Top 10 Engagement Gift Ideas


So people around you are getting engaged left, right and centre and you’re left staring at a random collection of items in a homeware shop, racking your brains about what to buy. Practical or pretty? Big or small? Something for the kitchen or something for the home? Put your mind at ease – we’ve thought this through. Here are our top engagement gift ideas. 

Top Engagement Gift Ideas

A Knife Set

Whether you choose a steak, cheese or chopping set, you can’t go wrong with a knife set. Just make sure you get a good quality set that will last for years, such as the Royalty Line 8-Piece Stainless Steel Knife Set at Takealot.com. With a non-stick coating, sharp blades, anti-bacterial, ergonomic soft touch handles and acrylic stand, this is a gift anyone can appreciate.

A Water Jug

No one quite thinks of buying water jugs as gifts, but they’re something every homeowner needs. A great jug is a must for when the newlyweds have guests over, especially on those boiling hot summer days when they’ll need cool water at hand. The water jugs on offer at Carrol Boyes are not only useful, but stylish and unique too.

A Cheeseboard

Everyone loves cheese, right? Of course they do! And, needless to say, all cheese lovers need to have a cheeseboard lying around somewhere. Plus, it’ll give the couple an excuse to host a cheese and wine evening. Get a Personalised Couples Cheeseboard from Netflorist for an extra special gift.

A Recipe Book

One can never have too many recipe books. So, why not gift the couple with a great book full of favourite recipes? If you know what kinds of food they like, you can be specific to that food group. But, if you’re not entirely sure of their eating habits, perhaps a general recipe book is your safest bet. We recommend Cook and Enjoy, this is a great tool for those new to cooking.

A Vase

Everyone loves getting flowers. What sucks is when you get flowers but have nowhere to put them. No, you can’t get away with leaving them in the sink for a week, pretending you put them in an old paint bucket because it looks cool or just letting them die a slow, painful death by not putting them in anything at all. So, why not get a sturdy vase for the couple?

A Nutribullet

This is a kitchen product that everyone should own. It’s not quite a blender, but a food extractor that really gets all the nutrients out of the ingredients you put into it. You may want to get a few friends to chip in for this gift as it can be pricey. You can find the 600W High Speed Nutribullet in a range of different colours at Yuppiechef.

A Tablecloth

A tablecloth can really bring out an extra touch of warmth to a sit-down meal. A fun, colourful tablecloth will bring a burst of brightness to a room, while a monochromatic one will tie things together. If you want to spoil the couple even more, bulk up your gift with some matching placemats, runners and cotton napkins from Woolworths.

Fun Home Décor

Why not let the couple spruce their home up with a bit of fun, quirky décor? This gift will work best for couples who just so happen to be more on the artsy side of life – how about some fun bunting or a cute throw cushion? Get them a gift voucher at Zana Products and let them choose their own unique pieces. Or, get them a DIY kit so they can make their own.

A Set Of Mugs

Who wouldn’t want a nice set of mugs for their morning coffee? Good quality, long-lasting mugs make for a great gift, whether or not your engaged friends or family like tea – they’re bound to have guests over who do! Le Crueset’s stoneware mugs are available in a wide variety of colours and styles, perfect for any couple’s tastes.

A Nespresso Machine

If you’re feeling extra generous and you know your soon-to-be-married friends or family members love their coffee, a Nespresso will have them smiling from ear to ear. With a wide range of flavours, their mornings, afternoons and evenings will be forever changed. And, you can stop by whenever for a perfectly brewed cup of coffee, it’s a win-win.

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