(Closed) He expects a gift in return… Is that normal?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Blushing bee

I’ll give him a child in a few years.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

He’s getting a beautiful wife in return! 

Maybe you could barter with a game of Twister!?  Most guys would be fine with that! 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My FH got his gift.  I said yes.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Some women get their FI’s watches as an engagement gift. But I don’t actually know anyone who’s done it. I like runningbee’s response. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

My hubby says stuff like that all the time, in jest. Are you sure he wasn’t joking?

Don’t feel bad about not getting him something in return!  He doesn’t need anything but you!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

haha, I love runningbee’s response. I don’t know, it does make sense that your guy get something, seeing as I just got an official proposal last week maybe I’ll get him a little something…we’ll see. It’s a very interesting and good point you’ve raised, but he is getting you for life, that’s a pretty good deal I think!!!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery

A friend of mine bought her Fiance a watch after he proposed, but it was her culture (or family tradition) to do so.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I agree with runningbee and BridetoBee2010. FH didn’t expect anything in return and I don’t know of any brides who felt obligated to give a gift (or did so) either.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I would think he was being sarcastic. I don’t actually know of anyone who has gotten their boyfriend a gift for proposing to them … but that topic has never came up irl, so I have no idea.

Are you sure he wasn’t talking about sexxy time? Lol.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

My Fiance would make jokes that I needed to get him a gift, but he wasn’t serious about it.  Though I do know women that got stuff for their Fiance in return (a nice watch, a TV, etc.)  I bought "us" a new computer like a month later and told him it was a joint christmas and engagement gift.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

One of our friends gave a gift to her husband in return, and I gave my Fiance a new lens he wanted for his camera.  We told everyone it was a mangagement present.  I think it’s a great idea personally.  It’s sweet, and for how much effort that guys put into an engagement ring it’s fair, I think.  I figured I get him for the rest of my life too, why should I be the only one that gets a little gift?

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hm…I never even thought of giving him a gift.  Although Mr. S would probably be more mad if I got him one than if I didn’t (he hates it when I spend money on him…sometimes it’s unreasonable but for the most part it’s sweet).

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t think it occured to my husband to expect something in return, but I did get him a very nice watch he had admired as an ‘after-engagement’ present.  He was very excited and referred to it as his ‘engagement watch.’  I don’t think you have to give him anything and I am sure he was mostly joking, but you could make it a fun thing and buy him a little gift after he pops the question.  Gifts are never bad and he will be getting you a rather nice one!

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