The Best Engagement Gifts for Men
Whether he’s a traditionalist or prefers things a little out of the (jewellery) box, Liberty has gathered the ultimate edit of gifts to mark your engagement
If your hunt has brought you here, to Liberty's guide to the best engagement gifts for men, then you’re probably planning how to pop the question. You'll need a suitably magical venue, a mental note of all the sentimental things you want to say and, of course, some kind of token of your love. Or perhaps you’ve already received a ring, and want to find something just as precious to reciprocate the gesture. Sure it could be an engagement ring, but maybe he doesn’t wear them. Perhaps instead it should be a bracelet, or a necklace, or even an engagement earring. Either way, it needs to be a special object that sends a clear message of adoration. And we can help with that.
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The Best Rings for Men
Officially the most recognisable and traditional symbol of love, the engagement ring is a classic choice that shouldn’t be overlooked. There is, after all, something unashamedly romantic about getting down on one knee, tiny box in hand. Our guide to buying an engagement ring should help, but also consider the rest of the jewellery he wears. Is it gold, silver or platinum? Subtle or statement-making?
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The Best Necklaces for Men
For those couples that like to do things differently, the kind that prefer to make their own rules and traditions, necklaces make the ideal alternative engagement gift. As well as being unorthodox, chains are the kind of jewellery piece that can be worn every day, and can be made all the more unique with the addition of meaningful pendants and charms, one for every year, perhaps? If this sounds like an anniversary tradition you could get behind, first you’ll need a piece to mark your marriage...
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The Best Bracelets for Men
As a token of unconditional love, the engagement bracelet is another jewellery piece that can be both ceremonial and stylish. When given to the man you cherish the most, a golden cuff or silver bangle will become something he’ll never want to take off, and is particularly lovely when engraved with a meaningful message or symbol. From chain and leather, to cuffs and bangles, there are plenty of options when picking an engagement bracelet. Here are just a few of our top-runners...
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The Best Earrings for Men
If none of the above quite fit your brief, why not proclaim your love with an engagement earring? Another option that’s a little eccentric – making your moment even more unique – a meaningful earring can feel just as symbolic, if, of course, you shop wisely for a precious piece he’d likely never fork out for himself. Somewhat like a miniature engagement ring, a gold or silver hoop or diamond earring hints at tradition, while a colour gem in their favourite colour or birthstone will show just how much you know and love them.
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