An engagement is cause for celebration and marks the beginning of a new life for a happy couple. Not only will the two continue to share their hearts, but they will also share a home and a new life together. A thoughtful gift can help the newly engaged couple get started on the right foot and will serve as a reminder of your love and support for their union. Below are five great engagement gift ideas for a loving couple.

Personalized Table Linens

A newly engaged couple will either already be living together, or at least thinking about it. A set of personalized table linens is a great way for the two to celebrate their new home together. It’s also a practical gift idea that the two will use on a regular basis. A monogrammed table cloth is a nice choice, or you can include their full names. You can even go as far as including their engagement date or their future wedding date. Opt for linens that are a neutral color, unless you already know their home’s color scheme. Brown, beige or white linens will coordinate with just about any home’s décor.

A Pair of Wine Glasses or Coffee Mugs

A pair of coffee mugs or wine glasses is a thoughtful and practical gift choice. Coffee mugs can be personalized with their names or a special quote. There are many different designs to choose from and novelty mugs can also be considered if the couple has a fun or quirky side. These may include a clever saying or a unique shape.

Wine glasses may be simple in design, but you want to consider the quality of the glasses. If the couple are avid wine drinkers, then investing in a pair of crystal wine glasses would be ideal.

Personalized Cutting Board

Does the couple enjoy spending time in the kitchen? Regardless of whether they are avid cooks or a heat-and-serve kind of couple, a cutting board is a stable in every kitchen. For a truly thoughtful gift, opt for a personalized board. These are typically wooden boards, but can include a myriad of designs. A simple “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” can create a beautiful gift if the typography is right. Don’t forget to include their “established” date, which can either be their engagement date or their wedding date.

In addition to text, you can also include a design. A tree, which represents the couple’s new family tree, is a thoughtful touch. If the two share a hobby, including that in the design can further personalize your gift. For example, if the two enjoy fishing or sailing, you can include an anchor in the board’s design.

Family Name Wood Sign

A family name wood sign is another great engagement gift. This will include their new family name and their established date. For example, “The Roberts Family Est. 2010.” The sign can be hung on the wall or placed on a mantle. Consider the couple’s home and their own personal styles when choosing a sign. Antique and worn signs are choices any couple would love. If you are crafty, you can create the sign yourself. Otherwise, there are many marketplaces online where you can purchase a personalized sign.

A newly engaged couple will likely have plenty of memories that they wish to display in their new home together. They will also be creating many new memories in the near future. Gallery frames will allow them to show off their treasured photos with pride. These frames are typically matted and display photos in a professional way. Choose neutral frame colors, such as wood, black, white or silver.

Emilie Sinclair

I'm a gift idea enthusiast who loves helping people find the right present for their loved ones.