Any gift is completely optional.
An engagement party is only the first in a long series of celebratory gift-giving opportunities. Others include: the bridal shower, bachelor and bachelorette parties, and the wedding itself.
Gifts the couple can share, such as gift certificates or other activity-oriented items.
Simple gifts such as flowers, a bottle of wine, or a box of chocolate.
Funny engagement gifts that offer a smile to celebrate the couple’s relationship.
Practical items for wedding planning such as calendars, bridal magazines, or planning guidebooks.
Offers of wedding services, such as a baker offering to help with the cake or a seamstress offering free alterations.
Welcoming gifts to celebrate the impending new member of the family.
An engagement card or other congratulatory note.
at 8:00 PM on Aug. 27, 2010