(Closed) Did you and your partner exchange gifts?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
9951 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

There are lots of couples who do this… and lots who don’t

So you guys just have to find what works for the TWO of you

Some couples just choose to exchange Love Notes, while others more meaningful or personal gifts… often things that are “heirloom” quality (so stuff you may one day pass onto your Children or Grandchildren when they get married).  In that essence Jewellery is always popular… be it for men or women.

But even then there is no rule… some couples choose to give each other “other things” to celebrate their marriage… maybe a cool camera for the honeymoon – twin bikes – camping equipment etc.  Whatever is their fancy.

First Wedding (circa 1980) My Ex and I didn’t exchange anything at the day of the Wedding… but we did “invest” in some special items for the Wedding Day and counted those as our Gifts to one another (ie Wedding Chalices & Candlesticks for the Ceremony – as well as a Cake Serving Set for the Reception)

This time round…

Mr TTR and I exchanged watches.  Not a huge splurge, but definitely nice… and meaningful (the passage of time – forever & always, etc)

Hope this helps,


Post # 4
29 posts
  • Wedding: June 2013

We exchanged gifts. My husband got me a beautiful ring with my birthstone as the center stone. I got him a football with the autographs of all of his team’s coaching staff. It was fun and a memorable part of our day. My husband loves giving gifts though, so it worked well for us. I think this is one of those things that you can do either way. It won’t be strange whichever way you decide.

Post # 5
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We chose not to. We agreed to splurge on an extra night at our wedding night hotel for a short mini-moon before we left on our big Kauai/Maui honeymoon 3 days after the wedding. 

Post # 6
2868 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I got him Burberry cufflinks as his wedding gift, but didn’t give them to him that morning.  Actually, come to think of it, I have no idea when/how they got to him!  He didn’t get me anything though.  (well, other than my rings lol)

Post # 7
1734 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We chose not to. As my Fiance cheesily put it, we’re already giving the gift of ourselves. What more could we want? Corny, but I agreed wholeheartedly πŸ™‚ Also, we’re broke and can’t afford gifts for each other, haha.

Post # 8
754 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I was thinking about it but after all the money we are spending it now seems silly. Like a note would be more personal than me getting more jewelry etc… I think I’m going to tell him that the rings are our gifts and we can spend more money on the honeymoon?

Post # 9
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We wrote each other really personal, special cards and exchanged them on our wedding morning. πŸ™‚

Post # 10
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

so happy to see we arent the only couple thinking of not doing gifts. we are thinking we will save that money and do some sort of excursion on our all inclusive honeymoon. (maybe a deep sea fishing trip). I would love to exchange letters the day of though πŸ™‚

Post # 11
2967 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

we exchanged gifts the night before our wedding. i gave him an engraved pocket watch (he loves watches!) and he took all our facebook messages that we had written to each other while he was deployed (we were long distance before we got married and our romance blossomed while he was in afghanistan) and had them made into a book. he used our engagement photos for the front and back covers too. it was really sweet πŸ™‚

Post # 12
7642 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

No. We were already giving ourselves to each other for life. To be honest it never crossed my mind.

Post # 13
1769 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

No, but we did exchange cards πŸ™‚

Post # 14
1675 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We exchanged cards.

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