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15 Engagement Gift Ideas for Friends & Family

Find out what to get for your newly engaged best friend!

To offer some assistance in your shopping endeavors, we've gathered gift ideas in a variety of price ranges for you to consider. Take a look at 15 engagement gift ideas!

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Photo: Amy Anaiz Photography

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Regardless of whether or not it's engagement season, there will surely be plenty of announcements popping up on your social media feeds of friends and family members taking the big step in their relationship. If a close friend or family member gets engaged, you may be enticed to send them a gift in order to congratulate them and share in the excitement of their life-changing moment. While purchasing an engagement gift is not a requirement, it is a sweet gesture – especially if you're extremely close, like a sister, best friend, etc.

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Photo by Bob & Dawn Davis Photography; From: Romantic Engagement Shoot Around the City of Chicago

With lots of preparation ahead for the bride- and groom-to-be, engagement gifts should serve a purpose, even if it's just to make their day. Knowing friends and family members support them is essential to the happiness of the new couple throughout the engagement process, and a present is a wonderful way to show your love. From gifts that offer assistance while planning, to those that call for a celebration, to items that will help the pair relax in this beautiful yet stressful time, it's important to keep the couple's interests in mind when shopping. Also, if you're getting a gift geared towards one half of the couple, make sure to mention the other in your card, so they don't feel left out.

To offer some assistance in your shopping endeavors, we've gathered some gift ideas in a variety of price ranges for you to consider. Take a look at 15 engagement gift ideas below! 

A Wedding-Planning Guide Book

Engagement gift idea engaged friend the wedding book by mindy weiss guide to planning your perfect day
The perfect gift for a couple about to embark on their wedding planning journey is this comprehensive book from world-renowned celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss. This guide is filled with tips from fashion to etiquette, and everything in between. The Wedding Book: An Expert’s Guide to Planning Your Perfect Day – Your Way, $46 by Mindy Weissamazon.com

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A Bottle Opener for Celebratory Drinks

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It wouldn't be a celebration without popping some bubbly or a bottle of wine! For other libations like beer and cider, this chic bottle opener will add pizzazz to any bar cart. “Martele” bottle opener, $130 by Robbe & Berkinggearys.com

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A Fun Gift Box

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Getting engaged is a huge step in any person's life. Make sure your best friend takes some time to relax and take it all in with this gift box that features a mini emergency kit for brides, a Voluspa candle, and two ivory silk scrunchies. “For the Bride” gift box, $54 by Box Foxshopboxfox.com

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A Mug for the Instagram Announcement

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If you're one of the close friends or family members who heard the engagement news first, consider gifting your loved one with a mug they can use to announce their engagement on Instagram! “Newly Engaged Mug”, $31 from Etsyetsy.com

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Sparkly Glassware for Toasting

Engagement gift idea engaged friend confetti tumblers from pottery barn
Why celebrate once when you can celebrate all year? For another addition to the bar cart, these confetti tumblers will make any drink – from water, to beer, to soda – feel like a special celebration! “Confetti” celebration flutes, $40 by Pottery Barnpotterybarn.com

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Travel-Sized Luxury Fragrances

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Help your best friend pick out her wedding fragrance by gifting her a set of romantic scents, including Mimosa & Cardamom and Nectarine Blossom & Honey. “Cologne Collection”, $115 by Jo Malone Londonbloomingdales.com

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A Wedding-White Robe

Engagement gift idea engaged friend rosa white silk kimono bhldn
Give the bride-to-be a gift that she can wear throughout her engagement, as well as on the wedding day while getting ready! “Rosa” kimono, $88 by Flora Nikroozanthropologie.com

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A Chic Sleep Mask

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With an engagement comes many months of planning – and ultimately stress. Make sure your recently engaged friend gets enough sleep with a soft sleep mask that will block out any light. Pure Silk Sleep Mask, $50 by Slipnordstrom.com

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Summer "Bride" Pajamas

Engagement gift idea engaged friend bride embroidered pajama set summer pjs
Even if the bride-to-be isn't getting enough sleep, she may as well look cute while attempting to get her beauty rest! This cute set of PJs can also be worn while getting ready for the big day. “Bride” embroidered cotton-gauze pajama set, $450 by Morgan Lanezola.com

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A Keepsake Ring Box

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A shiny new sparkler on her ring finger calls for a gorgeous ring box to keep it safe, right? These chic ring boxes look great when photographed, and they're available in a variety of colors! “Mrs. Box” velvet ring box, $85 by The Mrs. Boxthemrsbox.com

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A Wedding Countdown Gift Box

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With an upcoming wedding, your newly engaged friends will likely be getting a lot of gifts. Give them the gift that keeps on giving with this advent calendar-inspired gift box!Bridal Wedding Day Countdown Kit, $50 by Uncommon Goodsuncommongoods.com

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A Monogrammed Cheese/Cutting Board

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If you know your friend will be taking her fiancé's last name, why not gift the couple their first monogrammed cheese or cutting board with their new shared initial. “Monogram Board” in marble and brass, $49.95 by Williams-Sonomawilliams-sonoma.com

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A Cute Activity

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As a newly engaged bride or groom, your best friend will likely be getting a lot of questions about the upcoming nuptials. Get them prepared for wedding conversations with this fun question kit, perfect for a wine night or intimate engagement party! “Getting Married” conversation starters pack, $20 by TableTopicsamazon.com

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A Printer of Mini Memories

Engagement gift ideas engaged friend vintage inspired instant photo printer
Almost every couple featured in Inside Weddings urges future brides and grooms to cherish the engagement by going on date nights, taking romantic vacations, and just enjoying being engaged. For the couple who loves to take photos of special moments, gift them this easy photo printer that creates instant imagery. “Instax Mini Evo Hybrid Instant Camera”, $240 by Fujifilmurbanoutfitters.com

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A Travel JewelryCase

Gearys Caroline zip travel case for jewelry by WOLF engagement gift ideas engaged friend
In preparation for the honeymoon or even a destination wedding, give your engaged friend this fashionable travel jewelry case that will hold all of her rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings in a safe, compact place. “Caroline” zip travel jewelry case, $115 by WOLFgearys.com

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For more wedding ideas, discover 10 things to know once you get engaged, gather expert tips for a picture-perfect engagement shoot, and view advice on putting together thoughtful welcome bags for your wedding guests. Also, be sure to check out these first year anniversary gifts for your one-year wedding anniversary!

Opening photo by Amy Anaiz Photography