(Closed) Whatcha getting your man (or woman)? Wedding gift??

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 33
3877 posts
Honey bee

We weren’t going to exchange gifts, but on the trip that we got engaged, he saw a watch he loved, so I’m having my sister pick it up for me when she is in Paris next month to give to him. Cliche, but it’s what he really wants, and I like that he picked it out on the same trip we got engaged during.

Post # 34
666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m doing a boudoir shoot for him. It’s something he has expressed interest in before, so I know he’ll love it. I plan on giving him a book of 10 photos plus one large framed photo for our bedroom. I also plan on giving him the “groom’s survival kit” on the day of with socks in case he gets cold feet, small bottle of alcohol to calm his nerves, a ring pop in case he forgets the essentials, etc. I honestly have NO idea what he’s getting me. First he tells me he didn’t know he was supposed to get me anything. Then he asks me if there’s a traditional gift he’s supposed to get me, to which I reply, yes! a puppy! lol. . . so, we’ll see!

Post # 35
21 posts
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Cathedral ceremony, reception in a converted hardware warehouse

Since our wedding was close to Christmas, we decided not to do Christmas gifts, and set a budget of “a few hundred dollars” on wedding gifts, instead. He got me a DSLR that I’ve been coveting for a few years, and I got him a ridiculous gunsafe. Odd, but it appeals to his appetite for personal security, and he loves that it’s fireproof, digital lock, manly, etc…weird, but perfect for him 🙂

Post # 36
6386 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m too poor to get my groom a watch lol.  So, I made my groom a set of cufflinks (out of typewritter keys because we met playing WoW online), a pair of socks, and a boudoir album (boudoir shoot was included in our wedding photography).  I incorporated the WoW theme using photoshop and indesign, and I’m gifting this to him in an “epic loot” chest. 



boudoir album

Post # 37
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I….dont think we will get each other anything. We REALLY are not big on gift giving, so i dont think we need a gift. It just an extra expense thats not needed. 

Post # 38
3372 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@thumpurr – he’ll love it!!! Have you done a balloon ride before? We did one on our last vacation and I’m hoping we’ll get a chance to do another on our honeymoon. Its amazing if you get to go above the clouds!

Post # 39
4134 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I don’t think we’ll be getting each other anything. We just don’t want to spend the extra money, and we’ll already be really excited the day of. 


@housebee:  hahah that stuff is awesome! My main is a pally, tell your Fiance he has good taste =) Especially love the socks, they’re so cute.

Post # 40
7384 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think I settled on an aluminum wallet card with a message on it. I saw it on Etsy and thought it was really cute.

I told him that I want something with my new monogram on it–a ring or a necklace. 

Post # 41
147 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I don’t know what else to get my fiance for our wedding day. When we first started dating he was going throught a tough time so one day I made him a tie fleece blanket with his favorite football team and a card and left it on his bed for him to come home to, he said that was the moment he knew I was “the one” :-). He just landed his dream job of becoming a fireman and I found firefighter fleece and I’m making him another blanket as his gift. I feel like I should add something else just not sure what he’s not a big cufflink guy he wears a watch every day but I don’t know if he’d care for a really expensive one…

I was also thinking of getting him a personalized Cubs jersey with his last name on it.

Post # 42
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 1999

I have (or, rather, am) making him a gift. We don’t have huge amounts of money and I love making stuff. So I am making a crochet bed cover in the pattern of a scrabble board. I am crocheting each individual square (there are 225 in total – I have done 65) and each one is about 4 inch square and then I will sew them all together and Maybe (if I have time and can get away with doing it in secret lol) sew a fleese backdrop to it so I can have the rest of the board on it (you know the bit with the writing on it) and embroider all the points for each tile etc. Think I will also don some tiles with out names on them and have velcro on the back so they can stick to the board 🙂 Its cost about £15.00 so far – and all I think I will need is the fleese and the embroidery threads. I seriously need to get a wiggle on, though…but I have a LOT of projects (2x wedding blankets for other brides and grooms – due April, invites, favours, bunch handmade flowers x2 for mums, table stuff/plan/order of service… that’s it -I htink!!)



Post # 43
453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - Historic cinema

We are not engaged yet – I think it’ll happen this month though, but I have already started paying off his gift.

Manfriend is the world’s biggest Orson Welles fan (we are both film buffs and will have plenty of movie references at our wedding) and I remembered that last year I had seen on EBay a pair of cufflinks that were owned by Orson Welles. A year later I decided they were the perfect wedding gift so someone through lots of Googling, I tracked down the seller who still had them and is letting me pay them off in installments.

Pretty sure he will have a heart attack when he receives them!

I also saw this on Pinterest and will make it for him to wear so that his parents can be there with him:

Post # 44
20 posts
  • Wedding: June 2013

We agreed to not get anything, but then my photographer said she’d do a boudoir shoot with me for half off. I HAD to! He will love it, and I’ve always wanted to do that for him. It’s perfect.

He’s getting it the morning of – then he has to wait all day to see me. So mean! Laughing

Post # 45
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I got him a pair of hockey cufflinks from Etsy. He has played hockey since he was real young.

I also got him an iPad. I know he’s always wanted one, yet would never buy it for himself. He has no idea! Well..maybe he has an inkling.. I’m really bad at secrets. But I think I’ve kept it under wraps pretty well. 😉

Post # 46
17 posts
  • Wedding: March 2013

@lolot:  I responded to this in another thread, but here it is again:

I don’t get the whole idea of brides and grooms getting gifts for each other.  We recently got married, and we didn’t get each other gifts – that was mainly  because we both paid for the entire wedding ourselves. I think he got a little  nervous as it got closer, because he asked me if we were getting each other  gifts, and I told him immediately, absolutely no! I let him know immediately  that I wasn’t expecting a gift from him, and he shouldn’t from me. I think he  was very relieved! But like I said, this was because we both spent a lot of  money on the wedding – we went 50/50, so giving each other a gift seemed totally  pointless. However, I  DID surprise him with a grooms cake, which they put next to our wedding cake (it was a smaller cake, with his favorite flavor, with a special design that had to do something with his hobbies), so I guess that was KIND of a gift – although we could both enjoy it.

I don’t know what your situation is (if you guys are paying for the wedding,  or your parents, whatever) – but have you actually had the discussion about even  giving each other gifts in the first place? Maybe you can scratch that idea, and  focus on planning the wedding.


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