With proposal season in full swing, I'm sure you know a person or two who just popped the question. Congrats to them! Kill two birds with one stone by shopping small and local AND celebrating their new relationship status. Here are my favorite gift ideas for the newly engaged, all of them from small businesses based right here in Pittsburgh!
Fun Home Goods
From drink ware with catchy phrases to love-declaring throw pillows and everything in between, locally based Sweet Water Decor has loads of cute, chic products that can help any girl (or guy!) celebrate their newly engaged-dom.
This watercolor love quote art print would be a sweet reminder on the wall of the home of an engaged couple. It's all hand-lettered and hand-painted by Pittsburgh's own Fresh Cut Prints! They also make incredibly gorgeous wedding day stationery. Check them out in the Vendor Guide!
Custom Return Address Stamp
Speaking of home, my friends at Blush Paper Co. offer the cutest self-inking return address stamps. The newlyweds will be sending lots of thank you notes so give them a hand by making the upper left hand corner of each envelope nice and easy. You can find Blush Paper Co. in the Vendor Guide too!
Hit up Chloe + Isabel from local consultant and Burgh Brides vendor Amy Hart for some seriously stunning accessories that will almost rival that new rock. Give her a head start with her bridal look with one of these statement necklaces, both of which would look incredible paired with a wedding dress.
Girlfriend changing her last name? Let her show off her new initials with a custom monogrammed robe from locally-owned Fox Blossom Co. It'll also come in handy on her wedding day when she's gettin' gorgeous!
Pop the Champagne
Or just serve up a champagne flute candle instead. These custom creations from Soyil Candles are poured right here in Pittsburgh. Her winter collection also features a Rose Champagne scent!
Or Pour the
Mead is honey wine and it's deeeeelicious. Everyone brings a bottle of wine or champagne to an engagement party. Do something a little different and gift a bottle of local KingView Mead instead. They even offer small, customizable bottles that can be used as wedding favors!
Give a head start towards that bridal glow with Rutz Naturals skincare products. All naturally (and locally!) made, Rutz products range from eye creams to serums to scrubs. They'll have her skin wedding-ready in no time!
Why should the ring finger have all the fun? Dress up her wrist with a few of Trending Above's crystal bracelets. If these won't suit her fancy, this Pittsburgh jewelry designer has an entire collection geared towards brides and bridesmaids!
Burgh Bride Gear
My course my personal favorite gift idea is anything from the Burgh Brides shop! Tees, tanks, tumblers, mugs, and more, I've got everything to help you or your girl have so much fun on the road to becoming a Burgh Bride! SAVE 20% WITH CODE ENGAGED!!!
What do you think? How will you be celebrating the newly engaged folks in your life? Will it be with any of these locally made or sourced gifts? Comment below!