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15 Engagement Gifts Our Editors Would Give Any Couple

by Staff

When an important person in your life gets engaged, it’s time to celebrate. What better way to kick off the festivities than with a thoughtful gift for the newly-engaged pair? Even if they aren’t hosting an engagement party, sending the duo a little something special is a meaningful gesture that will help make this momentous occasion even more memorable. 

Finding the right gift—one that honors this incredible moment and speaks to the couple themselves—can be quite a challenge. That’s why we asked our editors to share the engagement gifts they’d give love ones this season. Whether it’s a practical item the couple can use during the wedding planning stages or a sentimental object that captures their relationship, acknowledging the news with a congratulatory present will spark so much joy. From personalized wedding planning notebooks to chic champagne flutes, these are the engagement gifts the editors at Brides can’t recommend enough. 

“The Beast Health Blender has truly upped the smoothie game in my household. Not only is it compact and suits even the tightest of spaces, it’s also quiet yet powerful. Gone are the days of clumpy bits that didn’t quite emulsify. This smart appliance has a timed cycle that’s intelligently programmed to efficiently blend each ingredient. It’s easy to use, easy to clean, and is sleek enough to proudly display on your countertop.” — Samantha Netkin Brash, Assistant General Manager


“If your sister or best friend just got engaged and is a self-proclaimed beauty enthusiast, there’s no better gift to help her achieve her glowiest, most radiant skin in time for the wedding than the Droplette micro-infuser. This small device packs a big punch: Backed by NASA, this tool transforms serums into mist that is better absorbed by skin, meaning her targeted routine will deliver serious results in the months leading up to the ceremony.” — Gabriella Rello Duffy, Editorial Director

Domaine Carneros Sparkling Cuvée Signature Duo

“Set the mood for celebration with this bubbly gift set. The perfect pairing of a delicious limited-edition cuvée from the famed Domaine Carneros and a luxe Voluspa candle with notes of sparkling wine and rose petals will definitely have the newly-engaged duo dreaming of their wedding day.” — Shelby Wax, Senior Editor

Mandarin Oriental Gift Card

“The best thing about giving the newly-engaged couple a luxury hotel gift card? They can spend it any way they please. If they live nearby a Mandarin Oriental property (which is likely, if they’re in a major city), they can have a fancy lunch or a couples massage on you. For those who have the travel bug, they can put this gift toward a weekend away at one of this luxury brand’s stunning locations around the globe.” — Ellie Nan Storck, Senior Editor

Uncommon Goods The Personalized Anniversary Journal

“I’m all about giving sentimental gifts, and this personalized anniversary journal fits the bill. It allows the couple to document memories from their first to 60th wedding anniversary, providing prompts for them to answer and a photo page for scrapbooking. It even breaks down each anniversary gift theme by year, from paper to diamond.” — Corinne Pierre-Louis, Editor

Homesick Let's Toast Candle

“If you’re on the hunt for a practical and sentimental engagement gift, this Homesick candle checks all the boxes. With hints of champagne, the soy wax candle will evoke a celebratory atmosphere reminiscent of that blissful day every time the couple strikes a match. Not to mention, it will look beautiful on display in any home. Want to go the extra mile? Personalize the candle with a handwritten note.” — Lilly Blomquist, Editorial Assistant

Kate Spade frame

“After I got engaged, my best friend printed out a photo I posted from the proposal and framed it, and it’s one of the best engagement gifts we’ve received so far! The framed photo is displayed in our apartment, and it always makes me smile and think of the friend who gave it to us.” — Jessica Chassin, Senior Social Media Editor

Erin Condren Wedding Planner

“Let the wedding planning begin! I love the idea of gifting a newly engaged couple something to help them get organized for the big day. This wedding planner from Erin Condren features wedding tips, a wedding planning checklist, trackers for budgeting, mood boards, bridal outfit planning, as well as sections for the wedding party, guest list, and seating. It’s the ultimate gift for couples planning their own nuptials.” — Chloe Caldwell, Commerce Writer

Riedel Veloce Champagne Wine Glass

“There’s no engagement gift more classic than crystal Champagne flutes, but choosing a pair in a fresh shape helps modernize the gift. Rather than traditional tall flutes, gift your favorite couple a set from Riedel’s Veloce collection, which feature an apt diamond-shaped bowl that’s as lovely as it is functional. These glasses work well for a variety of different sparkling options, including champagne, prosecco, cava, and more.” — Gabriella Rello Duffy, Editorial Director


“With plenty of wedding-related travel on the horizon, your newly-engaged friend is likely in need of a luggage upgrade. Away just launched a limited-edition pearlized white suitcase that is an absolutely perfect hue for brides. I’m a big fan of The Carry-On, which they can take on any airline around the world.” — Shelby Wax, Senior Editor

Venus et Fleur Terre Travertine Vase

“The couple might be receiving lots of flowers, but there is nothing quite like these luscious eternity roses from Venus et Fleur. Pick a color and arrangement style that feels complementary to their vibe. I love the Terre Travertine Vase of pearl sheen roses, but there are ample options, including boxed roses, individual roses in vases, and a multitude of colors. The best part: these arrangements are created from full-bloom preserved flowers from South America, so when cared for properly, they last a year.” — Ellie Nan Storck, Senior Editor

Memory box

“Another sentimental gift option would be this lovely wedding memory box. Think of it as a time capsule but for the wedding and beyond. The couple who receives this will be able to store all their favorite photos, love letters, date-night keepsakes, and more. It can also turn into a family heirloom and get passed down to future generations.” — Corinne Pierre-Louis, Editor

Anthropologie flutes

“There’s nothing more celebratory than popping the bubbly. With this set of champagne flutes from Anthropologie, engaged couples will toast to the festivities in style. The hand-painted glasses come in a variety of colors, and the gold rim gives each glass a chic look. Couples will use this glassware time and time again, and it will quickly become a staple on their bar cart.” — Lilly Blomquist, Editorial Assistant

SweetFamilyGift Custom Engagement Candle

“This personalized candle from Etsy is an engagement gift that is the perfect mix of sentimental and practical. This candle is a modern and chic addition to the couple’s home and leaves plenty of room for you to write a sweet note on the label for them to cherish after the candle runs out!” — Jessica Chassin, Senior Social Media Editor


“Why not give the bride something cozy she can wear from late-night planning sessions to the flight on her honeymoon? I actually bought this for my recently married friend when she first got engaged, and she never wanted to take it off! I love that you can customize it to the couple’s last name and wedding date, making it all the more special.”  — Chloe Caldwell, Commerce Writer

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