Engagement Gifts for Friends: 15 Gift Ideas for Friends & Family

Discover engagement gift ideas for your newly engaged best friend!

To offer some assistance in your shopping endeavors, we've gathered engagement gift ideas in a variety of price ranges for you to consider. Before you head to your friend's engagement party, take a look at these 15 engagement gift ideas!

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Photo: Amy Anaiz Photography

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Regardless of whether or not it’s engagement season, there will surely be plenty of announcements popping up on your social media feeds of friends and family members taking the big step in their relationship. If a close friend or family member gets engaged, you may be enticed to send them one of the best engagement gifts to congratulate them and share in the excitement of their life-changing moment. While purchasing an engagement gift is not a requirement, it is a sweet gesture – especially if you’re extremely close, like a sister, best friend, close friends, etc.

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Photo by Bob & Dawn Davis Photography; From: Romantic Engagement Shoot Around the City of Chicago

With lots of preparation ahead for the bride- and groom-to-be in the upcoming months, engagement gifts should serve a purpose, even if it’s just to make their day. Knowing friends and family members support them is essential to the happiness of the new couple throughout the engagement process, and an engagement gift is a wonderful way to show your love.

From engagement gifts that offer assistance while wedding planning, to those that call for a celebration, to items that will help the pair relax in this beautiful yet stressful time, it’s important to keep the couple’s interests in mind when shopping for this special occasion. Also, if you’re planning on getting a gift geared towards one half of the couple, make sure to mention the other in your thoughtful card, so they don’t feel left out... after all, they're newly engaged too!

To offer some assistance in your shopping endeavors, we’ve gathered some engagement gift ideas in a variety of price ranges for you to consider. Before you head to that engagement party, take a look at 15 engagement gift ideas below!

A Wedding-Planning Guide Book

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One of the best engagement gifts for a couple about to embark on their wedding-planning journey is this comprehensive book from world-renowned celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss. This guide is filled with tips from fashion to etiquette, and everything in between – the perfect engagement gift! The Wedding Book: An Expert’s Guide to Planning Your Perfect Day – Your Way, $30 by Mindy Weissamazon.com

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A Bottle Opener for Celebratory Drinks

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It wouldn’t be a celebration without popping some bubbly or a bottle of wine! Consider gifting a set of elegant champagne flutes along with a bottle of champagne or a nice bottle of wine with a special note to make the celebration even more special. For other libations like beer and cider, this chic bottle opener will add pizzazz to any bar cart. “Martele” bottle opener, $137 by Robbe & Berkinggearys.com

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A Fun Gift Box

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Getting engaged is a huge step in any person’s life – and a reason to celebrate! Make sure your best friend takes some time to relax and take it all in with a gift box that features eye patches, a silk scrunchie, white scalloped ring dish, a petite glass Voluspa candle, and a handwritten card. You can also consider adding a personalized gift, such as a custom-engraved item, to make the box even more special and personalized to your relationship. “For the Bride” gift box, $55 by Box Foxshopboxfox.com

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A Mug for the Instagram Announcement

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If you're one of the close friends or family members who heard the engagement news first, consider gifting your loved one with a mug they can use to announce their engagement on Instagram! “Future Mrs. Mug”, $22 from Etsyetsy.com

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Sparkly Glassware for Toasting

Engagement gift idea engaged friend confetti tumblers from pottery barn

Why celebrate once when a newly engaged couple can celebrate all year long? For another addition to the bar cart, these confetti tumblers will make any drink – from water, to beer, to soda – feel like a special celebration from now until the wedding, honeymoon, and beyond! “Confetti” celebration flutes, $79 by Pottery Barnpotterybarn.com

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Travel-Sized Luxury Fragrances

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Help your best friend pick out her wedding fragrance by gifting her a set of romantic scents, including Peony & Blush Suede and English Pear & Freesia, for a welcome engagement gift that keeps on giving. “Cologne Collection”, $115 by Jo Malone Londonbloomingdales.com

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A Wedding-White Robe

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Give the bride-to-be a gift that she can wear throughout her engagement, as well as on the wedding day while getting ready! Consider personalizing the robe with the bride-to-be's engagement date or the couple's initials for an extra nice touch. “Rosa” kimono, $88 by Flora Nikroozanthropologie.com

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A Chic Sleep Mask

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With an engagement comes many months of wedding planning – and ultimately stress leading up to the wedding day. Make sure your recently engaged friend gets enough sleep with a soft sleep mask that will block out any light. This thoughtful engagement gift can help her relax and get enough rest during the stressful wedding-planning process! Pure Silk Sleep Mask, $55 by Slipnordstrom.com

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Summer "Bride" Pajamas

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Even if the bride-to-be isn’t getting enough sleep, she may as well look cute while attempting to get her beauty rest with these pajamas, a perfect gift for your friend's engagement! This cute set of PJs can also be worn while getting ready for the big day. “Bride” embroidered cotton-gauze pajama set, $198 by Morgan Lanezola.com

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A Keepsake Ring Box

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A shiny new sparkler on her ring finger calls for a gorgeous ring box to keep it safe, making it the perfect gift. These chic ring boxes look great when photographed, and they’re available in a variety of colors and personalized options! “Mrs. Box” velvet ring box, $85 by The Mrs. Boxthemrsbox.com

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A Wedding Countdown Gift Box

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With an upcoming wedding, your newly engaged friends will likely be getting a lot of gifts. Give them the gift that keeps on giving with this advent calendar-inspired gift box leading up to their wedding date!Bridal Wedding Day Countdown Kit, $50 by Uncommon Goodsuncommongoods.com

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A Personalized Gift: Monogrammed Cheese/Cutting Board

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If you know your friend will be taking her fiancé’s last name, why not gift the couple one of their first practical gifts that's personalized: a monogrammed cheese or cutting board with their new shared initial. “Monogram Board” in marble and brass, $49.95 by Williams-Sonomawilliams-sonoma.com

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A Cute Activity for the Wedding-Planning Process

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As a newly engaged bride or groom, your best friend will likely be getting a lot of questions about the upcoming nuptials, making this fun question kit a thoughtful gift. Get them prepared for wedding conversations with this fun question kit, perfect for a wine night or intimate engagement party! “Getting Married” conversation starters pack, $20 by TableTopicsamazon.com

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A Printer of Mini Memories

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Almost every couple featured in Inside Weddings urges future brides and grooms to cherish the engagement by going on date nights, taking romantic vacations, and just enjoying being engaged, making this easy photo printer a practical engagement gift that the bride and groom will use again and again. For the couple who loves to take photos of special moments, gift them this easy photo printer that creates instant imagery for the happy couple. “Fujifilm INSTAX Wide 300 Camera”, $130 by Fujifilmurbanoutfitters.com

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A Travel JewelryCase

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In preparation for the honeymoon or even a destination wedding, give your engaged friend this fashionable travel jewelry case that will hold all of her rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings in a safe, compact place. You could also consider adding a small gift certificate for a spa or salon inside for an added surprise to make the gift even more special. “Caroline” zip travel jewelry case, $129 by WOLFgearys.com

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For more wedding ideas, discover 10 things to know once you get engaged, gather expert tips for a picture-perfect engagement shoot, and view advice on putting together thoughtful welcome bags for your wedding guests. Also, be sure to check out these first year anniversary gifts for your one-year wedding anniversary!

Opening photo by Amy Anaiz Photography