(Closed) What are you getting your groom as a gift?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
1813 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I bought my Darling Husband a pewter hip flask set and filled it up with a Welsh whisky which we both love.  I sent it to his house with his uncle – it’s a traditional gift where I’m from.  In all the gift cost me around 70 euros – and it was more for the sentimental value. I know others who spend a hell of a lot more than that, and others who don’t get anything at all.  So I think it depends on your budget. He loved it, and always tops it up if we’re going on a trip so we can sip on the way.  I’m going to steal it just before our anniversary and get it engraved.

Post # 4
9955 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

When it comes to the Rules of Etiquette, there are no set Guidelines on this.  You can do it or not, spend as little as you like, or as much as you wish (lol, just make sure you have a talk with your Groom beforehand so he knows what page you both are on in this regard… not the greatest if one of you gets a gift and the other doesn’t)

Gifts usually are something lasting… like jewellery.  Grooms tend to send their Brides something they can wear on the Wedding Day… Earings, Necklace, Bracelet, Watch… NEW or Heirloom (a piece from his family… as a way of saying “Welcome to OUR Family”)

Brides similarly often choose jewellery as well… or something that can be engraved.  Common choices include… a Watch, Money Clip, Tie Tack or Pin, Bracelet… Flask, Beer Stein etc.

Alternatively, many B&Gs just opt to buy something that they both can use for their lives together… be it a piece of sporting equipment (bikes, kayak, tent) something for their home (major appliance, furniture, or clock), or something for their honeymoon (they chip in for a big splurge at the Hotel Spa, etc)

Want to spend no money… then exchanging Wedding Day Love Notes is always right.  So much so that they can of course be added onto any of the more expensive gifts as well.

Hope this helps,


Post # 5
4355 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m getting him an iPad. We talked and pretty much each picked a gift we’d like. They are expensive items but we have everything else, and this was pretty much our chance to indulge in something we would never buy otherwise. He got me a Louis Vuitton handbag (I had to be there to pick out the size I wanted, so I’ve seen it).

I was going to get him a watch originally but he loves the one he has (I got it for him for our first Christmas together) and if he DID replace it the one he wants is like.. 2-3k? Which was way over our limit.

I don’t think there’s a standard amount at all, depends on the couple. Some great ideas though are a watch, a flask as mentioned by PP, cufflinks etc… Likewise I know lots of women get jewelry but the only things I wanted and will wear are my engagement ring and wedding band and well, those are kind of a given already haha.

Post # 6
13010 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

He’s getting me, as a wife, forever.

Haha, kidding.  We’re probably going to go with the love note idea.  We’re spending a pretty penny on the wedding, so we don’t need to go above and get extra gifts for each other.  We’ll save up and do a big anniversary present on our first anniversary.

Post # 7
131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013



He is a huge comic book geek, X-Men being his fav. It’s my favourite as well, and one of the reasons we started up conversation. Can’t wait to see the look on his face when he opens them that morning. I am giving specific instructions to our photographer to make sure he captures the expression:)

I am getting a vendor on Etsy to make them for me for under $80.


Post # 8
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@CoralReef123:  I was planning to buy him a watch. He loves watches. I was planning to spend around $250 

Post # 9
3121 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012


Post # 10
2493 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

So far I’ve gotten him an embroidered hanky with a little love note, and a pair of cufflinks.. I want to get at least one more thing, but I’m having trouble deciding on what it should be, lol.

Post # 11
1309 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m still trying to decide what to get my FH, so I’d love to see more ideas.

Post # 12
11234 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@abbie017:  This. Unless our financial situation changes, it’s going to be a note or a letter or something. I’d love an LV bag, but Fiance will still be in school and I’m not sure what my finances will look like by then.

Post # 13
8882 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Fiance and agreed not to get each other gifts. We just want to enjoy the moment 🙂

Post # 14
1284 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am heavily leaning toward a nice, engraved watch right now. My Fiance LOVES watches. He has one he wears every day but I thought a “special occasion” one would be nice.

I’ve also been considering getting something he’d really like… but wouldn’t necessary “last” (e.g., and iPad).

Not sure yet!


Post # 15
2116 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Does it count that I’m planning to surprise him with a Mario Kart-themed groom’s cake? 🙂


I’m paying for that 100% myself. It’s going to be a few hundred dollars at least.

Post # 16
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

If we do gifts (I’m pretty confident the thought won’t cross his mind without prodding though!) I’d like to get him tickets to see a boxing fight in Vegas. He became obsessed with it after watching one of those HBO 24/7 specials. 

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