Engagement presents are truly excellent ways to express your congratulations to a happy couple that have decided to take the plunge together. They sum up your expression far more aptly than words ever could; especially when time and effort has been taken to ensure that the gift chosen is the perfect thing for both people to enjoy. 'Well that's all well and good if you have money to splash around!' you might mutter. This, however, is no longer the case. There is such a huge variety of inexpensive engagement presents available on the market today that truly no one has an excuse not to shoo the moths from the old wallet and spend just a little to truly bless a well known pair.
are not, according to etiquette, required even if you have been invited to an engagement party. You can guarantee that you wouldn't be the only person at such a gathering to turn up empty handed, however, knowing how much it might mean to them it is certainly worth a little research. The following categories might contain ideas for engagement presents that you hadn't considered before at prices that could surprise you.
Alright, technically cards aren't presents, I'll give you that! But taking the time to order and personalise your engagement card could be far more touching than just selecting something off the shelf as an awkward last minute aside on the way to the party. It's worth consideration and with personalised cards often costing only as much as the equivalent offering in a shop, or sometimes even less, it's something sure to be in the price range.
If you're looking to take a step up from just a basic card you could consider personalised engagement presents
. With everything from personalised wine and champers to personalised calendars, engraved cut crystal champagne flutes and even door mats with the names of the couple on available there really is something for every budget. The advantage of these personalised ideas is that you are giving the couple in question a totally unique, one of a kind, gift. This can enhance the value of your present and inspire the bride and groom to be to keep it for longer than something off the shelf.
A Novel Idea
The idea of a novel and amusing gift might not have crossed your mind before but these small offerings show the couple that you've thought of them without coming close to breaking the bank. There's a huge range of things; from the amusing such as a new husband voodoo doll, to the downright random like a pocket garden congratulations phlox. A lot of these engagement presents
look more expensive than they are which makes for the ideal gift when you're scraping the pennies together to make enough for it.
Purchasing experience days as engagement presents could be a bit out of the price range but these days are nothing like as expensive as they once were so they are still worth a peek. Nothing's ever going to destroy the memory of their time together as an engaged couple with activities like wine tasting in a vineyard or even an indoor skydiving experience pack! Don't be surprised if these ideas are too much for your budget but do give them a look; you never know!
Practical But Unique Presents
The fear with looking at practical and useful engagement presents can be that they're automatically going to be dull and boring but this isn't the case at all. There are a whole host of attractive gifts such as wedding planners and wedding fund money pots. These ideas not only provide an unusual idea for a gift but they are also sure to be appreciated by both him and her due to their usefulness. Even handmade wedding planner books may be within your budget and are sure to show that you care.
The Perfect Gift For The Perfect People
When it comes down to it if you are close enough to the couple getting engaged to want to bless them with engagement presents it isn't going to matter how much your offering cost. What will mean more is if you took the time to research the perfect item for their collection, be it something amusing, something useful or something personalised. Bigger is not always better when it comes to giving gifts; the time that you spent researching and finding your present is what will really be appreciated.