Last one. I promise.
I feel pretty strongly that if a couple has registered, the wedding gift should come off the registry. I speak from experience.
Celebrating the engagement on the other hand, allows you to put a bit more of you into the gift — represent your special connection with the couple.
I like to give a beautiful silver frame. You can add a picture of yourself and the couple from a memorable time or leave it blank for them to fill with a wedding photo.
One of my favorite poets – her written cadence is romantic but it is the content of her poems that captures true romance.
Book ends are a great way to highlight something special about the happy couple because book ends are useful. Are they sailors? Love to travel? A cool set of brass globes bookending their collection of travel books would be great!
A gift certificate to a local / one of their favorite restaurants. In the lead up to the wedding they are going to appreciate taking a mini break from it all and spending some one on one time over a relaxing meal.