Are you a friend who’s looking for something to give your newly-engaged friends or family members? Or perhaps you’re looking to surprise your other half with a thoughtful engagement gift to celebrate your future wedding?
If you’re in need of some engagement gift inspiration 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 – perfect if you’re looking to treat a loved one, or perhaps even to treat yourself.
Here’s our pick of the best engagement gifts for friends, family, loved ones or perhaps even for you – enjoy.
1) A wine-and-love-letters box
The love letter ceremony box set featured below is a gorgeous engagement gift. Complete with two etched wine glasses and an exclusive stationery set. It’s a romantic idea for you and your partner – simply 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).
It could also be used to write letters to your cherished loved ones to lock away with the gift of wine, ready for them to open and read after their wedding day, perfect if you want an engagement gift with sentimental value.
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.
The 12 month wedify membership for engaged couples also offers discounts on holiday packages, such as 15% off with TUI and a £250.00 honeymoon voucher to spend with the Turquoise Holiday Company.
3) Rosé and a personalised wine bag
Instead of a gift box, another easy gift idea is to create a personalised gift bag made just for your loved ones. Complete with a bottle of wine or their favourite tipple you can create a collection of engagement gifts chosen especially for the happy couple.
These engagement gift bags are perfect if you’re looking for something light hearted and memorable for your friend or loved one. We love this selection of personalised engagement gift bags and keepsakes, perfect for wine lovers.
Try adding some thoughtful keepsakes such as this etched heart or XO bottle opener (pictured).
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 engagement gift idea and you will find there are lots of options to choose from. We love these stemless wine glasses which make the perfect elegant engagement 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 the perfect engagement gift during Christmas time.
If you’re thinking of designing personalised glasses as an engagement gift, try adding a bottle of their favourite drink, or perhaps add the year or date they are due to marry – the perfect engagement gift and keepsake.
For a little extra engagement gift, you can also create personalised coasters and beer mats. Take a look at these cork coasters and love bird coaster sets, we love their simple style and sentiment.
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 paint brushes, your makeup brushes, etc.
If you’re on a budget, try filling a personalised jar with something you know your engaged couple will love – hot chocolate and marshmallows, a layered cookie recipe, or even some little IOU notes or favours you can offer such as helping with preparation for the wedding, babysitting, or an IOU for a cooked meal etc.
This personalised engagement gift is thoughtful and creative, especially if you’ve got to keep to a budget or you find you have lots of friends and family members getting engaged at the same time.
Featured below: Personalised Glass Mason Jar with Airtight Silver Lid
6) A flask
Another classic engagement gift idea is a flask, we love these round rose gold flasks engraved with sweet messages. Fill with their favourite tipple, or perhaps even go for an insulated travel flask if you know they have a daily commute, or love walks and picnics together. You can even add a personalised message, take a look at this rose gold hip flask.
Featured below: “The Adventure Begins” Round Rose Gold 3oz Hip Flask
7) Champagne glasses
The perfect engagement gift for the happy couple is a pair of champagne glasses or toasting flutes. It’s a lovely engagement gift idea as they can be used to toast the engagement, wedding day and even the anniversaries to come. 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, if you’re looking for a simple engagement gift which will be used and cherished take a look at a pair of matching engagement gift mugs for the bride and groom. A mug can serve as a great keepsake as well as an engagement gift, try going for a personalised mug, or a bride & groom theme. We love this selection of bride, groom and engagement message mugs – perfect too if you’re on a budget.
If you want to add a little extra to your engagement gift why not create a breakfast hamper, try packing tea, coffee, bucks fizz, croissants, jam, and of course, your favourite mug.
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 engagement gift that you can guarantee will be treasured forever. Perfect if you’re lifelong friends, or have shared some special events or family times – we love the idea of a personalised photo album and the keepsake box of photos too – the perfect personalised engagement gift.
10) A framed photo
Sometimes a simple engagement gift such as a special framed photo can be the most perfect and sentimental gift idea. Similar to the above, you may choose to frame a special photograph you have of the happy couple. If you’re looking to frame the photo you might choose to engrave it, or to write a special message behind the photo. We love these personalised frames, perfect as an engagement gift, or as a wedding gift.
11) A recipe gift book
As shown by the brilliant Recipe Gift Book, this is “the ultimate personalised wedding or engagement present from all of your guests; a unique celebration cookbook full of recipes from all of your friends and family and a gift the bride and groom will treasure long after their wedding day.”
We love this idea, it’s also a perfect way to pass down treasured recipes from parents and grandparents, a lovely thoughtful engagement gift for any couple to treasure forever.
If you’re a bride or groom who has trouble finding the right words, a very romantic engagement gift idea is to choose a poem you love and present it to your loved one, friend or partner.
Alternatively, a small book of love poems or a romantic novel is a gorgeous little engagement gift too. If you’re choosing an engagement gift for the happy couple, there are also thousands of poems about friendship and brotherhood that would be perfect.
Don’t forget to write a personalised message in the book too, the perfect thoughtful engagement gift and keepsake. Try scribing the message with this beautiful ink and quill set, or even better give this as a gift too for the couple to write down their own message, vows or poetry.
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. These lovely books can also be kept as a memory of all the planning and ideas that went into their special day. Note books and vow books are a lovely thoughtful engagement gift idea, perhaps you can personalise a message inside the book, or the recipient could use the book as a journal to record the build up to the big day.
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 likes, so you may choose to surprise them with one ready for the wedding.
If you’re not sure, just ask if it’s something you can choose for them, many couples will be touched by this thoughtful engagement gift idea. Take a look at these amazing acrylic wedding ring boxes, perfectly designed to complement any wedding theme and colour scheme.
Featured below: Acrylic Wedding Ring Box (filled with fern cuttings)
Not only are these lovely engagement gift ideas, they are also lovely presentation or keepsake boxes. We also love these modern etched pocket watch cases and I do ring holders.
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 look like a classic romance novel. Inside the box there’s space to store your vows and wedding rings both before and after the wedding day – a lovely thoughtful engagement gift idea for your loved one, or for a couple.
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.
If you’re giving this to a couple as an engagement gift idea why not write the first message inside.
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? This lovely engagement gift idea can be kept after the wedding as a special keepsake and memory of the planning that went into their special day.
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.
We love this sweet and thoughtful engagement gift idea, perfect if you’re looking for something to make the happy couple smile. Perhaps if you’re a close relative you can kick start the fund with a surprise cheque inside.
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. A lovely engagement gift idea and something the couple can keep in their home until the big day.
20) An accessory box
This classic versatile engagement gift idea is perfect for couples looking for somewhere special to store their wedding rings or to store keepsakes, wedding accessories and gifts after the big day. You can find gift boxes of all shapes and sizes, including these lovely glass accessories boxes, or why not go for something etched or engraved.
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
If you’re looking for a trinket engagement gift, or something small to go alongside a special engagement card, take a look at these matching keyrings which are the perfect little sentimental added extra.
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 – especially perfect if the happy couple are due to move into a new home together.
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 engagement gift for travel-lovers.
They can scratch off anywhere they go together, perhaps beginning with their honeymoon? This lovely engagement gift idea is perfectly paired alongside a small ornamental globe, or a photograph of somewhere special where your loved one or happy couple have been together, or perhaps even where they met.
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
If your loved one or the newly engaged couple you are buying for plan to go on honeymoon, why not consider one of these faux leather personalised passport covers? Not only is this a lovely engagement gift idea, but also a useful and thoughtful keepsake. We love these gorgeous etched gold passport covers.
24) Engagement ring floats
The couple can also get set for their honeymoon with this quirky diamond ring pool float and matching inflatable diamond ring drinks holder. If you want your engagement gift to put a big smile on the faces of your newly engaged friends then take a look at some of these playful inflatables – guaranteed to make your pals giggle.
25) A beach towel
If your friends or loved ones are planning on taking a beach honeymoon take a look at these personalised beach and bath towels as the perfect playful engagement gift idea. Also perfect as a wedding gift, we love these plush round beach towel gifts which are not only practical but also eye catching and trendy.
26) A luxury gift
If you’re looking to go all-out with your engagement gift, or if you’re looking for an engagement gift to give from a group of friends, take a look at these experience days.
From wine tasting to mini-breaks, gift experiences are perfect for couples who have everything, or if you’re looking for something a little different. Take a look at these gift experience ideas below.
Featured below: “Love in the Swedish Treetops” by Patchwork It Honeymoon Gift List
27) A sign
A simple but effective engagement gift, a personalised sign can be used throughout wedding planning, during the wedding itself, and remains as a great keepsake around the home after the wedding. Try personalising with names, messages and dates to make these signs extra special.
28) A centrepiece
Sometimes an elegant vase can be a lovely gift idea. Try going for something classic and timeless, take a look at these personalised vases which would work well as both an engagement gift and wedding gift.
29) A personalised candle
A personalised candle is a lovely engagement gift idea for a couple or a loved one. Try adding a vintage inspired candle holder, or choose something scented that will remind them of their engagement. We love these pretty decorative candles and candle holders.
Personalised candles and candle holders are also lovely engagement gift ideas as they could be used on the wedding breakfast tables, or included in the decoration on the wedding day.
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 engagement gift for a couple that could also double as a garden decoration or a Christmas tree decoration come December. We love these rustic wicker hearts, perfect as a keepsake, or as a small memento alongside an engagement card.
31) A personalised cushion
A personalised cushion can double as a pretty homeware engagement gift as well as a keepsake for the couple. There are lots of options available from personalised initials and messages to photograph pillows and wedding ring cushions. We love these simple personalised cushions, especially the linen cushion – a lovely engagement gift idea.
32) A cheeseboard
A personalised cheese board or serving board is a perfect engagement gift 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 their favourite movie or TV show.
These personalised cheese boards are great as they can be kept and used, try etching a message or memorable date.
33) Mini salt and pepper shakers
These pretty salt and pepper shakers are a lovely engagement gift. This cute selection is perfect for couples who like to cook, or could perhaps be given as a memento alongside a dinner for two voucher, or with a home cooked meal for two.
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. If you’re unsure what to choose for your loved ones flowers are perfect as they are not a permanent fixture in the house – take a look at these gorgeous engagement gift flower options which will be well received by any newly engaged couple. We love this pretty floral door wreath.
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. These pretty charms are a lovely engagement gift, especially if you’re buying for someone close and you know they will love this thoughtful sentiment.
37) A plant or seed
A plant or seed is a lovely gift. We love this engagement gift idea of planting a tree with The Woodland Trust, on behalf of the couple. You could also give the simple gift of a rose or a plant, something that can be kept and nurtured by the newly engaged couple – many plants also have symbols and meanings making your engagement gift even more thoughtful and special.
Featured below: The Woodland Trust
38) A gift box
An engagement gift box can be as big or small as you like, and ideas include a “wedding day survival kit” such as we have 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. You could also try filling a box with engagement gifts such as champagne, chocolates, poems and photographs to celebrate their engagement.
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 bride and groom, finished with Lace Medley rectangular tags.
Fill them with treats or a small charm to make a very sweet, DIY engagement gift. These pretty boxes are also lovely engagement gift boxes to give to a couple or loved one from children. They could fill them with pretty keepsakes or little notes for the happy couple.
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 an engagement 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 or made for a cosy winter picnic. We love this engagement gift idea as it can be as simple or as extravagant as you like. The picnic basket is also a great engagement gift to keep and reuse again. Take a look at these lovely ideas to fill your picnic basket.
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, you could also opt for something homemade. We Love the idea of an engagement gift that has been lovingly baked such as sweet doughnuts, pies, cakes, biscuits, or even an old family recipe. Try presenting in a gift tin or ask the newly engaged couple what they would like.
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
Who doesn’t love a sweet treat? Chocolates will also be well received as an engagement gift. If you want to go for something a little more extravagant try creating something different such as this amazing ferrero rocher display! This could also be used at the wedding.
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 an engagement 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 engagement gift idea is to give the bride and groom a personalised dressing gown. These can be worn on the morning of the wedding and make lovely photos too. We love this white lace bridal robe and this simple grey cotton mens robe, both of which can be worn after the wedding too. Try pairing with these cute personalised hangers.
48) A personalised towel
Bath and hand towels are a perfect engagement gift for a newly-engaged couple or a couple who have just moved in together. These lovely personalised towels can be used for the honeymoon too – a great engagement gift that will definitely be used.
If you’re not sure what to go for try opting for something natural that will suit any home colour scheme such as these gorgeous fluffy white towels with initial embroidery.
Featured below: Personalised Towel
49) Fun accessories
Give the couple a fun, quirky gift that they can use again at the hen or stag party, such as the below-featured “Bride” headband and black sunglasses. If you’re looking for a playful light hearted gift these are perfect and can be kept as a memento by the bride and groom.
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. A card is often the item an engaged couple will treasure and keep, especially if it is from a loved family member. Try scribing a handwritten message or poem to make it extra special.
52) A good luck charm
And lastly, one of the most beautiful engagement 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.
We love these pretty heart charms which can be kept and treasured, made into a bracelet or kept in a jewellery box as a memento of their happy day.
Featured below: Happy Ever After Silver Bracelet With Crystal Heart Charm