“A wise lover values not so much the gift of the lover as the love of the giver.”
~ Thomas à Kempis
Many couples choose to give each other a special gift to commemorate their love on their wedding day, and you may be racking your brain trying to figure out what you can give your groom that will touch his heart and tickle his fancy. Now that he thinks he has it all (he has you!), what on earth do you give him?
It’s all about being meaningful, so it’s not what you spend that counts here. No matter your budget, you can find a personal way to show your groom how much he means to you. Here are 5 ideas that we hope will inspire you and get your creativity flowing!
1. A fancy shmancy shaving set.
Your guy might be satisfied with a Bic and some soap in the shower, but he’ll start his day feeling like a million bucks with a classy shaving set. The one pictured above is from Dirty Deeds Soap, but you can find them in a wide range of prices and with a variety of implements. You can also find gorgeous vintage shaving sets in antique stores and online, and have it polished to perfection and tricked out with new blades.
2. A pocket watch… to count the moments you’re apart.
There’s something undeniably dapper about a man who wears a pocket watch. Whether classic and elegant or outside the box – you can find one that will fit perfectly with your grooms style and personality. Check out Etsy for a really well rounded selection in any price range. We found this stunnner there for about $12,000:
Too rich for your blood? Here’s the flipside:
This steampunk “Web of Love” pocket watch is only $44.99.
If your fella isn’t the pocket watch type, you can always go for a more classic wrist watch – the most timeless of time pieces. Whether you spend a little or a lot, don’t forget to insure this sentimental treasure!
3. A first edition copy of his favorite book.
Maybe a childhood story, maybe a great novel of our time – if your groom is an avid reader you can find first or early edition copies of a variety of books, sometimes even signed, by doing a bit of footwork online. Barnes & Noble has a “Signed First Editions” selection in their “Rare and Collectible Books” department. There are also many online shops that specialize in first editions, so if you know what you’re looking for, start with a Google search and start digging around!
4. Get his ring engraved.
How’s this for romantic? Swap rings before the ceremony and each of you can have the other’s ring engraved with something meaningful that will be a surprise until you slip them on each others fingers. This won’t cost you much, but will be a priceless gesture.
5. Lay down roots: plant a tree.
“At night I dream that you and I are two plants
that grew together, roots entwined,
and that you know the earth and the rain like my mouth,
since we are made of earth and rain.”
~ Pablo Neruda
This is something you can do together, and enjoy together for years to come. Planting a tree will not only help the environment, but it will give you and your love a tangible thing to nurture and grow… and carve your initials into. Check out this WikiHow page for some guidance on the steps involved in planting a tree properly, so it thrives as beautifully as your love.
If you live in a metropolitan area where you wouldn’t have anywhere to lay down roots, or if you haven’t bought a home yet, try planting a smaller potted tree that you can keep inside. Another option… name a star after your love. He’ll know you think he’s out of this world.
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