(Closed) Engagement gift for him….?

posted 3 years ago in Engagement
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I immediately wanted to buy him a fancy watch! I also want to get it engraved with something sweet. I think it’s a very nice idea because it really is something so special to celebrate! Especially if they are putting time/stress into making it a surprise! I haven’t bout it yet, he is pickier about his watch than I am about my ring! I also bought myself a pair of earrings that PERFECTLY match my e-ring as a gift to myself because as I told myself “hey girl! I just got engaged! Time to celebrate:)”

Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

Does he have any special hobbies or dream gifts? Darling Husband is a gun enthusiast, so I got him an engagement pistol. Basically, he picked it out, and I paid for it. We also had it engraved, so that was extra special. 

After he proposed, I wanted to get him something for the engagement because it seemed off balance for him to be the only one giving a gift. My gift to him wasn’t a surprise, but he still cherishes it. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I ve ordered my fiancé a ring off etsy, if he d have preferred I would have gone for a nice watch. Feels unfair that I got something so wanted him to have a symbol of our engagement in return.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

wildflowergypsy :  yes I got my fiancé a gift. I ordered it before the proposal but I knew it was coming that Christmas season. I gave it to him the day after we got engaged. I bought him a print from a local photographer, and had it up on the wall when he got home from work. He loves it a lot, and it felt nice to get him something. I wouldn’t worry about giving it to him immediately when he proposes. A few days or weeks later I’m sure would be fine, he will still feel very loved and appreciated. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

I didn’t give him a gif and I really regretted it. Just recently we had a conversation how truly unfair it is that a girl gets this expensive ring and the guy gets nothing. My now husband was really excited for the wedding bands, he was like : “you had this ring for over a year to show that we are engaged and I had nothing to symbolize our engagement”  

I really wish I got him an engraved watch or something.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

I bought him a new gaming system. I let him choose which one he wanted and I just paid for it. I don’t think it’s fair that men are expected to fork over so much money on an engagement ring so air wanted to get him something to show my appreciation.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Our engagement was planned/mutual, and I got to pick my ring. I really wanted to do something for my fiance as well, but he was really opposed to a ring for him. Also, he has been married before and his former wife gave him an engraved pocket watch as a wedding present, so I just wanted to steer clear of anything remotely similar. I found a program called “pixton” and created a comic book representation of our relationship. I always do really silly “dramatic reenactments” of some of our favorite memories and making a comic strip version of those was a fun way to draw it out and highlight some of the special times leading up to our decision to get engaged. It was incredibly time consuming, but really fun for me to make and for him to receive. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee

I told him he gets to pick the breed of our future dog, which has always been a fun argument between us.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I did get my then-fiancé a gift. I bought him a 1948 GMC truck. It was kind of a ‘right place, right time’ deal and it’s something he will have forever. I knew proposal was coming at some point so I bought the truck in payments so it wasn’t a huge chunk at once!

i love the pistol idea!

If your guy is into firearms, possibly a custome holster or gun case. I’ve bought my husband nice knives in the past as a gift too (less costly than a gun but still something to last forever!) Buck Knives makes special limited edition knives that are beautiful and more collector items than everyday use. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee

I bought my fiance a ring of his own shortly after getting engaged. He wears it on his right hand, and tells people that it’s his engagement ring if they ask.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I got him an engraved antique watch from Etsy.  I had some song lyrics engraved on the back, and he “zaps” most battery watches and this was a wind up.  

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