If fall is “cuffing season” then winter is definitely engagement season. And this means we may want to pay special attention to the gifts we’re passing along to our couple pals as they take their relationships to the next level. A blender is great (especially if it’s a Vitamix), but just because your friends are settling down doesn’t mean you have to settle for another cookie cutter gift. (And yes, this means you’ll probably want to pass on gifting them actual cookie cutters).
True, engagement gifts and party etiquette can often come without the guidance of that all-knowing wedding registry website, but you can do this! In fact, thanks to our obsession with internet window shopping, you don’t even have to do much at all. So, relax. We’ve already done most of the leg (or mouse?) work for you. Whether your coupled friends are cohabiting, engaged, or already happily married, we’ve got a ton of gift ideas guaranteed to entertain, inspire, and impress.
Engaged yourself? We know the holidays are right around the corner, but feel free to get a head start on those wedding registry ideas. Maybe it’s too early to wield that fun barcode scanner in a round of price-laser-tag at your favorite department store, but building a Pinterest board of inspiring interiors and home accessories a few months early can’t hurt.
Scroll down for nearly 50 stunning and unique engagement gift and wedding registry ideas for foodies, gamers, creatives, romantics, and more. Click the links in the captions to shop. Just FYI, you might want to book it before some of these beauties sell out.
Nesting never looked so good.
Yield Design Co. Copper Photo Bar Picture Hanger, $28, Dwell.