(Closed) Post-engagement gift for SO?

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
9955 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Engagement Gifts for men, are quite popular right now (a new tradition on the horizon?).  Infact, Mens Engagement Rings are being marketed by most big Jewellery Stores.  A Watch though is a good idea, or anything that your Man might consider a real treasure.

Mr TTR proposed in April, and I got my ring in June.  I’ve been thinking what I might do for him to mark the occasion.  A ring won’t work, because he just isn’t a ring guy (he isn’t even planning to wear a W-Band).  Originally I thought of a watch, but have recently decided that is what I’ll get him in lieu of a ring for our Wedding Ceremony (good symbolism… endless circle, and something to mark the passage of time, FOREVER)

Here it is early August, and I haven’t bought anything yet… still pondering the perfect gift.  Know that whatever I choose will require some planning as well… (engraved pieces… cufflinks, money clip.  Or something that is an investment and more him… sports memorbilia ?)

Honestly, I don’t think there is a timeframe.  Many don’t give their guys a gift, so doing so would be seen as a BONUS anyhow.

And don’t forget, there is the tradition of giving Wedding Presents to one another as well on your BIG Day.  Not sure what I’ll do for that… although a lot of couples just write each other “Love Notes”

Lol, so many decisions…


Post # 4
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I felt the same way so I bought Darling Husband his dream watch as well. In our culture they used to give watches as a symbol of engaement rather than rings which also influence my choice as to what to get him.

I stumbled upon my ring confirmation so I ordered his watch when a great deal was brought to my attention. I couldn’t wait to give it to him so I ended up giving it to him when it arrived, before he even proposed. LOL. And then MONTHS later after he proposed I told him the truth, that I knew he had purchased my ring and got too eager to give him the watch.

Post # 5
1222 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

This is my dilemma as well. I want to get him something, but not knowing when he’s going to propose makes it difficult. We’re going on vacation next month, and our anniversary (7 yrs) will happen while we’re there. So, I kinda think he’ll propose then, so I’m trying to decide if I should get the watch now and have it ready just in case it happens.  I really don’t know what to do either….

Post # 6
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I bought my husband a watch during the engagement but I gave it to him on our wedding day. So I guess that doesn’t really count as a symbol of engagement. I think you should get the watch for him, whether it be as a symbol of engagement or as an egagement gift. 

Post # 7
716 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

My Boyfriend or Best Friend is getting a puppy once we get officially engaged 🙂

Post # 8
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

An acquaintance of my Fiance makes things out of old wooden palettes (the giant things they use in warehouses). This guy made a business card holder (out of wood!) and named it after my Fiance. I knew Fiance would never buy it for himself so I bought it and surprised him.

To be honest I bought it BEFORE we got enagaged and saving it for birthday or Christmas, but engagement seemed like a good time to give it to him. He loved it!

I probably wouldn’t have gotten him a gift if I didn’t have something so personal in mind. 

Post # 9
4659 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m planning on buying mine a fancy leather coat after he proposes, does that count?

Post # 10
275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think a watch is a great idea. My guy is watch guy, so I know that is something he could appreciate as an engagement gift. But I also do know, that SO has also said that he would like a ring before (and not specifically engagment, just a nice ring to wear), so I think he could appreciate a ring too if I got him that as an engagment gift.

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