Gifts · The Street · Weddings & Receptions

Gifts for the Newly Engaged

Engagement photo provided by Nadine Cheetah of Cheetah Photography

Most of us can find an ‘okay’ gift in a heartbeat, but finding just the right gift for a newly engaged dear friend — or friends — is hard.  Fold in equal parts of what-is-customary, what-is-wanted, what-is-so-NOT-me and what-is-affordable, add a lack of available time to shop into the mix, and there – you and a white elephant might meet.  Fear not, as Taylor Street is not just a wedding favors store.  We have awesome gifts for the newly engaged — for both guys and gals (!) — and couples too.

But first, be aware of these rules of the road.  There are different gifting moments, with different generally accepted gifts for each — beginning with the engagement announcement (engagement gift), then the bridal shower / bro-bath gift, and lastly the bachelorette / bachelor party gift.

Engagement Gifts

I try to celebrate a friend’s engagement with an out-to-lunch treat, or a heartfelt card, like this one…

loveislove__77517.1425410848
White Rose Love Is Love Card And Gift Box

But, if there is an engagement party, do you “have to” bring a gift you ask?  No, you don’t have to, but if your friend’s parents have put on a fairly wiz-bang catered event for the about-to-be-married, you absolutely will see other guests bringing gifts…so, yes, you ought to.  These gift suggestions range from $35 to $55.  Particularly if you know both of the newly engaged, think of gifts that a couple can enjoy together.  It does not need to be “wedding-y”.

4508_enviro1__79270.1472152032
Etched Whiskey Label Crystal Tumblers
4465_main__24778.1472074273
Stoneware Sake Set by Viski
4896N_popup_7__90051.1425691214
Personalized Red Picnic Cooler Set

 

 

2665_main__43567.1472074285
Hammered Metal Ice Bucket

 

 

Bridal Shower / Bro-Bath Gifts

This is most definitely a party/gifting event, and is usually planned far enough in advance that the wedding registry is already available – potentially creating a dilemma – do you do your gifting based on the registry or gift “free-style”?  If you keep the registry gift costs at the lower end, I like to not only buy something from the couple’s list, but then give a smaller, personal item too, particularly if I have not yet celebrated the engagement with a gift early on.  These gifts ideas range from $15 to $150.

Travel-Diary-with--date__02357.1481156644
Stacked Initials with Date Leather Travel Diary
EB3191SM_large1__19305.1484247026
Script Monogram Journal
N9106Spopup_5__04024.1425408129
Personalized Vertical Bar Necklace
fisf-B-1405G__31926.1491429692
Thomas Bracelet: Wood With Gold Skull
EB3180SM_large7__71474.1484262440
Personalized Gold Edged Ring Dish

Bachelorette / Bachelor Party Gifts

As the last “blow-out” event of a bride or groom’s single days, the emphasis here is on fun and friends.  Your gifts ought to reflect this. Depending on the cost sharing arrangement for this last party, your gift may have already been given – helping to pay for the event itself – a Las Vegas weekend can get pricey.  If a gift is in order, gifts related to the honeymoon or travel are always welcome.  These gifts can be priced all-over-the-place, but the ones I’ve noted range from $20 to $55.

EB3173M_large1__23931.1496252428
Monogram Trucker Hat
113794__83750.1502918337
Personalized Moroccan Hanging Cosmetic Bag
1821GW-popup_4__03429.1496695010.jpg
Personalized Turkish Cotton Robe
4493-10-w_dalmation-dot-tote-black-on-whitef5b6b46ebd6328c9d9ad71fa68ec408a__82097.1472235552
Dalmatian Dot Tote – Black on White
2530BK_Life_3Initial_Main_2500x2500__65782.1468344641
Personalized Black Travel Dopp Kit
2153-closeup_2__13714.1462572539
Personalized Canvas & Leather Messenger Bag
Unknown__80887.1474581577
The Force Awakens 3 Pair Socks Gift Set
2531BK_Life_SingleInitial_Alt2_2500x2500__19303.1468349508
Personalized Men’s Black Travel Tie Case
41043-31a-i_off-we-go-canvas-weekend-bag-in-pink-candy56e5bfed5af8132667ae546fd6fbc35b__91949.1509124563
Canvas Weekend Bag with Pink Stripe

There you have it – our selection of great quality gifts that are as nice to give as they are to receive.  Party on and get gifting.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s