The Chic Engagement Gift Guide
Your newly engaged friends have one thing in mind–celebrating. They'd rather enjoy the moment than answer the litany of questions coming their way about their venue, date, honeymoon and overall wedding planning. Give them a bottle of bubbles they likely would never splurge on themselves to enjoy at home for date night, or with close family and friends.Dom PerignonBrut Vintage 1996, approximately 0, danmurphys.com.au.
His and hers pajamas are a sweet token for those couples moving in together, and a subtle nod that you acknowledge the newly betrothed's need for some R&R after all the engagement festivities and fodder.Sleepy Jones'Mariana' pajama shirt, 8, and cropped pant, , shop.sleepyjones.com.
For the couple with a deep connection or a bride who you know will appreciate a new outlook on love and spirituality in the months leading up to her wedding day, Cleo Wade's new book,Heart Talkwill be a welcome addition to any bedside or coffee table.Heart Talk by Cleo Wade, .99, amazon.com.
Your friends are about to have to send some thank you notes–lots of thank you notes. Give them a head start by gifting beautifully designed cards with their monogram, or a cheeky set like these emoji cards; odds are, ordering personalized note cards aren't at the top of their to-do list.Connornotecards, for set of 12, barneys.com.
While bridal showers tend to be the source of one too many lingerie gifts, sending your friend and the bride-to-be a little something sexy for her engagement will help her own the confidence she is undoubtedly feeling as a soon to be wife. Rather than a bra and panty set, consider a sheer bodysuit–she can wear them under a perfectly tailored jacket for a night out, as well as at home.
From left:Agent Provocateurswiss dot bodysuit, 0, net-a-porter.com; Agent Provocateur lace bodysuit, 5, net-a-porter.com;Le Petit Troutulle bodysuit, 0, net-a-porter.com.
Your friends probably have their way of preparing coffee each morning, but it's likely not as chic as this metallic French press. Start off your string of gift giving with something affordable for you, and luxurious in feel. Gifting in theme is both memorable and thoughtful, so snag the cups and saucers off their registry and add in a bag of artisan coffee beans for their wedding gift.Bodumcopper french press, .95, amazon.com.
Give your friends something you know they'll want and love–even if they haven't solidified their registry just yet. Think about what they'll be in need of as they entertain and celebrate in the months to come: chic servingware that doubles as a centerpiece vessel and great extras in the kitchen.Mud Australia x GOOPporcelain bowl set, 0, shop.goop.com.
One thing nobody discusses when considering an engagement? How much stress the couple is suddenly under. Acknowledge their need for a little R&R
The bride will likely be receiving kitchenware and appliances from every one of her guests–stand out by surprising her with a small token for her to enjoy on her honeymoon.Kayu'St. Tropez' monogrammed tote, 5, shop.kayudesign.com.
Save the formal dinnerware for the wedding gift and purchase something fun you'd love to have in your home.iridescent5-piece flatware set, 5 each,abchome.com.
When it comes to remembering your wedding in the sweetest and chicest of ways, Instax is the new Instagram.FujifilmInstax Mini 8 camera, .99,walmart.com.
Get cheeky and give a gift with a celebratory intention–cocktail napkins are best gifted along with a chilled bottle of the couple's favorite liquor, wine or champagne.Sir Madamvintage cocktail napkin set of 6, , shop.goop.com.
Little luxuries, like a satin sleeping mask, will make long flights and late nights on bachelorette weekends, meet-the-parents trips and honeymoons that much more enjoyable for the bride-to-be.Morgan Lane x Amanda Fatherazisleeping mask, 0,.
Encourage your friends to enjoy each other's company at a time when they'll likely be invited out more than ever. Give them one of Blue Apron's easy packages where ingredients and recipes are shipped to you the morning of to allow you to cook fresh, seasonal meals without the stress.Blue Apron2-person plan, for one week, blueapron.com.
Gifts that are multi-purpose–like a marble slab that doubles as a cutting and serving board while also being a chic way to display items in your kitchen–are the ones your friends will find themselves using non-stop, and being all the more grateful for.Crate & Barrelmarble pastry slab, .95, crateandbarrel.com.
Coffee table books that your friends will enjoy but will also look incredible in their seating areas are always a good idea.
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