A Groom's Gift
Mar 16, 2012 04:39PM
● By Anonymous
OK, if you've never seen it, you don't know the significance of the above scene. And, truthfully, I really hope that your groom's gift doesn't lead your groom into the arms of another woman, so perhaps it's not the best example. But it is traditional for the bride and groom to exchange gifts on their wedding day, though it can be difficult to figure out what to get one another.
On our wedding day, I gave my husband a watch engraved with our wedding date from Things Remembered. My second choice for a gift would have been cufflinks. Right now, our other bridal blogger, Amy, is trying to figure out what to give her fiance for their August wedding, so we started asking around.
It turns out that, although traditional, only about 50 percent of the people we know gave their new spouse a wedding-day gift -- so perhaps it's not as common as we thought. Here are some of the responses we got:
- A new car suspension (for a car lover). This was an unexpected answer.
- Tickets to a Nationals/Mets game with a hotel room to stay overnight.
- A clock -- "timeless love."
- A rosary
Along the same lines, but less expensive, is the Art of Shaving's kit for "The Perfect Shave," which includes pre-shave gel, shaving cream, aftershave, and a brush. The particular kit linked has a really nice, subtle fragrance, perfect to cuddle up to on a wedding night. It's definitely affordable and is nice that it's something he can use both on the wedding day and afterward.
In the same vein, cologne might be a nice wedding gift, particularly if you create a blend yourself that you think would smell fantastic on him. However, the best thing to do is think about what your soon-to-be husband loves and find a gift that caters to that. My husband adores watches, so it made sense to buy him an engraved watch; however, he also loves shaving accessories, so anything from The Art of Shaving would be a great gift, too.
What does your fiance love? What will you get him for a wedding gift, if anything?