Post # 1
So my SO has had a love affair with a certain watch since the day we met. I thought that since he’s spending such a boat load of money on my ring, and sacraficed many things so that he could save up that boat load, that it would be nice to get him an engagement present. I thought the watch would be perfect for that.
My question is… when would I give it to him? Should I buy it and carry it around in my purse until he asks me? Or maybe keep it at home and give it to him well after he proposes (he won’t propose at home, I don’t think). Do I give it to him right after he puts the ring on my finger or will that take away the magic of him putting a ring on my finger? Would it be awkward or would it be funny/sweet if I got down on one knee and “proposed back to him” with the watch?
Thoughts,…. suggestions…. help please?
Post # 3
I’d probably go with giving it to him after he proposes to you and you have the ring and you get home and everything. I wanted to get a watch too but we decided on me getting him a pet a few months down the road once we’re engaged as a present to him. Obviously from a shelter, and only if we have a living situation that allows that to happen. =)
Post # 4
I agree, give it to him after he proposes and you’re home. I also bought then Fiance a nice watch as his “she said yes” gift. 🙂
Post # 5
I would give him the gift after the proposal when you guys are at home.
Post # 6
If he is trying to make the proposal a big surprise I would wait until a bit after he proposes to give it to him, otherwise he might be disappointed that you were expecting it.
Post # 7
I would never give a man an engagement gift- but that’s just my opinion. I would give him the watch as your wedding present to him bc that would be really special. But you can give it to him whenever you want, though I think carrying it around in case he proposes may be awkward. Ps very thoughtful and sweet gift 🙂
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
I bought my Fiance a set of cufflinks since he loves them. The set I bought were made from six pences made from 1970 which is my fiance’s birth year and the last year these coins were minted. Since the 1970 ones were never circulated they are also fairly rare :).
Post # 9
I never thought of this, I think it’s a cute idea.
I’d definitely wait until after though; after the engagement is official, so you can bask in that glow for a bit.
Post # 10
@Tachetetreasures: That’s a good point! I hadn’t thought about it ruining his feeling of surprise.
@dewingedpixie: Wow that is really special and sweet!
I think you guys are right. When we got home later on would likely be best.
@HeartsandSparkles: He’s spending so much on my ring, I’m not sure why it would be weird to give him something back. I thought about waiting until the wedding but I have something else in mind for that, and to be honest I think he would really appreciate the thought and effort I’m putting into this.
You have me second guessing myself though… now I’m not sure it’s a good idea?
Post # 11
@Bunny82: Don’t let anyone talk you out of it. Only you know your relationship and fiance. (I gave mine t-shirt with my face on it!! lol) I say give him the watch!
Post # 12
@WhiteWedding: HAAA! Too funny!! That would actually make a funny “gag” gift for his stocking this year! Thanks for the idea!!
I really think he’d die of happiness if I gave him the watch. To me, it shows that I’m thinking of him and saving for him and putting in the effort for him that he put in for my ring. You know… mutual love and respect and all that. I mean, it’s not like I’m buying the watch to propose to him or anything. And I definitely wouldn’t tell him that I have it. I just think it would be a nice surprise for him. He isn’t expecting it. He likely never expects to own it for at least a few more years because it’s expensive. I just think that since I’m going to be incredibly happy and giddy with my ring he should have something to be giddy about as well.