Holiday Gift Guide: What to Get Your Engaged Bestie

Out of the top ten days each year to get married, six out of the ten days occur right around Christmas, according to Wedding Wire. The time period starting right around Thanksgiving through early January is often referred to in the wedding world as “Engagement Season” because of the high number of engagements that happen.

What gift could be more special for your recently engaged bestie than to shower them with a gift honoring their recent engagement? Here are a couple unique gift ideas for your newly engaged friends!

A Surprise at Their Doorstep.

Not sure about you, but my doorstep around the holidays is a revolving door of Amazon and Target deliveries. Throw another merchandiser in the mix by sending something unexpected. The best kind of surprises are the ones you don’t see coming. Lately, I’m loving everything BoxFox. I particularly love the “For the Bride” box, but you can also customize one to fit your recipient with some of their favorites. Another one we love is Greetabl. Greetabl recently partnered with Wedding Wire to create a “Just Said Yes” kit which is super cute to surprise your bride-to-be with.


Attend a Mock Reception.

What better way to enjoy wedding planning than with surprising someone with tickets to Detroit’s mock wedding reception? A Trace of Elegance will be assisting with design and planning Detroit Gets Married again this year. Each year, the planning squad brings together amazing vendors from all over the Metro-Detroit area to host a night of food, drinks, mingling and entertainment. This year the event will be hosted at Packard Proving Grounds and allows engaged (or soon-to-be engaged) couples, along with family and friends, to see their potential vendors in action. Check out Detroit Gets Married website for more details! Surprise the future newlyweds with tickets to a fun night out.

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A Keepsake.

A fun tradition during the holidays is adding to your tree decorations. Give the gift of a forever keepsake, like an ornament celebrating their engagement. We love this unique way to commemorate an exciting life event! Etsy has a great selection of ornaments to choose from!


A Sweet Treat

This calls for a celebration and what pairs best with champagne? Cupcakes. You can send these delicious, infamous cupcakes right to your friend’s doorstep. Yum! Another idea we love? Sugarfina! You can get a custom candy box delivered. How cute!

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A Bottle (or Two) to Pop

Speaking of pairing well with cupcakes...what about sending this adorable, festive bottle to the soon-to-be newlyweds! It’s a wonderful bonus that a bottle of OneHope provides five meals to children in need.

Looking to shop small? Here are some of our local Metro Detroit favorites!

*Items suggested in this post were not paid for or sponsored by the companies listed. We just really like these products!*

What will you be getting your newly engaged bestie this holiday season?