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Gift Guide: His & Hers Engagement Party Presents for Less than $50

Getting engaged is the first step in a long series of celebrations, parties, events and gifts. If you're planning on attending an engagement party, or just want to give the happy couple something fun and unique to congratulate them, here are some creative gift ideas that won't break the bank.

Being friends with someone who is getting married can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a big drain on your finances. Before there's a shower gift, a wedding gift, paying for travel plans and potentially a bachelor or bachelorette gift, there's an engagement party. And most of the time, couples expect gifts at these engagement parties.

Luckily, finding some cute and clever gifts for the couple doesn't have to be complicated, or a drain on your checking account. I love the idea of bringing something that honors the couple's new journey into husband and wife, without being too cheesy or cliche. Plus, it's always helpful to get them something they'll actually use when they live happily ever after. Or at least, will enjoy looking at during their first few months of wedded bliss.

Take a look at these fun and affordable engagement gifts, all of which cost less than $50. With the money you'll save on that, hopefully you can afford a nicer bridal shower or wedding gift than a pack of red Solo cups.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Cocktail Glass Set

    These rocks glasses are so adorable, I want my own set and I'm not even engaged. The happy couple can sip on their favorite cocktails, respectively. Get a set from Furbish Studio for just $22.

  • DIY His & Hers Sharpie Mugs

    This gift is kind of a cheat, since it's totally DIY (and totally easy). All you need is a set of microwave-safe coffee mugs and a Sharpie permanent marker. Then create whatever unique design fits the bride and groom-to-be! Get the tutorial from A Beautiful Mess.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Passport Holder

    If the happy couple has a penchant for traveling, then these Mr. and Mrs. passport holders from Target are perfect. If you know the newlyweds are going somewhere exotic for their honeymoon, order the set for them for just $14.39.

  • Home State Wall Art

    Another DIY gift (which will save loads of cash). Help the in-love duo remember the city where they grew up, fell in love or are planning to get married with this super adorable Home State Wall Art from The Chic. Just cut the shape of the state in an old map, and draw a heart around the city that has so much sentimental value!

  • 'Yes' Stud Earrings

    OK, this gift is techincally for the bride-to-be, but I couldn't leave these adorable studs off the list. She already has the big bling on her ring finger, so make sure she jazzes up her earlobes with these trendy Yes studs from Kate Spade for just $48.

  • His & Hers Apron Set

    I'll admit, this is filtering over into the cheesy category. But if each member of the happy pair enjoys cooking, then there's no better way to prepare for their culinary adventures than with this set of His and Hers aprons from Overstock.com. The set will only set you back $32.99.

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