Engagement is an occasion which is symbolised by various ceremonies, colours, bling, celebration, happiness and gifts. However, times have changed and Engagement gifts are not only meant for the couple but also for the guests who honour the couple by their attendance.
Here are some unique ideas that can become exciting and exotic gifts not only for the couple but also their guests.
Gift Ideas For Engagement Party
Dupattas, Stoles And Shawls
No we are not talking about the usual boring stoles and dupattas here. India has a great handicraft industry ranging from madhubani paintings to kantha stitch.
Alternatively a red dupatta with heavy work of gold lace and beads can be gifted. You can team up a colourful duppatta or stole with a warm shawl meant for men.
This is a much customised gift and will reflect that you have gone to great details for this one. You can get handmade name plates for your hosts. Better still, if you can get hold of their pictures and incorporate them in those name plates. The delight of the couple will be evident with their wide smiles as they see colourful handmade name plates with their names and pictures on them.
Clutch And Wallet
To keep up with the celebratory mood of the engagement, you can order wallets and clutches with gold lace, beads and motifs in bright colours. For men it would be beautiful reminder of the wedding and ladies will only be too happy to wait for the next occasion where they are able to flaunt the unique clutches. In fact many families have the tradition of giving silver coins to departing guests. The clutch and wallets are also better means of gifting these coins.
Cosmetics And Perfumes
Cosmetics and perfumes are used by most of the people. Cosmetic perfumes are a little intimate that is why stick to traditional sitars which are natural perfumes and ooze class. You can order them from the shops that specialise in these perfumes.
They can also guide you to choosing fragrances women and men. The packaging in crystal bottles is also very attractive. Other cosmetics can be luxurious bath or grooming hampers. Stay away from lipsticks and nail enamels as people’s taste for these vary widely.
You can place jewellery box on your dresser and use it or even in your living room as a decorative piece. These boxes are very symbolic and make for a good gift. Try to get hold of some antiques or traditional blue pottery jewellery boxes. You can also fill them with dry fruits for the guests. Alternatively serving trays of different shapes are also desirable.
You can get them with traditional paintings or wood with metal work. Cushion covers with rich prints and block paintings with zari and lace work are also a sure short winner. Decorative golden candles with equally festive candle stands can also make up for a great gift for the guests.
These gift ideas will not only make the couple happy but also cater to the taste of their guests. If you have an upcoming engagement party, then gift your guests these unique and lovable items and if you are going as a guest then try the gifts meant for the couple!