41 Ideas for Thoughtful Engagement Party Gifts

Updated: May 22, 2024

These are the sweetest gifts for newly engaged couples, from a sparkling wine gift basket to celebration ice cream.

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Whether the couple is newly engaged or hosting an engagement party, it’s difficult to know exactly what to gift them. Do you keep it simple with a timeless gift or opt for cheeky “bride-and-groom-to-be” merch? Oftentimes, the best engagement party gifts aren’t things, they’re items that say “Congratulations!” all on their own and help them look forward to the big day.

We rounded up the best engagement party gifts so you don’t have to. Many of them are editor-tested, recommended by newly engaged couples or highly reviewed. Oh, and they all pair well with a bottle of bubbly!

By the way, these are the best wedding registry ideas for engaged couples.

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For the Entertainers

Personalized Charcuterie Board

This wood and marble serving board is one of the best engagement party gifts to celebrate your favorite couple’s special day and celebrate their love of entertaining. Personalized with their initials, this board is the go-to gift choice for friends who simply can’t resist a happy hour charcuterie assortment. Pair it with these cheese board gift ideas to wow them.

Trust us—champagne will be pouring at the engagement party and all ensuing wedding-related gatherings. Gift the couple with timeless matching flutes and pair them with these affordable sparkling wines. The best part? The couple is guaranteed to use these long after their engagement and wedding day thanks to their classic design.

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For the Dreamers

Couple's Bucket List Journal

What better way to kick off an engagement than with a personalized bucket list journal? Every little detail is customized to the couple, from the names to the cover artwork. The newly engaged couple will love brainstorming their biggest dreams together and making them a reality along the way with this unique wedding gift.

For the Nostalgic

Wedding Keepsake Library

From something borrowed to something blue, every engaged couple needs a wedding keepsake library. They’ll store special keepsakes like ring boxes and pressed flowers in this library-style system.

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For the One Getting Used to Her New Bling

Ring Dish

The bride-to-be needs a safe place to keep her ring, and there’s no cuter resting spot than a handcrafted ring dish. Customize your gift with the couple’s initials and your choice of a hand-painted flower or greenery. These dishes are approximately 3 inches in diameter and won’t break if they’re dropped because they are made of clay instead of ceramic. Phew! This makes for a fun bridal shower favor as well.

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For the Artists

Custom Art Print

This custom art print featuring the special couple will be enjoyed for years to come. The watercolor-esque print is fully customizable: Pick the skin tones, hair color and style, gender and even pets! Finish it off with the couple’s names and initials “etched” into the park bench. Adorable!

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For the Toasters

Sparkling Wine Gift Basket

When in doubt, gift baskets are always a welcome treat. Especially when they include some bubbly, like this sparkling wine basket. It’s complete with everything the happy couple needs to toast to their future, including confetti, gouda, crackers and pineapple rings. Cheers!

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For the Photogenic

Photo Display Box

Gift the happy couple a keepsake they can enjoy well after their engagement (or wedding) photos are complete. This photo display box comes in three sizes and walnut or birch wood finishes. The best part is how it holds several printed photos at a time for an easy switch every day. They’ll love having a convenient yet gorgeous way to display their favorite photos from this special season.

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For the Cake Testers

The Pioneer Woman Cake Stand

Cake is the wedding dessert. And there’s a good chance it’ll make an appearance at many events beyond just the big day. Give them a timeless display for their treats in the form of this stunning cake stand from The Pioneer Woman. Opt for a milky white or jade green hue.

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For the Couple Already Working on the Registry

Personalized Linens

As the newly engaged couple builds a life together, gift these personalized hand towels to build their home together, too. The customizations are endless, whether you pick embroidered initials, last name or a fun phrase. Plus, the high-quality absorbent terry cloth lasts a lifetime. They’ll be an heirloom piece in no time!

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For the College Sweethearts

College Cityscape Rocks Glasses

If the marrying couple met in college, pay homage to their alma mater with a duo of cityscape rocks glasses. Choose from over 50 prominent colleges and universities, each outlined with a pattern displaying famous landmarks from around campus.

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For the Conversationalists

Couple Connection Card Game

While engagement season is exciting, it’s also an opportunity for couples to grow in their love and bond. Designed by licensed psychologist, Dr. Tania Sharma, this connection card game sparks meaningful conversations between couples as they navigate this season of life. With prompts and questions to understand their love languages and challenges to promote deep connection, it sets couples up for success by getting into the nitty gritty of their relationship.

For the Home Cooks

The Newlywed Table Cookbook

The age-old saying is true, “Couples that cook together, stay together.” Okay, okay that’s not exactly how it goes, but in all seriousness, the best engagement party gifts aren’t just for the bride—they’re for the couple to enjoy together. That’s exactly what they get with The Newlywed Table cookbook. Packed with 100 recipes, it’s the essential guide for modern couples who love to cook, entertain and try new foods. Speaking of, Anthropologie is also one of our top recommendations for wedding registry sites and stores.

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For the Flower Queen

Flower Bouquet

Keep it simple yet sentimental by sending the newly engaged couple a beautiful floral arrangement from BloomsyBox. It’s the best way to shower them with your love without overwhelming them with something they probably don’t need (or won’t use). Make it extra special by pairing the bouquet with a timeless crystal vase. Or, keep the blooms coming all year long with a flower subscription. Our BloomsyBox tests always leave us impressed. Their bountiful bouquets stay fresh for nearly two weeks!

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For the Sweet Tooths

Chocolate Celebration Box

When in doubt, food engagement party gifts are always welcome. For under $40, this sweet box with M&M’s poking through a Champagne bottle is oh-so thoughtful. Bonus points for personalizing the candies with the couple’s initials or phrases of celebration.

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For the Romantics

A Year of Dates Surprise Envelopes

Experts say you should never stop dating your spouse (or fiancé). This pack of 52 dates is perfect for any couple who could use a little help keeping the romance alive during those long, stressful months of wedding planning. Each envelope is color-coded for home, day, night and surprise activity options.

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For Under $10

Engagement Wine Label

For a thoughtful yet affordable engagement party gift, you can’t go wrong with this adorable, “Pairs well with getting engaged,” wine label. Slap it on a bottle of bubbly or two, or the couple’s favorite vino (if you know what it is). Cheers to forever! You can’t go wrong with these wine gifts either.

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For the Hosts

Wine Chiller

Because they’ll probably receive a lot of wine as engagement party gifts, an elegant bottle chiller is essential. Handcrafted from marble, personalize it with the couple’s initials for an heirloom-worthy piece they’ll look forward to breaking out every time they host friends and family. Cheers!

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For the Movie Buffs

Movie Night Popcorn Set

Engagement season is downright stressful, and it’s easy for couples to lose track of intentional moments together. Gift a treat that helps them unwind and relax together with this movie night popcorn set. I mean, can you think of a better way to unwind after a long week of wedding planning?

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For the Couple Who Loves Keepsakes

Personalized Champagne Vase

Because the happy couple is probably receiving a lot of flowers, gift them this personalized Champagne vase to display their arrangements and cherish their engagement date for years to come. While you can also send it as a wedding gift, we love it for engagement celebrations because they’ll likely receive an overload of wedding memorabilia. Plus, it’s important to remember all the special moments that led to the wedding.

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For the Couple Who Can't Wait

Wedding Countdown Calendar

wedding countdown calendar can only be used during a couple’s engagement, so it makes one of the best engagement party gifts. We love this personalized chalkboard pick. It’s a simple yet adorable ritual the couple will look forward to using every. single. day. The countdown is on!

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For the Hungry Couple

Congratulations Ice Cream

Who wouldn’t want a congratulations ice cream assortment? The sweet treat comes with aptly-named flavors like Chip Chip Hooray, Celebration by the Spoonful, Sweetest Congrats and Bravo Bites. Plus, they don’t have to eat it all right away. They’ll think of their special day every time a hankering for ice cream sets in. Talk about one of the yummiest engagement party gifts!

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For the Ones In Need of a Pick-Me-Up

Bean Box Coffee Subscription

Wedding planning can lead to many late nights, especially if you’re both working full time. Make mornings a little easier by gifting the happy couple a Bean Box subscription. I tried this service and loved it. All the beans arrived fresh and packed with flavor.

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For Under $25

Wedding Day Candle

Though it may be a little too soon to throw around, “I Dos,” this candle sets the tone for the future. With notes of jasmine and cream, it helps the happy couple look forward to their special day. Plus, it’s the perfect fragrance to light when the bridal party gets ready together on the wedding day.

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For the Bakers

Custom Shortbread Cookies

Whether you can’t make it to the actual engagement party or want to send a sweet note, these custom message shortbread cookies are just the gift. Personalize the message with their names and engagement date or a heartfelt message. They’re almost too sweet to eat!

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For the Trendsetters

Candle Warmer Lamp

What pairs well with a new candle to celebrate the couple’s love? A candle warmer lamp, of course! Not only does it make their favorite scents last almost forever, but it adds a cozy glow to any room. It’s the luxurious yet functional home decor staple everyone needs. Read our candle warmer lamp review for the full scoop.

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For the Crazy in Love

Feyoncé Mug

I mean, c’mon it doesn’t get any cuter than this Feyoncé mug. Whether or not they adore Beyoncé, this mug is a fun spin on all the other “Mrs.” or “bride-to-be” merch they’ve probably already seen. Don’t leave out the guys and check out these thoughtful groomsmen gifts.

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For the Plant Parents

Personalized Succulent Pot

If you can’t tell by now, the best engagement party gifts celebrate the couple’s love while offering endless enjoyment for years to come. That’s exactly what they get with this adorable succulent pot that’s personalized with their name and engagement date. Choose sweet add-ons like a card or gift box packaging then ship straight to the happy couple.

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For the Ones Already Planning the Honeymoon

World Traveler's Cork Globe

Maybe they’re planning a destination wedding. Or, heck, maybe they’re eloping and planning an epic honeymoon. No matter the situation, gift the travelers on your list a cork globe that helps them track where they’ve been—and where they want to go. 

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For the Writers

Couple's Journal

Billed as “couple’s therapy in a journal,” this little book fosters intimacy and connection among engaged couples. It’s filled with guided prompts and weekly connection tips to help couples communicate and plan their lives together. This journal is a thoughtful way for the newly engaged couple to maintain important aspects of their relationship while walking into a new season of life.

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For Under $50

Engagement Gift Box

If your long-distance bestie recently got engaged, send them this super fun engagement party-in-a-box. It features a potted succulent, candle tin and luxe matches. From there, you can add on goodies like bath bombs and lip bombs. Find more sweet care package ideas.

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For the DIY Wedding Planners

Wine Subscription

What pairs well with wedding planning? Wine, of course! Planning a wedding is stressful, and a wine subscription is the perfect little treat they’ll look forward to every time they sit down to plan. With Splash’s wine club, they’ll get six bottles of wine per month with a monthly subscription. Or, you can choose an every-other-month or quarterly subscription to keep the bottles flowing.

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For the Well Wishers

Engagement Wishes Jar

Engagement party gifts everyone can enjoy during the actual event? Check! This engagement wishes jar comes with cards for guests to jot down words of wisdom for the couple. It’s a thoughtful way to share well wishes with the couple while turning it into a heartfelt keepsake.

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For the Gamers

Personalized Board Game

For the couple who’s always hosting a game night, this luxe Monopoly board is the way to their heart. Bonus: you can personalize it with their names for an extra special touch. We love the modern take on the timeless board game, and it offers a little something different in the way of engagement party gifts.

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For the One with a New Last Name

Future Mrs. Tumbler

Fiancés everywhere are showing off their future last names with these personalized tumblers. Customize with your choice of cup and text color. There are tons of options to choose from, but we’re big fans of the metallic rose.

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For the Couple Who's a Little Stressed

A Cozy Blanket

Here’s a practical engagement party gift they won’t see coming: A giant, cozy blanket. It’s the biggest and downright coziest blanket (10 feet to be exact) they’ll ever own—and it’s stylish. Not to mention it’s something they’ll look forward to lounging in after long nights of wedding planning. No more fighting over who’s hogging the blanket! Big Blanket Co. made our list of the best blankets for a reason.

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For the Couple Exchanging Vows

Letterpress Vow Booklets

If you know the couple is going to write their own vows for the ceremony, they’ll truly cherish these vow booklets for the rest of their lives. Letterpress printed on handmade beige paper, they include six interior pages for writing their vows or love letters to each other in honor of their special day. The booklets are adorned with a silk ribbon. It’s all about the details, after all.

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For the Ones Sending Snail Mail

Personalized Address Stamp

Between save-the-date cards and wedding thank-you notes, the engaged couple is about to be sending a lot of cards. Gift them the final (read: special) touch with a personalized address stamp. The cursive font is so classy and something they’ll use on all their future cards—wedding and beyond.

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For the Practical

Cake Serving Set

There are tons of things to look forward to on the big day—especially the wedding cake! Adorned with the couple’s name and wedding date, this stainless steel cake serving set with silver-plated handles makes a thoughtful pre-wedding celebration gift. It pairs well with these wedding cake toppers. Don’t forget to check out our collection of the best engagement party cakes.

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For the Matchy-Matchy

Embroidered Hoodie

If the newly engaged couple loves loungewear, gift them a sentimental new piece with these embroidered hoodies. Unlike some engagement-themed merch that couples might not care to wear after their wedding day, these hoodies are super subtle with their engagement date embroidered in Roman numerals on the front, and each other’s initials on the sleeve. Note: The hoodies are sold individually, not as a set.

They make for sentimental anniversary gifts, too. The color options are endless, so rest assured this gift is truly customized to the couple.

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For the Holiday Celebrators

Keepsake Ornament

If a holiday celebration is in order, this personalized ornament is the way to go for engagement party gifts. It serves as a reminder of their special day as they trim the tree together for years to come. How sweet!