When a couple you know decides to get married, there’s a series of celebrations that follow: an engagement party, bridal shower, and the wedding ceremony. It’s customary to bring a gift to the bridal shower and wedding, but what about engagement parties, are you supposed to bring a gift? If so, how much are you supposed to spend on an engagement party gift, and what are some thoughtful gift ideas? We’ll answer all of your engagement party questions in this article.
Do you have to bring a gift to an engagement party?
The short answer is no, you don’t have to bring a gift to an engagement party. An engagement party is typically just to celebrate the newly engaged couple, but if you feel compelled to bring a gift then you absolutely can.
Getting engaged is one of the most magical moments in someone's life, so if you want to share that joy with the newlyweds then getting them an engagement gift is a thoughtful gesture to show your love and support.
At the very least, bring a cardwith a handwritten note sending them your best wishes and love.
How much should I spend on an engagement party gift?
If you do choose to bring the happy couple a gift to celebrate their engagement, there is no definitive amount to spend on the gift. Just remember that this is not a wedding gift, and the amount you spend should reflect that.
Anywhere between 30 dollars and 100 dollars seems to be the consensus on the internet for how much is the appropriate amount to spend on an engagement party gift in 2022.
Engagement Party Gift Shopping
If you want to express your well-wishes to the couple in a more thoughtful way than with a bottle of champagne then take note of these unique engagement party gift ideas.
Cheeseboard Serving Set
This Italian-inspired Sorento cheese board serving setis the ultimate engagement gift for the couple who loves to entertain. Its gorgeous detailing will instantly make it a fashionable centre-piece for the couple's next dinner party.
Pair it with the matching Sorrento tea towel and spoon holderfor the ultimate gift set.
Recipe books are the perfect engagement gift for the couple who love to cook (or that are trying to get more comfortable in the kitchen). Cookbooks can be a thoughtful gift if you know a style of food or cooking the bride-and-groom-to-be enjoy.
For example, did they go for tacos on their first date? The Taco Tuesday Cookbook will be a practical and very thoughtful gesture.
Do the newlyweds try to stick to a healthy raw diet? The Rawvitalize cookbook is perfect for them.
Find the ultimate cookbookto match the bride and groom's taste at Zinnia’s Gift Boutique.
Crystal Bar Set
This crystal ball bar set by Brightonis just the thing to elevate the bride and groom's bar or bar cart at home. Polished with elegant silver detailing, this wine stopper, corkscrew, and bottle opener trio makes for a gorgeous engagement party gift.
This stunning serving bowl from Annie Glassmakes for such a lovely engagement gift- the couple will be in awe of the craftsmanship and quality of the dish. Handmade in California and textured with real salt, it doesn’t get more natural or unique than this.
Pair the serving bowl with another piece from Annie Glass, like the small salt serving bowl for the ultimate gift set.
This one-of-a-kind rock artis the ultimate representation of togetherness. Meant to capture the joy of simply spending time with a loved one, this thoughtful artwork is a stylish addition to the newlywed's home that also shows their deep love for one another.
Give the bride and groom something extra special to “cheers” to their engagement, with a pair of Brighton wine goblets. Pair it with a bottle of bubbly for the ultimate celebratory gift for the happy couple.
An engagement party is just the beginning of a series of festivities celebrating the happy couple. It's a thoughtful gesture to bring an engagement gift to show your support, whether it's a simple card or a more intentional gift, like a recipe book you know they'll love, or a piece of art to symbolize their love for one another.
Whichever route you choose, you can be sure to find the perfect engagement party gift at Zinnia's Gift Boutique in Scotts Valley, California.