Did you get him an engagement gift after he proposed/have something ready?

posted 4 weeks ago in Engagement
Post # 2
563 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

We met in Germany (neither one of us German) and the common joke was that a man either brings back a coockoo clock or a wife from Germany 

So I got him an orginal (but mordern) coockoo clock “so he wouldn’t miss out” on anything. 

Post # 3
511 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2020

Haha. Yes. I gave him this: 

Post # 4
274 posts
Helper bee

I got him a Switch… I knew he wanted one and I was right. 😝

Post # 5
210 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Courthouse

I think the PS4 is a great idea. You know he’ll get a lot of use out if it. My fiancé is a big gamer as well, and sometimes we’ll play on his PS4 or Switch together. We enjoy it since it’s something else we can do together. After he proposed, I gave him an engagement ring I ordered off Etsy. Unfortunately it was a little too tight so we’re waiting on the replacement to arrive. 

Post # 6
447 posts
Helper bee

no i didnt

Post # 7
89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I think an engagement gift is a great idea! I asked my husband if he wanted an engagement ring and he said he didn’t and it didn’t even occur to me to see if he wanted anything else! *Facepalm!* 

My husband is a gamer too and the PS4 sounds like a great gift as it’s personal and you know he’s wanted one for ages. I do think you need to be careful if you do get it as he might want to buy games for it and play it a lot given he’s wanted one for so long and if that’s been an area of contention then you might want to consider that before buying one! To me if you get him one it says that you respect his gaming hobby and are now in support of it, rather than it annoys you but you love him way more. 

Is just something to think about I guess. I love that my husband’s a gamer rather than a sports fanatic and he’s even gotten me into gaming a bit and I actually am better at playing Skyrim than he is! 😂

On the other hand gaming consoles get fazed out and a watch is something he’ll be able to keep and use forever. Maybe you could get both, one as an engagement and the other as a morning of the wedding gift?

Post # 8
300 posts
Helper bee

The PS4 is a nice idea. Fiance is a gamer, I got the ring, he upgraded his PC (which meant an upgrade for mine as well, I got his old parts). 

Post # 9
325 posts
Helper bee

I bought my SO an engagement ring. He is the more stylish of the two of us (and gets to dress “nicer” for work) so I felt silly that I was getting a lovely ring and he wasn’t!

Post # 10
833 posts
Busy bee

The more I think of the sentiment behid the thought, the more I love it. No matter what happens in life, who is there to disappoint, or when times get hard, my SO is always there for me. 

Post # 11
504 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: London, UK

Shortly after getting engaged I told my fiance that I wanted him to have something too, so he is currently in the process of choosing a watch. He has a couple of nice watches that are designer brands (Mondaine and Michael Kors) but he wants to pick a really timeless (pardon the pun) luxury one that is something like Tag Heuer, that he will keep forever and is really special. I like the PS4 idea but I think for us personally we want his gift to be something that won’t date and he won’t want to upgrade or replace at some point. But he is a gamer so I totally appreciate that idea and think it’s a great one!!!!!

Post # 12
727 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

Fiance still makes noise about getting a drone in return for a ring to which I always reply “what are you talking about I’m the gift”

Post # 13
109 posts
Blushing bee

I’m going to get him a new watch!

Post # 14
298 posts
Helper bee

I got my fiancé a watch he would never buy himself. 

Post # 15
15 posts

Great idea! My bf doesn’t wear jewelry (except for his future wedding band)…but I’m thinking a nice wallet, I write down in my phone’s note section whenever he mentions he needs something new so I can surprise him down the line. He has the ring and we’re going to Hawaii next week *fingers crossed* while still having no expectations! 

@bluecandy: The Switch is also an awesome idea

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