Post # 1
My fiance was seriously stressing over what to get me as a gift on our wedding day from the time he found out that wedding day gift giving was A Thing. I told him straight up that HE DOESN’T HAVE TO GET ME ANYTHING but this was not acceptable, he insisted on getting me something. So, I went ahead and got him something (a custom drawn and framed picture of us). However, he still hasn’t thought of anything to get me and he’s still stressing about it! My sister suggested diamond stud earrings (tiny ones, less than $200) but my fiance feels that jewelry as a gift is very impersonal and only given as a last-ditch effort when you can’t think of anything better. I don’t mind jewelry gifts at ALL.
So, the point of all of this is: what did your husband give you on your wedding day, or if you’re not married yet, what would you like for him to give you? (Or, if you’re really sneaky, what IS he giving you? haha)
I don’t really WANT anything, so I can’t think of anything to suggest that would be more personalized. I’m hoping to get some suggestions that I can pass on to my fiance! Thanks, Bees!
Post # 3
Mine didn’t like jewelry gifts either, mostly because he was afraid our tastes would be different. I know he likes clean, modern styles, so I finally sat him down and said ‘Think of me as a crow. If it’s shiny, I like it. Seriously. Shiny things are good.’ It actually made gift giving much easier for him!
Is there a band or a sports player you particularly like? He could get you something signed & framed of theirs. Or something relating to your first date, or where he proposed?
Post # 4
I guess I’m sneaky…but Fiance is giving me a dainty heart necklace with a small diamond. It kind of looks like this pic…but a little more dainty. I really wanted something I could wear everyday. We were at the jeweler and I guessed what I thought he got…and I guessed right! Poor thing!
Post # 5
LOL Mine is the opposite of your SO. My Darling Husband LOVES to gift jewelry more than anything else. He spends a lot of time picking out the piece and making sure I will love it and he thinks of it as a more long-term investment than anything else because we can always pass it onto our children. For a wedding gift, Darling Husband got me a RHR/cocktail cluster ring that was supposed to be my ering until we decided on something else more traditional.
I agree with PP. An experience gift would be a great option and it will definitely equate to memories, which are priceless. Is there some hobby you pursue? Maybe he can spring for special lessons or something related to that. He could also surprise you with an extra activity/excursion on your honeymoon that is something you would really enjoy (but is not something he would’ve picked out for himself)?
Post # 6
@MariContrary: Haha I had a little talk with Fiance too. I said, if it’s real then it needs to be simple. If it’s fake go for big and crazy colors etc. But if it’s real stick to small and simple 🙂
His other thought was a big black heart with diamonds on it…I’m glad he went with the white gold heart!