Do I need to get my ring bearer a gift

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I wouldn’t bother–But it might be nice if you could cover the rental cost for the parents!

Post # 4
607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 1988

I definitely would… as well as what BrandNewBride suggested.

I think it’s just a nice thing to do.

A fun book or an inexpensive toy from Target is perfect… nothing extravagent but every little boy likes presents!

Post # 5
1216 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MrsBonJovi:  +1 I agree! What might be awesome is something he could use at the reception to keep him preoccupied for a bit! 🙂

Post # 6
1216 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Especially if you are getting everyone else presents. Little kids are smart, and he would probably notice and feel left out. My friend recently got married and they got their ring bearer this kids board game thing he wanted! He was so excited to get his gift when all of the grown ups were getting gifts too!

Post # 7
6048 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I got lockets for my BM’s and smaller charm on a necklace for my FG’s and my niece that wasn’t a FG.  They wear them and they would have known if they were the only ones that didn’t get a gift. 

Post # 8
3249 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Haleyrruiz:  I would.  We got the flower girl (4) a silver, enamel butterfly pendant and chain – I think it’s her first piece of “special occasion” jewelery.  We got the ring bearer a straw trilby (a hat simillar to, and often mistaken for, a Fedora).  He was 2, and he loved it.  We weren’t sure what he would think of it, but apparently he wouldn’t take it off for hours!

Post # 9
42101 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it would be wrong to leave him out if you are presenting gifts to the other members of the wedding party.

You could get him a build a bear wearing a tuxedo

You could get him a ring security T shirt, sunglasses and a “safe” style piggy bank






Post # 10
715 posts
Busy bee

@Haleyrruiz:  yeah, if you’re gifting the others i think it’s a nice gesture to give him a gift as i well. I’d assume a boy that age is easy (and inexpensive) to please… i also agree that the gift could double to keep him happy & occupied on the day of 

think matchbox car  or some other toy. 

Post # 11
6525 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Haleyrruiz:  I think it would be nice.

We got both the RB and FG a gift. We got them each nice name bracelets. 

Post # 12
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I was wondering this too. I paid for both FG dresses and the RB tux rental.

Post # 13
804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Haleyrruiz:  I like the idea of paying for the rental, but you could also get him a keepsake toy if that’s not in the budget.

Post # 14
1793 posts
Buzzing bee

If everyone else is getting gifts he should too.  Ask his parents what he loves and buy accordingly.  If he has a favorite character that would be a good place to start.

Post # 15
8847 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

You don’t *have* to… but my thought was, I’m using him as a prop to make my wedding extra adorable.  He doesn’t particularly WANT to walk down the aisle.  So I should get him a little present to make it fun for him too.  I got mine (5 y o) a superhero Legos set.  A $15 gift can make a huge difference to a little kid….

Post # 16
2070 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

@Haleyrruiz:  I think it’s a nice idea since his parents are probably buying/renting him a suit. Our ring bearer was 2 when we got married, and we gave him a truck-shaped piggy bank engraved with his name, since he was obsessed with trucks and we wanted to give him something that would hopefully last awhile that would be a small reminder of our wedding (or at least for the parents Wink).

The one we bought was something like this:


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