Finding the Perfect Engagement Gift for a Good Friend

February 01 2016

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Although engagement gifts are not required by social standards, many of us want to celebrate the engagement of a good friend with a cool gift. A cool gift allows us to show how happy we are for the couple, give them something cool or useful, and show our appreciation for being our friend. Unlike a wedding gift, which usually comes with a gift registry at large stores so we can ensure that we do not buy the same gift as another thoughtful friend, engagement gifts have to be straight from the heart and should be a way for you to show your affection for the new couple. Here are a few things that you should keep in mind when looking for the perfect engagement gift for a newly engaged couple. 

Remember, Wedding Gifts will Arrive Soon

When a couple gets married, they typically will receive a wide array of gifts from friends and family. Typically these gifts are useful around the home and are designed to help them start their lives together. When they do tie the knot, they will be gifted a never-ending number of household appliances and similar gifts. For now, try to avoid buying them something that they will likely receive on the day that they tie the knot. 

Try to find a gift that is a little more playful, or something out of the typical range of gifts that people buy for wedding presents. Small gifts like gift cards movie tickets, and gift baskets would be an appropriate gift for a wedding. 

Choosing an Engagement Gift

Although an engagement will likely be on the happiest times for the couple, it is essentially the kick-off celebration for one of the most stressful times of their career as well. After getting engaged the couple must start planning for an upcoming wedding, which takes a lot of time and requires a lot of focus on very small details. It is easy to see how it can be stressful to plan for a wedding. 

With this in mind, you may want to look into finding gifts that are excellent for stress-relief. A relaxing day at the spa can be an excellent consideration for a woman. For the man, a great idea would be to get them an expensive bottle along with a cool bottle opener. Try to find a gift that they are going to find useful and use occasionally. 

Remember not to put too much pressure on yourself when choosing a gift. It is the thought that counts most and most of their friends won't take the time to show their appreciation. They will just be happy that you were thinking of them during this exciting time in their life. 

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When to Buy an Engagement Gift

An engagement gift should be bought and gifted to them within a few short weeks of the engagement taking place. Waiting too long to deliver a gift may be awkward, but giving them a simple gift as soon as you find out about their new engagement will be an excellent way for you to show them that you care and have their best interests at heart. 

An engagement is an exciting time in the life of any person. They are starting their journey toward building a life as a couple. Receiving gifts from family and friends without solicitation is always a joy, because it shows that people care about them and are rejoicing their success as a couple. Although there are many types of gifts that would be appropriate for any newly engaged couple, the best gift is one that comes from the heart and has meaning behind it. If you would like help finding the perfect engagement gift, please contact us today.