Top 5 Engagement Gifts

These days, the holidays are a time when my Facebook feed fills with engagement announcements. While celebrating with them is my top priority, the pressure to give them the perfect engagement gift can be daunting. Here are my top picks for the best engagement gifts of the season–from grand gestures to small tokens–for your favorite soon-to-be Mr. & Mrs.

Light Reading

Coffee table books that your friends will enjoy but will also look incredible in their seating areas are always a good idea. Humans of New York is a staple for anyone who appreciates a good story and the eyes that hold them.

Take Notes

Your friends are about to have to send some thank you notes–lots of thank you notes. Give them a head start by gifting beautifully designed cards with their monogram.

Serve in Style

Give your friends something they can use on the daily–they’ll be getting enough porcelain, crystal and fine china to store for special occasions. This Pottery Barn marble serving tray doubles as a serving board while also being a chic way to display items in your kitchen.

The Newlywed Cookbook

As the new couple builds their new home together, let this cookbook be their guide in the kitchen.

Chic Sleepers

His and hers pajamas are a sweet token for those couples moving in together, and a subtle nod that you acknowledge the newly betrotheds’ need for some R&R after all the engagement festivities. These jammies from J. Crew are available in both men’s and women’s sizes.

Do you have suggestions for engagement gifts? Be sure to share in the comments below!

Amy Johnson

is UDR’s budding social media guru, and has been instrumental in constructing the brand’s content strategy. After graduating from University of Colorado- Boulder, she started working for UDR as a marketing intern. When she isn’t perusing the web for the perfect pins and Facebook posts, she can be found hiking somewhere with her dog Rory.

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