(Closed) I'm supposed to get her a gift?!

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I didn’t get my husband one & he didn’t get me one. We both gave each other wedding bands if you can count that. Other than that, we committed our selves to each othr for the rest of our lives. 🙂

THAT BEING SAID, I think the charm bracelet is a lovely idea! Very sweet indeed!

Post # 4
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1508 posts
Bumble bee

The pandora bracelets are very popular right now and you could start off with a few different charms and hand write a note about why you chose each one. “This green charm represents the beauty in your eyes” etc.

Post # 5
Hostess
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

While I don’t think it is at all necessary to get a gift I do think the charm bracelet idea is wonderful.

My Fiance and I put a strict limit of $30.00 on our gifts to each other. It was just meant to be something small and meaningful without putting added stress on our budget. He got me an amazing novel on France and I got him cufflinks that look like six speed manual shift knobs…both perfect. 🙂

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

A traditional charm bracelet (as in, not a Pandora, but one that has links on it) is a classic piece of jewelry. You cannot go wrong. ESPECIALLY if she is sentimental like you say.

The best part of a traditional charm bracelet is that the charms can be found for $20 or less in sterling silver. Yes, there are expensive brands like Thomas Sabo etc, but most normal chain jewellery stores should carry the charms. There is also a MUCH bigger selection of traditional charms then there will ever be for Pandora (whose charms cost like $90+ each)

The down side of a traditional charm bracelet is that unless the charm comes with a clip like the Thomas Sabo ones you have to pay to get them soldered onto the bracelet (they solder it on with a ring, rather than solder the charm itself straight to the bracelet). 

Now, all of that being said you do not have to exchange gifts on the wedding day.  This is something you should talk to your Fiance about. Because it’s more of an exchange of gifts rather than just the bride getting one, you don’t want her to be blindsided by your gift! Some people just like to exchange love letters before the wedding (have a friend deliver them if you aren’t seeing each other before the wedding) because gifts are another thing you have to add to that expanding budget. 

So talk to her about it and see what she wants to do (don’t tell her what the gift is obviously). If she doesn’t want to exchange gifts, keep the charm bracelet idea in your pocket for another day, because it’s a great one! 

Post # 8
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3639 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Note, all my prices were from Australia (where I live) and in reference to silver charm bracelets (which I like better) which are cheaper than yellow gold. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Craps I’m a horrible wife.  I didn’t get Darling Husband a gift but he didn’t get me one either so I guess it’s ok.  As for the charm bracelet, if it’s something she’d wear, I’d go for it.  I’m not a jewelery person so I only wear my wedding ring.  But I know women who have bracelets and love getting different charms for special occasions.  And yes, they’re grown women (at least 30) who got them so I don’t think it’s a teenage girl thing. 

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