21 Engagement Gifts for Couples to Help Them Prepare For Married Life

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Your friends are getting married (eee!), which means it's time to help them celebrate with a fabulous gift in honor of their upcoming nuptials. Finding engagement gifts for couples can be a bit harder than shopping for wedding gifts, because the pair likely doesn’t have a registry created just yet. While money is a great alternative to a physical gift to put toward the wedding, practical items that your favorite twosome can use in their home are just as valuable. In fact, the best options will have a practical or personable aspect to them so they don't end up being regifted or sitting in storage.

How Do I shop for an Engagement Gift?

To shop for an engagement gift for couples, you’ll first need to decide which of the two types of gifts we've outlined above that you want to get them. The great thing about browsing gift items for an engagement is that there are always plenty of options, regardless of your budget. The sentimental route can include anything from a cute cake cutting-set to a sweet personalized puzzle that speaks to their love. If you’re more pragmatic, meanwhile, wine glasses or an electric tea kettle are nice, practical gifts that will get them stoked about starting the wedding planning process, too.

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1. kitchenaid Artisan Mini Plus

For the Couple Who Loves to Bake

Anyone who loves to bake regularly knows how handy this kitchen gadget is. Despite its smaller 3.5-quart bowl, it can still hold enough dough to make up to five dozen cookies (yum), according to the company. It also comes with a six-wire whip, a coated dough hook and a flex edge beater, but there are more than 10 other attachments you can purchase separately. Read more about why we love it so much in our mixer reviewour only complaint was that the paddle attachment tended to be a little harder to remove on this model than the brand's other ones.

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2. bedsure Throw Blanket

Best Home Gift

A cute and cozy throw blanket to keep in the betrothed’s family room will be a crowd-pleasing gift, and this one is a woven-knit chenille with tassels, making for warm and adorable décor. You can never have too many blankets, right?

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Uncommon Goods

3. stackable Glass Vases

Best for the Interior Design Obsessed

A set of fun vases is a magnificent gift for new fiancés, as it will hold all the flowers they’re sure to exchange. The gorgeous pastel colors of these glass designs will complement the beauty of any flower and brighten up the space.

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4. your Perfect Day Wedding Planner

Best for the Couple Planning Their Own Wedding

Complete with a calendar for all those bridal appointments and a traditional timeline for checking off wedding tasks, like booking entertainment, a photographer and final dress fittings, this book will be a bride’s best friend.

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5. aw Bridal Cake-cutting Set

Most Romantic Gift

Get them excited for their big day by gifting them with a cake-cutting set they can use after exchanging their vows. This two-piece kit comes in three different patterns you can choose from. The stainless-steel blades will keep them looking brand new for years and the engravings are customizable to reflect your giftee's names and even wedding date if they have one set.

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6. intersection Of Love Personalized Jigsaw Puzzle

Most Unique Gift

You can customize this puzzle with the couple’s last names and the year of their engagement. Not only will it make for a sweet visual once it’s complete, it will be loads of fun for them to put together on a date night. You can choose from a 500- or 1000-piece puzzle, based on how much you want to challenge them.

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Made In

7. made In Wine Glass Set

Best for the Aficionados

These Italian-crafted, beautiful wine glasses are both dishwasher safe and more resistant to breaking thanks to the titanium-reinforced construction. The set comes with four red and four white wine glasses to savor the flavors of a robust red or crisp white.

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8. solo Stove Bonfire

Best Outdoor Gift

The couple who loves to host will adore having a bonfire to add some heat to their outdoor gatherings. This model is created to produce low smoke and it’s log-friendly. It is lightweight for easy transport and comes with a black, nylon carrying case, making it easy to pack for a weekend camping trip.

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9. ring Video Doorbell

Best for the Homeowners

Everyone loves to feel even just a little bit safer in their own home, and this Ring Video doorbell can help offer the gift of security. The doorbell connects to Wi-Fi and then can be managed through the app on their phone. They’ll be notified when the motion detection is triggered or when someone rings the bell. They can also use it just to say “Hi” to the Amazon delivery driver when he drops off their packages!

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Artifact Uprising

10. artifact Uprising Softcover Mini Photo Book

Most Sentimental Gift

Collect their most cherished photos to showcase in this adorable mini photo album. You can have 30 to 120 pages of photos put in, and as their family grows, they can add more pages themselves. They’ll be able to flip through each page and reminisce on their fondest memories.

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11. anthropologie Color-dipped Cheese Board

For the Charcuterie Board Crafters

The resin alongside the acacia wood gives this board a contemporary feel and will liven up any charcuterie artistry. It’s also super easy to clean by just using a damp cloth to remove any food left behind.

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12. bodum Schiuma Milk Frother

Best for the Coffee Snobs

Starbucks has nothing on this tool. With it, your loved ones will be able to swap their daily drive-thru for a handcrafted homemade latte in just seconds. This frother is battery powered and can be turned on by the small knob at the base of the device.

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13. cosori Electric Kettle

Best for the Tea Drinkers

This kettle will have boiling hot water ready to steep the teabag in no time—as soon as three minutes, actually, according to the brand. If they forget they’re boiling water, it will be no biggie, because this kettle also has a handy auto shut-off to let them know when the water is ready.

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14. shark Iq Robot Xl

Best for the Busy Couple

Vacuuming is time-consuming and sometimes, not having to worry about one task can make a world of difference in someone’s day. They can shout to Alexa to start this vacuum and it will get the dirty work done for them. It has a self-cleaning brushroll to ensure no hair gets wrapped around the brush for a smoother and more efficient cleaning process. According to Shark, this vacuum can hold up to 45 days of dirt and debris in its self-emptying canister until they need to empty it.


15. Echo Show 8

Best Amazon Gift

Amazon’s smart technology is truly a game changer. Whether your giftees use it to make grocery lists or read out an audiobook while they cook dinner, this device is a wonderful add to any home. This smart device can sit on a countertop and complies with voice commands to make life a tad easier. It’s compatible with the Ring Doorbell, and your giftees can voice or video call anyone in their contacts and even adjust the lighting and thermostat with it.

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Daily Harvest

16. Daily Harvest Custom Gift Box

Best Food Gift

Planning a wedding is hard work and extremely time consuming. Take some stress off your friends' shoulders with a gift box of nutritious food from Daily Harvest so they don't have to cook. With this one-time gift box, they can choose any nine items to meal prep during their busy planning. From savory flat breads to veggie bowls to ice cream, each meal has whole foods and healthy ingredients to give them the energy they definitely need.

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17. Le Chateau Wine Decanter

Best Bar Accessory

A decanter will not only make their wine taste more full bodied, it makes for classy décor as well. This one has nearly 4,000 five-star ratings on Amazon and it fits a full bottle of wine for maximum aeration. We love that it has an easy-pour spout, too, so you don't have to worry about dripping down the side of the glass.

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18. Magasonic Professional Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner

Best Gift for Her

Now that she's got some bling on her left hand, she's going to want to keep it as sparkly as possible. This magasonic cleaner uses only tap water and ultrasonic energy waves to create bubbles that will reportedly remove dirt and any built-up debris that has settled into her ring from daily wear.

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19. M&m's Personalized M&m's Gift Box

Best Customizable Gift

This sweet gift is sure to bring a smile to your newly-engaged friends' faces. You can choose from 20 different colors (you can pick up to three), and add up to four messages split between the 1-pound bag of M&M's.

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Our Place

20. Our Place Home Cook Duo

Best Viral Gift

This viral kitchen duo aren't only great for cooking, they're an aesthetically pleasing addition to any kitchen. Between the two of them, they replace 16 pieces of cookware, including a frying pan, sauce pan, roasting rack, colander and more. They both have an aluminum base to heat the pans evenly and are covered in a ceramic coating for a slippery, nonstick surface.

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21. Thepaintedpress Personalized Ring Dish

Best Ring Dish

She'll be able to place her brand new, sparkly engagement ring in this adorable dish with the couple's initials on it. Better yet, once they're married, they can place all of their rings here. There are three different designs to choose from and you can customize it to say whatever you want to commemorate their relationship.

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