(Closed) I want to get my boyfriend an engagement …. thing.

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Is he into regular wristwatches at all? I’ve heard of that as an engagement thing for guys before. I love the idea, but FI has dang expensive taste in watches, so he’s going to have to wait for his! πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Busy bee

Keeping an eye on this, my bf hates watches but I want to get him something for an engagement present too…

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I want to so something for him too! Originally I was thinking a watch, but i worry he won’t wear it.  Then I dedided I wanted to do something like an event we would both enjoy while we are saving for the wedding.  So I am going to get him redskins/ravens tickets. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Before I decided that I wanted an engagement ring, I had asked my boyfriend to get me an engagement kayak. Just get him something that you know he would love, but probably wouldn’t get for himself!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

I talked to my bf about this also because I thought it would be a nice gesture, but he said he would feel stupid if I got him an engagement anything. He is very traditional, and doesn’t think guys should get anything. I only mention this because you say he wants to do a traditional proposal, and he may feel weird about it. obviously I am not saying there is anything wrong with this idea, just pointing out based on what you said that he may not be interested.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My cousin bought her husband an engagement tv!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I got my now FI an engagement watch and a couple of engagement PS3 games :p

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I got DH a dogtag as engagement gift. I had it engraved with a quote, our dating anniversary, and wedding date…Here’s a picture and the other side that he wears facing out is black

Post # 11
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Helper bee

i really want to do this, too. i asked SO about it a while back, and he surprised me by saying that yes, he actually would like his own engagement ring, too. the problem is even though i’ve been on the lookout, nothing is really the right style! it’s not like he really wears jewlery anyway, but everything is almost too “manly” or too modern. i wanna find something kind of celtic looking and with a bit of color. :/

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Helium:  My now fiance is a musician. I bought him a guitar that he had been dying for buuut, little ol’ me couldn’t hold out on the secret and gave it to him early. Lol. I already knew he had my ring at that time, and I just told him that I couldn’t hold out since I was afraid he’d buy it himself! πŸ˜€ get him something that he will use for years and that will make him think of you every time.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My fiancé already has a really nice wristwatch from his college graduation, and otherwise isn’t a jewelry guy, so I decided to pay for him to have a custom made suit to wear for our wedding and years to come! This gift is best if you’re not having a formal wedding/ the guys aren’t in tuxes. It’s going to cost between $750-$1000 to have it made, including one or two dress shirts (we live in Chicago, if that makes any difference). I figure it’s a great investment piece in his wardrobe, and he’s really excited about being able to choose every element of the suit.

Otherwise, I’d stick to his hobbies.  What is he passionate about? My FI races motorcycles, but     I quickly abandoned that idea since I didn’t want to buy him so random (but expensive!) motorcycle part that I wouldn’t be able to recognize if you hit me across the head with it, haha.

 

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ve heard the same as TankGirl. I got my FI a watch πŸ™‚

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think most men really appreciate the “engagement” flat screen TV.  That is what my fiance got.

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