- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
So I don’t mean to be sensationalist with my title, but there’s only so much room for one! It’s not like I tried to give him the gift and he turned it down. I guess I’ll start at the beginning:
I’ve been wanting to get FI a watch for his wedding gift, ever since I started considering what to get him. I wanted to get him one with a sapphire crystal, because sapphire is my birthstone, and my engagement ring has aquamarine, which is his. I also wanted it to have tungsten to match his wedding band.
Here’s the other thing you need to know about my FI– he’s a techie. He LOVES gadgets, and has about three of everything. He also replaces electronics every year/couple of years and buys extras even if he already has one that’s working perfectly fine.
He’s also picky. I know by now that the best way to buy him a gift is to let him pick it out himself– especially when it comes to gadgets.
Now, he’s never worn a watch, and I have known since I got the idea that it might not be a popular gift now, but one that he would (hopefully) come to appreciate over time. The thing is, I was trying to find a watch to get for him and wound up showing him one I wasn’t sure of to see if he would like it, and his response was completely, “I don’t want a watch, honey.”
See, I already knew that was coming, but I think it was different once he actually said it, because now I have this huge mental hurdle to just getting the watch anyway.
But now I don’t know what else to get him! He’s sort of been dropping hints that I should get him a Droid (in fact I’m pretty sure he’s expecting that’s what he’ll get at this point), something he’s been wanting for a few months, or a Wii, but I don’t want to get him something electronic. In fact, I refuse to– because I want what I give him for our wedding gift to last. And if it’s a gadget, he’ll be done with it in a year.
I really liked the watch idea. Really, really did. I was going to get it engraved and I thought it would really nicely parallel my engagement ring with the sapphire crystal, and his band with the tungsten. I’m seriously tempted to get him one anyway.
But I don’t want him to open my gift on our wedding day and be disappointed.
I should have never shown him the watch, but he’s so picky I wanted to make sure I got him something he liked. 🙁
Any creative, non-electronic ideas for wedding gifts, ladies? Also, please help yourself to an e-cookie for reading this, and thanks!