The 5 Best Engagement Gifts Moms Can Give Their Children

Here’s the skinny on gifts mom will approve and children will love.

Congratulations! Your son or daughter has just agreed to marry the love of their life. Time to celebrate! We know that buying meaningful engagement gifts can be tough, but we’re here to help. No matter your budget, here are some mom-approved things you can gift to celebrate the special couple in your life.

For their relationship: Lasting app

In the bustle of planning for the wedding, wouldn’t it be meaningful to help the couple plan for their marriage? Gift your son or daughter a subscription to Lasting, an app that offers engaging assessments and 5-minute daily coaching sessions that help couples build stronger relationships. There’s even a pairing feature, so both partners can see each other’s progress and work together on the exercises.

For their kitchen: The Newlywed Cookbook

Creative activities like cooking are some of the best ways to keep the spark alive. If the bride and groom are foodies, grab them the The Newlywed Cookbook by Sarah Copeland. Written when the author herself was a newlywed, this book offers more than 130 recipes that will feed and delight couples for both day-to-day meals and special occasions.

For after the big day: HitchSwitch

For the practical couple, gift a service with HitchSwitch, a company that helps you change your name in 3 easy steps–because waiting in lines is sure to kill the honeymoon high. You can choose from a variety of packages, all of which cover a range of services and make the name-change process less stressful. Check out the gift card options here, and give your kids the precious gift of time.

For the holidays: A Custom Ornament or Holiday decoration

The first holiday season as newlyweds is always so special, so make it one to remember by engraving an ornament or other holiday decoration for them that includes the date of their engagement. Everyone remembers their wedding anniversary, but a keepsake to remember their engagement date by will keep that special day top-of-mind as they celebrate the holidays for years to come.

For the memories: A keepsake box

As you know, the engagement season flies by, and amid the whirlwind of wedding planning, sweet moments and details can get lost. Give your kids the gift of memories with a keepsake box, where they can keep photographs, invitations, menus, and other sentimental items from this time. We know they’ll love to look through it all as the years go by.


If you’re a mom looking to celebrate your newly engaged kids, check out more of our favorite engagement gift ideas. And if you’re a newly engaged bride, share this article and tag your mom!