An engagement is a cause for celebration! But as soon as the question is popped, more inquiries start rolling in: When is the wedding? What sort of venue do you want? What is the color theme? Who will be in your wedding party? What can I get you for an engagement gift?
That last question brings us to the point of this post: What gifts do you want or need to start a life with your fiancé?
Here, we present some ideas for thoughtful and practical engagement gifts! If you’re reading this and you’re the bride or groom to be, tell your friends and family about this article (or add the items to a registry). If you’re shopping for the engaged couple, keep those credit cards handy!
Magnasonic Professional Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner ($49.99, shop here)
Engagement rings are jaw-droppingly beautiful, but the only way to keep that bling shiny is to clean it every once in a while. It’s easy enough to go to the jewelry store for a quick buff when you’re in the neighborhood, but it’s even easier to clean it at home, thanks to this ultrasonic jewelry cleaner. It’s affordable and efficient and can clean eyeglasses, watches, and utensils, too!
“Our Bucket List” Journal ($6.99, shop here)
A creative and inspirational journal like this can get a couple thinking about their future. The top portion of each page requests a bucket list item (whether it’s goals they want to accomplish or destinations they want to visit), while the bottom half gives space to tell the story of when they finally attained those goals.
Wedding Fund Money Box ($31.14, shop here)
What is a wedding fund money box? It’s a way for a couple to save money for their wedding. A little bit each week can go a long way, and it won’t make them feel like they’re throwing every penny toward the reception. It’s like an adult piggy bank – only it’s made with beautiful wood and gold accents.
Uncommon Goods Wedding Keepsake Library ($107, shop here)
This practical storage set allows brides and grooms to keep and preserve important mementos from their wedding. It includes drawers to stow flower petals and cake toppers and envelopes for storing notes, cards, invitations, photos, and more.
Personalized Cutting Board (starting at $39, shop here)
For the couple that loves to cook together, an engraved cutting board would be a lovely gift idea, perfect for hosting events at home or displaying as a decorative item. Create a personalized version by choosing your wood type, text, and font. It’s sturdy and eye-catching and will last for years to come.
Initials Ring Dish (starting at $13.99, shop here)
Though the bride-to-be will use this gift at first, after the wedding, both bride and groom can use it. This romantic heart-shaped tray is simple yet gorgeous, plus the engraved initials make it all the more intimate.
Do you have any practical engagement gift ideas? Share them with us in the comments below!