Q: Engagement gift for a couple

lilywow
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Any ideas on engagement gifts for a newly engaged couple?
lilywow posted Mar 28, 2012
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nimrodboy3
what's on their registry? kitchenware is popular. maybe tickets to something..like season passes to Disneyland or musicals or something..how about those mugs that you can get customized with their initials or something..towel warmer..just throwing out ideas.
nimrodboy3 (rep: 68k) posted Mar 28, 2012
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nthsll
How old are they? Are they getting married soon? When I was just dating my wife, her daughter got married. Life is tough on just starting out young newlyweds. I went around town and bought them gift cards to several restaurants, and I think a $300 restaurants.com gift card so they could get out and do some things. They loved it.

I think that was one of the hardest things about the beginning of my first marriage. We didn't have the money to do ANYTHING.
nthsll (rep: 12.4k) posted Mar 29, 2012
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MHT962
You are talking an Engagement, not a shower or wedding, correct? (And, I assume you are going to an engagement party and it's not just a flat out gift). If that is the case, I'd probably bring a nice bottle of wine, maybe even some high end chocolates.

Some engagement parties -- where you go without even knowing the engagement will be announced, often warrant no gift and many others, no gifts are requested because it is known you will be spending money on them on shower and/or wedding gifts. Most of the ones I have been to, not all people bring gifts. So use your best judgement, consider your relation to them, and even ask other invitees what they are doing.

Unless you are very very, close to the couple, I wouldn't get them an engagement gift (without them having a party). If you start doing that, you may end up having to do it for everyone you know, and it can get expensive and it's just not needed. A card is fine if you just want to congratulate.
MHT962 (rep: 3.22k) posted Mar 29, 2012
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gangstabarbie
if they are a well-off couple- get her sexy lingerie and him a whip...lol! j/K! ;) if they are broke- cash would be nice.
gangstabarbie (rep: 9.67k) posted Mar 29, 2012
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encorez
engagement gifts? what....I didn't get any.....freak.
encorez (rep: 9.96k) posted Mar 29, 2012
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nthsll
Yeah me either. What i REALLY don't get is how when your kids have a birthday party, the GUESTS get gifts. When did all that start?
nthsll (rep: 12.4k) posted Mar 29, 2012
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