bottle with an interesting anecdote is quite a thoughtful task. So you can get a set of four wine bottles and use the 4 x 5 inch wine bottle labels with some interesting text. Well, there will be texts on these labels, like “Cheers to groom to be” or any wishes to the couple to be.The labels are made from waterproof material and of a standard size that would fit the regular 750 ml wine bottle. I am sure the bride to be is going to appreciate your effort and groom to be is going to have a good laugh.
Sash – for the Bride to be
The next one among our engagement gifts is specific to the bride to be. It is something that she can wear over her engagement dress, a sash, the one I was impressed with and can be ordered online. The lace sash shown here is bound to make the bride turn heads towards her with its beautiful and elegant finish. It sits well on the shoulder and nicely adorns the hip to give that perfect look. If you are a friend of the bride to be, this one could be in your list of engagement gifts.
A piggy bank
Our quest for the engagement gifts takes us to a piggy bank. I am serious – I am indeed referring to a piggy bank. Find a cute piggy bank from any of the local stores. Be sure that they do not have any text printed on them because you are going to be either writing or sticking something over its body. Once you get it home, try writing something candid and interesting about the couple. If not you can just order a piggy bank readymade for this occasion online. This one has “Honeymoon fund” written on it. The couple would indeed love this simple yet sincere gesture from you.
A wedding planner
Now we are getting a bit serious. A wedding calls for precise planning and accurate executions. If the planning is done well, everything falls in place on the wedding day. A wedding planner serves as one of the better engagement gifts and would be quite useful to the couple in planning for their D-day. I found an amazing wedding planner online which I would gift to any of my friends or relatives on their engagement. The Knot Ultimate wedding planner lends insights on all the planning, budgets and other practical stuffs to be taken care of to make the wedding ceremony a dream come true. It would be of great utility to the couple post the engagement.
Count down Chalkboard
A chalkboard that can be used to mark the countdown for the number of days leading to the wedding date is next in our list of amazing engagement gifts. The one that I am talking about is a simple yet interesting item. It has a heart symbol and the text “Days until our wedding” on its right. The bride to be or the groom to be is supposed update the number of days remaining for the D-day on this chalk board that can be hung on a wall or even kept on top of a table to remind them of the special occasion and the days remaining. This for sure would get them both excited!
Custom Wood board
A personalized key holder board or just a wood board that can be hung right at the entrance of one’s home would serve as an ideal gift to the couple to be. I particularly liked one of these that I found online. This wood sign board is customized with important dates. It featured the love story of the couple that included the date they fell for each other, the engagement date, and the wedding date. You can create your own custom board akin to this one with the name of the bride to be and the groom to be and the established date included!