WOO! Your best girl friend is getting engaged! Maybe you're in the loop and know exactly when and how her boo is going to pop the question... maybe you were invited to a surprise engagement party... or maybe you're getting brunch with your bestie the day after she got engaged... either way, you're dying to get her something to celebrate the best time of her life! But what do you get someone who just got engaged?? We've been getting a lot of questions lately specifically about this, so we've pulled together tons of gift ideas for your newly engaged bestie that she is sure to love!
This is a no brainer -- nothing says "Let's start planning your wedding!" more than a bridal magazine! Maybe she grew up reading these bridal magazines as a kid and dreaming up her big day, or maybe she has no idea where to begin with wedding planning, either way a bridal mag full of inspo and ideas is a great place to start.
Champagne Bottle w/ Custom Calligraphy
Duh, this is another no brainer! Celebrate and cheers to the happy couple with a bottle of champagne! But go the extra mile and make it a little more special with some custom calligraphy on it saying "Congrats" or "Cheers" or "Mrs. ___"! She'll be so excited about this one! And if you feel like you'd rather leave the calligraphy to a professional, you know where to find us. (Which, would be here.) We're also kind of crazy about this bottle of Cavicchioli Prosecco that we found -- just look at how beautiful that bottle is!
Surprise Dress Appointment
This is another one of our favorite gifts... keep the surprises coming for your newly engaged bestie with a dress appointment already booked! She'll be so excited to start looking. What's more fun than playing dress up?! If you're located in the SoCal area, don't miss our round-up of our favorite bridal shops when you're deciding where to take your newly engaged bestie.
Crate & Barrel Gift Card
This is the perfect gift if you are coming to a formal engagement party or live pretty far away from the engaged couple or if you just aren't too sure what they might want exactly. Crate and Barrel is the registry hub for all modern brides. The odds are high that they'll likely have a registry here. And what couple isn't excited to get new stuff for the home that symbolizes their new commitment and coming together?! You simply can't go wrong with this one.
Give the gift of perfect skin to your bestie for her whole engagement season leading up to her wedding. We all know perfect skin doesn't happen over night, so what's better than a mask that she can use for months to get the best skin of her life for her big day?! We're partial to the Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask, which seriously imparts an instant glow, accelerates cell renewal, tightens pores, reduces redness, and brightens skin, but any mask would do!
Wedding Planning Journal
Now that she's engaged she'll need an organized place to jot down ideas, inspiration, vendor notes, phone numbers, personal notes about this special journey that she can keep forever and look back on, and so much more! Get her started on the right path with a beautiful, minimalist journal specifically for all her wedding needs. We like, this one.
Surprise Nail Appointment
Again, we love a good surprise. And we love the idea of a gift that is not just used, but experienced with a good friend. Treat your bestie to a nail appointment with you so she can be ready to show off that ring in the right way ASAP.
Custom Calligraphy Sign
This is such a fun idea to ring in the thought of her soon-to-be new last name! We especially love the idea of gifting / bringing this along for an engagement party. Then it can also become festive decor for the night -- and we're sure she'll want to take a few pics with it. Again, contact us if you want to have something like this specially made for your BFF.
Now that she's got a special ring, she needs a special spot for it to be on display when it's not on her finger. She can't just throw it in with the rest of her jewelry and rings on her tray. Get her a cute one-of-a-kind marbled clay ring holder -- you could even get a his and her's since they are perfectly modern and neither too feminine nor masculine.
Bride & Groom Cookbooks
This is the perfect gift for a bride or couple that love to cook. William's Sonoma has great cookbooks for the newly engaged or married couples that we love like The Bride & Groom Cookbook, Two in the Kitchen, and Newlywed Entertaining. Cooking and hosting become a little different when you're doing it as two, so be sure to set them up to host the best fam dinners ever with these perfect gifts.
Gift for the Couple: Scratch Off Map
This is the perfect gift for the travel addicted couple. Maybe they've already backpacked Europe or hiked Machu Picchu or done a three week journey of various Asian countries together. Better yet, they probably have no signs of stopping. Get them this interactive scratch off map to keep track of all the places they've traveled together, and where they're dreaming of exploring next... Get it, here.
Gift for the Funny Couple: Marital Card Game
For the couple that is always laughing and never taking life too seriously, this is the perfect gift! They probably don't need another engraved set of crystal champagne glasses... they're the type that just prefer quality time with friends and family and good laughs and probably love playing pranks on each other too. Gift them a funny card game designed especially for married life that includes pop quizzes about each other, sends you on secret missions of sweetness, and has cute rewards for the winner. Buy it, here.
And lastly, you could always group a few of these ideas into a gift box for one killer "Happy Engagement!" gift. A bridal mag, champagne bottle with custom calligraphy, a face mask, a bride & groom cookbook, and wedding journal could be the perfect complete set to tell you're bestie how excited you are for her to enter this new phase of life!
There are so many fun gifts you could give to a best friend who just got engaged, and we hope this list helps you with just that. But as always, one of the best things you could give is a hug, a smile, a handwritten note, and a laugh. We find these pair well with any of the gifts mentioned above... Now go celebrate! It's not everyday your best friend says yes to the man of her dreams...