9 best engagement gifts for couples
Are engagement gifts a thing? Yes, they certainly are. Getting engaged is one of the happiest moments of your life so it is definitely worth celebrating. If your friends have just got engaged but you're not sure what to get to them to show your happiness, then read on for our tried and tested engagement presents:
1. Something to count down the days
How about a helpful countdown board? Handmade and featuring a cute bunch of dried flowers this board can be hung on the wall. The couple can then fill in the chalkboard with the number of days until their wedding, building excitement up until the big day itself.
2. A notebook for planning
3. Wedding planning milestone cards
A set of milestone cards including all the important wedding planning dates. They can snap and share the exciting moments as they happen - including date countdowns to booking suppliers, right down until 1 day to go.
4. Something pretty to look at
Who doesn't enjoy receiving flowers. This lovely bunch of dried flowers from Flower la Vita will last for a few years and provide floral inspiration and joy every day. One bride loved them so much she included them in her own wedding!
5. Handmade flower hair pins
These elegant ivory hairpins were created by award-winning designer Claire Austin They are only a sample of what she could design for your wedding. Ceramic flowers, headbands, crowns, hairpins, and other items are Claire's specialty. The bride can wear these pins herself or give them to a bridesmaid or flower girl.
6. A natural skincare treat
All brides (and grooms!) need to take a moment to chill out if wedding planning becomes stressful. A face mask is the perfect opportunity to do just that whilst looking after their skin. This botanical clay face mask from Wild Rising is made from 100% natural ingredients and works wonders on your skin. Containing rosehip, turmeric and hibiscus it brightens and rehydrates the complexion. Perfect for getting your skin glowing ahead of the wedding day.
7. A wedding planning scratch poster
Help them build the excitement with this A4 scratch poster with 30 important wedding planning moments to scratch off as they go. Scratch of each panel to reveal a picture underneath. When they are all gone - it's time for the big day!
8. A sprinkling of confetti
A little something pretty to help get them in the mood, a bag of natural, dried petal confetti.
8. A scented candle
A pretty little candle scented with jasmine, designed to set a relaxing mood whilst making those all important plans.
9. A card
Not just any card, though. a seeded card from Laura Likes eco-friendly stationery. The words "And so the journey begins" are printed in a lovely design on the front. A helpful timeline on the reverse of the card indicates when to order each piece of your wedding stationery. Oh, and after planting it, you can watch it bloom. A triple-whammy of goodies!
After spending many years working in the wedding industry, I collaborated with my wedding supplier friends to develop an exclusive range of gifts that are intended to pamper and inspire the bride and groom to be as they begin the planning process.
In order to know exactly what the future bride would like to receive, I worked with a lovely team of engaged ladies to assist me in designing and preparing the gifts.
We believe in conscious gifting, so all the items are handmade and have been chosen for their eco-friendly credentials. So many engagement gifts are tacky, throw away plastic tat and we wanted to provide the opposite for the eco bride and groom.
All our printed products are made by Flourish Paperworks who are a fantastic company we're proud to support. They provide life changing employment and training to women overcoming hardship.
Can you imagine your newly engaged friend, making a cuppa, lighting a candle and settling down with all these treats for an evening of wedding planning? If so, then head to website to see our full range of eco-friendly engagements presents. You can buy individual gifts or build your own gift box.