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60 Unique Engagement Gifts for Couples in 2022

Published date: 15th February 2022 | Author: Gracie Pritchard

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Buying engagement gifts for your friends or family can be a tricky ordeal. So, whether you’re a friend or family member looking for some gift inspiration, or you’re looking for quirky ideas for your own engagement, we thought we’d put together a few (that’s an understatement) of our favorite engagement gifts ideas for 2022, to give you a helping hand. And they’re even split into different categories depending on your budget!

But first, here is some gifting etiquette advice from the professionals (and us):

What Is Engagement Gifting Etiquette?

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As with any wedding experience, you’ll be surprised to know that engagement gift etiquette does actually exist! Although many couples don’t expect you to stick to it, Debby Mayne from The Spruce says there are a few etiquette tips you should keep in mind when shopping for someone’s engagement, and they are as follows:

  • Honour the Couple’s Wishes: This one is important, as some couples may not want a gift as part of their engagement. Some like cash donations to donate to a charity of their choice or to put towards their own wedding fund. To many, showing your face is more than enough.
  • Buy An Appropriate Gift: If you do decide to buy a gift for the couple in question, make sure to buy them a gift appropriate for the occasion that’s relevant too of course. If you’re at an engagement party, perhaps save the more embarrassing presents for a more private occasion (unless the couple doesn’t mind). We’re sure they’ll be very thankful they didn’t have to open that embarrassing gift in front of granny!
  • Bring a Gift For the Host/Hostess: This really only applies if you’re going to an engagement party, but if the couple has asked you not to bring a gift, bring something for the party e.g. snacks, drinks that everyone can enjoy. That way, you don’t have to turn up to the party empty-handed after all!

 

And as a little piece of advice from us to you – keep in mind the relationship you have with the happy couple. If they’re close friends or family, there’s a lot more you can get away with (buying sex toys is only funny when you know the couple and can guess the way they’ll react to it). Whereas, it’s probably best to stick to the basics with distant friends or acquaintances!

As already mentioned, every couple is different, so we’re not suggesting that this is what every newly engaged couple wants. However, they’re always good rules to stick by if you’re unsure of your gifting skills!

How Much Should You Spend On Engagement Gifts?

This all depends on the relationship you have with the couple in question. According to Engagement Gifts ie., it also depends on whether they live together or not. As they mention, there’s no point in spending money on a toaster if only one of them can use it! There’s a wide range of gifts to choose from available online at various price points for you to browse. Ultimately, there isn’t a clear answer to this question, other than it would be nice to spend that little bit more on the couple if you are close to them. But money isn’t everything, and if you haven’t got the budget to spend, then don’t stress, there are always sales to look at if need be to suit lots of different preferences!

 

We spoke to Liz from Crafty Creations about the kind of things the average person should expect to buy or look out for when purchasing an engagement gift, here’s what they had to say:

“When choosing an engagement gift it is always important to think about the couple themselves. Similar to wedding gifts you can run the risk of buying them something they already have. Couples often already share a home and so often have all the essentials they need. Sometimes the best gifts can have a personal touch. Maybe a personalised frame, glass set or even something as simple as a personalised bottle of alcohol”

Couldn’t have said it better ourselves, personalised gifts are always a great option when it comes to engagement gifts, and if you’re strapped for cash, they can also be a great cost-effective alternative.  And has some fabulous personalised gift options on her website if you’d like to have a look!

Engagement Gifts for £20 or Less

1 Love Book With Tickets, £19.99, Etsy

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Perfect for any celebration, this is such a fun idea that we absolutely love, and it’s customizable too. The happy couple will DEFINITELY love this fun engagement gift.

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2 Personalised Engagement Candle, £16, Etsy

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Who doesn’t love a good candle? They look gorgeous and they smell great too – what’s not to love. Especially when it’s personalised!

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3 Honeymoon Fund Money Box, £19.95, Not On The High Street

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Now, this is a gift that we can’t see any couple turning down. Saving up for your honeymoon can be a really daunting process when planning your wedding budget for even the most experienced wedding planner, so this cash fund box is sure to come in handy, and it makes it more fun too!

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4 Engagement Chocolate Board, £13.45, Etsy

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Cost-effective and funny sounds like the perfect engagement gift if you ask us! And it’s customizable too so you can add all of the happy couple’s favourite chocolates for them to enjoy. Nothing quite says congratulations like a chocolate bar!

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5 Funny Engagement Card, £3.25, Etsy

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If you don’t have the budget for a present, forget about it. The happy couple will love this witty, novelty card from Etsy!

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6 Distillery Tour In The Lake District, £10, Not On The High Street

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A fantastic experience for an even better price, who says that you have to break the bank to make amazing memories. This distillery tour is sure to go down a treat and is such a great way to celebrate!

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7 Wedding Countdown Plaque, £8.25, Etsy

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Once the wedding date is booked in, this is another great way to make the countdown to the big day more exciting by writing down the days left, we love this gift idea and so will the happy couple!

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8 Custom Star Chart, £13.50, Etsy

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This gift was well and truly written in the stars, and we think the happy couple will be over the moon (literally) to receive this gorgeous gift!

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9 Personalised Bottle Stopper, £14.99, Etsy

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One for wine lovers, this personalised bottle stopper from Etsy is the perfect gift for a happy couple. For such a great price too, what more could you want!

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10 Rustic Pestle & Mortar, £20, Not On The High Street

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Think of the many amazing things you can make with a pestle and mortar (pesto is a good enough reason for us) and it’s easy to see why this would be a fantastic engagement gift for just about any couple!

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11 Engagement Survival Kit, £8.99, Etsy

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Getting engaged isn’t always roses and rainbows (although it is most of the time), so this survival kit from Etsy will definitely come in handy at some point!

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12 Scratch-Off Wedding Planning Poster, £10, Etsy

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For the at-home wedding planner, this is such a fun idea to make stressful wedding planning that little more fun, and the more they do, the closer it gets to the big day!

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13 Wedding Mood board Kit, £12.95, Etsy

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Now, this is the perfect gift for a couple who are newly engaged and need some wedding planning inspiration. A little bit of brainpower goes a long way!

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14 Personalised Puzzle, £8.95, Etsy

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Who wouldn’t want a puzzle made from their favourite picture of their nearest and dearest! They could even get this framed after completing it. We’re obsessed!

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Engagement Gifts for £50 and Under

15 Grow Your Own Confetti, £30, Not On The High Street

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One for the couples looking to plan a more eco-friendly wedding, this grow your own confetti kit is a stroke of pure genius – definitely add this to your shopping bag!

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16 Miombo Woods Dried Bouquet, £45, Selfridges

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We can’t get over how gorgeous these bouquets are, and to make it better, they’re dried so you never have to get rid of them!

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17 'Pinky Promise' Salt and Pepper Shakers, £24, Not On The High Street

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A fun and creative piece of homeware perfect for just about any couple. Especially as they’ll soon be making the most important pinky promise of them all!

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18 Personalised Bathrobes, £48.50, Etsy

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Keeping comfy in style? We’ll take 10 please, these personalised bathrobes from Etsy are a touch of luxury for a great price!

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19 Espresso Martini Cocktail Kit, £35, Not On The High Street

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One for the coffee lovers who also love a good tipple, deliver drinks straight to their door with this amazing espresso martini cocktail kit from Not On The High Street! Who doesn’t love drink gifts!

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20 Emma Bridgewater Matching Mugs, £39.95, Emma Bridgewater

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If there’s one thing that Emma Bridgewater is good at (it’s actually good at lots of things), it’s making gorgeous matching mugs, such a great gift for the happy couple!

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21 Personalised Address Stamp, £35.30, Etsy

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Great for couple’s who are personally sending out their invites for the big day, this is such a fancy engagement gift for a great price! Imagine these on a wedding invitation – just wow!

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22 Matching Pangaia Ocean Bottles, £43, Pangaia

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This is your sign to stay hydrated in style with these gorgeous ocean bottles from Pangaia, such a fantastic gift for the lucky couple!

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23 'Congrats' Letterbox Biscuits, £24.99, Biscuiteers

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What a way to make the special occasion just that little bit more special, who doesn’t love a good tasty treat – these look almost too good to eat!

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24 Personalised Door Mat, £26.21, Etsy

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A must-have for your newly engaged friends looking to make their new house feel like home. We love these personalised doormats from Etsy – a great marketplace for buying personalised gifts!

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25 Yellow Submarine Light, £44.95, PrezzyBox

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An obscure present we admit, but if the couple in question are big fans of the Beatles, this Yellow Submarine light from Prezzybox will go down a treat!

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26 Mini Essential Oil Diffuser, £50, ASOS

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When it comes to the wedding planning process, keeping calm is key! So we think this mini essential oil diffuser will do the trick!

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27 Make Your Own Mixtape, £22.95, Not On The High Street

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Take it back in time and create a personalised mixtape for the newly engaged couple to enjoy. Fill it with all their favourite songs and we guarantee they’ll absolutely love it! You could even add their first dance song if you know what they’ve chosen already.

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28 Personalised Face Socks, £20 Per Pair, Selfridges

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What could be better than a pair of cosy socks with your partners face all over them. The happy couple will definitely make use of this fun gift!

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29 Fragrance Discovery Set, £25, Escentric Molecules

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Perfect for couples who are big perfume fans, this fragrance discovery set from Escentric Molecules is a great way to expand your fragrance palette – stop the gift search now, we’ve found the perfect fit!

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30 Personalised Vintage Cake Knife, £40, Not On The High Street

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Leave the chef’s knife behind and add this gorgeous personalised vintage cake knife from Not On The High Street to your knife block – married life is about to feel real good!

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31 Maison Margiela Perfume Set, £33, Maison Margiela

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Kick off the happy couple’s newlywed life with this stunning perfume set from Maison Margiela – a collection of all of their best-selling scents!

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32 Personalised Oil Portrait, £30, Etsy

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Nothing quite says ‘we just got engaged’ more than a personalised oil portrait, which is why we think this piece from Etsy is a fantastic gift option!

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33 Hello Fresh Two Week Meal Kit, £34.49, PrezzyBox

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Anyone that knows their food has heard about Hello Fresh and their fantastic food subscription service, so why not treat the happy couple to a two-week meal kit to celebrate! Chef’s knife and steak knives at the ready!

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34 Spice Pot Gift Box, £34.95, Not On The High Street

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Add a little bit of spice to the newly engaged couples life with this spice pot box from Not On The High Street – not that they’ll need it!

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Engagement Gifts for £100 and Under

35 AirBnB Gift Card, Minimum £50, Airbnb

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Airbnb is a fantastic company to buy the happy couple a gift card for, with thousands of experiences available worldwide, they’ll be spoilt for choice!

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36 Mini Bonsai Tree Terrarium, £79.95, Selfridges

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Another one for nature lovers, this mini bonsai tree in a terrarium is absolutely gorgeous, we want one ourselves, to be frank, perhaps we should get engaged again and put this on our wedding registry – so elegant!

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37 Rotating Engagement Ring Box, £70, Etsy

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Stop the gift search now, we’ve found the perfect fit! Having a safe place to keep your engagement ring is imperative so as to not lose or damage the jewellery – so this rotating ring box is the perfect gift idea!

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38 Karaoke Kit, £60, Selfridges

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Now that the happy couple is planning to tie the knot, it’s about time they start to practice their karaoke duets, and what better way than with this kit from Selfridges. We’re partial to a bit of Grease, anyone want to be the Danny to our Sandy?

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39 Polaroid Pocket Photo Printer, £81.99, ASOS

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Scared of taking your clunky polaroid camera with you on exciting adventures, well worry no more. This mini pocket printer fits into your bag and is easy to use for polaroids on the go! The perfect handbag accessory when you’re on the go!

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40 Buy A Gift Money Voucher, £100, BuyAGift

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If you’re thinking of buying the happy couple an experience for their engagement gift but you’re not quite sure where to ship them off to, this money voucher from Buy a Gift will do the trick!

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41 Lifetime Keepsake Storage Box, £52.99, Etsy

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As the newly engaged couple start to ponder the rest of their lives with each other, it’s always a great idea to keep a memory box to keep all of your memories safe – and this personalised one is gorgeous! On the first wedding anniversary, you’ll definitely want to reminisce!

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42 Project Earth Photo Album, £59, Selfridges

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Similarly to the keepsake box, we’re sure the lucky couple will have lots of lovely photos that they’ll want to keep safe and in one place, so this photo album will definitely come in handy for memories that will last a lifetime!

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43 Champagne With Personalised Tin, £59.99, Selfridges

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Stick to the classics and get the couple in question a fancy bottle of champagne with its own beautiful, personalised tin! Champagne flutes at the ready.

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44 Personalised Neon Heart, £90, Not On The High Street

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Talk about unusual, we’re obsessed with this personalised neon heart sign from Not On The High Street- perfect for all special occasions!

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45 Flower and Candle Gift Set, £95, Your London Florist

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Flowers and a candle – we can only imagine how great the newly engaged couple’s home is going to smell, so adorable!

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46 3 Month Seasonal Bloom Subscription, £85, Bloom & Wild

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Bring your outdoor space indoors and discover your favourite flowers with this gorgeous seasonal wedding flower subscription – why buy one bouquet when you can buy three!

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47 Get A Room Gift Card, Starting at £50, Smiths

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If the couple in question are into boutique hotels and fancy staycations, they’ll love this get a room gift card from Smiths, where they can explore and discover a wide variety of amazing spaces nationwide -who doesn’t love a romantic getaway!

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48 Limited Edition Tequila, £85, Patron

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TEQUILA! Add a little bit of lime and a touch of salt and there’s nothing you can’t do after a shot of this – and it’s the good stuff too!

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49 Champagne Afternoon Tea In The Domes, £60, BuyAGift

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For a more luxurious day out for the couple in question, book them a champagne afternoon tea under the stars with this dome experience in central London!

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50 Pamper and Relax Gift Box, £100, Selfridges

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After the nerves of getting engaged and the idea of having to start planning the big day looming over their heads, there’s nothing more that the couple will need than a night to kick back and relax – this pamper gift box will hit the spot!

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Engagement Gifts for £100+

51 Matching Fitbits, £109 (Per Watch), ASOS

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Now we’re not condoning weight loss for your big day, you should love the body you’re in, but if the happy couple is looking to get fit before their wedding day, these Fitbits will definitely come in handy!

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52 Couple's Beach Photography Session, £410, Not On The High Street

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One of the basic essentials for many couples leading up to their special day is to have an engagement shoot leading up to the big day to impress guests and have a photo to add to their memory boxes. So this couple’s beach photography session is the best gift idea!

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53 Swirl Table Lamp, £166, Soho Home

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Add a little bit of light to the happy couple’s life with this stunning swirl table lamp from Soho Home, so gorgeous, and from such a fantastic business too!

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54 Ice Cream Maker With Ice Cream Scoop, £114.99, Vonhaus

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Homemade ice cream is well and truly what sweet dreams are made of – so why not buy the couple in question their own ice cream maker – such a yummy treat! The perfect kitchen appliance if you ask us.

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55 Signature Cast Iron, £120, Le Creuset

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A Le Creuset piece is an absolute must-have for couples in their new homes (or just couples in general) – and this gorgeous cast iron frying pan is the perfect addition to any home! It can even be used to steam food, the perfect addition to your kitchen!

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56 Set of Four Crystal Glasses, £129, Soho Home

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Talk about must-haves, dinner parties will always be a success with these gorgeous additions to their dining room! They can tick fancy champagne flutes off of their wish list after receiving these.

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57 Overnight Spa Experience Box, £139.99, BuyAGift

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If you’re looking for great gift ideas for newly engaged couples, you should seriously consider buying them an overnight spa experience, which gives them the chance to kick back and relax in a romantic setting – they’ll treasure this memory forever!

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58 Make Your Own Wedding Ring Experience, £370, Not On The High Street

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Why buy a generic wedding ring when you can surprise the couple with a make your own wedding ring experience from Not On The High Street, there’s just something so special about homemade jewellery!

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59 Matching UGG Slippers, £110 (Per Pair), ASOS

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Who wouldn’t want to cosy up with their partner in matching pairs of UGG slippers, these look so comfortable – imagine the gorgeous photo you could take wearing these!

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60 Speaker Table, £159, PrezzyBox

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A table with a smart speaker built-in means added counter space with a funky twist! How luxurious does that sound, and for that price, you won’t want to miss this!

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Final Thoughts

As you can probably imagine, this list is only a small fraction of the fantastic gifts out there for you to buy for the newlyweds in question, from bath towels and a cocktail shaker, to salad servers, hand towels or a vintage bit of silverware to add to your knife block – all the basics and much more in a range of different price points online. The best advice we could possibly give you is to think outside the box if you’re looking for something unusual. Personalisation is also an easy way to make sure the gift you buy is unique to the special couple. Keep this list in mind and happy shopping – make those purchases count!

GP

Written by

Gracie Pritchard

Gracie is our Marketing Assistant. She recently graduated from Nottingham Trent University, studying BA Broadcast Journalism and is passionate about anything and everything to do with writing! In her spare time, Gracie enjoys creating playlists, eating good food, drinking cocktails, and spending time with her favourite people; her family and friends.

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