Along with the holidays come candy canes, presents, cookies, and (inevitably) engagements. It can be difficult to shop for someone who is engaged if they haven’t registered for gifts yet. I wanted to share some easy, relatively inexpensive options that can be purchased at the last-minute for those love birds in your life.
For the Lady
I am in love with this Say Yes "Mrs." Necklace from Kate Spade. Sure, she might not be able to wear it just yet, but as a real bride blogger, I’ve discovered that I’m obsessed with anything marriage or wedding-related right now, and I don’t think I’m alone on that one.
Another option for the bride would be something practical. She’s likely cutting back on costs in order to pay for upcoming nuptials or a honeymoon so a practical gift will be much appreciated. Try a cozy scarf and gloves or an oversized sweater.
For the Lad
If you truly want to show a friend, coworker or family member you’re happy for him and his future wife, how about a toast? Try gifting a case of beer from a local brewery paired with drinking glasses embossed with his favorite team’s logo. My sister bought Corey this Pittsburgh Penguins 2 Piece Glass Pilsner Set a few years back and they were a hit!
Another practical option is a gas card. Guys appreciate practical gifts, especially when they’ve likely just spent a large chunk of change on a ring!
For the Couple
It’s tough to contribute to things the couple will need for the actual wedding since you might not know their colors or what they already have, but a good bet would be to get cake cutting utensils. You can get it engraved to be more personal and it’s likely something they haven't purchased yet.
Tell us: Did anyone get engaged over the holidays? Congratulations!
— Nikki Stroud