(Closed) Engagement gift for FI?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

i plan on giving my FI a gift the night before the wedding or have his groomsmen give it to him the day of the wedding. i am not aware of giving the FI an engagement gift because he gave you a ring. very interesting…i am interested as to what other posters have to say about this.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

i have an idea for ya – – just to see if he is really busting your chops. wrap up a nice coupon with something special you would like to give him (this is where a dirty mind is good). tell him you appreciate your beautiful ring so much and you felt like this “coupon” would really do the trick.

– – if he still busts your chops, then he might be “for real” on this gift giving business.

just a random thought while i am at work Wink

 

Post # 6
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149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

FI didn’t expect any gift in return, but I love surprising him and giving him gifts. I know FI had wanted an SLR camera for years so I bought him the Canon 7D.  After he spent all this money on my ring, he said he would start saving for the camera..so as a surprise, I got it for him as an engagement gift.  Plus, it comes in handy for taking ring photos, our future travels and of future kids. His hobby is photography so it works out perfectly that way.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

I bought my FI an engagement present (PlayStation 3) but it was my decision. He was surprised I wanted to do it because none of his friends or relatives gave or got gifts. 

It was just something I always planned on doing. I feel that if the guy is spending x amount of money on a ring, it’s a nice gesture to give something in return.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

It almost sounds like he is teasing you. I have a gift planned for the wedding day but not an engagement gift.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

i have always told my guy when we get engaged that he will get a new tv…it seems unfair that i get a ring and he gets nothing (besides, you know, me lol)

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

scrapbook seems liek a really good idea….or a boudoir session?

Post # 12
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877 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Before we were engaged, we had discussed and agreed on exchanging engagement gifts.  I agreed with his argument that since girls get a fancy ring, guys should get something in return.  He was debating between Canon 5d MkII (SLR camera), a carbon fibre road bike or new TV.  So we both saved for each other’s gifts in our joint account.  Before we were even close to having enough to purchase the gifts, he bought my ring with his own money and told me that he never wanted a gift!  Then we put the saved up money towards our wedding budget!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I think a scrapbook is an awesome gift idea. =) I think it’s meaningful and would be neat to summarize your history up to the engagement.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My boudoir photos are going to be his present.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My MoH and her boyfriend (of 6 years) have a deal that when she get’s ring, he gets an “engagement TV”… But we will see if it actually happens. 

I would have loved to have gotten my FI a present but honestly I was so surprised that he purposed, because our plan had been to wait 2 more years, and really didn’t have the money together to get anything I felt was special enough. So I made him a little scrapbook, and I’m getting him a nice watch and boudoir pictures, the night before our wedding.

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am giving him his engagement gift on Friday night since it’s 1 year to go until the wedding this Friday!!!! 🙂  He doesn’t expect anything, but I wanted to do something special.  I love thinking up creative gifts.

We got engaged on a trip to California on the beach at Pebble Beach Golf Resort.  He is a huge golfer and kept saying how some day he’d want to make it back there to golf, but it’s so expensive, etc etc.  I saved up (we got engaged in May) and on Friday night I’m giving him a Shutterfly book with pictures from our trip to CA (Napa/Pebble Beach/San Fran) and then in the back I have pasted a gift certificate for a round of golf at Pebble Beach.  It expires never so he can use in a couple years to plan a guys trip, or work it into our honeymoon.  Either way i dont think he expects it at all, but i’m so excited to give it to him.  He made Pebble Beach a very memorable place for me….i wanted him to have the chance to golf there too.

🙂

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