underscored engagement journal

‘Tis the season for getting on one knee and pulling out a ring, or cozying up next to the tree and planning a life together. If some of your people decided to commit to a lifetime together this holiday season, you’re probably going to want to gift them something special to celebrate. Our tip: Save the registry-type gifts for the shower and wedding, and get them something celebratory to commemorate a very exciting and special time!

For the ultra-organized couple who you already know is excited to plan their nuptials, wedding brand extraordinaire The Knot has this bestselling and incredibly thorough binder that can help them through the process, from the ceremony to the honeymoon.

With the ability to be personalized with initials, a date or both, this sweet dish is just about the perfect place to put some trinkets or their new rings.

Give the happy couple a beautiful way to toast their love with custom, hand-engraved Champagne flutes. These arboreal tributes to love are hand-carved by a third-generation engraver, and include the couple’s initials and a special date — you could choose either their engagement or wedding date.

This journal allows the couple to start writing down their relationship journey ASAP, with pages dedicated to how they met, prompted questions that help them share what they love about one another and even space to write letters to exchange on their wedding day.

Send this gift box filled with their own personalized candle featuring their names, engagement date and a sweet message from you. You can add matches and a fancy chocolate bar for an extra-special touch.

Some people love to celebrate with sweets, and for those people, we suggest a box filled with goodies (think chocolates, buttery cookies, Moose Munch popcorn and more) delivered to their doorstep each month.

Then there's this engagement box that comes with a ring dish with their initials, a planter and succulent, matches and a mini candle.

Nothing screams "Congrats!" like a candle that gets right to the point.

For that couple that loves to cook together, this full essentials set will be greatly appreciated. They’ll get three oversized organic cotton tea towels, a set of oven mitts and potholders and an apron. Plus, the handwoven patterns on all are so stylish.

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Did you know trying new things together is an important part of a relationship? If the happy couple are coffee lovers and like trying new beans, send them Underscored’s best coffee subscription for those craving variety. Trade offers a number of customizable settings and more than 400 coffee options.

For a rather sentimental gift, this print combines vintage maps of two special locations — maybe their hometowns, the places they met/got engaged and so on. It can be personalized with their names and a date as well.

Cheese and charcuterie anyone? If the couple loves hosting, consider this lovely cutting board slash cheese board with their initials engraved with a heart.

Commemorate their engagement date with a handmade aspen box to hold special bottles of wine they can open on their first or 50th year together (or any year in between). And, for each box sold, the creators plant another tree.

If the couple already shares a home, a beautiful bouquet delivered monthly will brighten their home and remind them of their engagement all year. Choose their favorite blooms, or opt for classic beauties like roses, hydrangeas and peonies.

Chances are this newly engaged couple has a specific song that they call their own. This piece allows you to put together a sweet photo of them along with their favorite song to create an album cover that can be displayed in their home.

They’ll love tucking away engagement and wedding planning memories in this cloth-covered organizer that stores keepsakes in acid-free drawers, files, fabric bags and envelopes. Each is finished with a hand-painted personalization: first names or new family name on the front, and an initial on each interior compartment.

Help your newly betrothed friends or family relive all their memories with a photo album you can add their names or a date to. Give them a blank album to fill themselves, or create a scrapbook of their relationship so far.

This cute street sign art can be personalized with the happy couple’s surnames and the date of their engagement or wedding for a gift they’ll treasure every time they look at it.

This gorgeous art piece and light captures the night sky of the day they met or got engaged. Now that's special.

For that friend who can’t stop sharing that they’re engaged, this fun little tote can let the whole world know.

Most anyone who’s been engaged knows the worry of losing an expensive ring. The perfect gift for a fancy friend or sibling who just said yes, this ring holder solves that “where did I leave my ring” worry.

Made from a Champagne bottle, this vase can be etched with the couples' names, the date they met/their engagement date and more.

Wedding planning while working full-time jobs and living your life can be a lot. Give them a night off from worrying about dinner and a fun bonding project with this sushi-making kit from one of the best sushi restaurants in NYC. They’ll get everything they need to create hand rolls, cut rolls, crispy rice, nigiri sushi and sashimi!

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There’s always that couple who love to travel, and with wedding planning about to kick into high gear, a newly engaged couple would be so grateful to receive this set, which nests within one another when not in use. Away was our pick for the best carry-on suitcase too.

For the outdoorsy couple, they can hold onto this metal mug personalized with their names while cozying up around a fire.

This celebratory candle has notes of Champagne grapes, grapefruit, apple, pineapple and more.

If Champagne isn’t their thing, try a gorgeous set of Baccarat tumblers they can celebrate with for a lifetime. The sweeping vertical grooves enhance the timeless elegance of these exquisite, thick-based crystal tumblers.

It’s very likely cake-cutting is in the couple’s future, and this traditional engagement gift of a cake knife and server is a classic for a reason. This timeless design can be used for the first slice and every cake they serve afterwards.

They’re probably going to be sending a lot of thank-you notes, and a personalized rubber address stamp is a lifesaver — and doesn’t use up as much paper and space as labels. You can choose self-inking or wooden handle stamps, plus an ink pad.