Everyone loves a party, especially one that is thrown for people to celebrate a particular occasion. An engagement party is extra special as it can sometimes come out of the blue, totally unexpected by the guests who are taken completely by surprise by the happy announcement. If the engaged couple have not been together very long but have already made their minds up to spend at least forever and a day together, then why waste time? They want to move swiftly on to the next stage of actually getting married and so not only is the invitation to the engagement party one that catches everyone on the hop, but they are already planning to hand out the wedding invitations in the next few weeks as well.
This sudden engagement announcement has left people in a flurry of excitement but has also sent them rapidly to the shops to hunt for wonderful engagement gifts. They do not have much time to browse at their leisure and many a wrong decision as to what to give the happy pair is bound to occur. A very different situation, where the announcement of an engagement by the future bride and groom takes everybody by surprise, is when this particular couple has been together for a few years, perhaps even already living together, with the mortgage, the slippers and even the children.
After all that time of behaving like Darby and Joan, everyone gave up hope long ago that there would be a chance to see these two lovely people walk down the aisle together. There was a time, long ago, when their closest friends assumed that this was the couple who would be the first to actually take the plunge and announce their engagement before anyone else did. Now they seem to be just about the only ones who have no diamond on the 3rd finger of the left hand and no slice of wedding cake to hand to everybody. So, in both cases, the early and the late engagement announcements, people are not expecting this to happen and are left with the responsibility of finding the best engagement gifts they can. If you have this problem too and want to give the lucky couple truly original engagement gifts, consider this a problem no more.
When it comes to finding engagement gifts for people who are dear to you, you want to give the very best and make them happy. If you want to present them with engagement gifts with more than a touch of originality, consider giving them something that is personalised. This makes engagement gifts that they receive all the more special and with a quirky message or their names printed or engraved on an item, they are sure to cherish it forever. The True Love Collage Paperweight is a beautiful polished glass collage of love hearts.
It is a modern and elegant piece that will look stunning as a memorable keepsake, to remind them of their special day. Handmade engagement gifts such as this are special and their quality just shines through and these stunning gifts come in a lovely presentation box too. If you are looking for engagement gifts that are simple and will not break the bank but which have a great deal of style and glamour too, the glitzy Congratulations Wish Token makes a fabulous keepsake. This wish token has an enamelled design on the front and 'Congratulations' engraved on the back so that the engaged couple can display it somewhere special. You know from experience that the pair of them will be inundated with leaflets, receipts and of course those inevitable bills when they start to organise the wedding party. They will find themselves constantly hunting for that list of phone numbers for all the companies in town who have given quotes on providing the flowers for the bride, bridesmaids, church and wedding breakfast tables, but they will not be able to find anything in an instant unless they get themselves completely organised.
The Red Beaded Heart Keepsake Box is a very classy and attractive item and is one of the many useful and practical engagement gifts that is sure to be used on a daily basis. Once the big day has been and gone, this lovely box can be used for all sorts of lovely things such as wedding memorabilia or thank you letters. Engagement gifts like this are so useful and pretty and this one has a lovely red cover with a beaded love heart on the front, making it a really lovely gift and one that can be put on display. Whether they have been together for years or have only recently found each other, original engagement gifts will make their day so much more special, so put that extra effort into your search for the ideal present.