Post # 1
So I previously posted that my OHs bank and their crazy security gave away the fact that he had ordered my ring [Que overexcitment on my part!]. A few months back we were talking about the whole ‘woman gets a gift and man gets a bill’ thing, he thought it was ‘the right way of doing things’ but I disagreed. We have lived together for over a year and our financed are about 50% joint. I get that for some people the traditional way is best but I didn’t think it suited us.
So I told him he was getting something and gave him a choice:
1. Money towards my ring
2. A nice, personal gift
3. Vouchers to buy computer games to keep him amused while I plan like a crazy person
In the end he liked the idea of a personal gift, and we decided on a watch, he showed me a pile that he liked and I picked one (pretty much the same as what I did with my ring :P) and today I ordered him this: http://www.watchshop.com/mens-casio-edifice-wave-ceptor-alarm-chronograph-watch-eqw-500dbe-1aver-p99929677.html
I’m curious, is this something alot of people have done/plan to do?
Post # 3
I also found the “she gets a gift, he gets a bill” thing to be rather silly so I ended up buying him a new watch and a paintball gun he had his eye on.We are both gifty people and tend to buy each other gifts a lot though (he got me a pair of emerald earrings the same day he gave me my ring).
He enjoys showing everyone his shiny engagement presents. haha
Post # 4
It just seemed like a nice idea and a bit fairer then the tradition. Enjoying giving is a nice way to be though!
Post # 5
We didnt do this, but I just wanted to say that I freaking love that watch!
Post # 6
Thanks! It’s so cool! He loves that style (more buttons and dials that he will ever use…) and when he saw that one said he wanted ‘a cheaper version of that’ he’s going to be so surprised (I hope…!)
Post # 7
I always felt bad for the guy, especially since I watched Fiance save all those years for my ring, so I’d planned to get him the watch of his dreams. He was soooo surprised when I gave it to him (boys are oblivious) and I’d actually dragged him into the watch store on a couple of occasions and actually said “i’m getting you this watch do you like it?” to which i got the real answer of “no, this is the one i like” hahahaha =D yet he still had no clue….
Post # 8
Mr. Meowerson got an iPad as an e gift =) He LOVES it.
Post # 9
I don’t consider us to be a “traditional” couple as far as traditional gender roles go, but I didn’t feel the need to buy him a e-gift. It might have been different though if I was actually working instead of in school and had more money to spend though. Also he never seems to want anything, it’s very frustrating to shop for birthdays and Christmas already.
Post # 10
@Mrs. Meowerson: Wow! That’s a great idea for an e-gift!
The watch arrived and he tried it on (we need to get it altered so I needed to see how much) and I’ve never seen a man look so in love with an object, he wasn’t happy when I took it back off him and hid it, now he has to wait too! 😛
Post # 11
I did this for my FI! I made him a very nice scrapbook with a handwritten story of how we fell in love, starting from the moment we met, until the moment he proposed. I filled it with pictures of us that I had printed mostly in sepia to give it a warmer feel. He LOVED it so much it made him cry. It was very sweet 🙂
Post # 12
My Fiance and I got engaged in February and I never bought him anything. Then his PS3 broke right before the new Madden game came out. Yes, I realize he is a 25 year old child but him playing Madden is a huge stress reliever for him. So I went outand bought a brand new PS3 with the new Madden game and I told him that was his engagement present. He loved it, even if it was 6 months late!
Post # 13
@jennyDtobe:That is so sweet!
@JM1217: Replace a mans PS3 and he really will love you forever! My OH would have loved that!
Post # 14
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Mr. LK got an engagement ring just like I did. We both wear them as a symbol of our commitment. I dunno. It just felt right for us.
Post # 15
@lovekiss: I think that’s a really nice idea but my OH has it in his head that he will never wear any ring other than his wedding band, I don’t quite know why.
Post # 16
He asked me to marry him without a ring, wanting me to choose the ring so I would love to wear it always.
We designed it ourselves & chose the stoneso it took almost 6 weeks to arrive (and we kept the engagement secret).
So I had an engagement gift ready for him when we picked up my e ring: a DeWalt dual bevel compound sliding mitre saw.
He was so surprised and absolutely loves it. He tells people about it if they ask about my ring, so I think it was definitely a good idea.