(Closed) Exchanging DH’s gift?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Should I exchange the ring?
    Yes : (11 votes)
    92 %
    No : (1 votes)
    8 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    That’s a tough one Undecided

    I love the meaning he had behind it, that ring and all things Frank Gehry (but thats besides the point Laughing)

     Maybe since you love other items in the concrete collection, they would still have the meaning to him that the ring did. I think I would maybe explain to him your feelings about it, and tell him about the bangle and gauge his reaction? I’m sure he only wants you to be happy with it and wouldn’t want to basically waste the money on something you wouldn’t wear. 

    Post # 4
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    2821 posts
    Sugar bee

    That’s a tough one.  I would never want my husband to keep an expensive gift I got him even if I spent a lot of time picking it out.  It probably would sting for a few minutes but it wouldn’t be a sting that would be hard to get over. But I can see the sentimental reasons for keeping it.  Do you think he didn’t really mean it when he said you could exchange it?  Could you ask him to pick something else out himself from that collection that wasn’t a ring and just say you are very happy with your engagement ring so was hoping for something you could wear more often?

    Post # 6
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    can you post a pic of it? 

    Regardless though, if I were you I’d keep it (resized) and wear it. I think you might be surprised at how you grow to love it. 

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee

    Then I would just suggest a switch, like you said, and see how he reacts.  If his eyes don’t seem that hurt when you suggest then I think you should get something you like. 

    Post # 10
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    1137 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    My DH knows that I will just about always exchange a present he gets me. We’ve been together 8 years and I can’t remember a gift I didn’t exchange. He’s not offended, he expects it.

    He went to Tiffany’s the week of our wedding and bought me a pair of pearl earings and his sister a pair of sterling silver earings (she was his groomsmaid).

    What the sales rep asked him what he’s looking for, he said “something for my sister that she’ll keep and something for my future wife that she’ll return”.

    The next week I went back to exchange them (I ordered the same style earing, just with smaller pearls because I have small features), the sales girl immediatly said “you must be the wife! How was your wedding?”

    Luckly for him, for the most part we’ve stopped getting eachother gifts. We just add them up and go on a big trip once a year. I’d never return that!!

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