A good friend of mine from work got engaged in the middle of February. The thought to buy her an engagement gift did not enter my mind until just last week. I do want to get her something, however I’m not sure what would be an appropriate gift. Even though it has been two months, is it too late to get her a gift? If not what would you suggest and how much money would be the right amount to spend? She and her fiance just built a house from the bottom up and has everything she would need for her new home. This is a second marriage for both, she is divorced for over 9 years and his was final approximately 2 years ago. There are 3 children between the both of them. Thank you.
Please note that you are not obligated by etiquette to buy an engagement gift but the thought is very sweet.
Just select something you think your friend would never buy for herself that fits into your budget. Consider the couple’s taste, style and hobbies. For example, if the couple has kids and they are overworked (and who isn’t these days?) perhaps a gift certificate for a night out or a day spa would make a great gift. Also, anything that could be a keepsake is a good idea.