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32 affordable gifts to congratulate the recently engaged couple in your life - all under $50

A competitive card game designed for couples

A competitive card game designed for couples
Marital Bliss Game, $14.95, available at UncommonGoods

Perfect for competitive couples, this fun card game helps them get used to married life and encourages each partner to perform thoughtful tasks for the other in order to earn rewards.

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Champagne-infused sweets

Champagne-infused sweets
Sugarfina Cheers 3-Piece Candy Bento Box, $28, available at Nordstrom and Sugarfina

Pop the champagne...bears! They're probably going to be drinking a lot of champagne in the upcoming months as they celebrate their engagement, so gift them these gummies for a sweet, edible change.

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An assortment of low-maintenance plants

An assortment of low-maintenance plants
Succulent Assortment, $30, available at The Sill

Succulents last a lot longer than flowers, and are easier to take care of, too. The Sill offers these small plants as well as a variety of other indoor house plants to fill their home with greenery.

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A list of essential films to watch together

A list of essential films to watch together
100 Essential Films Scratch-off Chart, $25, available at Pop Chart

There's no excuse for having nothing to watch for the next 100 movie nights. As they watch these can't-miss films, they can scratch off each "ticket" to reveal a full-color image underneath.

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A cookbook of delicious meals to cook together

A cookbook of delicious meals to cook together
Just Married: A Cookbook for Newlyweds, $22.48, available at Amazon

Cooking every day at home isn't easy, but it becomes just a little more appealing when done alongside their loved one, with this book of 130 recipes cracked open.

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A custom rubber stamp

A custom rubber stamp
WestAndSage Custom Address Stamp, from $27.95, available at Etsy

Is it really official until they have a shared return address stamp? This classic wood block stamp finishes off their invitations and letters cleanly and efficiently.

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A face mask to pamper and moisturize their skin overnight

A face mask to pamper and moisturize their skin overnight
Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask, $45, available at Sephora

Planning a wedding is stressful, but this thick, soothing mask made from avocado will melt all the tension away.

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A media streaming stick

A media streaming stick
Fire TV Stick 4K, $49.99, available at Amazon

No need to worry about figuring out a new cable subscription together — the Fire TV Stick holds and organizes the streaming services they'll actually use for shows and movies. This new remote features a Wi-Fi antenna design optimized for 4K Ultra HD streaming and can be set up in minutes.

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A popular egg-making kitchen appliance

A popular egg-making kitchen appliance
Dash Rapid Egg Cooker, $19.99, available at Amazon

People love this seemingly gimmicky egg cooker that can quickly make six eggs (hard boiled, soft boiled, poached, you name it) at a time. Whether they're meal prepping or just ravenous, they'll appreciate having this device on hand.

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A beautiful candle

A beautiful candle
Single Flame Gift Box, $36, available at Otherland

Candles might be a common gift, but Otherland's are among the best ones to give. That's because the scents are unique, the packaging is gorgeous, and everything down to the matchbox message — the engagement-themed one says "The Perfect Match" — is thoughtfully designed.

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A small, personalized gift box

A small, personalized gift box
Create a gift box at Greetabl

Greetabl is a cool service that lets you choose an eye-catching box design and a gift (options range from $4 confetti to a $28 bracelet) to go inside it. Then, pick a few photos, write a personal message, and you have a small gift that may not be extravagant but is infinitely thoughtful.

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Matching ceramic mugs

Matching ceramic mugs
BeholdenLife Mugs, from $20, available at Etsy

It's the simple things — like sipping coffee or tea together on a quiet weekend morning — that are often the most enjoyable. Individual Mr. and Mrs. mugs are $20 each and you can pair them up accordingly.

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A mischievous sleep mask

A mischievous sleep mask
Bird Mask, $35, available at Allbirds

If they love the merino wool of their comfortable Allbirds sneakers, there's more where that came from. This soft sleep mask, available in four styles, uses the same material.

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A box of wine and chocolate

A box of wine and chocolate
Compartés x DIME Gift Box, $50, available at Winc

If there's one thing a couple shouldn't have to share, it's a bar of decadent, gourmet chocolate. Luckily, there are two in this gift box that pairs the dark chocolate with a Sonoma County red blend.

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Simple and pretty ceramic dip dishes

Simple and pretty ceramic dip dishes
All Day & Night Dip Dishes, $26, available at Year & Day

Dip dishes are often overlooked when buying dinnerware and serve-ware. The small, multicolored ceramics from Year & Day make even the messiest spreads look elegant.

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Matching monogrammed leather keychains

Matching monogrammed leather keychains
Hotel Keychain, $15 + $5 monogram, available at Leatherology

These little leather accessories provide a touch of luxury every time they reach for their keys. There are multiple leather colors available, and you have the option to monogram the keychain so they'll never mix their keys up.

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A book that has been called a 'wedding therapist in a pocket'

A book that has been called a 'wedding therapist in a pocket'
A Practical Wedding: Creative Ideas for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration, $13.60, available at Amazon

It's all too easy to let the insignificant details of wedding planning overshadow the real purpose of the event. This practical guide will keep them calm in the face of overwhelming wedding complications.

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A cold brew iced coffee maker

A cold brew iced coffee maker
Takeya Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker, $19.99, available at Amazon

Since there are so many different types of coffee machines on the market, you're better off waiting to see which one they add to their registry to buy as a wedding gift. But in the meantime, this convenient cold brew maker is an affordable choice to satisfy their coffee fix.

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A smart home assistant and light bulb bundle

A smart home assistant and light bulb bundle
Echo Dot (3rd Generation) with 2 Smart Bulb Kit by Sengled, $49.99, available at Amazon

Their entry to the perfect smart-home set-up starts with this Echo Dot-smart bulb kit, which will let them turn their lights on and off or adjust the brightness with their voice.

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A soothing bath salt

A soothing bath salt
OSEA Sleep Time Bath Salt, $29, available at Parachute

Another thoughtful self-care gift is this synthetic ingredient-free bath salt composed of lavender and essential oils.

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Embroidered towels

Embroidered towels
Washcloths (Pair), $20 + $30 embroidery, available at Weezie

Washcloths are the perfect towel size for a small engagement gift. Ordinary towels these are not — they're ultra-fluffy and soft, made from 100% organic long-staple cotton, and can be personalized with a variety of embroidery styles.

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An invitation frame

An invitation frame
Martha Stewart Collection Silver Bead Double Invitation Frame, $50, available at Macy's

After all the time spent designing and sending out invitations, they can't forget to keep one for themselves. A double frame is a sweet way to feature the announcement.

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A diffuser that will only dispense their favorite scents

A diffuser that will only dispense their favorite scents
Fragrance Box with Diffuser Gift Card, $36, available at Dimensions Fragrance

They can determine what mood they want to set in their home with Dimensions Fragrance's personalized scent diffusers. The site takes them through the "scent story" they hope to achieve, and lets them choose their favorite three fragrance notes.

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A marble cheese board

A marble cheese board
Hayes Black Marble Board, $29.95, available at Crate & Barrel

Every night will end up including an Insta-worthy cheese and charcuterie spread once they own this chic board.

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A custom map poster

A custom map poster
Create a map for $49 at Grafomap

Take them back to the college campus they once ruled, their first date, or their favorite vacation destination, down to the exact coordinates. Good luck deciding on one of the many bold and artistic map designs.

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A hand-drawn card

A hand-drawn card
Whimsywhimsical Copper Foil Engagement Card, $4.50, available at Etsy

So it's not hand-drawn by you, but the thought put into finding a beautiful card also counts. This one has copper foil stamping that glints at the right angle and comes with a brown kraft envelope.

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A surprisingly sleek dish rack

A surprisingly sleek dish rack
simplehuman Kitchen Compact Steel Frame Dish Rack, $49.99, available Amazon

Simplehuman puts a sleek twist on boring kitchen products, like this steel frame dish rack with a smart drainage system that prevents water from dripping on the countertop.

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An instant camera to capture shared memories

An instant camera to capture shared memories
Fujifilm Instax Mini 7S Instant Camera (with 10-pack film), $49.99, available at Walmart

The fanciest DSLR can't beat the novelty and instant gratification of this Instax camera, which produces mini prints to slip in wallets and hang on the wall.

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A unique photo display

A unique photo display
Cork & Brass Print Stand, from $30, available at Artifact Uprising

The unexpectedly stylish combination of solid brass and Portuguese cork will share the stage with whatever photo they decide to display.

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Coasters in an unusual shape

Coasters in an unusual shape
X Wood Coasters, Set of 4, $16.95, available at Crate & Barrel

A departure from the usual round coasters, these X-shaped accessories do the job just as well.

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A journal they can share thoughts in

A journal they can share thoughts in
Our Q&A a Day: 3-Year Journal for 2 People, $12.29, available at Amazon

This daily question journal will show definitive proof of how much the couple changes in three years and only requires a couple minutes of thought and few lines of writing per day.

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A personalized wooden ring box

A personalized wooden ring box
Hinckleygifts Personalized Wooden Ring Box, from $14.78, available at Etsy

This rustic box will keep their rings safe before and after the wedding. With its wooden construction and custom engraving, it'll be easy to distinguish from their other jewelry storage accessories.

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