After a few years of intimate celebrations, postponed parties and Zoom “I do”, weddings are about to make a big comeback in 2022 (health guidelines permitting, of course).
February is a popular month for big announcements due to Valentine’s Day (a standard date for proposals) and there are also many postponed celebrations that have been put on the back burner due to COVID which may finally be happening.
According to Emily Post Institute guidelines, engagement gifts aren’t essential and don’t need to be luxurious. An engagement gift is a way to send a festive “best wishes” to the couple, which can be as simple as a card or as personal as a jewelry dish for new rings.
FOR THE COUPLE STRESSED BY WEDDING PLANNING
Multitasking planners may need help streamlining floral options and keeping track of cake-tasting appointments, and the Hardcover Wedding Planner is for it all. This comprehensive planner contains detailed pages for the wedding registry vendors, guest checklist, and wedding countdown. This information can be a way to organize information with input from multiple people and keep it in one place. Available on Amazon.
The little book of wedding lists breaks the sometimes overwhelming process of planning a big event into smaller chunks, so that every task can be tackled and there is a clear schedule of to-do lists. Available at Indigo.
FOR THE CELEBRATING TOAST
These golden cups are a sophisticated way to toast in honor and a keepsake they can use for years to come. Available at Indigo.
For gifts to send in the mail, or if the happy couple prefers not to drink, this Countryside green candle looks like an overpriced bottle of champagne, without popping the cork. Available from Nordstrom.
This Hidden Message Pink Champagne candle has notes of pink grapefruit, white jasmine and Persian lime and the inscription inside reads: “You can light my fire”. Available at Indigo.
FOR PERSONALIZED AND MATCHING GIFTS
For new rings (and a handy bedside tote for watches and jewelry), a set of matching monogrammed dishes makes a thoughtful gift. Available at Indigo.
A set of Frette silky pillowcases is a luxurious item that will also be used in their everyday life. Available at Bed Bath & Beyond.
Celebrate their new standard of domestic living with a set of crisp, classic matching poplin pajamas. For men and women at Old Navy.
FOR THE COUPLE WHO VALUE MEMORIES
If you know relying on classic wedding elements is important to the couple, they might also like a tried-and-true gift, like a glass vase. This relatively inexpensive option combines a contemporary shape with a textured finish. Available at H&M.
This heavy Waterford-Markham vase is made from high quality crystal and has traditional lines and cup shape. It would suit both a formal dining room and a bright kitchen. Available at Bed Bath & Beyond.
FOR THE COUPLE WHO PREFER MONEY
If there’s anything a couple planning to host an open bar needs, it’s money. Depending on what style suits them, there are some noteworthy stationary options like this pop-up wedding cake card, this very funny NSFW greeting and pop print card that includes stickers. All available on Amazon.