Are you a friend who’s looking for something to give your newly-engaged BFF, or a bride or groom looking to surprise your other half (or treat yourself)? Then we can help! We’ve put together a selection of 52 of the best engagement gift ideas that are also brilliant as wedding or anniversary gifts–from classic champagne to a fun box of date-night ideas.
1) A wine-and-love-letters box
The love letter ceremony box set featured below is not only a beautiful alternative unity-ceremony idea but also a gorgeous gift for the happy couple. Coming with two etched wine glasses and exclusive stationery, it’s an especially romantic idea for you and your partner to write love letters to each other and then lock them away with your favourite wine until after your wedding (or until your first, fifth, or even tenth wedding anniversary). Other couples might even choose to use this as a “first fight” box: after an argument you can unlock the box, read the letters, and remind yourselves just how much you love each other.
2) A wedify Membership
Treat the happy couple to everything they could ever need to plan their wedding! A wedify membership gives wedding planning couples access to amazing perks, like free tickets to The National Wedding Show, free copies of Confetti magazine and incredible wedding deals and discounts that will save them hundreds of pounds as they plan their wedding.
3) Rosé and a personalised wine bag
Instead of a gift box, another easy gift idea is a bottle of wine or rosé inside a personalised wine bag.
Featured below: Personalised “Love The Wine You’re With” Wine Bag with Classic Personalised Champagne Glass and Metallic Gold and Silver Confetti Push-Pop | “Yes Way Rosé” Personalised “Modern Floral” Wine Bag with Gold Foil Straws
To add an extra touch, you could also pair this with a pretty bottle opener like the below gold heart “XO” bottle opener, gold “CHEERS” bottle opener, gold “XO” bottle opener, and gold “I DO” bottle opener, or a bottle stopper.
We particularly love the idea of giving the bride and groom a tailored gift each, since they may have different drinks preferences.
4) A personalised glass
Personalised glassware is a very popular gift option as there’s such a wide variety available. The below personalised, stemless wine glasses are an elegant gift for someone who likes wine or cocktails, and our personalised “Mrs. Nice” and “Mr. Naughty” whisky glasses (shown with “Bring On the Cheer” personalised napkins) are perfect for around Christmas time.
As an additional, complemetery gift, you could even pair your glassware-gift with a set of coasters.
Featured below: Round and Square Cork Coasters finished with a Personalised “Free Spirit” Arrow Monogram Ink Stamp and White Ribbon | Love Birds Coaster Set
5) A personalised jar
A personalised jar is a very versatile gift; it can be used as a drinks jar, a treats jar, or you can use it as an organisation jar by filling it with all of your bits and bobs, your paintbrushes, your make up brushes, etc.
Featured below: Personalised Glass Mason Jar with Airtight Silver Lid
6) A flask
Another classic gift idea is a flask, however we particularly love these round, rose gold flasks engraved with sweet messages.
Featured below: “The Adventure Begins” Round Rose Gold 3oz Hip Flask
7) Champagne glasses
The perfect gift for the happy couple is a pair of champagne glasses or toasting flutes, as they can be used not only at the wedding but again and again on anniversaries, Christmases, New Years Eves, birthdays, or just whenever the couple feels like it. Featuring a calla lily, which is a symbol of devotion, we particularly like the beautiful silver calla lily champagne glasses featured below.
8) Matching mugs
Similarly, a matching mug for the bride and groom are something that may be used every day for the daily cup of tea or coffee. Then, after the wedding, a mug can serve as a great keepsake, perhaps being used as a quirky desk ornament filled with flowers or stationery supplies. Alternatively, you could include a personalised mug in a small gift box, perhaps complete with a selection of teas or coffees?
Featured below: A Personalised “Does This Ring Make Me Look Engaged?” Coffee Mug, Blush Pink “Blissful Blooms” Kimono Robe, Small Gold “Bridal Survival Kit” Pocket Box, Miniature Rose Gold Easel Photo Frame, and Gold Heart “XO” Bottle Opener | Personalised “Best Groom Ever” and “Best Bride Ever” Coffee Mugs
A scrapbook or photo album is a very personal, DIY gift that you can guarantee will be treasured forever. We also love the idea of a small keepsake box of photos too.
10) A framed photo
Similar to the above, you may elect to gift the happy couple a framed photo, or go a step further with a lovely DIY shadow box.
11) A recipe gift book
As shown by the brilliant Recipe Gift Book, this is “the ultimate personalised wedding present from all of your guests; a unique celebration cook book full of recipes from all of your friends and family and a gift the bride and groom will treasure long after their wedding day.”
If you’re a bride or groom who has trouble finding the right words, a very romantic gift idea is to choose a poem you love and present it to your partner. Alternatively, a small book of love poems or a romantic novel is a gorgeous little gift too. And if you’re a friend gifting the happy couple, there are also thousands of poems about friendship and brotherhood that would be perfect.
13) Note books or vow books
Confetti’s collection of pocket books are perfect for couples who are preparing their vows or are making notes on venues they visit, photographers they like, etc.
14) A ring box
Usually the couple will prefer to choose their own ring box(es) so that it’s exactly what they want. However, there’s a high chance that you may know what kind of ring box your best friend or partner has had his or her eye on, so you may choose to surprise them with it ready for the wedding.
Featured below: Acrylic Wedding Ring Box (filled with maidenhair fern cuttings)
15) A two-in-one ring box and vow book
The below “A Promise Made” vintage inspired jewellery book box is a beautiful product designed to emulate the look of a classic romance novel. In it there’s space to store your vows and wedding rings both before and after the wedding day.
16) The story of us
Similarly, below is a gorgeous “Story of Us” guest book alternative that you can fill out with your very own love story–how you met, your first date, the proposal, your family trees, and more–and which remains as a treasured keepsake after the wedding.
17) A wedding planner
In preparation for the wedding day, what better gift is there than a beautiful wedding planner to guide the couple through the process?
Featured below: Exclusive Confetti Wedding Planner
18) A money box
Encourage the happy couple to put aside any loose change they can spare with a cute “Wedding Fund” money box.
Featured below: Wedding Fund Amore Ceramic Piggy Bank
19) A wedding countdown sign
Help stoke the excitement of the impending big day with a “days until ‘I DO'” countdown sign.
20) An accessory box
This is a classic gift for a reason–not only do they come in all manner of shapes, sizes, and styles, but they’re also very versatile.
Featured below: Rose Gold Personalised Jewellery Box with “Modern Floral” Print, Square Glass Box with “Modern Floral” Etching, and Large Rectangular “Modern Floral”Glass Box with Sparkle Fabric (and you can browse dozens more on our Jewellery Boxes and Holders page)
Whether it’s a jewellery box or keepsake box for all the pretty charms and trinkets the bride and groom are likely to receive as gifts, or a keepsake box or organiser for all the big day essentials like emergency sewing kits, there’s an enormous range to choose from and you can guarantee you’ll find something truly gift-worthy.
21) Matching keyrings
Giving the couple a matching keyring each is a small but lovely gift, as it means they can add them to their car keys or house keys and they’ll be with them wherever they go.
Featured below: Personalised Two Hearts Keyrings
22) A scratch-off map of the world
A map of the world (like the below Scratch-Off Map Of The World by Scratch Map) where you can scratch off all the places you’ve been is an ideal gift for travel-lovers. They can scratch off anywhere they go together, perhaps beginning with their honeymoon?
Other spins on this idea include a map of ideas where the couple can go on holiday/travel to together, or a simple ornamental globe (maybe engraved somewhere with the couple’s names or wedding date?).
Featured below: Shadow Box Photo Frame with Script Font Etching
23) A personalised passport cover
Speaking of travelling, why not consider one of these faux leather personalised passport covers?
24) Engagement ring floats
25) A beach towel
Honeymoon or summer beach preparation also offers trendy personalised beach and bath towels.
26) A luxury gift
If you’re in the position to give a lot, a fun experience like wine tasting or a small getaway could be an out-of-this-world gift for the couple. For this amazing gift you and a group of friends could pull together to give it as one big, joint gift.
Featured below: “Love in the Swedish Treetops” by Patchwork It Honeymoon Gift List
27) A sign
A simple but effective gift, a personalised sign can be used throughout wedding planning, during the wedding itself, and remains as a great keepsake around the home once the “I do”s are all said and done.
28) A centrepiece
29) A personalised candle
Personalised candles, though usually used as part of an alternative unity-ceremony idea, make wonderful gifts that can be displayed as a keepsake of the big day or stowed away until a future wedding anniversary (when it can be lit).
30) A hanging decoration
Something small and ornamental that can be displayed on a wall in the home (like the below personalised white wicker heart) is a lovely gift for the couple that could also double as a garden decoration or a Christmas tree decoration come December.
31) A personalised cushion
A personalised cushion is also popular as it can double as a pretty homeware gift as well as a keepsake for the couple.
32) A cheeseboard
A personalised cheese board or serving board is perfect for anyone who loves to throw small parties, or lovers of wine. Pair this gift with a selection of cheeses and crackers and perhaps a bottle of wine and the bride and groom can enjoy a night in with a favourite movie or TV show.
33) Mini salt and pepper shakers
A set of salt and pepper shakers, though small, are very cute little gifts.
Featured below: White Ceramic Owls Salt And Pepper Shakers | Black and White Interlocking Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces Salt And Pepper Shakers | White Ceramic Bears Salt And Pepper Shakers | White Love Birds Salt And Pepper Shakers | Interlocking Hearts Salt And Pepper Shakers
34) A dish
Featured below: White Porcelain Leaf Dish
Whether a bouquet or a decorative hanging garland, flowers are a beautiful and classic gift for any occasion.
Featured below: The Florist at Coppice
36) A bouquet charm
Another small but very meaningful gift, a bouquet charm allows the bride to include a photo of someone she loves and perhaps is no longer with her on the wedding day.
37) A plant or seed
A plant or seed is a lovely gift to the couple as it can grow as a symbol of their relationship.
Featured below: The Woodland Trust
38) A gift box
A gift box can be as big or small as you like, and ideas include a “wedding day survival kit” such as what we made below: a box full of must-haves or pamper products for the day of the wedding. We used one of our ornate, vintage boxes and filled it with on-the-day essentials such as hairspray, wipes, hand lotion, and pain killers complete with a card.
Featured below: “For My Bridesmaid” Premium Gift Box complete with a “Bridesmaid” Headband, “Lattes and Sunny Days” Personalised Coffee Mug, Floral Print Sunglasses, Compact Mirror, Lip Balm, “Mwah” Pocket Box and “Bright Summer Mix” Pink, Green, and Blue Jumbo Party Confetti | “For My Groomsman” Premium Gift Box featuring Metallic Gold Sunglasses, Gold Nautical Anchor Bottle Opener, Flask, Mixed Metallics Jumbo Party Tissue Confetti in White, Gold, Silver, and Black, and Personalised, Metallic Gold Foil Label
Featured below: “Bride To Be” Premium Gift Box | “Groom” Premium Gift Box | “From Miss to Mrs” Premium Gift Box with “Bride to Be” Sash, Gold Heart Jewellery Box, “Minimergency” kit, Initial Monogram Cream and Gold Compact Mirror, Ivory Linen “Note Book” Pocket Journal, and Metallic Gold Engagement Champagne Flute
(Find more gift box ideas here)
39) A miniature gift box
A gift box doesn’t have to be huge to make an impact. Even fun-sized gift boxes can be very pretty, such as these Kraft favour boxes with vintage lace print decorated with ribbon as brides and grooms and finished with Lace Medley rectangular tags. Fill them with treats or a small charm and it makes a very sweet, DIY gift.
40) A gift bag
Like a gift box, a gift bag can be as big or small as you want. Plus, not only are they the perfect way to present a gift to the bride or groom, but they can also be used over and over again.
Featured below: Personalised “Totes Engaged” White Canvas Bag | Personalised Carry On, Travel Toiletry Bag | Personalised “Modern Floral” Canvas Bag (shown with one of our beautiful Pink Floral Watercolour Dressing Gowns)
(Find more gift bag ideas here)
41) A tray of treats
Use an acrylic tray to present some goodies to the bride and groom–perhaps some luxury cupcakes or something homemade?
42) A picnic basket or hamper
A picnic basket or a hamper of goodies can include a selection of food and drink for the couple to try. It could also be a ready-made summer date idea for them.
Featured below: Large Woven Picnic Basket, 250ml Swing Top Square Glass Bottles with Antique Chic “Something Sweet” Sticker, Mason Jar Drinking Glasses, Mini Mason Jar, Mason Jar “Love” Personalised Napkins, Wooden Cutlery, Mini Favour Bag, Mr and Mrs Canvas Ribbon, and Antique Chic Thank You Tag
Smaller than a basket or hamper (but still very pretty) is also the below treat tin.
43) Something home baked
Similar to the above hampers for the couple, you could opt for something even more DIY such as something homemade. Consider doughnuts, pies, cakes, biscuits, or even an old family recipe.
Featured below: Pink Acrylic Heart Cake Topper and Drunk In Love Print and Kiss Print Personalised Napkins | “We’re So Engaged” Personalised Paper Bags | Mini Woven Picnic Baskets with Purple Plain Ribbon | “Sweetie Pies” Mini Pie Packaging Kits with Purple Plain Ribbon
You could even pair these with a selection of plates or dining essentials.
Featured below: Large Gold and Blush Hexagon Party Plates, Small Gold and Marble Hexagon Party Plates, Pink and Metallic Gold Party Cups with Gold Foil Hearts Straws and Gold Foil X&Os Straws, “Pass The Bubbly” Frosted Plastic Cups with Gold Foil Straws, Small Gold Splash Cocktail Napkins, “Bling Bling” Personalised Napkins, Round Personalised Paper Coasters, Wooden Cutlery, Gold Foil Jumbo Party Confetti
You could give a traditional gift of confectionery or splash out on luxury chocolates. Alternatively, put a spin on the classic box of chocolates by instead opting for a small display (such as the below Ferrero Rocher display by Sweet Occasions).
45) A cake serving set
The cutting of the cake is a traditional part of many weddings and a must-have photo for the wedding album. For that reason, many couples choose to have a personalised cake serving set. If you know what style the couple would love, you could give one to them as a gift.
46) Date night ideas
It’s important that couples put aside time for each other in their busy lives, so what better way to encourage that than by giving a gift of a jar of date ideas? Write different date ideas on wooden hearts or lolly sticks and put them in an empty jar. Then the couple can pick one out at random every week. They can even add to the list of ideas if they want.
A step up from a jar of ideas however could be a a decorative display, such as the below vintage display drawer filled with ideas.
Also featured above: Glass Globe Votive Holder with Reflective Lace Pattern and a Rustic Wire Basket
47) Dressing gowns
A favourite gift idea is to give the bride and groom a personalised dressing gown.
48) A personalised towel
Bath and hand towels are a perfect homeware gift for a newly-engaged couple or a couple who have just moved in together.
Featured below: Personalised Towel
49) Fun accessories
50) Throw a Party
As perhaps the biggest hurrah of them all, you may decide to throw a surprise engagement party to celebrate the bride- and groom-to-be! (Here’s how to plan an engagement party and a collection of beautiful engagement dresses you can wear again and again.)
Featured below: 36″ Jumbo White “I Do” Round Wedding Balloon | Gold Foil Paper Fan Party Decorations | Gold Foil Jumbo Party Confetti | Watermelon Round Paper Lantern In Gold and White | Gold, Silver And Ivory Hanging Honeycomb With Tassel Set Of 3 | White Hanging Honeycomb Set Of 3
51) A card
Perhaps the simplest and easiest engagement gift of them all is a beautiful card that you may choose to present to the happy couple with some pretty balloons.
52) A good luck charm
And lastly, one of the most beautiful gifts of them all is a small good luck charm that can carry the couple through all of their wedding planning, the big day itself, and into their happily ever after.
Featured below: Happy Ever After Silver Bracelet With Crystal Heart Charm