Engagement gifts for him

posted 3 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@SepiaSquid:  I bought him a ring. He has been wearing a band since we got engaged. He will have a “nicer” one on the wedding day and continue wearing the cheaper one to work.

Post # 4
163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Camp Hope

I love the idea of the pen. It adds that special touch to your marriage certificate. 

Post # 6
1838 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

i didn’t give my husband anything & i know he would’ve been weirded out if I had. 

anyway, though, i think the pen sounds like a good idea

Post # 7
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@SepiaSquid:  It really works for us. He has been calling me his wife since he started wearing it, which I think is sweet. He is proud of our relationship and wants everyone to know. A ring is a great way to do that and he needed two rings anyway because his job would destroy his “nice” one. The logistics just worked out!

Post # 8
1670 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m getting him a guitar! When he bought the ring, I asked him if there was anything he wanted (I was going to get him an iPad) and he said a guitar he would have forever, the iPad wouldn’t last. He seemed touched that I thought he should have something too.

It isn’t even the fraction of the price of my ring, but it’s the thought that counts eh?

Post # 9
724 posts
Busy bee

I’m planning to get a pair of puppies for him and I once we’re engaged. The timing will obviously depend on what else is in the mix at that time, but I’m set on having some little cuties to keep me sane through wedding planning.

I’m staunchly against making joint purchases, mixing assets, or co-owning a pet until there’s a formal commitment, so this will be our first act as a joint household.

Post # 11
2661 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@SepiaSquid:  FI wore a claddagh ring on his right hand, so I got him an upgraded claddagh to replace it (his original was pretty cheap, I got it while we were in college). So it’s sort of an engagement ring, but he still wears it on his right ring finger instead of left. I told him he could wear it on his left ring finger if he wanted, but he’s so used to wearing it on his right hand that he just continued.

Post # 12
1103 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I got him an engagement watch, since he wanted a nice watch to wear on dressy occasions and at work.  It’s cute, he wears it all the time now, and I always love seeing it. 

Post # 13
9204 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2018

I had gotten him a watch a month before we were engaged, so instead I got him a nice leather wallet and made a book of ‘our story’ with pictures, in a nice photo album 🙂

Post # 14
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - The Runnymede Hotel


I love the idea of him getting something too. My bf and I have been equals in every aspect of our relationship and I don’t want this to be any different!

He got serious about engagement rings recently, and said he wanted to save up for one – and was dismayed when he realised how much they actually are. I told him I’d hate something expensive (I really would! I’d be so paranoid!) and guided him to some lovely £600-ish rings that were totally my style. He was still pretty shocked (god knows how much he thought they’d cost!) and said “I could get a bass for that!”

So that’s my plan. My boyfriend is a bassist, his instrument is his first true love and he’s never had the one he really wanted. So I’m getting it for him 🙂 the awesome thing is, they will cost the same amount, so I won’t feel guilty! We’re also saving up together so it’s become a fun game.

I’m hoping that when the day comes that we’re ready to propose to each other I’ll have been able to get it engraved too 🙂

Post # 15
3202 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I got him a hiking trip to Colorado and hiking gear!

Although we combined finances, like, two minutes after we got engaged, so we ended up paying for most of the trip as a couple, lol. It’s the thought that counts!

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