Recently, one of my closest friends of over 20 years got engaged! She is engaged to the most wonderful man and I am just beyond happy for both of them. Obviously, buying gifts for someone who just got engaged is not mandatory, but every once in awhile its nice to support your friends milestones with a little something-something!
I’ll start of with what I got my friend to celebrate her engagement and then I’ll list other cute ideas too!
- Mr. & Mrs Ring Tray – buy here
- The Wedding Planner Checklist – buy here
- A Practical Wedding by Meg Keene – buy here
- The Card – Target
- The Bag – buy here
Ring Trays –
Are a nice small and simple gift to give some one who has just gotten engaged, because now they have an extra special ring that they definitely do not want to lose. They also are can be very affordable.
A Wedding Planner & Checklist-
This is one I would probably only buy if you know the couple pretty well, are in their “inner circle” as some might say. There are so many great options to choose from out their nowadays, but I chose this one cause it’s on the smaller side. Making it very handy and not take up too much space. Plus, I felt it fit my friends personality.
A Wedding Planning Book or Magazine –
The book I picked interested me, because I felt it fit for my friend who is quite practical. I will say it is more book like than I anticipated. I was expecting something to be more like a cute guide with lots of ideas and photos. It does have that just formatted differently. Also, magazines are a great idea too. I just didn’t do that since a lot of magazines are marketed towards the area you live in and we do not live in the same state.
Unless your friends don’t drink, you can’t go wrong with some celebratory champagne. If you don’t know the kind they like.. I recommend Veuve Clicquot, La Marca Prosecco or not champagne but very much on trend at the moment Gerard Bertrandt Cote de Roses.
I’m sure you have seen the mugs all over Pinterest and for sale on Etsy usually pointing towards the handle where the new engagement ring will be. Super cute and if you are crafty, super simple to make as well.
A Graphic Tee-
I love a cheesy Graphic tee. I mean I did start a website for them (here) but all of the place you can find a t-shirt with “soon to be mrs.” “Wifey” etc. and really I guess I should get in on this market and make some tee’s for my website. lol
Send a Greetbl-
These have recently become a small obsession of mine. You get to pick a box design, some personal photos, a personalized message and then a little gift, and they send it out for you! They have small gifts that work for every occasion (& gender) … including ring trays lol but they are a perfect little pick me up to celebrate the occasion and let your friend know you are happy for them. Also.. you can click this link and get a 15% off code for your purchase.
You also, always go the old fashioned route and send some flowers. I am personally a fan of Farm Girl Flowers. They do send nationwide, but obviously there are many ways to send flowers out.
Overall, there are many other options of gifts you could send, but I find a lot of other gifts are more suitable for a bridal shower or wedding present. A gift for getting engaged should just be small and simple. Something that says “YAY! I Am So Happy For You!”
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