15 Personalized Engagement Party Gifts for Your Favorite Couple
When it comes to pre-wedding celebrations, the engagement party is one of the most special. It's oftentimes informal and impromptu, which means that the people in attendance are likely those who know the couple best and will show up for the duo in a hurry. Being able to toast to their life-changing news, surrounded by their closest family and friends, is a major thing for any newly-engaged couple. While your presence is the ultimate gift, some engagement party guests do decide to bring a little something special for the future husband and wife. While it's not expected or even mandated by etiquette, it's a lovely gesture—especially if you're particularly close to the bride or groom.
If you do have a close-knit relationship, simply bringing along a bottle of Champagne or a generic pre-registry present might feel a little gauche. If you want your gift to feel a little more personal, then why not go for something that's actually personalized? Nothing feels more thoughtful than a gift that (literally) has their future married name on it. Here, you'll find a collection of presents that either are or have the potential to be monogramed. From illustrated stationery and a custom candy set, to his-and-hers pillowcases and a made-just-for-them candle, we've curated a broad array of cute, lighthearted gifts that symbolize their upcoming union.
The best part? Virtually all of these gifts fall under $50, which means they're both affordable and appropriate for this specific occasion (the engagement party gift is typically small!). Ready to discover these personal trinkets? Click through for contemporary, inspired gifts the lovebirds will use and cherish all throughout their engagement period.
A little dish with the bride-to-be's initial—or, better yet, the first letter of her future last name—is the perfect place for her new engagement ring.
Minnow + Mars "ABC Easy as 123" Trinket Dish, $10, minnowandmars.com
Make the couple's engagement party even sweeter with a few candy cubes labeled with a celebratory note.
Sugarfina Custom Candy, price upon request, sugarfina.com
His and Hers Pillowcases
Whether they currently live together or will soon, these "big spoon" and "little spoon" pillowcases are a quirky and cute add to their first home.
Oh, Susannah "Big Spoon, Little Spoon" Pillow Cases, from $30, ohsusannah.com
A classic monogram crest dresses up these super-soft towels. Just be sure to double check the couple's bathroom color scheme before purchasing.
Ballard Designs "Amelie" Bath Towel Collection, from $6, balldarddesigns.com
Inspirational Wine Label
Express a warm sentiment in the best way you know how—with a bottle of wine.
Speak Wines "The Best Is Yet to Come" Torrontés Wine, $25, speakwines.com
Copper Ice Bucket
They'll use this sleek bucket to chill bottle after bottle of celebratory Champagne.
Mark & Graham Copper Ice Bucket, $120 plus $10 for monogram, markandgraham.com
Personalized Photo Print
Symbolize the life they're about to build together with this thoughtful print, complete with a custom cross-roads motif.
Uncommon Goods "Intersection of Love" Photo Print, from $75, uncommongoods.com
Their marriage will be the heart of their home. It's appropriate, then, to give them a front-of-house door mat with their married initial. It'll be the first thing they seen whenever they walk through the door.
Grandin Road "Monogrammed Coco Border" Door Mat, from $29, grandinroad.com
Family Cook Book Binder
When two families become one, the future Mr. and Mrs. will surely end up with a collection of secret recipes. This handy binder will help them keep everything straight.
Zazzle Personalized Family Recipe Cookbook 3-Ring Binder, $23, zazzle.com
Marble Cutting Board
Pair that binder with this marble slab, perfect for everything from slicing and dicing to crafting charcuterie boards.
Williams Sonoma Marble & Copper Monogram Boards, $32, williams-sonoma.com
This personalized bottle will add a little old-world flair to their bar cart.
Mark & Graham Classic Liquor Decanter, $59, markandgraham.com
Don't be surprised if you get a thank you note back on this splashy card, emblazoned with the couple's names.
Paper Source "Cactus" Stationery, $36 for 20, papersource.com
Are the future newlyweds dedicated activists? They'll love this candle, since a part of the proceeds help empower female refugees located in the U.S.
The Little Market "Congratulations" Candle, $34, thelittlemarket.com
This kitchen staple will be put to good use over the course of their married life. It might as well have their name on it!
Williams Sonoma "Chantal" Copper Whistling Tea Kettle, $160 plus $10 for monogram, williams-sonoma.com
Gift them a hand-made dish they'll use for just about anything: rings, change, or keys.
Garden of Graces Personalized Ring Dish, from $15, etsy.com