(Closed) Engagement *present* for the boys!??!

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Only if you want to.  I gave mine a PS3 🙂

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

It depends. Does he want something?

One of our couple friends got her husband a Tiffany’s belt monogrammed… he’s never worn it and doesn’t much like it.

I just gave Darling Husband permission to buy something big that he’d really wanted. We call it his engagement present, but it wasn’t a suprise or something.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

It’s not strictly required that you get him something; I’d say less than half of the engaged/married women I know bought their Fiance a gift. But if you do want to get him something, it can be anything you like–something related to one of his hobbies, take him on a trip, or even just a nice card listing out all the things you love and appreciate about him. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think a month later will be fine…especially since you don’t know exactly when he’s going to propose. You could always just tell him once he proposes that you have something special in mind that you want to give him but it won’t be ready for a few weeks. 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Haha we’re already married and Darling Husband is still demanding the man-gagement present I promised him! Sheesh.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Beckster329:  I did, too! I also got him the new Madden game. It came in a bundle sale at WalMart haha.

I think it’s nice to get the the guy something because an egagement is special for him , too. I gave mine his present 6 months after he gave me my ring but it was still nice. I felt happy for doing it and even happier that he was so thrilled.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I gave mine an electronic drum set that he had been eying for a long time. We were living in an apartment building for our 9 month stay in Jacksonville and he couldn’t use his real drums because they were too loud. He was so excited because he wasn’t expecting it and it felt great to make him so happy. Now everytime he plays/sees them, its his reminder of our special moment!!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

My SO has been drooling over a gunmetal-colored watch, so I think I’ll get him one in the next few months. I wonder how soon I should give it to him after the engagement?

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I agree that a few months (even 6-a year) later is perfectly fine! I just got my Fiance something small: we’re both geeks and we were on ThinkGeek, which is a website with a bunch of geeky cool stuff, and he fell in love with a telescope ring, so I got him that. He jokingly said he was going to dump me so he could date the ring because he loved it so much :p Silly guy. But I definitely do think it’s a great way to show him you love and appreciate him and his amazing gift/proposal. 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I got him a present which was a big suprise to him. he certianly did not expect anything. We picked out the ring together so I knew I would have it within a month of when I gave him his present. I gave him a bonsai tree which is something he has always wanted.

I think it was about a week after I gave him the tree when the ring arrived and he proposed!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

This is definitely up to you. For me I always knew I would get Darling Husband something as an engagement present since it wouldn’t be fair for him to spend so much on an e-ring for me and get nothing himself. So I got him his dream watch. He loves it, but he still jokes that I need to buy him about 6 more to really call it even.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My FH’s birthday was about a month after we got engaged. I got him an iPad as a combined birthday+engagement gift. 

It really is a personal decision. Most guys don’t expect anything but I’m sure he’d appreciate the thought!

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