Yay! You just got the news that your friends who were committed for a long time are about to get married or it’s your bestie or a family member who is going to put a ring on it. You cannot hold your excitement. You have so much planning and preparations to do, right? And oh yeah, the engagement gift has to be bought. Uh-oh, do we see a crease forming on your forehead? Don’t you worry! We are here to provide you with some assistance in this difficult task.
Though gifting for engagement is not an absolute requirement, it would be nice to join in their celebrations and congratulate them with a nice gift. An engagement present for a friend is a way of showing your love and showering your blessings. We have made a list of quite a few things, all priced differently to suit your pocket. Fun, traditional or unique – all kinds of items have been listed. You are going to earn some major brownie points if you give any of these.
The 22 Best Engagement Presents for Friends
If you’re in search of Engagement gifts. We have compiled a lively selection of gift ideas intended specifically for this occasion.
You must be searching for cute engagement gifts for friends for your cute friends, aren’t you? This idol looks perfect to us. A ceramic adorable couple sitting on a wooden table/bench with their legs dangling. The home decor piece endearingly captures the affection between them. It can be placed in the living room or bedroom. Your friend might put it on her/his work table and dream about how perfectly the engagement function went!
Don’t worry, there is not going to be a real explosion! We have seen pop-up cards. This is very similar to those cards, this is a pop-up gift box making it a very unique engagement present for a friend. There is some meaningful pre-printed text already in the explosion box. You can also customize this box by filling it in with photos. A friend’s engagement makes one emotional, especially if it’s a childhood friend. You can also express your emotions by adding your messages or thoughts or just make it fun by scribbling something or drawing emojis. There is also a small gift box in the very middle which you can use to surprise your friend. Place a small gift inside it like a watch, a ring, a necklace, earrings etc. Whatever you do with it, this gift box is going to look outstanding!
Add 28 messages or photos
No need for additional packaging
Filled with accordion folds, pull-out tags and photo spaces
For the couples who started living together very recently by moving into a new place, get this customised wall hanging which you can hang on your front door. The shining gold acrylic with the names of the two of you is going to add a touch of glamour to your new abode. Though difficult to understand by seeing photos, these are made of durable wood. The names will be carved very stylishly which will make you both feel very proud, so why not have a secret housewarming party where you two are only going to celebrate the beginning of your new life with this home decor piece?
Everyone thinks of good engagement gifts for friends which would be fun gifts too. We have found this amusing mug set consisting of 2 mugs. On one mug, ‘hubby’ is printed and on the other ‘wifey’ is printed. Your friends can begin their day by sipping on hot beverages from their new cuppa or use it as pen-stands on their tables too. This is a very reasonably priced gift and you do not have to worry about the expenditure.
This crystal lotus flower is a perfect engagement gift because according to Feng Shui, a crystal lotus flower brings in good luck and positivity. Negative energy is replaced by positive energy. The glass is like a prism catching the sunlight and reflecting it. A Lotus signifies a lot of things too. Some of them are new beginnings, purity, endurance and enlightenment. And you want to wish them all, right? The enchanting lotus is multi-coloured and it rotates too. Apart from decorating any corner of the home, it can be kept on the dashboard of a car too.
Looking for thoughtful engagement gifts for your partner who loves to write or sketch? A lined notebook will be much appreciated. Have a look at this journal. Receiving this journal will be special to people who love to maintain a diary and it will provide an opportunity to record that very special moment and day when you give this on the anniversary. A journal is a classic and timeless gift and is like a handbook of memories that can be treasured over the years. Notebook lovers can never have enough notebooks and they would love to receive one more at any time.
You might be in a different city from where your friends are about to get engaged or you might not be able to attend the function for some reason. A greeting card comes in handy in such situations. You will be able to write down your thoughts and whatever you want to convey along with the pre-printed message. Such cards become keep-sake gifts. This is an artistic hand-made 3D card built with a technique known as quilling. The cover says ‘Engagement Wishes’ and a heart-shaped one is made with pink and white paper. It looks like a heart filled with roses! The papers used are hand-made and real craftwork is done putting in a lot of care and effort. Beautiful calligraphy is used for writing a meaningful message inside.
Hand-crafted card using quilling
Comes with an envelope
Blank page is provided for sticking photos or penning a note
Though a small showpiece, it is perfect as an engagement present for friends. This is a porcelain showpiece where we see a couple exchanging engagement rings. Only the hands and rings can be seen. The silver paint gives it a flawless finish. The antique-looking piece displays the love and commitment between a to-be-engaged couple. You know you will give a nice gift if you select this.
A small but meaningful gift
The use of porcelain and silver makes it classy
Exchange of rings – figurine perfect for gifting on engagement
If only the to-be-bride is your friend and you are yet to be acquainted with the to-be-groom, then you can pick this gift which is exclusively for your friend. And if you are friends with both, you can also show which side you are going to be on during all those fun wedding rituals! This is going to make her feel extra special. The mug will continue to be a talking point for a long time to come during the banters you all will have in post-marriage parties.
A silver coin or bar is something which you can give to anybody. This silver bar is perfect if you are looking for an engagement gift for your parents. It is a 10 gm of 999 fine silver. The bar is carefully cased in a beautiful box. Designs based on traditional Hindu marriage have been carved on the coin. It will be a good gift to surprise your parents or any member of your extended family.
The last of our Engagements couple gift ideas is a romantic LED personalised light lamp for your bedroom. It is the latest kind of light night lamp which you can plug easily into any plug-point. Personalise the lamp with a photo of when you two were sharing a tender moment, e.g., the time when you proposed to her. The warm light is soft and warm. The lamp can also be used in the bathroom, living room or kitchen. Let there be romance everywhere and anywhere where you like!
Make date night fun with this board game designed just for lovely couples like you. The winner is the one who reaches the finishing point first. But there will be obstacles on the players’ path. Whenever it’s your turn to roll the dice, you do it and then pick up a card. You are bound to do whatever has been instructed in the card. The cards have 4 different categories – Truth, Dare, 7-Second Challenge and Redeemable Coupons. Oh and don’t forget to play this game in the privacy of your bedroom because there are some naughty punishments like having to say something dirty and some sweet ones like having to sit on the partner’s lap till the next round. This is undoubtedly one of the best engagement gifts to give.
A dreamcatcher is said to protect the sleeping person from nightmares. This light green cotton dream catcher is ethereal. It looks wonderful during the daytime but when the accompanying LED lights are lit up after sunset, it gives out a majestic vibe. The dream catcher is hand-made with natural products and LED lights to consume less electricity. It catches bad dreams. It is also believed to bring in positive energy and improve the Vastu of homes. Though initially intended to be hung above beds, non-believers can use it simply for home decoration with this tasteful item.
Another personalised gifting item worth considering is this kind of satin pillow cover. The cover is white in colour. You have to send a photo of the to-be-engaged couple to the number provided. They will print the photo on the case. The cover comes with the filler too. The filler is vacuum packed and instructions are provided on how to go about it. Decorating the cushion with such a pillow lends it a modern look. The satin makes the pillow feel soft and high quality. Make a difference by giving this and not a run-of-the-mill boring gift that gets passed on!
Well, we seem to have gotten stuck on personalized items! But we are just not able to help ourselves considering how good engagement gifts for friends can be! Just look at this amazing product – a photo frame. It is one of the best gifts to give on an engagement day.
Now let us see a tried and tested gift item that has been popular over the years. But what still sets this apart are the wooden covers with alluring carvings on them. An engagement ceremony and the running-up days leading to marriage give birth to countless memorable moments. The couple would love to store these memories forever in a beautiful album. This album can serve as a coffee-table book, it’s that beautiful. A heart has been carved very creatively and the text ‘Happy every day’.There are two sizes to choose from – medium and large. There is a place to add text with each photo and the couple would enjoy writing down something related to the moment captured.
Yes, this is another traditional gift but who doesn’t need some divine blessings when they are about to start a new chapter of their lives? We have found this very cute statue of Lord Ganesha. He is the God of new beginnings and symbolizes wisdom, fortune and understanding. This idol is playing the flute. There is also a candle holder where a tea-light candle can be placed. Your friends can keep it in the puja room if they decide to have one or keep it on study tables. The golden idol looks splendid with all the minute detailing and stonework. The base material is polyresin which makes it rust-proof and moisture-proof.
This should be an engagement present for a friend who is close to you. Someone with whom you have been buddies for a long time and share secrets. The friend must also use a Kindle and likes to read. Because this is not just another storybook, this is a saucy read which would make a to-be-engaged person very interested! The cover is attention-grabbing. The story is about Lily and Finn, an engaged couple and the themes are love, lust, passion, and trust. Heady combo and a hot and spicy storyline! Not a usual gift but it will leave a mark for sure.
Among the engagement couple gift ideas, this is just right for the foodie couple who likes to chill at home with beer and pizza. At least on the weekends after a stressful week, you would like to do the same, right? Why don’t you make such stay-at-home nights a little interesting by making your pizza? Start the homemade pizza and beer-drinking ritual this Valentine’s Day and see how nice it can get. It is a full Italian-style homemade pizza baking box. The complete kit has a handy recipe book so that you don’t have to spend time looking up recipes on the internet or cookbook. There is a server rack and the most important thing, a large baking stone with a wooden paddle, just as you get to see in pizzerias. It retains heat and absorbs moisture to ensure that one doesn’t end up with a soggy pizza. Food can be baked in an oven, on the grill or even at home. And not only pizza, put up a delectable menu for your private party for 2 by baking quesadillas, cookies or focaccia. Enjoy the feel of a fancy Italian restaurant by serving the pizza on a stylish rack.
Easy to clean
Complete kit with pizza baking plate, peel board and serving rack
In all those parties and get-togethers that we talked about above, something is going to be present on the menu. And that is desserts. Everybody loves ice cream, well, almost everybody! These yellow ceramic ice cream cones with spoons will be a wonderful addition to the crockery and the couple can use them to serve ice cream. These delightful cones will surely attract much attention and the guests are going to enquire about how they can get the same for themselves.
Keeping the multiple parties and functions that the couple has to attend in mind, we have thought of adding this LED light which they can attach to their dressing room mirror or the bathroom mirror. The bride would need this while putting on makeup and dressing up to look glamorous and perfect for those functions as all eyes are inevitably going to be on her. Same for the groom, he would need to look dapper too. There are other ways of using these lights too as they have suction pumps for installation. They can be attached just about anywhere. One can put it inside kitchen cabinets or almirah or use it as a desk or emergency light.
This is a romantic game for couples where one has to shuffle and choose a card randomly and perform the task mentioned on it. There are 31 cards with different tasks, 2 joker cards, 1 remedy card and 2 cards with instructions on how you can make this game more exciting. One tells you how to play on weekends and the other instructs on how to go about it if you wish to play every day. What’s noteworthy is that even if you play this game every day, you can have a new task for the whole month. So if you have been a couple for a very long time now and sometimes miss the giddy excitement that you felt previously when you were a new couple, this game can add back some of that lost passion. The tarot cards are not all raunchy like most other couple games like making a handmade card or going for an ice-cream date and ways to add a special touch to it.
Can turn the whole day romantic
Sweet and funny tasks
Tasks for him & her to be done alternately
So, the problem of engagement gifts is sorted by now, we hope? We have included things that are useful and not meaningless which will be quietly passed on to others like it is a box of sweets! We have given due importance to presentation and thoughtfulness to each and every item we have listed.Some gifts are unconventional but there lies its speciality.
My name is Bidusha Hore and I am from Kolkata, India. I perceive myself as a flexible professional as I was a teacher previously and now I am exploring the world of content writing. I have always considered teaching as the perfect profession for me, but in-class face-to-face interaction was what attracted me more to that job. With the pandemic hitting the world, I decided to utilise my skills in a new field even if that meant beginning from the trainee level. I am glad I tried my hand at content writing, leaving behind all apprehensions . There's a lot one can learn while pursuing content writing and l am having fun in this learning process. I guess acquiring that post-grad diploma in Mass communication along with an M.A. degree in English Literature, combined with my personal interests are working for me as a content writer!