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    Engagement Party Gift Ideas

    July 26, 2013

    If you've been searching the Internet trying to come up with amazing engagement party gift ideas, search no further. Some engagement parties don't require presents, but if the one you're attending is a little more formal, it's customary to bring a gift. Gift giving can be difficult, especially when there is a possibility to overlap with other people's presents. These days, most couples register at various stores to make sure they don't get duplicate gifts, but if you want to give them something a little more heartfelt and personalized, here are some of our favorite and most creative engagement party gift ideas.

     

    Anniversary Wine Box


    Wine is a great gift because it increases its value and taste with age. So whenever the couple opens the bottle, perhaps on their anniversary, it will be a unique and (hopefully) delicious experience. Wine for a Wedding is a shop that specializes in beautiful display wine boxes. The website allows you to choose what design you would like on the box, which usually contains three compartments for three separate bottles of wine. Next, you can either choose to get wine from them or just fill the box with your own wines. This specific box is called the Anniversary Wine Box. Each wine compartment has a different  anniversary on it: one year, five years, and ten years. Thus, these wines should only be opened and enjoyed on their corresponding anniversary dates. This gift is not only thoughtful, but is something to look forward to for the happy couple. Additionally, your married friends will always have something to remember you by for years to come.

     

     

    Mr. and Mrs Cocktail Glass Set


    A lot of couples want special glassware for their engagement. Make it fun and festive with this Mr. and Mrs. Cocktail Glass Set. This wonderful gift can be used to give cheers to the soon-to-be newlyweds and for them to have their very own, special cocktail glasses. With a mustache symbolizing the Mr. and lips symbolizing the Mrs., these glasses are just cute and chic enough to match any sort of bar or kitchen. Whether your newly engaged friends will use them as décor or to decipher which glass is theirs, your gift will be a little token of their special celebration.

     

     

    Wedding Day Emergency Kit


    Engagement party gift ideas are similar to a wedding...but not quite. Seize this opportunity to give the couple a Wedding Day Emergency Kit. In most cases, the couple will receive amazing keepsakes and presents, but most will lack functionality and practicality. This is where your emergency kit will come in. There are many things a bride or groom needs on their wedding day and sometimes, they will not have it or not even think to pack it. The contents of this emergency kit can be anything you think is fit for the couple. Here are some examples:

     


    • Mints

    • Lip balm

    • Stain remover

    • Band-aids

    • Tissues/handkerchief

    • Deodorant

    • Power bar/snacks.


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    Another thing you can do with the emergency kit is hide a letter that is not to be opened until the wedding day. Since it is considered bad luck for the couple to see each other before the ceremony on their wedding day, a note from their spouse-to-be is heartfelt and memorable. Ask both parties to write a letter to each other, with the intention that it will be read as they are getting ready on their wedding day. You could also write a letter wishing them luck or congratulating them. When they are digging into their emergency kit bag, they will find the note and receive a heartfelt message from you and their spouse-to-be. Just be sure to place the notes next to the Kleenex, or else you may mess up the bride's makeup!

     

     

     

    Key Holder


    Misplaced car keys are often the basis for plenty of quarrels. Another great engagement party gift idea to solve this is this bride and groom key holder. Not only is it a cute decoration, it could solve a lot of future arguments! Since engagement parties are more low-key than weddings, the gifts do not have to be as extravagant as well. This husband and wife key holder is not only adorable, it is practical and even doubles as a key chain; a simple gift with a cute touch and a lot of practicality.

     

     

    Wedding Gift Basket

    Gift baskets are not a new idea, but it's what you put inside the gift basket that differentiates them from the rest. And keep in mind, the happy couple will have plenty of work and planning to do leading up to the wedding. So fill your gift baskets with treats to help them along the way! Mini bottles of wine are always nice, as well as some of their favorite snacks, or even a few gift certificates for take-out. Also consider cutting out pictures and compiling a book of unique wedding decorations that represent the couples' tastes. The best part of a gift basket is that you have complete freedom, just use your knowledge of the likes and dislikes of your soon-to-be married friends to personalize the gift basket as much as possible.

     

     

    Have you been to an engagement or anniversary party lately? What were some of the gifts that stood out? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter. Check out our engagement and anniversary party event venues and engagement party décor post for more ideas.