For those of you who might not be aware, the beginning of November through New Years Day is often referred to as "engagement season". There is something unique about the holidays and cold weather that makes guys want to purchase diamonds and ask that very special question to the girl they love. I'm sure that right about now all those "I'm engaged" social media posts you've seen over the past few weeks are flashing through your head, some of which might even be family or close friends. So I figured that engagement parties and the need to purchase engagement type gifts might be on your to-do list in the coming weeks. But how do you find a unique, personal and interesting engagement gift for the modern couple? Aside from DIY, the answer is Etsy.
Etsy is a treasure trove of amazing custom gifts but it can hard to navigate through it's limitless listings, so today I did that for you. Here I'm sharing 16 of my favorite engagement gift ideas, and more than half of which are under $30. Whether you are shopping for a hipster couple, a sentimental couple or wanderlust couple, you will be able to find the perfect gift for them below.
1. "The Best is Yet to Come" Wedding Ring Dish ($30)
Magic Markings Art makes these darling hand-stamped ring dishes that can be perfectly personalized to fit any couple. The bride-to-be will love to rest her new rock in this darling bowl.
2. Custom Couples Cutting Board ($92)
Soak Studio sells the most fabulous, on-trend custom cutting and serving boards, you just have to see all their designs! You are certain to find one that's a perfect fit for the bride and groom that love to entertain.
3. "You Wash, I'll Dry" Kitchen Towels ($42 pair)
Help your favorite newly engaged couple decide who does what chore with these adorable dish towels from Blackbird Tees.
4. His + Hers Hand-stamped Necklaces ($54 pair)
Organic Rust Creation will customize a special pair of "his + her" necklaces for the couple in your life that likes to wear their love on their sleeve.
5. "His + Hers" Wine + Beer Art Print ($8 - unframed)
This modern his + hers art print from Daphne Graphics is sure to delight the alcohol lovers in your life. Would make a the perfect addition to the couples new bar area and at that price it's a win-win.
6. Custom Return Address Stamp ($30)
An everyday item that every new couple needs is a custom return address stamp like this one from The Yellow Note. Sweet and modern, this design will fit any style of couple perfectly.
7. Couple Pillows ($50 pair)
You might have seen some silly couples pillows out there, but who wants to display those on their modern bed? Give your newly engaged or married friends these beauties from Nea's Home Decor and when you stop by you'll be sure to see them.
8. Personalized Leather Bracelets ($24 pair)
These his + hers real leather bracelets from Simple Fraction are hand-stamped and can be customized to fit any sized wrist. Perfect for the wanderlust couple but not ideal for the vegan couple, lol.
9. Heart Map Print ($50 - unframed)
Blend that special couples "tale of two cities" into this sweet and simple heart map print from A Gier Design. Especially perfect for those who have found each other across a large distance.
10. Monogramed His + Hers Leather Journals ($34 pair)
Teals Prairie makes writing notes of love extra special with these beautiful custom leather journals. These would also make terrific 'vow notebooks' if you know the couple is planning on writing their own.
11. Personalized Wish Bracelets ($15)
Tie your bracelets onto each other, close your eyes and make a wish, once the bracelet wears and falls off your wish will come true. If you have a crunchy/granola couple in your life, these sweet personalized wish bracelets from Remember Zen might be perfect for them to wear throughout their engagement, and a great price too.
12. Does this ring make me look engaged? Mug ($16)
Most of the gifts I'm sharing here are for the bride and groom but I just had to include this one as well. Mugs like this have become quite the rage and this one from Morning Sunshine Shop is at the top of my list. Add a pack of single serve coffee and a box of Bling Wipes and you'll have the perfect (cost effective) engagement or bridal shower gift for your favorite gal.
13. "My Ice Cream, Your Ice Cream" Spoons ($40)
We've all seen personalized spoons for sale, but these ice cream spoons from Beach House Living are just beyond darling and are sure to be used! Perfect for the couple that loves their sweets.
14. Personalized Wedding Candles ($13)
Give your favorite couple the gift of relaxation by candlelight with these lovely personalized wedding candles from Parris Chic Boutique. The black text and white candle is sure to compliment any home decor and they are so budget friendly.
15. Personalized Gold Foil Ring Print ($12 - unframed)
The Digital Studio will commemorate the date of any couples engagement or wedding with this beautiful gold foil print. Perfect for the bride who loves her bling and such a steal at only $12!
16. Hand-stamped Penny Key Chain ($11)
Last but not least, the "lucky year" key chain. Jewelry Everyday will use an actual penny from the year you met, became engaged or got married, to personalize and make into a special key chain gift. The sentimental couple will love to carry a piece of their lucky year around with them.
To make shopping a breeze, I've created an Etsy Treasury board that you can visit to find all of these killer engagement gifts in one place! Happy Shopping!
Jen Carreiro is the turquoise crazed, master crafter and editor behind SomethingTurquoise.com, a creative wedding blog that truly embraces the DIY bride. Known for her detailed wedding DIY tutorials, Jen is hoping to rid the wedding crafting world of the term 'craft fail', and hopes to share techniques that will ensure 'craft wins' for you every single time. Follow her and her trail of turquoise into wedding crafting heaven. You can find her on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.