Great engagement gifts that stand out.
When a friend or relative decides to tie the knot, they immediately become inundated with attention, advice…and countless engagement party gifts. Want your present to stand out from the crowd? Try something that’s useful, yet sentimental — and most of all, something they won’t forget.
1. Put a Ring on It
Some newly engaged couples can be obsessive about keeping track of the rock. The grooms-to-be like admiring their achievement and the ladies are afraid of misplacing the ring after hours of showing it off to countless crowds of adorers. Give them a couple’s engagement gift they’ll both enjoy: a ring holder. They’ll sleep soundly knowing that their most prized possession is within reach.
2. For Richer or Poorer
Like it or not, money becomes very important when planning a wedding. Recognize this need by giving a personalized American Express® Gift Card as an engagement gift for couples. From offsetting the cost of their nuptials to contributing to their honeymoon excursion, a personalized American Express Gift Card will give the happy couple something that is extremely relevant and frankly, may provide some much needed assistance during a time that can be a bit challenging to the new couple's collective finances.
3. The Organized Couple
While they’re sipping the 900 bottles of champagne they’ve already received as engagement gifts, they can cozy up and page through a stack of wedding magazines, complete with 6-month or 1-year subscriptions from you! Pair them with a tried-and-true wedding planning tome. Add an accordion file to round out your gift package. It will help them store and organize all of their wedding research material, including brochures, business cards and clippings from all those inspirational magazines.
4. Capture the Moment
From the minute the question gets popped, it’s all about the photo op. Ensure that no matter who’s snapping whom, both the bride and groom are getting all the right angles with matching high-tech smartphone lenses. Or, if you want to really put your engagement gift ideas over the top, bestow them with a SLR digital camera. Add a wedding-themed American Express Gift Card to put toward accessories for their new gadget or for ordering prints of their favorite shots. Let the memory-making photoshoots begin!
5. Survivor: Wedding Gifts
Sometimes memorable engagement party gifts can also be practical. For example, one of the most frustrating (or possibly the only frustrating) parts of receiving tons of engagement gifts and more, right on through the wedding, is removing stubborn packaging. Help the lucky couple wrangle their gifts with ease. Put together a survival kit which includes essentials like sharp, good quality scissors, goo remover for sticky tags, glass cleaner for picture frames, gentle dishwashing liquid and sponges for delicate items, a box cutter for tough-to-open pieces, a lighter for any gift candles, a screwdriver or pliers to handle any gift assembly necessary, tags to keep track of who gifted which wine or champagne bottle, thank you notes and more. The intended bride and groom will count their lucky stars (and you, their practical-minded friend) when the time comes to grab for any of these handy items.
6. Frozen in Time
Did the couple have a unique engagement? Give them keepsakes that reflect their one-of-a-kind moment, like framed coordinates of the location where he got on one knee, an etched jar with sand and shells from the beach where she said “I do,” or an American Express Gift Card to revisit the restaurant where they decided to change their lives forever. That way, they can always return to that special moment through your engagement gifts, no matter where they are.
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