Engagement Gift for My Fiance

posted 6 months ago in Engagement
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise

catqueen92 :  Well, 

Part of the reason they’re either watches or very specific, is that it’s pretty difficult to identify something a man would use almost every day OTHER than a watch. 

Depending on his profession – is he outside a lot? Maybe some super nice polarized sunglasses? Does he work a desk job? Does he wear cufflinks? Would he use a super high quality pen? What are his hobbies? A tool he wants but hasn’t gotten for himself? A piece of gear – like a compass?

Does he wear jewlery? Would he wear a bracelet or cuff? Does he like good Scotch? Maybe a fancy set of highballs or a decanter. Does he have a favorite artist? What about a print?

Would he have use for some really nice leather gloves? A cashmere scarf or a fine overcoat? A new wallet or moneyclip?

Lifestyle, wardrobe preferences, etc are all pretty important considerations when trying to select a gift. Watches are an easy go to and act as the closest analogue to a ring, since it’s something a person would usually wear every day. 

Even if it’s something you have gotten him before, a watch – a special watch, maybe engraved or a style/brand he’s talked about but doesn’t own – could still serve. Has he never bought you jewlery before your engagement ring? Having done so previously doesn’t make your e-ring less special. 

Just something to consider. 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

catqueen92 :  Sunglasses, robe, wallet, something grill related, something related to his hobbies, cuff links, ties, a watch box for all the watches you’ve bought him. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise

catqueen92 :  Oh yeah! A watch box is a great idea. You could have a nice engraved plate on top…

Also, if the watches he has are auto, a watch winder is a great idea as well. My FH has had his eye on one for a while so he’s not having to stand there shaking his watch every time he wants to wear it. 

Post # 5
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Newbee

Incorporating his birthstone into something would be nice too!

Post # 6
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Newbee

I’m happy to find this post. I’ve always felt weird about my SO spending so much money on me, but him getting nothing, even though it is our marriage. 

Post # 7
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Newbee

I have got my future fiance a really nice bottle of Whiskey/Scotch, providing it is kept well, the plan is for him to be able to have some everytime we reach a new milestone in our relationship.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

llbee :  I wanted to do this but I am not knowledgeable about Whisky at all so went for something else instead. Great idea for the future though!

Post # 9
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Newbee

alybe :  I must admit I struggled a little but once I worked out he preferred Scottish to Irish I guessed the rest. The website I found had really great pallet descriptions which definatley helped. Plus I narrowed it down by buying one from his birth year. 

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