Post # 1
So the Fiance is pretty hell bent on getting his groomsmen each humidors (ya know, cigar boxes). His reasoning is that 2 outta the 3 (the 3rd is my bro), like to smoke cigars.
I’ve been with Fiance for 6 years and have seen these two friends smoke cigars all of 3-4 times. And as far as I know, they don’t keep a stockpile of cigars in their homes… moreso that they smoke them when someone gets married, has a baby, etc.
Fiance thinks that with their very own humidors, his friends will buy and save many cigars to put in the box! … and I highly doubt that.
I have no good ideas of my own to try to change his mind with. The two friends are incredible musicians, and my bro is an engineer graduating from college soon.
Ideas? Anyone? Bueller?
Post # 3
I personally think that the groomsman gifts should be up to your Fiance – if he’s excited about giving them humidors and thinks they’ll like them, then why is it necessary to change his mind? Its a gift for his friends.
I know my fiance was given a Cuban cigar as a Groomsmen gift a few years back and even though he hardly ever smokes cigars, he was THRILLED by it and still talks about how “epic” it was (haha.) I definitely don’t understand why it was so cool, but I think cigars are kind of a guy thing.
Post # 4
I agree with farmersdaughter. I think it’s a cute Idea. If he’s excited about it & thinks they will love it then I say just let it go! Let him have his moment. You can choose what you want for your girls; let him choose for the guys. Honestly; It’s a guy thing. No matter if they smoke cigars or not; they probably WILL love it. Even if us woman don’t get it. lol
Post # 5
Well, I wouldn’t try too hard to sway him. This is one of his projects. You don’t want him to feel as though you’re trying to take it away. That being said, you’re probably right. This isn’t the most practical of gifts. But if that’s what he wants to get them, so be it. You could always get some catelogs with other ideas and lay them around the house. I did this, unintentionally. My Fiance picked one up and decided to get his guys dog tags. I think that works for his crew. Maybe your guy can just do a nice bracelet, with a name or nickname engraved in it? Sounds like a nice gift to me.
Post # 6
At least your Fiance doesn’t want to get them bone handled knives. Yes, that’s what my Fiance wants to get for his Groomsmen. And he makes me look at websites filled with knives. I don’t make him look at shoe websites!
It is a little goofy, but if that is what he’s really into…meh. Let him.
Post # 7
Haha my Fiance would LOVE a humidor!
Post # 8
I think that sounds like a GREAT idea!! I actually just emailed the suggestion to my Fiance.
Post # 9
Fiance would totally give out a humidor! He just got one for himself and he loves it. His friends smoke every few weeks though…I may just have to steal your FI’s idea.
Post # 10
I think it’s a cute idea, too 🙂
The only thing I might suggest is maybe getting your brother something more to his tastes. If you know he’s not into cigars, maybe nicely suggest that you know he won’t be into it, and maybe getting him something equally cool, but different is the way to go?
But for the other two guys, it sounds great! Dudes are different when it comes to gifts. They love expensive things that sometimes make no sense.
Post # 11
Fiance would love a humidor! And he doesn’t even smoke cigars THAT much but it’s def a gift he would love.
Let your Fiance run with this one. I’m not in love with most of FI’s Groomsmen gift ideas but he’s not picking my Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts so I’m leaving him alone ;o)
Post # 12
Humidors are excellent gifts especially for cigar smokers. Although they seem to smoke rarely, it isn’t a horrible idea. I don’t think it is bad to allow your Fiance to do what he wants for his guy friends. My assumption is that he isn’t telling you his thoughts on the gifts you are purchasing for your girls so I wouldn’t do it. Now if he is, then maybe giving him other ideas will be useful.
Post # 13
“Dudes are different when it comes to gifts. They love expensive things that sometimes make no sense.”
Ha! Miss Chapstick…this is one the truest sentences EVER! Love it.
And I also agree that the OP should let him give his groomsmen what he wants to, especially if he really is excited about it.
Post # 14
I actually like the humidor idea. I would let him pick what he wants to give his Groomsmen. Guys don’t always go the route of what’s sentimental and meaningful when getting each other gifts, they go for what’s cool.
Post # 15
The masses have spoken! Thanks ladies!
I didn’t realize that it was more “his choice” than it was “our choice” because he was suggesting things (and turning down my ideas LOL) for the girls. 😉
Heck, if this means we can order em and cross one thing off the to do list… so be it! Hehe!
Post # 16
I agree – it’s a neat idea! even if they don’t regularly smoke, i think guys would love the gesture and probably have a few on hand “just in case” now that they own a humidor.