25 Best Engagement Gifts for Every Budget
Congratulate the happy couple with one of these fun and thoughtful engagement gift ideas.
With wedding gifts, you usually have a couple’s registry to shop from, or there’s always the stand-by homewares that any newlyweds would appreciate. For an engagement gift, there’s really no guide or parameters. However, engagement gifts are becoming more and more popular — especially amid the pandemic when friends and family can’t always travel or celebrate in person. If you’re shopping for an engagement party or a gift to send a couple who just got engaged, we’ve rounded up the best ideas for every budget, from funny gifts to edible arrangements to little luxuries. Take a peek at our favorite gifts below and start shopping for the happy couple.
ENGAGEMENT GIFTS UNDER $25
Personalized gifts don't have to have fancy monograms or expensive engraving. This custom print from Etsy captures a star chart from a specific day in time. And at just $15 for a digital download for a gold foil print, this is both thoughtful and budget-friendly. You could either print the file yourself or send the couple the download and let them customize the printing and hanging of the image to fit their home.
For the couple who loves to travel, this scratch-off adventure list is the perfect way to keep track of destinations. Even better: It comes with a magnetic hanger all for under $20.
ENGAGEMENT GIFTS UNDER $50
ENGAGEMENT GIFTS UNDER $100
For the horoscope obsessed, a custom star chart print is thoughtful, personalized and makes really pretty wall art. This Etsy shop takes a couple's birth charts, which is a complete snapshot of which zodiac sign is in which planet when you are born, and merges them into one star chart. It's very cool to see which planets, signs and houses the couple has in common as well as elements — water, earth, air and fire — and how they play off each other.
Flîkr is a great gift for the couple who has everything. Because they probably don't have a personal mini fireplace. These little concrete pods produce a nearly smokeless flame that's food-safe (think s'mores on demand!) and safe for use indoors.
ENGAGEMENT GIFTS UNDER $200
Mailing flowers can get pricey fast, and it's sad to think that after spending so much on a floral delivery, the gift will only last a week or so. Urban Stems has a line of dried arrangements that will last forever, and The Serena comes in a super-chic brassy vase.
ENGAGEMENT GIFTS UNDER $300
If you've never heard of Venus ET Fleur, the bouquet brand specializes in "eternity" roses. These flowers are real, but unlike other floral arrangements, they'll last for a whole year. The petals and leaves are preserved to stay just as pictured for months. And the new Maison line features chic, Parisian-inspired ceramic vases perfect for gifting.
It's best to wait for a registry before shopping for most homewares or cookware. However, you can't go wrong with Le Creuset, especially if you know the couple loves to cook. A braiser is a great gift as the most common pieces people already have are a Dutch oven and skillet.
For the couple who loves to binge-watch and host movie nights, a premium, weighted blanket is a great idea. Bearaby has some of the most stylish weighted blankets, and the Tree Napper is both cooling and sustainable as it's made from TENCEL, a lyocell material made using eucalyptus fibers.