(Closed) How much would you be willing to spend on a single item for your boyfriend?

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Post # 62
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

If I were loaded, I’d spend thousands and thousands. 

I certainly don’t think I deserve a ring b/c I wear high heels, whatever that means. I’m happy with the modest ring I have and I don’t think it makes it more or less valuable b/c it costs more or less than someone else’s ring. I wear this ring b/c it’s a social custom and it made us both happy to conform to that. 😀

I’d LOVE to spend huge amounts on my Fiance. Making him happy is wonderful. I once bought him an iPad and it was an absolute KICK seeing him open the present. At the moment, I’m skint, so I’m having to settle for making him happy in other ways. And he would give me the moon if he could.

Post # 64
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1994

A few hundred, unless is emergency related. 

Post # 65
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

If I were to propose to him then I’d get him a 1-2k engagement ring and I wouldn’t want him to spend much more than that for me. (If he liked sparkles then I’d probably spend a bit more lol)

Post # 66
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would happily spend as much as he spent on my ring on something for him. Just haven’t eve had the opportunity to yet. I’m secretly saving up to take him on a surprise trip to Hawaii at some point. Was planning for his next birthday but with baby on the way that won’t be possible.  Hopefully in the next 2-3 years though. 

Post # 67
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

@Aquaria:  I don’t really agree. It all depends if I have that money or not. If I had $10,000 in easily disposable income that wouldn’t put me in jeopardy financially, and I knew there was something he’d want (and I thought it was worth the money), I’d buy it for him. I love gift giving, though, and I think it’s partially how I show someone I love them. 

Post # 68
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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@MrsWBS:  that sounds wonderful! how nice 🙂

Post # 69
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

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@Aquaria:  I just saw your update. The same answer stands, if I have it at the moment and I can afford to spare it, then yes I would. It’s kind of hard to answer it because right now I don’t have any money, so I can’t spend money I literally don’t have. So I have no way of answering it other than “yes, if I had it”. 

I should also note that I would never expect my SO to buy me a ring that is a specific amount of money. We get what styles we like, we don’t necessarily go by how much it costs. If we found a ring that I liked that was $500, I wouldn’t have minded at all. We just couldn’t go overbudget, considering we don’t have the money. My ring ended up being somewhere between $2k and $3k, so no, he didn’t spend 3 months salary or $10k, nor would I expect that. 

Post # 70
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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@Aquaria:  I think reguardless of how much i WOULD spend on him he get very uncomfortable when people give him expensive things. i wanted to get him something that was 200 dollars and he was like WHAT NO. and bought it for himself before i could do it -_- idk…i dont even try anymore. instead i pay for lots of little stuff like when we go out to eat or buy him his favorite beer just because. 

Post # 71
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Aquaria:  I bought DH an engagement watch after he bought me a ring. It cost $3900 tax included, argued down from $4400.

I gave him a budget that I could afford, $2500. Then we took the rest out of our joint account by mutual consent. I thought it was ok to go over budget since we were able to afford it together, and he might only get to choose something like this once. He should love it. Besides, the wedding band he wanted was insanely cheap. $10 titanium band from amazon.

My rings together cost $5500, I thought it was fair that he should get something super fancy too. A watch is perfect because it won’t become obsolete like a new XBox. 

 

Post # 72
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I wouldnt ask my fiancee to spend any amount on me that I am not willing to spend on him. I am very lucky to have a fiancee who spared no expense when picking out my ring. Although becuase he spent so much on me I am purchasing a very large ($40000+) wedding gift for him. 

Post # 73
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@Laurenskii:  I can’t wait to do it! He has always wanted to go and I always tell him no since I have already been and it’s soooo far! So he will be definitely be ecstatic and he totally deserves it!

Post # 74
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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@MissPolarBear:  im sitting here trying to think of things that would be 40000+ haha are you buying him a car? 

 

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@MrsWBS:  ive been and youre right it is REALLY far away. i would for sure give yourself two extra days just for the traveling so if you want to stay 7 days i would do 9 that way you dont lose any time there to the traveling time. EDIT- just read youve been haha ignore this.

 

Post # 75
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Busy bee

Probably $10,000 or so. Anything more than that would seem a bit too extravagant. SO already has a new car, so I can’t imagine he’d even need anything that costs more than $10,000 for a while.

Post # 76
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Bumble bee

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@blushpinkbride: +1  I like being treated like a lady, I’m not interested in equality in my relationship. I get equality at work! I would feel comfortable spending $10, 000 on a gift but I’m sure my engagement ring will be considerably more than that.

 

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