(Closed) Engagement gift for him… Thoughts?

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: Should I get my BF an engagement gift?
    Yes, get him a nice watch : (42 votes)
    70 %
    Yes, get him nice cufflinks : (8 votes)
    13 %
    Yes, get him the Swarovski photo frames : (1 votes)
    2 %
    No, don't get him an engagement gift : (9 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    1348 posts
    Bumble bee

    A good Swiss watch should last the rest of his life. My so is a watch connoisseur and stresses the importance of a good movement. A photoframe seems kind of strange, as it isn’t really personalized or something he could keep with him very easily.

    Post # 4
    1813 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I bought my Darling Husband a Citizen watch after we got engaged as well as a silver whisky pocket tanker which I delivered to him on the wedding day.


    Post # 5
    2143 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I’m planning on getting him a nice hand-carved wooden pipe πŸ™‚ If I don’t break down and just get it for him for his birthday first :p

    Post # 6
    25 posts

    If he’s into watches and cufflinks and the like, I think it’s a sweet idea πŸ™‚  I’d go cufflinks if he’s the kind of guy that wears a suit (or just cufflinks o.O) a majority of the time.  Otherwise, I’d go with the watch and give it to him asap, or on your anniversary, or some time that’s appropriate to the two of you.  My guy would probably most appreciate new flip flops -_- he’s not the cufflink type (unfortunately, because, it really is true- every girl’s crazy about a sharp dressed man!) because if he was, he’d have hoards of them… and nice ties :3  there’s something about a guy in a suit and tie… sorry, I was getting a little off topic there πŸ˜‰

    Post # 7
    9674 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    I love the watch πŸ™‚

    I bought him a good watch at the end of last year so I didn’t get him a watch. I did get him a nice italian leather wallet though, and I put ‘our story’ in a scrapbook with some empty pages for us to add to as our story continues πŸ™‚ he loved both

    Post # 8
    522 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    In spain that’s the traditional thing to do. Men propose without e-rings, sometimes just a nice gift, usually jewelry or a stand-in ring. Then we have a family get-together about two months before the wedding, grooms family (parents and sibling, usually) are invited to the bride’s parents’ house for an elegant dinner, to “ask for her hand”. Afterwards they both exchange gifts, usually bride gets a ring, groom gets a watch. Both of a similar value. 


    Post # 9
    103 posts
    Blushing bee

    My SO is completely against the idea of me getting him a watch (that was my plan too). There is an ‘old wives tale’ that says buying ur SO a watch puts time on your relationship?? Whatever the heck that means :-p in my opinion a watch is the perfect gift but my OH disagrees. I’m sure whatever you decide to get him will go down well!! X

    Post # 10
    2606 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I bought him a watch he’d had his eye on for a while, it wasn’t terribly expensive… I got a great deal on ebay actually.  I knew the ring/proposal was coming, but he was TOTALLY surprised by the watch!  After the initial franticness of the proposal died down, I suddenly remembered it in my suitcase, and dug it out for him, and he spend the rest of the night going on and on about it.  Best decision ever.

    Post # 11
    663 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2017 - Vegas Wedings

    I’m planning on getting him an engagement ring. The one I have my eye on has engravings that are the symboles of the County I’m from. It’s silver and not wedding bandish at all so it will definitely not work for that. Just for the engagement period (and so we get an idea of how hard he will be on a ring)

    Post # 12
    6222 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    I got my guy a watch, but he doesn’t like the bracelet style so I got him one of these:

    Post # 13
    97 posts
    Worker bee

    SO has no interest in watches or jewelry so I told him I would like to get him some engagement speakers =p haha. He is a sound mixer and recordist, and so he has a lot of other expensive audio gear but a really crappy sound system for his computer. I just hope I’ll have the money by then (since it’s going to be a few thousand dollars!), hopefully I’ll be on track with my school timeline and will have landed a cushy engineering job by then! =p Oh and I also told him this means he can’t buy himself speakers (hehe, so now he’s going to be ‘waiting’ as well).

    Post # 14
    78 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My engagement ring is an estate piece from the 40’s so I’m going to get him a watch from the same time period.  We also felt it was unfair for me to get a ring and he has nothing to remember this time by.  And like my ring it will be unique and have history, just like us.

    Post # 15
    522 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Yes! I also think it’s just fair that he has an engagement gift too. If not I would feel he’s buying me for a ring hehe (jk!)

    Post # 16
    667 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I bought my fiance an engagment gift, though I ended up giving it to him at Christmas (we got engaged on Dec. 7). He’s always wanted an authentic jersey of his favorite soccer player, so I bought it for him and made it the last one he opened. He was in shock!! I think you should get him something he is going to love and will last. I vote for the watch and have it engraved.

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