(Closed) Groom’s Gift?

posted 11 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Worker bee

At first I was thinking about cufflinks – which is kind of a common groom’s gift.  But his mother said that she has his grandfather’s cufflinks for him to wear, so that’s out for me, but its a nice idea.  

Even though I want to do it for his birthday next month, I’m going to hold off until the wedding and get him an i-pod, which he has wanted, and fill it with songs that he loves and songs that will remind him of us!!  (We’re kind of behind the times though, because I think most people already have i-pods!)  An i-pod doesn’t seem too romantic, but filled with songs, I think it will have a sentimental feel to it!!  I hope!

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2007

Well, I was going to go with a new laptop – but he really has his heart set on an xbox 360 and all the guitar hero games.  (We’re nerds like that.)  I think I will give it to him at the Rehearsal Dinner, and possibly give him a watch on the day of – simply because I don’t want his goober army watch that he LOVES in all the photos. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I have no clue either.  He doesn’t like wrist watches, so that’s out.  He likes pocket watches and I was going to engrave a pocket watch, but then his parents gave him one for a college graduation gift.  He’s not much of a suit man either (he wears polos every single day and his work is very casual dress also).  At this point I’m completely stumped, thankfully I still have about 11 months to figure it out!  But still any stories of your own or suggestions would be appreciated!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Methodist Church/Country Club

When are you getting married? If it’s soon you could get him the new i-touch (the newest ipod thing but it has internet capability i guess?). I know as soon as Mr. Chickadee heard about it he was super excited! We ordered it for Mr. Chickadee’s birthday in October, which hopefully we’ll get in time. It’s not been like released yet, or something, and it’s on backorder. But I think most guys would like it!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I know my Fiance really wants either the I-Phone or PS3, but I hesitate to get him either since I wanted our wedding presents for each other to be timeless. He is definately the type of gadget freak to want a new phone or game console once something more innovative comes out.

Is it odd to just buy each other our wedding rings as a gift?

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee

I got cufflinks laser-engraved with an image that’s special to us (it was on a card he gave me the night we met). He wore them instead of the big (admittedly hideous) cufflinks of his grandfather’s that his mom gave him at our rehearsal dinner.

Guys are hard to shop for, especially when you want to give them something you’re thinking of as a future heirloom. Because they generally just don’t want that kind of stuff. A pocketwatch, a silver pen, cufflinks… they’ll hardly ever get used. Does he watch sports? Get season tickets, maybe. Does he travel a lot? Luggage tags or something like that. Is he into anything where you could get him a really nice piece of equipment? Golf club, binoculars, telescope…

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2007

I’m having the same issue in trying to figure out a gift for my husband to be! I told him we weren’t doing gifts to which he gave me a look like, well, I am. So now I need to figure something out.  I thought of an ipod as he only has a shuffle right now, but lilneko is right. It will just be outdated soon and tossed probably. It’d be nice to buy something he’ll keep for years to come. Any other ideas??

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Mine is a sports freak too and I want to get him something at least a little meaningful, so I’m going to try to get him a hockey jersey signed by all the members of his favourite team or a guitar signed by his favourite band maybe.  That way it has a feeling of sentimentality to it even though it’s a sports gift.

Otherwise if you hadn’t planned on engraving your wedding rings, you could surprise him with having something special engraved in his ring as the gift? 

I also thought about cufflinks or a pocketwatch.  Or I might just give up on the sentimentality thing completely and get him some latest gadget that he’s lusting after.  Might not be sentimental but I know he will love it!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

both of us love calvin n hobbes. as one of the gifts i am gettin him is the entire collection of calvin n hobbes.

a laptop, maybe. (dont want it to get outdated, i want my gift to be a everlasting memory)

 

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I don’t think we’re doing this, but we will probably write each other a letter. How about a special book? An engraved frame to put a wedding pic in?  Do you have any kind of family heirloom you could pass on to him?  Maybe something from your father or grandfather (watch or cuff links)?  Or like Smarti said, some signed sports stuff- guys love that! I also like the idea of getting something together- like a painting or something for your house.  Or a gift certificate to take some class together or a weekend get away.  If you have a house and yard, you could get him a tree that you plant together and watch grow.  Hmmm… maybe I will have to get him something!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

WOW good question. As much as I would love to get my FH a computer or guiter…the jersey with the signitures is an AMAZING idea…I just don’t have the $$$ since we are paying for our wedding ourselves. I was thinking of some really nice cigars or a cigar humidor along with something small and fun that reminds you of a certain trip, event, saying that only you two can relate to.

Post # 14
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2018

we are not doing gifts we are going to save up for a nice high def tv that we can both enjoy. We love to watch movies so that is what we will do. Or we are going to invest in a nice bed, his is from his great aunt so that is a little old, we want the kind that you are able to adjust the softness or hardness of the beds.

 Our rings to eachother is a great gift.. mine was wayyyyy more than his but he wants something simple as he works with his hands all day.

I hope that he doesn’t do a surprise because I will not be ready for it!

 The gift giving I believe is optional after all you have eachother now and forever that is a great gift and works for us.

We will see how much $$$ we have after the wedding then the gifts will be saved up for and bought.

Post # 15
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I agree with giving a gift with sentimental value opposed to something that will be outdated within the year or so.  I have been working on a scrapbook that I started the first month we started dating (about 2 years ago) that I’m going to give him.  Of course you may not have time to take on such a time consuming task, but even just a small scrapbook showing off your favorite and most significant memories. 

I also like the idea about the cigars.  Engraving a cigar box would be cute.  Maybe a nice engraved flask?  Does he like to golf?  Maybe some nice clubs or embroidered golf bag.  You could do something like that for any sport really.

 I also think that writing a letter to him the day of or night before would really start the day off great.  :o)

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I found him a first edition, first printing, autographed copy of one of his favorite books (and his all time favorite author.) 

Now if I can just keep my mouth shut until the wedding.  😉

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