Your friends have just announced their engagement. You want to give them a unique gift that they will enjoy for a long time to come, not the run-of-the-mill bottle of wine or his and hers coffee mugs. So what can you give them that will make them smile and think of you every time they use it?
THE PERFECT GIFT FOR THE MODERN COUPLE
There are so many ideas for engagement gifts that will stand out. It’s just a matter of doing a bit of searching around to find one that is perfect for the newly engaged couple. Here are five of the top favorites:
A Couples’ Photo Shoot:
Many photographers offer very unique and individualized photo packages for couples to commemorate this special event in their lives. Popular choices include photos re-enacting the engagement itself at the place where he popped the question and presented the ring, or at a a favorite spot where the couple can choose various poses and showcase the ring and their happiness. One unique choice offered by some photographers includes a photo shoot that includes animals such as wolves or owls, with the couple dressed in various choices of wardrobe, everything from Gothic Romantic to themed costumes. Gift certificates can be purchased from most photographers for these sessions or paid for in advance and presented to the couple to schedule at their convenience.
A Milestone/Anniversary Journal
A very special and much-appreciated gift is a journal in which the couple can record special entries on each milestone of their relationship journey, from their engagement through their wedding and special events throughout their lives such as first holidays together, the births of children, etc. A place where they can write special messages to each other whenever and go back through the years and read them. This is a gift that can become a family heirloom and one that will be appreciated for many years to come. Consider writing a special message inside the cover as a special tribute to the couple and what they mean to you.
Couples’ Membership to a Museum
A thoughtful gift for the couple who both enjoy the arts. A one or two year membership or even a lifetime membership is not only a one-of-a-kind and incredibly thougtful gift, but it is a fantastic way to support the artistic community as well. Truly a gift that will make the couple smile for a long time to come.
Wedding Keepsake Shadow Box
A beautiful way to display and preserve the things that will make their upcoming day so special. A sectioned shadow box with mirror-backed sections or painted white and decorated individually to display a wedding invitation, a few flowers from the bridal bouquet, a pretty hair pin worn by the bride, etc. Hung on a wall in the couple’s home, this makes a lovely decoration and a precious reminder of their love.
First Christmas Engaged Ornament
A unique alternative to the “First Christmas Together” tree ornament, this gift commemorates the couple’s first holiday together as they look forward to many more as a family. It can be personalized with their names, date of engagement, even a laser-engraved photo of the couple. A wonderful starter piece to future ornaments celebrating first Christmas married, baby’s first Christmas, etc. Be sure to include a small card or note inside the ornament box so that the couple can always remmeber your so-thoughtful gift with a smile, year after year.