When friends or a family member get engaged, it’s not just a special occasion for themselves alone! It’s also a time for you to send some heartfelt congratulations and, potentially, a gift or two to cap off your warm tidings. Of course, some gifts are better than others, and it can be tough to decide what truly qualifies as a perfect engagement gift.
For your convenience, here’s a quick list to help you narrow down a few choices.
Leather-bound photo album
Engagements are about celebrating the future, but they’re also about cherishing the past too. After all, more couples are staying together in recent times, so it’s important the happy couple can reflect on what makes their love so successful. Those moments that led these two special people together need to be chronicled forever. Consequently, a leather-bound photo album could be just the thing that stokes the flames of their love and devotion to one another.
Whether it’s for stashing away old photos, adding new ones or both, this gift will be used by the couple repeatedly for life. Their wedding day, when they have kids, trips out with family and friends; all the photos of these events can go in here, and overtime it could well become something of a family heirloom. It’s a gift that can be shown to kids and grandkids when they’re older, and it could contain the entire history of a family inside.
Chocolate hampers (with fizz)
While a mushy present can help to communicate your feelings, something more subtle and understated is perfectly valid too. For example, chocolate hampers can tick multiple boxes where engagement gifts are concerned. These tasty treats that often come with fizz are just the thing for the happy couple to snack on here and there and are fashioned by the finest chocolatiers around.
Depending on the couple, this could be a perfect engagement gift. Remember, not everyone really enjoys cheesy displays of affection, even if they are getting engaged! Some delicious chocolate is simple and straightforward in the best way possible; couple it with some flowers perhaps, and you’ll have a great offering.
When couples get married, typically (but not always) one person in the relationship will take on the surname of the other. It’s a touching and affectionate way to symbolise the union and make a statement, so if that’s happening with your engaged couple, try to use that to your advantage. There are some very moving present options here.
For example, you could get them a personalised welcome rug for their home with their shared surname emblazoned across it. Even something like matching mugs with their faces and same name featured could work well too. Moreover, if you’re an artist, you could perhaps take out a photo of them and put your own twist on it with your brush or pencils and present that to them. Gifts that are personalised are very special, and there’s very little chance someone will get or make them the same thing.
Nb. Collaborative post.