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36 engagement gifts for newly engaged couples

Celebrate the occasion with one of these gifts.

Send these 40 engagement gift ideas for 2022 to all of your newly-engaged friends from Etsy, Amazon, and more. Credit: Etsy

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When it comes to wedding gifts, baby shower gifts, bridal shower gifts, most of us have a good idea of what to give in these situations. But what about when someone gets engaged? And what if they throw an engagement party? Equally deserving of celebration, engagement gifts should be fun, thoughtful, and unique.

If the couple already has a registry, it's a great idea to purchase something from their must-have list for the occasion. If not, or if you want to give them something a little more personal or a gift related to being engaged, this list has something sweet for everyone. Whether you're purchasing a gift for the couple together or your newly engaged friend, these are our favorite engagement gift ideas.

1. For the cozy couple: A celebratory candle

Best engagement gifts: Homesick Candle
Credit: Homesick

Best engagement gifts: Homesick Candle

We love Homesick candles. The candle company has tons of scented candles that can transport you back to the place that has you feeling homesick. Homesick’s Let’s Toast Candle is inspired by celebratory sensations and is perfect for the couple who gets homesick for big events. It features base notes of champagne grapes accented by fruity middle and top notes for an overall scent reminiscent of clinking cheerful bubbly flutes. You can even personalize it with a handwritten note on the packaging congratulating the happy couple.

Get the Let’s Toast Candle from Homesick for $34

2. For the home chef: A cookbook for newlyweds

Best engagement gifts: Newlywed Cookbook
Credit: Anthropologie

Best engagement gifts: Newlywed Cookbook

Part of being a couple is teamwork, and what better way to practice that than by cooking together? The Newlywed Table is full of delicious modern and classic recipes that couples can make and enjoy together. Whether they’re entertaining friends or having a weeknight dinner for two, this cookbook will be both an aesthetically pleasing decor piece for the kitchen and a useful meal guide.

Get The Newlywed Table from Anthropologie for $29.95

3. For the Insta-lover: An instant camera

Best engagement gifts: Instant camera
Credit: Amazon

Best engagement gifts: Instant camera

Vintage vibes have been popular in the past few years, particularly with photographs. There’s just something about the Polaroid look that makes photos feel extra special. Gift the happy couple an instant camera so they can document their engagement journey, wedding day, and honeymoon through their eyes. The Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 is one of the best instant cameras we tested because the camera and film are affordable, so you can take all the photos you want without breaking the bank.

Get the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 from Amazon for $64.50

4. For the green thumb: A live plant

Best engagement gifts: Plant from The Sill
Credit: Reviewed / Betsey Goldwasser

Best engagement gifts: Plant from The Sill

Plants make fabulous gifts because they brighten up a room and just make you feel good. Send the newly engaged couple a live plant from The Sill—an online plant store we love—that they can care for together. There are tons of options to choose from plant-wise, so there’s something for both the avid plant moms and the botanically challenged. You can even choose the pot it arrives in to suit their decor.

Get a live plant from The Sill starting at $20

5. For the one who loves the little details: Personalized stationery

Add the personal touch with this personalized stationery that features a slim heart and name from Minted.
Credit: Minted

Add the personal touch with this personalized stationery that features a slim heart and name from Minted.

Part of being a committed couple means sending out thank you cards and invitations during the wedding process. Having custom stationery makes the process easier and makes it feel quite official. This personalized stationery can be monogrammed for individual or joint use. Between the sweet foil-pressed paper and six available colors, this engagement gift is sure to add just the right amount of personality to every letter.

Get 'For the Heart's Sake' Personalized Stationery from Minted starting at $79

6. For the host: A personalized charcuterie board

Best engagement gifts: Personalized cheese board
Credit: Etsy

Best engagement gifts: Personalized cheese board

Nothing completes a friendly get-together or stay-at-home movie date more than a good charcuterie board. A customized board with the couple’s name is thoughtful, stylish, and useful. Since many memories are made over food, it’s a great way to help them create new ones as an engaged pair.

Get the Personalized Charcuterie Board from Etsy starting at $12.75

7. For the traveler: A cute map print of their engagement location

Best engagement gifts: Custom map art
Credit: Etsy

Best engagement gifts: Custom map art

Engagement is a new adventure for the happy couple, and popping the question is a memory they won’t soon forget. Help them immortalize it with a custom engagement map print featuring the location where they got engaged. You can include their names and date in the print to complete it.

Get the Customized Engagement Map Print from Etsy starting at $18.99

8. For the fashionista: A custom embroidered denim jacket

Best engagement gifts: Personalized denim jacket
Credit: Etsy

Best engagement gifts: Personalized denim jacket

Denim jackets are a classic wardrobe staple, and adding custom embroidery makes them both trendy and unique to the wearer. Featuring the couple’s new titles as a wedded pair, custom embroidered denim jackets are perfect to show off in engagement photos, wear on the big day, and travel with on the honeymoon. This jacket on Etsy has been sold over 193,000 times and customers love it.

Get the Custom Embroidered Denim Jacket from Etsy starting at $32.33

9. For the wine connoisseur: A wine carafe

Best engagement gifts: Decanter
Credit: Kate Spade

Best engagement gifts: Decanter

Many people pop a bottle in celebration of their engagement. What better way to honor their union than with a cute (and cheeky) wine carafe. This one from Kate Spade is minimal enough to blend into any home bar setting. The etched “ours” in classic script font is the cherry on top.

Get the kate spade new york Two of a Kind "Ours" Decanter from Bed, Bath, & Beyond for $74.99

10. For the one who favors experiences: A book of prompts to help them bond every day

Best engagement gifts: Journal for two
Credit: Amazon

Best engagement gifts: Journal for two

Making the commitment to marriage is a big deal. To start the happy couple on their journey, give them a book filled with thoughtful prompts they can do together each day to strengthen their connection. This book is essentially a time capsule, with room for each person to write down their own thoughts and revisit them over time.

Get the Do One Thing Every Day Together: A Journal for Two from Amazon for $11.66

11. For the fairy tale romantic: A wedding photo picture frame

Best engagement gifts: Kate Spade picture frame
Credit: Kate Spade

Best engagement gifts: Kate Spade picture frame

Here’s another Kate Spade piece that is delightfully minimal and effortlessly modern. This photo frame is a popular wedding gift and a stunning way for the couple to display that fairy tale moment. The hint of blue is also a cute nod to the bridal tradition of having “something blue” for luck. This frame even counts as something new, too!

Get the kate spade Take the Cake Picture Frame from Bloomingdale’s starting at $65

12. For the ones who cook together: Always Pan

Best engagement gifts: Always Pan
Credit: Reviewed / Betsey Goldwasser

Best engagement gifts: Always Pan

You heard it from Reviewed's cooking writer, Valerie Li Stack, first: The Always Pan is a perfect gift. The influencer-approved kitchen item is not only stylish, but it does the job of eight pieces of cookware. It's a frying pan, saute pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, non-stick pan, spatula, and spoon rest. Perfect for the couple living in a small space or for those who love cookware and kitchen tools, the Always Pan is an ideal gift for a couple that loves experimenting in the kitchen.

Get the Always Pan from Our Place for $99

13. For the tea lover: A tea blend inspired by love itself

Gift this teacup that is inspired by love itself available at Wayfair.
Credit: Wayfair

Gift this teacup that is inspired by love itself available at Wayfair.

If wine isn’t the couple’s choice of celebratory beverage, a rose tea blend could be the perfect solution. With just the right amount of floral and full-bodied tea, this multi-colored teacup and saucer comes available in a heart-shaped and will be loved by all.

Get the Winston Porter Peguero Heart Shaped Polka Dotted 2-Piece Teacup and Saucer Set from Wayfair for $26.99

14. For the couple who loves to match: A delightfully geeky mug set

Tell someone how much you love them with these matching mugs from Amazon.
Credit: Amazon

Tell someone how much you love them with these matching mugs from Amazon.

If the engaged couple loves public displays of affection, these matching teacups will be their favorites. The best addition to your morning routine is one mug that says "I love you," with the other responding, "I know."

Get the I Love You & I Know - Mug Set from Amazon for $33

15. For the home decor lover: This symbolic sculptural home decor piece

Best engagement gifts: Knotted decor
Credit: Anthropologie

Best engagement gifts: Knotted decor

Whether they plan to get a new place together or not, this decorative piece is as good a gift as any. It’s the perfect symbolism of tying the knot and can stand on its own as a decor piece. Or it makes a great addition in displaying their wedding album or favorite photos together.

Get the Knotted Decorative Object from Anthropologie for $32

16. For the one who likes to keep it clean: A monogrammed doormat

Best engagement gifts: Monogrammed doormat
Credit: West Elm

Best engagement gifts: Monogrammed doormat

You know the trend of carrying the bride over the threshold. This monogrammed wreath doormat helps keep the tradition while preventing muck from dirtying the floors. Plus, it’s a nice little welcome for the couple to come home to and to greet guests when they visit.

Get the Monogrammed Wreath Doormat from West Elm for $96

17. For the trendy person: A candlestick holder

Best engagement gifts: Candlestick holder
Credit: West Elm

Best engagement gifts: Candlestick holder

Candlesticks are a trendy way to up the vibe in any room. Not to mention, some wedding traditions involve lighting a candle together, so this makes a meaningful gift for a newly engaged couple. This candlestick holder from West Elm holds two sticks and works as a table centerpiece, shelf accent, or coffee table addition.

Get the Sin Candlestick Holder from West Elm for $38

18. For the kid at heart: A fun card

Best engagement gifts: 3D Card
Credit: Love Pop

Best engagement gifts: 3D Card

Sending a card is a foolproof gift option. We love this top-rated one from Love Pop because it has a fun 3D effect when opened. You can order it blank to write on yourself or have Love Pop include a custom message. Either way, it’s sure to put a smile on the couple’s face when opened.

Get the Champagne Pop 3D card from Love Pop for $13

19. For the one who loves accessories: A personalized ring dish

Best engagement gifts: Ring dish
Credit: Etsy

Best engagement gifts: Ring dish

A ring dish is a simple, yet thoughtful engagement gift. The couple can use it to display their bands for wedding photos or to safely store rings when they need to be removed for gardening, swimming, etc. We love this one because it’s simple enough to match any photography theme or home decor.

Get the Personalized Ring Dish from Etsy starting at $15

20. For the crafty person: A gift card for custom stationery

Best engagement gifts: Minted gift card
Credit: Minted

Best engagement gifts: Minted gift card

We love Minted’s thoughtful and personalized approach to gifts. They also have some of our favorite custom stationery. Gift the happy couple a Minted gift card so they can pick out custom designs for any of your save the dates, invitations, thank-you cards, or personal letterheads.

Get a gift card from Minted starting $25

21. For the financially-minded: A fund box

Best engagement gifts: Future Fund Box
Credit: Etsy

Best engagement gifts: Future Fund Box

Weddings, honeymoons, and houses cost money, so why not make the saving process fun with a fund box? We love this one from Etsy because they can use it for more than one event in their life (unlike bridesmaids' dresses, let’s be real). It’s perfect for saving up for the big day, the honeymoon, a first house, or even a first child.

Get the Our Future Fund Box from Etsy for $21.99

22. For the foodie: A personalized wedding cake and knife set

Best engagement gifts: Personalized cake and knife set
Credit: Bed Bath & Beyond

Best engagement gifts: Personalized cake and knife set

One of the best parts of any wedding reception is the cake, and making the first cut as a married pair makes for fond memories and cute photos. Another way to remember the moment is with a personalized cake and knife server set. The couple can even use it in the future on anniversary cakes.

Get this Wedding Cake Knife & Server Set from Bed, Bath, & Beyond starting at $55.99

23. For the writer: An anniversary journal

Best engagement gifts: Anniversary Journal
Credit: Uncommon Goods

Best engagement gifts: Anniversary Journal

The wedding is just one memory of the couple’s love story. Some of the best ones are yet to come. Give them an anniversary journey to jot down their celebratory activities year after year. It even has prompts to guide reflections and symbols for each year’s themes, from paper to diamond.

Get The Anniversary Journal from Uncommon Goods for $85

24. For the adventurous: An engagement mug

Best engagement gifts: Custom mug
Credit: Etsy

Best engagement gifts: Custom mug

For travelers and homebodies alike, this enamel mug brings all the excitement of starting a new adventure together. A little rustic, a lot romantic, personalize it with their names and engagement date. It’ll be their new favorite camping or office mug.

Get the Personalized Wedding Campfire Mug from Etsy starting at $18.95

25. For those who like it fancy: A monogrammed ice bucket

Best engagement gifts: Monogrammed ice bucket
Credit: Mark & Graham

Best engagement gifts: Monogrammed ice bucket

For wine and champagne lovers, a monogrammed ice bucket is an excellent gift they can add to their home bar. As they celebrate their engagement, they can keep their favorite bottles chilled and ready to serve. We love this one from Mark & Graham for its vintage-inspired look and availability in silver or gold.

Get the Celebration Ice Bucket from Mark & Graham for $69

26. For the curious: A fun online class

Best engagement gifts: Airbnb Experiences
Credit: Airbnb

Best engagement gifts: Airbnb Experiences

COVID-19 has changed the world. With social distancing and travel restrictions, it’s harder to have memorable experiences. Fortunately, Airbnb offers tons of fun online classes, from virtual tours of quaint Thai villages, introductions to Kenyan culture, lessons in making pasta, astrology, and much more.

Get an online class reservation from AirBnb starting at $2

27. For the one with a sweet tooth: A box of these bite-sized cupcakes

Best engagement gifts: Baked by Melissa cupcakes
Credit: Baked by Melissa

Best engagement gifts: Baked by Melissa cupcakes

We can’t get enough of Baked by Melissa’s tasty treats. Her bite-sized cupcakes come in a variety of extraordinary flavors and are fresh, flavorful, and moist. It’s a mess-free way to send the couple some celebratory cake.

Get the Congratulations Gift Box from Baked by Melissa starting at $40

28. For the one who loves to be organized: The ultimate wedding planner

Best engagement gifts: The Knot's Wedding Planner
Credit: The Knot

Best engagement gifts: The Knot's Wedding Planner

Planning a wedding can be hectic, to say the least. We love this planner because it’s packed with super helpful tidbits, including timelines, checklists, calendars, budgeting help, tips for finding the perfect dress, and tons more. There’s even room to take notes and store business cards as the couple checks out venues, florists, and bakeries.

Get The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner from Amazon for $26.82

29. For the party animal: A boozy delivery

Best engagement gifts: Drizly delivery
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Best engagement gifts: Drizly delivery

What can’t be delivered today? Thanks to Drizly, you can send the newly engaged couple their favorite boozy beverages right from your own home. This is a great option for those who live a ways away. Drizly has a selection of wine, champagne, beer, and liquor so there’s something for everyone’s tastes.

Get drinks delivered from Drizly starting at $7.99

30. For the pop culture expert: A shout-out from their favorite celeb

Best engagement gifts: Cameo
Credit: Cameo

Best engagement gifts: Cameo

Cameo is this awesome service where you hire a celebrity to record a special message. If a 3D card was the next level, then this is the top tier. Not only will it feel super cool to have a celebrity speaking to them, but they’ll be able to have it on file to revisit fondly (and maybe show off to coworkers and friends).

Get a personalized celebrity message from Cameo starting at $20

31. For the whimsical: Wedding countdown blocks

Best engagement gifts: Wedding countdown blocks
Credit: Etsy

Best engagement gifts: Wedding countdown blocks

Adults can play with blocks, too. Although these are less about building castles and more about counting down the days until “I do.” Not only are these fun décor pieces, but it’s something they’ll actively get to update every single day as the excitement builds.

Get a 9 Piece Countdown Block Set from Etsy starting at $31.99

32. For the punny one: A bottle of wine with a wedding planning wine label

Best engagement gifts: Wine label
Credit: Etsy

Best engagement gifts: Wine label

If gifting a bottle of wine or champagne off the shelf feels too generic for you, slap this cute wedding planning label on top. Since the label fits most bottles of wine and champagne, you won’t have to play Goldilocks to make sure it fits. It’ll make a simple bottle of bubbly that much more special.

Get the Wedding Planning Wine Label from Etsy for $4.50

33. For the one who takes tons of photos: A custom heart-shaped collage

Best engagement gifts: Custom heart photo art
Credit: Minted

Best engagement gifts: Custom heart photo art

Another option from Minted, this heart-shaped collage takes the couple’s favorite highlights and puts them all in one romantic place. It’s perfect for displaying in their home, and you can even customize the frame to match their decor. The Polaroid-style photos add a timeless touch.

Get the Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art from Minted starting at $29

34. For the avid reader: A wedding magazine subscription

Best engagement gifts: Wedding magazines
Credit: Amazon

Best engagement gifts: Wedding magazines

Yes, magazines still exist and they’re a fantastic engagement gift. Since wedding magazines are dedicated to all things bridal, they’re full of useful tips and trends to inspire the planning process. They can mark their favorites or cut out what they like to make a vision board. Choose from a national magazine or a local one.

Get a bridal magazine subscription from Amazon starting at $9.97

35. For the busy bee: A gift card to their favorite restaurant or for something they can use for the wedding

Best engagement gifts: Gift card
Credit: Nordstrom, Sephora, & Amazon

Best engagement gifts: Gift card

Planning a wedding on top of working makes life busy. Sometimes, that means no time for home-cooked meals. Send the couple a gift card to their favorite restaurant so they can order takeout and have one less thing on their plate. If not a restaurant, a gift card they can use towards a photographer or florist is also a good choice.

Get a gift card from Amazon starting at $25

36. For anyone: Something from their registry

Best engagement gifts: Something from their registry
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Best engagement gifts: Something from their registry

Of course, you can also take the foolproof, classic route of gifting the couple with something from their registry. This way, you know they’ll love it since they picked it out themselves. Find out where the couple is registered and shop away.

Don’t stress too much over what to give as an engagement gift. There are plenty of thoughtful, fun, and personalized gifts for every budget. So don’t fret, just celebrate.

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