Post # 1
I was just wondering what everyone is getting their FI for a wedding gift? I was thinking about getting my FI a fancy pair of cufflinks engraved with his initials and some diamonds on them, I saw a nice pair in a local jewellery store today. Something that could potentially turn into a heirloom down the road and I like the idea of something he could wear on the wedding day. I’m still browsing around for ideas.
Post # 4
Boudoir photos and a watch that is engraved. He’d never wear cufflinks.
Post # 5
I’d like to do boudoir photos, but the idea makes me nervous… I know I don’t want our photographer to do them – I like her, but I don’t think I want her to see me in lingerie no matter how tasteful…
I don’t know what I’m getting him yet.
Post # 6
I think we have agreed not do to presents. He would never wear cufflinks – is actually just wearing a lovely Italian suit for the wedding, rather than a tux, and hates a French cuff. And he already has three watches – two very nice dress watches and one sport watch, for a grand total of around $3500 worth of watches by my calculations. We are both getting pretty expensive wedding rings – fairly wide bands with channel set diamonds (10 for me, 5 for him), and he says the ring and me are enough of a present for him. I know that my mom and dad have heirloom jewelry from my grandmother for my wedding day, so that’s out for him as well. We’ll probably just do what we did for Valentine’s Day – write each other love letters, that we can read later that night. He generally makes me a card as well, and puts a lot of work into it – I have several of them framed. I would actually rather have something like that than anything he can buy for me.
Post # 7
I got a very nice set of cufflinks for christmas a few years ago and my FI loves them . He might not get a chance to wear them often but he says he thinks of me every time he does. But think if it is something he would use! I’m getting tickets to a NFL game from my guy , because I know he loves to go but would never buy tickets for himself and he has really put up with alit of girly stuff during the wedding planning.
I think the most important thing is the thought! I think A nice note or card for him would be just wonderful! Don’t think of this as a must. Good luck!
Post # 8
I’m knitting him socks. I have thus far in our relationship refused to knit him anything, invoking the Sweater Curse (a knitter’s superstition that says that if you knit for a significant other to whom you aren’t married, you will shortly thereafter break up). So the socks will be the first thing I’ve ever knitted for him and they’ll be delivered in a package that says "In case of cold feet."
Post # 9
that’s cute ljlkclark:) I knit my FI slippers last winter and that’s what I called them, his "cold feet" slippers. No sweaters though, just hats and scarves:)
I got my FI a really nice watch. My dad is really into buying and selling watches for screaming deals, so he snagged one for me. I’m not engraving it because the back is open to show the gears and winding mechanism, because it’s an automatic. I don’t think my FI would wear cuff-links.
He’s planning to get me new cowboy boots, I’m not into jewelry or any of the typical stuff
Post # 10
Oh, and I thought the sweater curse only applied to sweaters- it involves the lengthy process of knitting the sweater, and then not being received with enough enthusiam/spending so much time is a commitment to him, etc. Most people only avoid sweaters and knit other things for significant others without fear
Post # 11
Is there something he has always wanted to do or that you could do together? My FI has been dreaming of heli-skiing, but it is pretty expensive, and he can never justify spending the money. I plan to get him a gift certificate to do so and will include a note about how the adventure is just beginning now that we are getting married.
Post # 12
i’m getting him a range rover to replace the car he has now…
Post # 13
We initially agreed not to exchange gifts, but then I wanted to do a boudoir shoot for him as a surprise.Â He knows I’m up to something and even though I told him not to get me anything… we’ll see.Â He isn’t the type to listen to something like that!
So, a blurb album of boudoir photos.Â It is being shipped to me this week!
His birthday is the week before- he is getting tickets to a Cubs game and cuff links made out of the old Wrigley Stadium seats.Â Those would have made nice wedding gifts, too.
Post # 14
i put together a picture book on mypublisher to recap our road to the altar. I put in photos of us before we met, talked about all the traveling and adventures we had until the wedding and in the end, summed it up by saying that i couldn’t wait to see what the next album would bring. he *loved* it! plus it’s personal!
Post # 15
My guy is a You-tube addict and a damn good human beatboxer. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatboxing ) He’s always watching other beatboxers on You-tube, being totally jealous that he’s not on there (he doesn’t say this but I know he is 🙂 So I got him a Flip camcorder…it’s easy to use and small enough to fit in his pocket…and it offers easy uploads of video to You-tube…
Ultimately I think anything that has to do with a hobby or something they enjoy doing is a sure bet. Especially if its something that makes them feel as cool as all the other guys 😉
Post # 16
He’s getting a rolex. He’ll pick it out, I’ll buy. I’m getting a pair of estate diamond and pearl earrings.