There are some practical engagement gifts you can consider for them too. A cutting board with their names on it can be one of them. They are going to need plenty of picture frames for their wedding photos or even for their engagement pictures to be displayed. You can get them plain or with engraving on them.
Items that are engraved with a lovely message or their names and their upcoming wedding date can be perfect. People really become attached to these types of engagement gifts because they reflect the changes that are going to take place in their lives in the near future. It is a very exciting time for them and they are happy you can share it with them.
These types of engagement gifts also show that you support the couple and their decision to get married. Even if you don’t come right out and say it, that approval means so much to them. It shows that you feel the marriage is a great idea and it is going to be a long and blissful union for them!
How much to Spend
There is no dollar amount you are required to spend for engagement gifts. In fact, it is a generous gesture that you offered such an item. Most people agree it should be far less in monetary value than what you will offer to the couple as a wedding gift. However, it is up to you to decide. It depends on your budget, your relationship to the couple, and what you wish to give them.
Focus more on the overall sentimental value of such gifts though and not just the dollar amount. An item that touches their hearts is worth far more than something they get that will cost more money. Don’t stress your budget to give them something you really can’t afford. That isn’t what this special time in their lives is all about!