When a friend proudly shows off her platinum engagement ring you are happy and excited for them. But then a wave of dread comes over you – what are you going to buy her and her new fiancé for an engagement present? Gift shopping can be so tricky.Many couples now live together before they get married meaning the traditional gift of homeware is now out, so you’ll need to think of an alternative. Luckily we have a few gift ideas: Many couples now live together before they get married meaning the traditional gift of homeware is now out, so you’ll need to think of an alternative. Luckily we have a few gift ideas:
Monograming items is a cute way of showing that a couple is serious. And bespoke wooden or fabric initials make great wall art and ornaments. You can make your own if you are handy with MDF and a jigsaw or you can pick them up for relatively affordable prices online.
Wedding Planning Scrapbook
While the excitement is still high many women will run out and buy wedding magazines or start trawling the internet to start making their dream wedding become a reality. Buy your friend a scrapbook and she will have somewhere to display all her favourite cuttings, in an organised manor.
Wedding Fund Piggy Bank
Why not get a little crafty with some ceramic paint and make a personalised piggy bank? You could write the couples names on it or ‘wedding fund’, and they can use this to save up their spare change to go towards the wedding or even the honeymoon.
A Ring Dish
Platinum engagement rings are precious, not only for their cost but for sentimental reasons. And losing one would be a nightmare. A ring dish is a handy storage device to keep a ring safe when removed to wash the dishes or to go in the shower.
Wedding Countdown Calendar
A great gift would be a calendar so when they have picked a date they can countdown the days until they are married. A paper version is handy as days can be crossed off or a handmade chalk board can easily be edited each day.
Every bride-to-be worries about things going wrong on their wedding day but major problems rarely occur. Set your friend’s mind at piece by making her very own wedding day survival kit. You could include a shot for Dutch courage, blister pads in case her shoes rub and some mouth wash for that first kiss as a married woman. The possibilities are endless and the effort you put into building this is sure to be appreciated.
What better present to celebrate their engagement than a great bottle of wine? And with a personalised label, that has their names and date of engagement, it will feel really special.