Whether she’s your best friend, your colleague or even your daughter, we’re rolling out the red carpet of the absolute best engagement gifts for a new bride to be. Whatever your budget, these are thoughtful ideas for engagement gifts the bride will treasure. Cue the Celebrations…
The Best engagement gifts for your Bestie
BFFs, you don’t have an unlimited budget (maybe you’re planning your own wedding too) but you want your engagement gift to stand out as special. You’ve probably already celebrated over Champagne, so how can you best mark the occasion with a physical gift?
Chances are you’re also part of the bridal party, so as well as organising her bachelorette party, you’ll be tagging along to wedding-dress shopping trips, and then helping her pick out the bridesmaids gowns. You can make all of the above easier on yourself too, by buying her a wedding planner book – somewhere she can make a note of all her appointments and inspirations. Enter the little white book – if you’re married you may have used it yourself. I can ship to New Zealand and Australia within a week (see Australian little white books store).
Gifts for your newly Engaged Work Wife
It can be tricky to choose the right present for your colleague, and finding engagement gifts which strike the right note for your work wife might be hard. You two probably see more of each other than most of your best friends, maybe even your fiance, but the relationship is slightly different, because she’s still a coworker. You may not know if you’ll be invited to the wedding, so you don’t want to go overboard. If you and a few others want to contribute together on a gift, dinner for the newly engaged couple is a thoughtful gesture, or if it’s just you, something small for the home such as cake forks or cheese knives.
Engagement Gifts from the Bridal Party
Instead of each separately purchasing engagement gifts for the bride-to-be, you and the other bridesmaids might want to contribute to something together. Something blue bridal boxes offer New Zealand’s only bridal subscription box. You can send the bride a monthly treat (8-10 engagement gifts per month) for just $37 – the perfect way to keep her in good spirits and feeling excited about wedding planning. Gifts include planning essentials (the Luxe box even includes the little white book wedding planner).
Unique and Personal Engagement Gifts
If you’ve been scrolling through lists of engagement gifts and don’t feel inspired by any of the traditional choices, don’t feel pressured to pick something specifically ‘bridal’ or that has anything to do with wedding planning. Anything can be an engagement gift – you’ll know the couple best and what will be treasured by them personally. If you have enough time, something personalised will always feel special – this personalised engagement ring dish is one of the most beautiful engagement gifts I’ve found, though the time-frame to create this gift is about 3-4 weeks plus shipping.
Mama knows best!
Choosing an engagement gift for your Daughter or future Daughter in Law? We already know you’re going to be invaluable in helping her plan her big day, so why not give her something just to spoil her? Book a nail date for you to both enjoy while her hands are the centre of attention or give the gift of a pampering facial and massage, I recently had the most divine one at Sydney Beauty (if you’re in Auckland).