(Closed) Engagement gift for BF/FI?

posted 5 years ago in Engagement
Post # 2
814 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: The Retreat at Bradley\'s Pond

Well this is exciting!

A. I don’t think it’s a bad idea and I think it’s incredibly sweet for all the hard work and effort he has put into this. 

B. I think watches are great and got one for hubby as his wedding gift but it was done with a “you got me something for my left hand.. now I”m getting something for your left hand”. Maybe he would wear a watch if it had more meaning and was nicer quality? What’s your budget and we can get creative. He’s not looking for quid pro quo… I promise. He’s happy you’re saying YES. But something to honor his efforts is nice. You can personalize bottles of Crown Royal or Johnnie Walker FYI and that’s a classy gift. 

C. I think even if you gave him a gift within a month of the proposal if super nice. So give yourself some time to plan it out.

I didn’t do a gift because we get engaged a day beefore his birthday-which I spent money on…which was a week before Thanksgiving and traveling that we planned on and right after another trip we just took. So time together as fiances was enough. Maybe just a nice date night that you plan for him would be special? 

Post # 3
410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I’m getting Fiance a pinball machine 🙂 Totally non-traditonal but he’s always wanted one, it will get lots of use, and he’s super excited. Looking for the perfect one. He surprised me and proposed sooner than I thought but neither of us are hung up on the timeline of the gift.

Post # 4
6331 posts
Bee Keeper

I agree with the reciprocity of engagement gifts. They don’t have to be the same dollar for dollar, but the sentiment should be similar. What are your partner’s hobbies? After DH proposed to me, I bought him a pistol of his choosing and got it engraved too. It didn’t cost as much as my e-ring, but he loves it!

Post # 6
440 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I wanted to get my Fiance a return gift for the same reason.  I thought about maybe a nice watch.  He told me no though LOL.   Multiple times.  So I think that I will just get him a day of wedding gift.

Post # 7
538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Such a beautiful loving idea!  If you do this I would steer away from gifts that benefit you too.  Like you two going to Disney world, doing something extravagant together, or some household thing you’ll both enjoy.  I would gift him with something that Is special to HIM.  It would show that you understand him and how special and unique he is.  

Gift ideas are hard because only you know him best.  One idea might be seeking out a sports figure or racer and seeing if your Fiance could spend time with him having a lesson or something.  

He’s a lucky guy to have you!

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