Monthly engagement gifts (or wedding gifts) are the gifts that keep on giving, long after the event itself.
There are all sorts of options for this type of gift, from magazine subscriptions to various food and wine clubs.
If you do decide to go this route, remember to choose something that makes sense for the couple as opposed to choosing something that you would personally enjoy.
As an engagement gift, a gift that arrives monthly is a great way of counting down to the wedding itself. And as wedding gifts, they help celebrate a couple's first year of marriage.
For monthly engagement gifts, we really like magazine subscriptions because there are so many interesting ways to go with this option. We especially like the fact that you can give a gift that relates to the upcoming nuptials.
What better way to countdown to the big day then with a bridal or wedding magazine that helps the couple decide on gowns, venues, menus, or wedding colors... or a travel magazine that helps them choose their ultimate honeymoon destination.
Other types of magazines work equally well as an engagement gift or wedding gift when they are tailored to the couple... Just think about the couple and what they both enjoy.
Do they share a particular hobby or sport? Are they real foodies and would simply relish a subscription to a food or wine magazine? Are they news junkies or health and fitness nuts?
There are so many options at every price and the special thing about a subscription is that they keep coming month after month reminding the couple that you're thinking about them and their life together.
Try the Magazine Discount Center before going elsewhere because they carry so many titles at great prices. They're the same magazines so why not save a few bucks?
This one is for all the foodies out there! We all love receiving fun things by mail so what could be better for any newly engaged couple than receiving a food/wine club membership and having their monthly gift shipped right to their door?
We love the guys at Gourmet Food Clubs because they literally have dozens of different monthly clubs to choose from. Everything from Nut of the Month, to Steak of the Month, to wine, ham, cookies, bacon, cheesecake, honey, spices, and the list goes on and on.
We gifted their Olive Oil of the month club because our friends love to dip their bread in the stuff. They loved receiving their goodies each month and called us every time a new shipment arrived just to thank us again.
If the couple you have in mind, have a particular passion for a specific food or wine, then what better way than to give a gift that keeps on giving month after month.
All the clubs are available in 3, 6, 9 and 12 month packages so you can pick whichever suits your budget best.
What a great way to remind a new couple to enjoy each other's company and celebrate their upcoming union. This one was unanimous—we all love this monthly gift idea—we also love our food!
Another great idea for monthly engagement gifts is a Tea Club. Tea has become increasingly popular these days and Tea shops and clubs are popping up all over the place.
We especially like the Art of Tea because these guys take their tea very seriously, offer exceptional blends, and have won several awards. With their monthly tea club, the happy couple will get to sample and experience everything from the tea classics, hard to find rare blends, and specialty mixes right in their own home.
They can select standard teas or caffeine-free varieties and will receive approximately 30 servings of each tea which are seasonally selected and change monthly. The best part is that the Art of Tea is known for their exceptional customer service and offer 3, 6, and 12 month packages that will suit every budget.
This next gift idea is for the health conscious, fruit and veggie lovers, and those we care about who could use some help with healthy eating.
The Fruit Company offers some great options for monthly engagement gifts with their Monthly Fruit Club. There are 4 different Fruit Clubs to choose from offering everything from standard to exotic fruits, to organics.
Each comes in 3 different configurations of 3, 6 and 12 months packages. Imagine how great it would be to have fresh fruit arrive at your door month after month. And for all those soon to be brides who worry about fitting in to that perfect wedding dress, fruit makes the ideal gift.
Caitlin from Boston sent in this instagram-picture of the fruit tower she received for her engagement. She was so delighted with the gift that she wanted to do the same thing for a friend who had just gotten engaged so asked the gift giver for the source. That's how she came to us.
Enjoy the tower Wendy and Congrats!!!!
By sending monthly engagement gifts, in a sense, you get to congratulate the couple over and over again, and remind them that they have a reason to celebrate and enjoy this special time in their lives. It's just fun to go to your mailbox and find something special in it long after the celebration is over.
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