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‘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!

The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner and Organizer ($27.49; amazon.com)

The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner and Organizer

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.

Jennifer Francis Fillinger Etched Champagne Flutes, Set of 2 ($85; uncommongoods.com)

Etched Champagne Flutes, Set of 2

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.

Harry & David Sweets Subscription Box ($29.99 per month; harryanddavid.com)

Harry & David Sweets Subscription Box

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.

Caraway Linens Set ($135, originally  $165; carawayhome.com)

Caraway Linens Set

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.

WoodLuckEngraved Custom Cutting Board (starting at $36; etsy.com)

WoodLuckEngraved Custom Cutting Board

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

Marc Stitzlein & Rich Norton Personalized Written in the Stars Wine Box ($180; uncommongoods.com)

Personalized Written in the Stars Wine Box

Commemorate their engagement date with a handmade aspen box holds 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.

Bouqs Floral Subscription (starting at $40 monthly; bouqs.com)

Bouqs Flower Subscription

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.

Personalized Wedding Keepsake Library ($140; uncommongoods.com)

Personalized Wedding Keepsake Library

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.

TheBlackDesigns Personalized Photo Album (starting at $45, originally starting at $50; etsy.com)

TheBlackDesigns Personalized Photo Album

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.

Patricia Carlin Intersection of Love Photo Print (starting at $75; uncommongoods.com)

Intersection of Love Photo Print

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.

RichDesignCo Totes Engaged Tote Bag ($19.99; etsy.com)

RichDesignCo Totes Engaged Tote Bag

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

KitAtlas Personalized Magnets (starting at $38; etsy.com)

KitAtlas Personalized Magnets

Almost everyone loves a flattering caricature of themselves, and these quirky artisan-created illustrations are sure to bring smiles to your happy couple.

Waterford Giftology Lead Crystal Ring Holder ($90; nordstrom.com)

Waterford Giftology Lead Crystal Ring Holder

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.

Blue Ribbon Special Sushi DIY Kit for 2 ($169; goldbelly.com)

Blue Ribbon Special Sushi, DIY Kit for 2

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!

Kate Spade Rosy Glow Picture Frame ($110; nordstrom.com)

Kate Spade Rosy Glow Picture Frame

There’s probably going to be an engagement photo shoot in the couple’s future, and unlike all those cell phone snaps, a few might actually get printed out. This tasteful frame with warm rose gold accents is the perfect way to display those memories.

PartyThreadsShop Feyonce & Bae-Z Shirts ($39.99; etsy.com)

PartyThreadsShop Feyonce & Bae-Z Shirts

For the couple that loves a cute photoshoot, these matching tees that nod to everyone’s favorite power couple would be the perfect lighthearted gift.

Away The Carry-On (starting at $225; awaytravel.com) & The Bigger Carry-On (starting at $245; awaytravel.com)

Away The Carry-On & The Bigger Carry-On

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.

Baccarat Harmonie Lead Crystal Tumblers, Set of 2 ($280; nordstrom.com)

Baccarat Harmonie Set of 2 Lead Crystal Tumblers

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.

LoveandLuxeHandmade Cake Serving Set (starting at $43.19; etsy.com)

LoveandLuxeHandmade Cake Serving Set

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.

GulfRoad Return Address Stamp (starting at $36.89; etsy.com)

GulfRoad Return Address Stamp

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 and the color of the ink.

Trade Coffee Subscription (starting at $14 per bag; drinktrade.com)

Trade Coffee Subscription

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.