Post # 1
Last night the topic of exchanging wedding gifts for each other came up and I am pretty sure hes getting me jewelry either diamond earrings or a diamond tennis bracelet (the 2 things Ive hinted at wanting for years). So now I have NO clue what to get him because I thought I could get us tix to a Dallas Cowboys football game for 2013, but the schedule wont be posted by then:( So thats out and I think an IOU is kinda lame when I get something fancy right? So I really want it to be special and money isnt an object (we have a $1k budget each for our gifts). So post some ideas for me. My Fiance likes The Cowboys ( we both do), golf, any sport really, bowling, we both play indoor soccer together, hes nerdy and into all the superhero stuff (did the t shirts for the guys to take pics as seen on pinterest), video gamer, sci fi, we have a boxer named Chloe who I would like to somehow incolve if possible, and he works at a hospital. Were both SCUBA divers and going diving on the honeymoon. Is Diving equipment a lame wedding gift? Suggestions appreciated!!
Also WHEN do we exchange the gifts? We arent staying together the night before or seeing eachother that day. I dont want to wait till after the ceremony because IF he does get me jewelry I would like to wear it the wedding day. Is it ok to exchabge before rehearsal dinner? At rehearsal dinner?
Post # 3
I know the traditional gifts for me to get him are a watch or cufflinks… He just got a new watch for Christmas and hes not a cufflink person.
Post # 4
Usually I have seen it where the MOH/Best Man deliver the gifts and people open them while they are getting ready. Makes some great photos. But if you’d prefer to be together to open them, I think after the rehearsal dinner is perfect.
I would try to get him something that would last. Here are some ideas off the top of my head, some of them even I think are lame, but I’ll just throw them out there!
– A really nice golf bag with his monogram or family crest and/or clubs
– His own bowling ball (if he bowls a lot, can’t tell from your post)
– Boudoir photos
– A really nice personalized set of beer steins
– Fancy shaving kit with a leather bag
– This would be hard to give the day of, but a leather recliner. I think they are out of business, but something similar to a Barcalounger runs in that price range and really is a piece he could have for 20+ years. They hold up so well.
Post # 5
I got Darling Husband a nice Nikon D-SLR (refurbished, because I can’t afford that!) along with this syrupy, somewhat cheesy letter. It said something like: “though we already have so many memories together, I can’t wait to make more with you for the rest of our lives. I would love to see those memories the way you remember them through your own eyes.” And that’s what the camera was for.
He freaking loved it.
Post # 6
@LizLemon: Now that is cute!
Post # 7
@LizLemon: That is so cute! I just bought a Cannon Rebel after Christmas w gift cards and christmas money. I love all of these ideas he has everything. Its so hard!
Post # 8
@NAvery: I like the golf bag/club idea a lot I will look into that. Ive been researching dive equipment all am. Not sure what I wanna do though since after honeymoon I have no clue when we will get to dive again? Hmmmmmmmm
Post # 9
My Darling Husband likes cigars so I got him a zippo and included our wedding date in the engraving. I wanted something to mark the moment. He really likes it and carries it all the time. 🙂
Post # 10
My man is the kind who sort of has everything he needs, and purchases what he wants himself. I’m making him a little book or boudoir photos! And I plan on giving it to him the night before.
Post # 11
It doesn’t have to be expensive you can do something thoughtful and cute. I am making him a survival kit that includes:
- socks to keep cold feet away
- a bottle of nice vodka engraved to ease your nerves (remember one does the trick)
- snickers bar to keep you happy and full
- mints to ensure a fresh first kiss
- a keepsake charm to carry with today and always (wooden heart with our date to go with the rustic theme)
I also might do Something old, Something new, Something borrowed, and Something brewed. He seemed kind of jealous I got to wear all that so I want to make him feel special too.
I do like the golf idea if you wanted to do a big gift. Or boudoir is always a great gift.
Post # 12
@VermontBride13: Oh I like the idea of something cute and meaningful to just the 2 of us like yours hmmmmmm…… now I am looking at Movado watches too. They are really nice! Ive never seen one in person before.
Post # 13
I’m gifting my groom:
a pair of nice argyle socks (with a custom label I printed)
a set of cufflinks I made
a diorama boutonniere of where we first met
a boudoir album with a love letter written throughout the pages (designing and printing myself)
My budget was waaaaaay lower than $1k though.
Post # 14
I’m getting a boudoir shoot done and giving him a book of it. One of my friends said she thought it was kind of full of myself… but he’s marrying me, I think he’ll be into it, and it’ll be fun. He won’t get it until the morning of though, I think it will also drive him a bit crazy having to wait for the wedding night after that 😉
Post # 15
- Wedding: September 2012 - Schloss Heiligenberg/ Spearfish Canyon Lodge
I gave Mr. Bracelet…
- a new pair of Oakleys (he lost his old pair/ Xmas gift 2010)
- personal stationery (more because I LOVE it and it’s useful for a lifetime)
- a little book filled with reasons why I love him (I’m not verbal at all, so I knew this would be a super suprise for him. I worked on it for about a year and will continue to add reasons in the future)
We exchanged the gifts on the morning of our wedding day. Mr. B chose not to see me before the ceremony, so we had our maid-of-honor / best man deliver the items to our respective rooms. We each had a photographer there to capture the moment.
Post # 16
your supposed to give gifts to each other?????
He got the greatest gift, ME!