12 engagement gift ideas for couples moving in together for the first time

Must-have home essentials for the newly engaged couple moving in together for the first time. (Photo: Getty Images)

Are you struggling with the perfect engagement gift to give a couple who will be living  together for the first time? You’re not alone. Moving in with one’s significant other is a big milestone in a relationship, especially for couples for whom this territory is entirely new.

The entire process of moving in together can be a bit taxing; not only does the couple have to plan a wedding, but they’ll also likely have to find the right home and furnish it too. Fortunately, with your help, you can make the beginning of their lives together a whole lot easier with a gift they’ll use and cherish for years to come. See below for 12 great engagement gift ideas.


Breville Barista Espresso Machine

Breville Barista Espresso Machine. (Photo: Amazon)

Nothing conveys adulthood more than owning a state-of-the-art espresso machine. This Breville model is the cream of the crop when it comes to at-home machines.

Shop it: $520, amazon.com

Food Network 10-Piece Nonstick Black Matte Ceramic Cookware Set

Food Network 10-Piece Nonstick Black Matte Ceramic Cookware Set. (Photo: Kohl’s)

Every couple moving in together needs a full set of pots and pans. This set comes with 10 pieces and features sleek copper handles for an elegant design touch.

Shop it: $140 (was $180), kohls.com

Cuisinart 15-Piece Stainless Steel Hollow Handle Block Set

Cuisinart 15-Piece Stainless Steel Hollow Handle Block Set. (Photo: Amazon)

When you’re young and in love, you’re probably not thinking about how important it is to have a really great knife set. But you’ll soon realize that having a sharp and durable knife can make or break your cooking routine.

Shop it: $40, amazon.com

Black + Decker 4-Slice Toaster

Black + Decker 4-Slice Toaster. (Photo: Sears)

With a 4-slice toaster, he’ll be able to toast his bagels, while his partner will be able to make toast at the same time.

Shop it: $41, sears.com

MoDRN Industrial 7-Piece Serveware Bowl Set

MoDRN Industrial 7-Piece Serveware Bowl Set (Photo: Walmart)

Hosting friends and family becomes an inevitable part of cohabiting. This gorgeous 7-piece set will impress guests at your next dinner party.

Shop it: $40, walmart.com

MoDRN Scandinavian 4-Piece Bowl Set in Bleached Sand

MoDRN Scandinavian 4-Piece Bowl Set in Bleached Sand. (Photo: Walmart)

This Scandinavian-inspired bowl set, from Walmart’s new MoDRN line, is already a best-seller. It’s versatile, and the durable design makes it an A-plus gift idea.

Shop it: $25, walmart.com

Year and Day Big Plates (set of 4)

Year and Day Big Plates (set of 4). (Photo: Year and Day)

Year and Day is changing the game when it comes to classy, design-focused home dinnerware. This set is simple and sleek, and it’s dishwasher (and microwave) safe too, allowing for easy cleanup.

Shop it: $52, yearandday.com

MoDRN Scandinavian Sarah 20-Piece Flatware Set

MoDRN Scandinavian Sarah 20-Piece Flatware Set. (Photo: Walmart)

How many bachelors and bachelorettes are guilty of owning mismatched flatware? We know we are. A new set of forks, spoons and knives will ensure the happy couple is off to a good start.

Shop it: $40, walmart.com

Langley Street Noelle Sofa

Langley Street Noelle Sofa. (Photo: Wayfair)

If you’re looking for a splurge-worthy gift, a stylish sofa might be just the thing. This plush sofa has simple, elegant design features that will fit seamlessly into any home.

Shop it: $780 (was $1,380), wayfair.com

Arquer Arched Floor Lamp

Arquer Arched Floor Lamp. (Photo: All Modern)

For nights when they’ll be reading and relaxing on the couch, this lamp will set the perfect mood.

Shop it: $104, allmodern.com

Allswell Luxe Hybrid

Allswell Luxe Hybrid. (Photo: Allswell)

The first thing any couple needs in a new home is a new mattress. Allswell shoppers have compared its mattresses to fancy hotel beds. Plus, the company offers a free 100-day trial and free delivery to ensure the couple will be 100 percent satisfied. You can read more about why Allswell is a fantastic mattress choice here

Shop it: $485 (full-size), allswellhome.com

Dazzle Smart Carousel Shoe Organizer

Dazzle Smart Carousel Shoe Organizer With 5 Tiers and 40 Pockets. (Photo: Walmart)

Let’s face it, closet space can be one of the biggest pressure points in a new home. An easy and affordable solution is a carousel shoe and shirt organizer. With 40 pockets and 5 shelves, there are plenty of slots for both of your shirts and shoes.

Shop it: $15, walmart.com

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