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The wedding countdown is officially on. Whether you’re shopping for heartfelt engagement gifts for a friend, family member, or coworker, we have a full list of suggestions to narrow down your search.

Unlike weddings and bridal showers, an engagement party rarely comes with a registry. (Since the happy couple just promised to be wed, they haven’t had the opportunity to start their pre-wedding shopping spree.) While cash, checks, or gift cards are always appreciated, you may want to get them something a bit more personal. From personalized keepsakes to must-have items for their home, these gifts will line the celebratory path until the couple says “I do.” 

14 Engagement Gift Ideas for the Happy Couple

When looking for a wonderful engagement gift for the soon-to-be newlyweds, consider their personalities and lifestyle. Do they enjoy entertaining guests? Do they fancy themselves DIY mixologists? Do they love to travel? Here are some of our favorite gift ideas that would be perfect to bring to their engagement party and congratulate the couple on their exciting news. 

1. Monogrammed Velvet Ring Box 

The couple just added a little bling to their wardrobe, and now they need a fashionable way to store their rings. These velvet ring boxes can be easily personalized with both their initials. Plus, each box contains a secret compartment where they can keep their proposal photo. 

2. Happily Ever After Gift Box 

While many gift boxes can seem impersonal these days, we’re currently swooning over this one from Marigold & Grey. You can select the couple-to-be’s titles (i.e., Mr. and Mr., Mr. and Mrs., or Mrs. and Mrs.), select your greeting, and decide whether to include a handwritten card. Each box includes a tea towel, treats (flavors vary), mug set, candles, and other gifts from artisan businesses.

3. Marble and Wood Cheese Board

Now that wedding planning season has officially begun, the couple may find themselves entertaining more than ever before. This Salvia marble and wood cheese board from Crate & Barrel makes an exceptional presentation of cheese, charcuterie, or fresh fruits. This is one of those stylish yet practical engagement gifts that the couple is sure to love for years to come.

4. Minimalist Ring Dish 

As every married person will tell you, there’s no worse feeling than having your newly-polished engagement ring get washed down the drain (yikes!). These adorable, specked jewelry dishes are perfect for keeping in the washroom, next to the kitchen sink, or on the nightstand. Whether the gift recipient is cleaning the house, washing their hands, or simply taking a snooze, they can rest assured their engagement ring is safe.

5. Intersection of Love Photo Print 

With a new engagement, two families have officially promised to become one. Celebrate this “intersection” of two last names with this unique photo frame from Uncommon Goods. The black and white design features a crossroads sign with two last names, symbolizing the start of the happy couple’s new union.

6. Personalized Champagne Flutes 

Now that the two lovebirds are engaged, there is plenty of toasting to do. Raise your glass to the future spouses with these Athena Pave flutes from Things Remembered. The design includes a laurel leaf accent, while the glasses can be engraved with the couple’s names and the date of their engagement.

7. Middle Ring Finger Engagement Mugs

Ok, we know, we knowthere are roughly seven million engagement coffee mugs available on the internet. But these (middle (ring) finger mugs had us doubled over laughing, so we couldn’t exclude them from our list. This designer on Etsy can print the hilarious design on mugs, wine glasses, or ring boxes, delivering a smile to the couple day after day.

8. New York Times Custom Anniversary Book 

Every couple wants to remember the road that led to the altar and happily ever after. And what better way to do that than with this anniversary book that’s made to look like an issue of the New York Times? Fill this one-of-a-kind keepsake with photos, stories, and other anecdotes of the couple, then present it at their engagement party. (Pro tip: Invite other friends and family members to submit stories for the couple, making it an even more cherished gift.)

9. Luggage Tags and Passport Holder 

After the wedding day, the couple will jetset off on their once-in-a-lifetime vacation. To start the countdown to their honeymoon, give them this vacation gift set found on Amazon, with an engraved pen, personalized luggage tags, and memorable passport holder. It’s a great gift to commemorate a lifetime of travel adventures together.

10. Engaged AF Tumbler

Every bride-to-be wants the opportunity to show off her newly engaged status. These fun “Engaged AF” tumblers are perfect for toting around on the go or tossing in a desk drawer or gym bag. Plus, they come in a number of fun color combos, like glitter blush or blush floral.

11. Brass Easel & Calendar 

From the official engagement date to the big day, every couple loves counting down through wedding season. As a thoughtful engagement present, personalize this gorgeous brass easel and calendar from Artifact Uprising with photos of the forever couple. Choose your script then upload the couple’s photos to finish the project.

12. Special Dates Bottle of Wine 

If you’re looking for a unique engagement gift, why not give them a wine bottle commemorating their engagement? This bottle of wine can be engraved with several dates, including the couple’s first date, engagement date, and future wedding date.

13. With Love Picture Frame 

What’s the best part of getting engaged? Engagement photos, of course! Now that the couple’s old iPhone selfies are replaced with some professional shots, they need a proper photo frame. This gold-plated 8×10 frame from Kate Spade New York is the gorgeous upgrade the soon-to-be-married couple needs. 

14. Glass Domed Cake Plate and Punch Bowl

Alright, so the wedding cake won’t be served for several more months — but this gorgeous glass cake plate from Williams Sonoma still makes for a great gift. Simply flip the glass dome upside down, and this cake plate becomes a punch bowl, making it an exceptional tool for entertaining. In addition, you can monogram this piece for an additional $12, making it one of the most memorable (and multifunctional) engagement gifts you can give.

These Heartfelt Engagement Gifts Will Be Cherished By the Couple 

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Now that the happy couple is engaged, it’s time to raise your glasses and toast, “Congrats!” We hope these personalized engagement gifts gave you some winning ideas for showering the soon-to-be-married duo with plenty of love.

While we adore the above options, the best engagement gift can’t be purchased in a store. Instead, the most treasured presents include time spent with loved ones — especially leading up to the wedding day. Therefore, if the couple hasn’t planned their own engagement party yet, gather a small team together and throw a party for them.

With Greenvelope, you can quickly send out a gorgeous engagement party invitation to the couple’s family and friends. Simply upload your guests’ email addresses, customize your design, then press “send” to gather all the couple’s loved ones together and celebrate this extraordinary occasion.