Post # 1
Hellooooo Bees 🙂
I have been reading these boards from a distance for soooo long, and now I am finally posting, wahoo! 🙂 (i posted this in relationships and then thought i should post it in waiting and ugh, i will eventually get the hang of where to post things :P)
Okay, so my SO and I have been together for a year and a half, friends for three, and I have known from very early on that he is my other half…I actually remember the exact day and moment I knew it. We have talked about engagement and marriage, but are waiting to formalize anything until I finish up my undergraduate this year and we move in next summer. ANYWHO I am a sucker for sentimental gifts, and I found a gift I think would be great for me. I found it on pinterest (here is my unsurprisng confession that I am a pinterest addict). Here is a picture of it:
I am putting the latitude/longitude to the campsite we were at the weekend I knew he was the one and the date of the trip printed on the inside. Additionally, he works with his hands daily at work and wearing a ring in his line of work is difficult, so I have a chain picked out for him to wear it on when he has to work.
I had wanted to give it to him for his birthday, but its in December and I am not sure I can wait that long 😛 We are going away at the end of September for some much needed alone us time, so I considered giving it to him then. Our anniversary this year was less than stellar, which was fine for then, but this getaway is right around the 18 month mark, and while we don’t really measure our relationship in months, it is a semi-significant date…worth a gift? 🙂
So thoughts bees! Not too cheesy? And should I give it to him on our weekend getaway or wait until his birthday?
Post # 3
The only issue with the 18 month thing is that he may feel put on the spot if you say it is an anni thing. I would give it to him as a just beacuse thing, those are the best ones anyways… they are unexpected and there isn’t a feeling of dread if there isn’t a gift in return. If you don’t want to do a just because kind of thing then I would wait until december. By the time it is made and recieved it will be a lot closer anyways. I just wouldn’t put emphasis on the anni if you don’t normally celebrate months
Post # 4
That’s a good point! I was thinking it would be a just because thing and then remembered it was around the 18mo… hmmm maybe I’ll just pick a random day 🙂
Post # 5
So… I have totally been here before. I got SO a meaningful ring for our 1 year anniversary. (We had to be long distance for a while and he gave me the ring he wore everyday to hold on to while he was away. I got him a new ring with “friendship, loyalty, love” engraved on the inside in Irish.) And I made the mistake of ordering it a whole month earlier than I intended to give it to him. So my advice: Do NOT order the ring until you are ready to give it to him it will drive you a little crazy holding on to it.
It also might be most meaningful to you to give it to him on the anniversary of the day you knew he was your other half (Of course I have no idea when that is so this might be a useless suggestion). But I agree with PP 18 months is kind of a strange date to give a gift on. But a random date may work too. “Hey love I got you something because you’re always on my mind” sort of thing. And I wouldn’t suggest waiting to give it to him for his birthday either. Your gift is romantic and birthdays are… not generally speaking.
Post # 6
LOL that is precisely why I am waiting to order it until closer to whenever I am going to give it to him because I am GOD AWFUL at keeping things to myself, and when I get it I am going to want to give it to him soon after.