Engagement Gift Ideas
Isn't it romantic?
Celebrating the first flush of love and romance with the newly
engaged couple and the hope and anticipation they feel now is
a reason for friends and family to come together at the engagement
party to celebrate!
engagement gifts typically include a bottle of champagne, champagne
flutes, crystal vases, or a nice photo frame. However, just up
ahead check out a few more interesting ideas for engagement gift
giving, along with great tips on what to avoid - just in case.
to give: Avoid sensitive religious sentiments, especially
with an interfaith couple or those who are already living together.
Don't give gifts solely focused on one person. Although a subscription
to a wedding magazine may be a thoughtful gift to give a future
bride, that usually leaves the groom out in the cold. Also, resist
any temptation to give sexy or racy gag gifts. Save them for the
party or bachelorette
party. The engagement party is all about romance!
Here are a
few great suggestions for giving a gift that reflects all the
warmth and love of the moment, and which celebrates the couple's
first public announcement that they have committed the rest of
their lives to one another:
- Fill it up with fancily wrapped candy or cookies, chocolate-dipped
strawberries, a bottle of champagne, romantic music CD, and
scented candles, or anything else you think they might enjoy.
couple gifts: Give a gift certificate for a couples' spa
treatment, dinner for two at their favorite romantic restaurant,
or treat them to a night on the town with tickets to a popular
show or concert.
luck wishes: Present a decorative framed four leaf clover
or silver horseshoe to the happy couple, with a note expressing
your best wishes and how very lucky they are to have found each
literature: Visit your favorite online bookstore or retail
shop to purchase a book of helpful tips for engaged couples,
or seek out beautifully illustrated collections of poems or
quotes that celebrate romance and eternal love.
& her gifts: If
your budget allows, how about an inscribed his and her watch
set? You can also search the Web for online shops that customize
coffee mugs, pens, pillows, towels, or other items. Purchase
a set and then have them printed with their names, their engagement
and wedding dates, or JOHN and JANE, MR. and MRS., or HIS
gift of money:
OK, not so romantic but always appreciated, especially
by a young couple who need lots of extra support as they prepare
for their big wedding day!
If that's too impersonal and you know the couple well substitute
money for a gift card to their favorite clothing or department
also see in Gift Ideas -> Bridal
More tips & advice about housewarming gifts around the Web:
Gift Ideas - Check out ideas from the traditional to the charming and quirky.
Do You Bring a Gift to an Engagement Party? - Read up on the pros and cons, as official wedding etiquette commands that it is never absolutely required. You decide...