Post # 1
So…I’m stumped. I am with a man who doesn’t “need” anything, and when he wants something he just buys it!!!
Here are some ideas that I have (from least to most expensive), what are you/did you getting/get yours????!?
–framed photographs of where we had our first date + our first home + where he proposed (super cheap, maybe $40)
–wallet, to symbolize a life of prosperity ($100)
–table saw, because he has been dying for one (the one he wants is $600.)
–paddleboard or kayak, again because he really wants these ($1000, but we would really need two, so $2000.)
I should also say that watches or any time pieces are out, due to a family superstition that is totally crazy.
Post # 3
I did a boudoir photo shoot and will be giving him a book with the best shots in them.
I was in the same situation – he has everything, and when he wants something he just buys it! He can’t buy this one 😉
Post # 4
My DH is the same way. He is a whiskey drinker so I bought him a very nice bottle of whiskey to enjoy with his boys on our wedding day. I also stumbled on some cufflinks that fit our wedding so I got those for him too. He needed cufflinks anyway
Post # 5
My FI like the occassional cigar so I got him a classic stainless zippo (he’s old school) engraved with our wedding date. I think is was about $30.
Post # 6
We purchased stuff to wear on the wedding day. I purchased DH Sterling cuff links that were lockets. Inside they had pictures of us and our parents on their wedding days. I thought they’d bring him good luck!
Post # 7
I’m doing a boudoir shoot and doing an album for him too. BUT as a cute little extra, he loves hot sauce, so I’m giving him a unique, mini bottle, for the reception 🙂
Post # 8
@raspberry bride: I thought about this one, but never got around to it, now I’m kind of out of time…unless I did selfies. lol 🙁
@yellowshoe: Whiskey could be good, but I don’t think he drinks enough to finish the bottle before we move. & the military doesn’t allow you to move open bottles. 🙁
@OctBride-2012: Totally considered this. I read somewhere you can buy cigars & label them with special occasions to smoke them. (e.g. 1 on your wedding day, 1 on your anniversary, 1 at the birth of your first baby, 1 at the birth of your second, etc.) I thought it was cute, but again, don’t think he’ll smoke them. 🙁
@BuffaloDots: Locket cufflinks sound so cute! Where did you find them?
@mayflowerbride13: That’s super cute, too! Hot sauce with pics of his hot new wife! ha!
Post # 9
We skipped this. The wedding was expensive enough without additional gifts. Plus, we already bought wedding rings for each other!
Post # 10
My other option was a money clip. I forgot to mention that. 🙂 I didn’t want to spend a fortune on anything just something that would remind him of the day.
Post # 11
@ElbieKay: We are also skipping this. I’d rather buy something nice for ourselves on our honeymoon, or something for the house to remember the honeymoon.
Post # 12
@katherineandstephen: Can you tell me about your family’s superstition on watches? I was planning on getting one for my FI
Post # 13
You could pay for him to do something on the honeymoon.
Post # 14
My guy and I love Doctor Who. I got him TARDIS cufflinks to wear the day of. Cost me like $15, and I KNOW it was something he would love (which he did!) 🙂 Doesn’t have to be pricey, but something that’s sentimental is always good 😀
Post # 15
@AmyFarrahFowler: it’s totally family specific, not a “real” superstition…but, everytime anyone in my family nears a breakup, we buy our guy a watch. it’s more like a funny superstition, but FI knows about it & would be sad if i “gave him a watch” on our wedding day. haha
@nmcbrid3: i thought ab this, but we aren’t honeymooning until april ’13.
i opted for the table saw…it cost me $600, which is what i used to make in a month of work, but it’s something he has wanted for so long. we are leaving for our wedding destination at different times, so i’m going to set it up in the garage when he leaves & put a picture of it in his card. 🙂 hope he likes it!!
Post # 16
My groom’s gift was pretty cheap – but they are awesome. He’s a volunteer fireman so I got him a pair of silver cuff links with the fireman’s cross on them. They were only $50 and I got them off Etsy. However they look cool and I know he’ll love them.