(Closed) Unique/Creative Engagement Gift Ideas?!?!

posted 10 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Friends are getting married in a old Jewish temple that is under renovation.  I’m making a dontion in their honor to the building fund.  Maybe a charitable donation to something they believe in?

 

Other ideas…  gifts off their registry (if they have one yet), for her a baby picture of your brother, a gift certificate (for a couples massage, dinner out, movie, theater tickets, etc.), a weekend getaway, an edible arrangement (they are so delicious), an engagement photo session…

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

I had a customized cake topper made for my own wedding that I think would make for a neat gift.  I bought it off of ebay for $90 including shipping.  If you would like me to send you pics, just email me at [email protected] and I’ll send you some pics of how mine came out.

Post # 5
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Worker bee

This might be a little too traditional for your tastes, but what about a nice bottle of wine or champagne?

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

What about something for their (future?) house like a framed copy of something by their favorite artist or photographer? Is there a piece of art that is special to them?

Different scenario, but I got Fiance a model of Brancusi’s sculpture "The Kiss" for an engagement present (I get a ring, so I figured he should get something too), and he loves it and we can’t wait to display it in our house together.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Someone suggested on another post a really neat idea.  If they are into wine, you create a box of firsts.  Each bottle is tagged: first house, first dinner party, first anniversary, first christmas… you get the point.  (maybe sparkling cider for first child?)  I thought that was a neat sentimental idea and a wonderful illustration of the life they will have together. I am sure you could do this with other things too, but wine tends to keep and you can vary the bottle and costs.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2008

My Future Mother-In-Law got me snorkel gear and a new garment bag in preparation for our honeymoon to hawaii 🙂

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2008

or a nice bottle of wine from the year they got engaged or will get married that they can open up a couple of anniversaries down the line?

Post # 10
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Worker bee

Oh, I like Jenningsblue’s idea! If you do that, go to a wine store where they can help you choose wines that will age well.

Maybe you can do something related to how they got engaged. For example, we got engaged by a fountain downtown… you could do a picture of the fountain and frame it, or put it on top of a box for them to put stuff in (not explaining well, hopefully you follow).

Also, what about a ring holder?

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I am so happy to hear that.  I wish I could remember what post someone contributed that to so they could get proper credit.  I have definitely stored that idea away and I am just waiting for someone I know to get married- other than me, of course!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2008

When my best friend got engaged right after college I was so excited for them.  I wanted them to cherish the feeling of being engaged.  Time is so elusive and fleeting.  It is all over before you know it.  So as a gift I gave them a time capsule.

http://www.amazon.com/Wedding-Time-Capsule-Gift-Engagement/dp/B0000E6NLD

It comes in a canister that can be sealed for 10, 25 etc years. 

Includes: Our original design decorated with antique wedding photographs. 22-piece kit includes What Life Was Like the Year We Were Married profile, how-to guide, Letter to the Future® stationery set with matching envelopes, certificate, archival stickers and more.

It was fun.  The put the top movies, music, books, news items of the year they became engaged.  

Good luck! 

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