Weddings are often the most exciting and celebratory events in people's lives, marking a period of everlasting growth and mutual affection. Although the wedding season has since passed us by, now that the holidays are on the horizon, this is definitely a popular time to make future wedding plans and announce upcoming engagements. If you have a best friend who was recently blessed with a proposal from her devoted boyfriend, although you might be slightly envious, you will want to pay homage to the happy couple. However, there is a huge difference between engagement gifts that fall into the category of cliché and those that leave a lasting impression.
When choosing what type of engagement present to give your best friend upon hearing this most joyous news, think of an item that will please her and her future husband - but you should also make the gift stand out from the rest by making it something that can easily be associated with your relationship with the bride-to-be. For example, if you and her spent the best of your childhood days at the beach, you might want to endow her with an intricate seashell necklace to remind her of those intimate moments. Although she is reaching a new chapter in her life, this type of gift can easily make her feel better knowing that her best friend will always be there for her.
If you want to take the same sentimental approach, but with a different touch, you may want to opt for common household items that are customized to suit your best friend's personality. When taking this route, there are practically an endless amount of items that can say congratulations every time your friend sits on her couch, steps into the kitchen or enjoys a relaxing moment in the bathroom Jacuzzi. For the kitchen, personalized aprons and cutting boards can go a long way, especially since presents like this never get old. When a new immediate family is conceived, it's practically a given to go for modular candleholders and good wish candles that can make those holiday feasts a little more festive.
On the other hand, perhaps you'd rather make the gift so personal that only your best friend (and not her fiancée) can reap the benefits. While you don't want to make it seem like you're excluding her beloved, strong relationships between two best friends are often irreplaceable and quite sentimental. In this case, you'll likely want to find bachelorette presents that can help your best friend think about you, even when her charming husband seems as if he is keeping all of her best features for himself!