The Best Engagement Gifts For Your Friends

Take it from someone who literally just got engaged…I know what an engaged friend would want and what they would instead you save your money on.

Some gift ideas are no brainers, and some might have you saying, ah-ha, why didn’t I think of that.

Below are the best engagement gifts for your best friend.

Gift Sets

I’m starting the gift game off strong with a gift set. They range in price from cheap to expensive and stand out against individual gifts being paired together.

Yes, I say expensive without hesitation because sometimes you really need to spoil your friends and like many things in life get what you pay for. If you want to treat them like the queen they are, then don’t be cheap. There are times in life to be cheap and times when you need to bring out your big girl wallet: your friend getting engaged is one of those times.

Gifts sets have the advantage of sticking to one singular theme, color, and each piece is carefully planned out to go with one another.

Gift sets (beyond popular belief) typically save you money and will come wrapped and ready to go in a pretty box.

Most gift sets will allow you to choose the individual gifts that go inside and can even be personalized, yet still match a common theme so you don’t need to run to a million stores on you own in order to do so.

I can’t tell you how many different targets I’ve had to go to in order to stick to a theme, or specific color pattern because one store was sold out but the one an hour away had what I needed.

There is something special about receiving a gift set. It makes you feel as if your friend really put in the extra mile and makes you appreciate them even more.

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NaturalSucculents
  • Choose from over 14 scents
  • Base box includes: Scculent, card, Candle, gift Box, Box of Matches, box filler
  • Pick as many add ons as you want
  • Add on items include: Lip balm, pen, travel size soap, bath bomb, GermKey, loofah
  • Ships free
SimpleSentimental
  • Box set includes: Tumbler 12 oz with straw, Champagne and rosé flavored gummies, shower steamer, White & pink artificial roses, Her name with a swirl underneath on the box lid, White shredded crinkle paper, “Congrats” card with envelope
  • Choose primary color and tumblr color + custom name
  • Ships Free
TheBoxyLadies
  •  Box includes set of preferred glassware, napkins, picture frame, bridal pouch, candle, and trinket dish
  • Choose glass: mason jar, stemless champagne, champagne, steamless wine, whisky
  • Choose style: Mr & Mrs., Bride and Groom, Custom
My Favorite DefineDesignEtc
  • Box Set Includes: A Personalized City Skyline Hand Poured Soy Candle, A Gold Foil “Love” Matchbox Set Pillow Cover, Luggage Tags,Set of 2 Gold Foil Mugs +Card.
  • Comes in a gift box, tied with a black bow.
  • Choose candle size +one of many scents
  • Customizeable
ArtandDecoShop
  • Box set includes: 1 custom tank , 1 personalized steel tumbler,1 personalized “mrs” necklace OR knot bracelet, 1 small card, 1 kraft gift box with message, paper & bow
  • Choose shirt size and tumbler color
  • Ships free

Tumblers

If you haven’t noticed a common theme among the gift sets, it is clearly glasses of some sort.

Tumblers are a versatile item that can store coffee in the am and wine in the pm.

Tumblers are great for those who like to keep their liquids at the proper hot or cold temperatures.

Almost all of them are customizable and versatile.

If you have a clumsy friend, I highly recommend a tumbler vs. a standard coffee cup.

I ordered a set of coffee mugs for my fiance and myself, and his broke within the first week…hopefully, that’s not a bad omen, lol.

In hindsight, I should have ordered a tumbler from the start.

If you want to get a tumbler that will last past the engagement stage, it is always a safe bet to customize it with her future last name, date of the wedding or initials of the couple.

Tall Tumblers

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DetailsMatterStudio
  •  20oz double wall stainless steel thermal bottle with a clear push-on lid and matching straw.
  • Non-toxic & BPA Free
  •  Hand wash
  • You can pick bottle and letter color
kate spade new york-Bridal Thermal Mug
  • 16oz thermal mug for hot and cold beverages
  • plash-proof, flip lid.
  • Made with acrylic.
  • Color block design with “I do.” across the front.
  • 100% free of lead, BPA, and BPS.
ShopSunnyBox – Yeti Product
  • Engraved which makes it permanent and is not a vinyl decal.
  • Can choose color, size and placement
  • Double wall vacuum insulated
  • Includes magslider lid for 20oz and 30oz tumblers. Includes a standard lid
  • Ships Free
EnchantedCustomGlitz
  • Tumblers include a lid and have a fun glitter touch
  • Choose from black and/or white genuine YETI Rambler tumblers. Other colors are available as well.
  • Personalize your own custom tumbler for NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE!!
  • Designs are sealed with a clear coating of FDA compliant epoxy, resulting in a very smooth, glass-like finish
BUdget Pick TheWhiteInviteGifts
  • You can pick color, pattern, and add personalization with words
  •  20 oz Double Wall 18/8 Stainless Steel Stemless Skinny Tumbler
  • BPA free and Non Toxic

Short Tumblers

Short tumblers are often used for wine and can be great for friends who have limited cabinet space. Most of them are 12 oz and will typically come in a set; just make sure to double-check in the checkout option.

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PaolaBrownShop
  • Choice of font and color
  • Premium commercial quality outdoor vinyl for letters
  •  12oz
  • Comes With Matching Straws and Lids
SimpleSentimental
  •  Choose your lettering color and tumbler color
  • 12 oz 
  • Top rack dishwasher safe
  • Comes with lid and straw  
easymarthab
  • Choose mug size
  • Comes with handle
  • Glitter dipped
  • Add your personalization
HappyNamesBoutique
  • Yeti
  • Pcik size 10 oz – 30 oz
  • White glitter and a custom blended gold and iridescent chunky mix on top
  • All colors are customizable!
  • Decals are sealed under a smooth, glassy layer of epoxy, : will not peel or degrade over time!

Candles

Listen, I don’t care who you are or what you have heard, but a girl can NEVER have too many candles.

What is even better is a candle is a perfect gift for someone engaged because she can use it all during her engagement, and it will most likely burn up before her wedding. This is a good thing because it means it is a gift that fits the engagement period and won’t be something she will feel the need to get rid of once she goes from Miss to Mrs.

Candles are great for any type of friendship you may have. If you are super close, you can get a sentimental one, and if you are looking to get one for your brother’s girlfriend you weren’t the biggest fan of, then go ahead and get a funny one.

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BoldCoastCandleCo : Engaged AF
  • Available in over 15 scents and two different sizes
  • Wax type: soy
  • Personalizations are added as a second label on the opposite side of the candle.
BentWishes
  • Comes in 4 different sizes
  • Choose white or brown box color
  • Personalization available
  • Wax type: soy
Homesick: Let’s Toast Candle
  • Burn time: 60-80 hours
  • Earn Khols cash with purchase
  • All natural soy wax blend
  • 13.75 ounces
The Mine Company – Smells Like I’m Getting Married
  • 7 oz Candle
  • 100% Natural Soy Wax
  • 50 Hour Burn Time
  • Beautifully Packaged In A White Gift Box
WoftCandles
  • Choose size and scent
  • PERSONALISED SILVER GLITTER ENGAGEMENT CANDLE
  • 100% soy wax 
Best Seller KindredFires
  • Personalised options
  • Choose scent and box
  • Soy wax
  •  25 hours
  • Can upgrade your order to include a 50g bath salt infusion

Since all of these (but the candle from Khols) includes a personalization, you can make this as sentimental or as laid back as you want.

Buying these online also can give the option of sending directly to the future bride. Who doesn’t love getting packages delivered?!

Manicure Kit

This is one of the suggestions that you might be going ah-ha, such a good idea…or you might be scratching your head.

Here’s the logic. Some women are like me, and we are very intuitive about everything around us. If my fiance had pushed that I get a manicure before we left for our vacation (where he proposed), I would have been super suspicious and probably would have known he was going to pop the question on the trip.

I can’t imagine if we wouldn’t have gone on vacation what my reaction would have been if he randomly told me to get a manicure. Like, I wouldn’t just randomly tell him to buy a brand new golf driver or a new gaming mouse.

Gifting a manicure kit, especially one that can be sent directly to her, allows her to paint her nails to show off her ring with pride and not worry about her chippy nails. For those who have been married for a while, you might forget how exciting it is to show everyone your ring. I even find myself showing servers or people at the supermarket just because I am so ecstatic.

Another genius move with the manicure kit is the fact that your future bestie bride might not be comfortable going to get her nails done due to covid, or perhaps she can’t get an appointment since they are booked and taking limited customers.

A manicure kit allows her the option to give herself a professional-looking manicure at home. You can’t get any more covid friendly than that.

Since some manicure kits don’t come with nail polish, make sure you send some with the manicure kit.

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Le Mini Macaron Maxi Deluxe Gel Manicure Kit
  • Kit Includes: LED lamp, gel polish,   cuticle stick, glittery nail file and remover wraps 
  • Powered by a USB cord with an included power adapter
  • Full manicure accessories included
Le Mini Macaron
1-Step Gel Manicure Kit
  • Kit includes:Mini LED lamp in the shape of a macaron,USB cord,One bottle of gel polish in a matching color,Cuticle stick,Mini nail file, 10 gel polish removal wraps, Detailed instructions for gel application and removal
Top Pick Red Carpet Manicure:
Pro 45 Train Case
  • Kit includes: LED Light with Power Adapter, LED Nail Gel Polish, Nail Primer,  Base & Top Coat Nail Gel, Cuticle oil,  Pre and Post Application Cleanser, Gel Nail Polish Remover, 20-count Lint-Free Wipes, 2) 10-count Foil Wraps, French Tips, Jewels and nail art, nstructional DVD
  • Manufacturer’s 1-year limited warranty
Color Club Seren-DIP-ity Dip Powder Nail Art Starter Kit
  • Kit includes: 25 fl oz mini treatment system: bonding gloss, activator, brush cleaner; .4 oz color dip powder: French Tip, More Amour, Three Wishes, buffer, 4-way file
  • No LED or UV light necessary
  • Last for up to 21 days
OPI
Treatment Bootcamp Kit
  • Kit includes: Nail Envy Nail Strengthener, Luxurious ProSpa Exfoliating Cuticle Cream, Nourishing Pro Spa Cuticle Oil To-Go ,Cuticle Pushe, Nail File
  • Aweseom for those who prefer a natural manicured nail

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