This Is My Favorite Gift to Give When Someone Gets Engaged
With an engagement comes a wedding and with a wedding likely comes a new monogram. My favorite gift to give newly engaged friends is a set of monogrammed wine glasses, like this set of Etched Stemless Wine Glasses ($18.95 for two; etsy.com). Although the bride will probably be more excited to see her new initial on the glass, we bet her hubby-to-be will enjoy them too. Southerners are prone to celebrate a newly engaged couple numerous times before the big day, so keeping gift price tags in check—especially in the first round of gift-giving—is essential. These glasses are a thoughtful (and affordable) gesture to share with the happy couple.
The set of wine glasses can be personalized with a single letter or traditional three-letter monogram, both of which are offered in several font options. And, don't worry, the etched glasses are dishwasher safe. Pair the personalized pair with a bottle of wine for the couple to share as they plan the big day.
In my experience, friends have loved to see their new monogram in person, making the whole engagement experience that much more exciting. I usually shy away from glasses that say fiancé or bride-to-be, because after the wedding is over these cutesy gifts are no longer relevant. A monogram also gives them a more personal touch so they know these were selected specifically for them.
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If you're interested in more engagement gift ideas for your family and friends, check out these Unique Engagement Gifts You Can Buy on Etsy. If you'll be buying Christmas presents for newly engaged or married couples, take a look at these Personalized Gifts That You Should Order Now, so they'll arrive in time for the holidays.