Post # 1
We aren’t even sure if we want to do gifts for each other because everything is so expensive- but I’m sure Fiance will get me something so does this idea sound dumb?
I sold perfume and cologne all through high school so it kind of became a habit to get colognes for boyfriends over the years. I can’t tell you how many cologne scents have been ruined for me because of whichever ex I now associate them with.
There was one cologne that always stuck with me as my favorite (silver mountain water by Creed). As much as I’ve loved it since age 17, I’ve never ever bought it for anybody because I didn’t want to come to dislike it. I told myself I’d buy it for whoever I married.
Is cologne a crappy groom gift?
Post # 2
It’s a crappy gift if he doesn’t like or wear cologne. Otherwise I don’t see why not.
Post # 3
If he uses cologne then I think it’s fine.
Post # 4
If he wears cologne I don’t see why it would be a crappy gift.
I got my husband pictures of a squirrel (inside joke). Any gifts you give each other don’t have to be something huge or expensive, just thoughtful.
I think it would be nice to include a letter that explains the gift too.
Post # 5
Does he otherwise like cologne? Does he like whatever notes are in that scent? For instance, while allegedly vetiver is a fresh herbal scent to some, I always get dirty ashtray from it. I also hate white musk and Amber.
So if it is something he will like and use, it could be a sweet gift if he understands the background and meaning to it. If not, then it seems like a gift for you and your 17 year old self’s ideal about a husband that has nothing to do with the actual man you ended up marrying.
Post # 6
Gifts should generally be chosen based on the receivers interests, not the gifter. I think the cologn would be a nice anniversary gift or Christmas gift but I would choose something for him and not so much for you for the wedding.
Post # 7
It’s a nice thought, but what if he doesn’t like that scent?
Post # 8
I’d say no for a few reasons.
– Getting a gift for him that’s really a gift for you isn’t much of a gift.
– “Please smell the way I’ve wanted my boyfriend to smell since I was seventeen” is a touch creepy.
– I wouldn’t give the man I chose to spend the rest of my life with a variation on the same gift that I’ve been giving every also-ran man in my life for years.
Post # 10
Ok- looks like it’s a no. I’m glad I fished for opinions except now I’m back to the drawing board : (
Thank you Bees !