He doesn't know what to get me as a wedding gift…

posted 2 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Doesn’t it take some of the sentiment away if you tell him what to get?

Maybe he can ask your friends… or google it for some inspiration.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

If you need to give him ideas you can write a list of things that would work and then whatever he chooses will still sort of be a surprise?

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I made a couple different of those types of cards and we each picked one to write in for each other for the note part. 

For the gift part I was in a similar boat because you want them to be somewhat equitable in a fashion. So we discussed a little. Mostly what we discussed if how the groom to bride gift is almost always jewlery and how that is kind of awkward because then do you wear it? Is it a shun not to? But you probably already have all your accessories matching!  So that was a concern for Us. Also the fact that I like more casual jewlery than expensive because I can wear it more and is more about the sentiment than the cost or fancy. 

 

So he got me a more casual necklace which I love and can wear day to day or dress up. But not wedding day appropriate so there was no pressure there to wear it. I thought that was really nice. It’s a keepsake but not a tchoke and since it’s casual it’s for the sentiment not the cost. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I straight up told my husband what I wanted him to get me. I know that most of the guys he works with got their wives a diamond necklace or bracelet or some type of jewelry as their gift. At least this is what I understand to be the “standard.” I know you said you didn’t want something expensive, so you may not be looking for something like that, but if I had told my husband I wanted something other than jewelry or something “inexpensive,” he would have been thrown off and at that point confused. I would have probably been setting myself up for disappointment.

I told my husband that I wanted a dog for my wedding gifts. I had found the one I wanted, and it was a little more money than I had expected, and I said, you know what, I don’t need another piece of jewelry (I don’t wear much and he has already bought me a necklace for our dating anniversary gift that I wear all the time) but I really want this dog. I got exactly what I wanted, and regardless of whether I told him what to get me or not, people always say, “Awwwww” when he tells them that our puppy was his wedding gift to me.

I think at the least you could lead him in a direction. Give a few hints, something a little more than “not expensive” and then see what he comes up with. It’s still a surprise that way.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I somehow got my husband using etsy and he has now purchased a couple of gifts for me there.  For our wedding he got me a personalized ring box (with the wedding date inside the cover) and a personalized picture frame for me to put in my office at work (with our last name and the date). Maybe suggest etsy or a particular store you like.

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