You’ve gotten engaged or married. You wanted to celebrate with friends and family, but you also wanted to surprise your fiance with a luxurious gift. You went shopping and found the perfect engagement ring, but when you tried it on it was a little too small. You had to go back and try on another one, which you also loved but was a little too big. You ended up with a ring that’s neither too big nor too small, but just right. That’s how you felt when you opened the package and saw the book – it was perfect. You read the last page and immediately felt tears coming to your eyes because you knew what was going to happen next. You’re going to ask your husband-to-be to put in a good word with his parents so they can meet you. You might even get a wink or a nod from Mama or Papa as you watch the wedding video on your big day. When the ceremony is over and the celebration begins, you’ll be glad you got to spend this special day with your loved one.
This is a story that’s been told so many times, it has its own hashtag: #perfectionisntperfection. You see, when it comes to wedding presents, most people think about what they would like for themselves. However, there’s a more suitable present for the person you’re shopping for: something that’s personally associated with them, something that speaks to their tastes, or something that indicates how much you care. When you get engaged, you begin a new phase of your life, and you should treat it as such. Your engagement and wedding day are some of the most important days of your life so far, so make sure you surround yourself with as many people you love the most and who mean the most to you. Do your family and friends a favour and buy them a present that will make their day just a little bit more special. Then, when the wedding video is uploaded to YouTube for your dad to watch when he’s feeling lonely, your friends can give him a little nudge and remind him that, despite your best efforts, you still haven’t found the perfect present.
More Than Meets The Eye
As the years pass, you’ll start to see the effects of aging on your husband-to-be. He’ll start to forget things, such as where he left off in a conversation, what colour hair and eye makeup looks best on him, and which gifts he enjoys receiving the most. You want to be sure that these things aren’t going to be forgotten about on your wedding day, so you get to work on creating a list of items to buy him. This is going to be a long list, and it will consist of things that are more than adequate to make your fiance happy – but it’s also going to be a list that’s personal to you, because you know what they say: the best present is one that’s personal. What would make your husband-to-be happy? What does he love most about you? What would you like to get for him that’s both a present and personal? It’s going to be a lot to choose from, so you might want to make a list of everything he does/doesn’t remember about himself and then go through it to see what you can find. It might be easier to make a checklist and cross off things as you go.
One Of A Kind
You’ll find a unique and one-of-a-kind present for your special someone. It might be something you created together, such as a book of poetry or a love letter to each other. It might be a present that’s personal to one of your relatives, like a painting of them or a sculpture of their likeness. Or, it could be a present that’s unique to your friend group, such as a mug that says “I Heart My Girls” or a tote bag adorned with photos of your friends’ smiling faces.
Present Them With A Challenge
When you give your husband-to-be a challenge, you give him something new to work on. It’s a chance for him to improve himself, to grow as a person, and to show you how much he cares. The type of challenge you present will depend on your relationship with your husband-to-be. If you know he’s really struggling with something, you can give him a science fair project or something similar that will require a lot of effort. If you want to test his skill, you can give him a Rubik’s Cube and see how fast he can solve it. These are all things that are going to make your husband-to-be feel appreciated and loved on your wedding day. You want to avoid clichés and gifts that are too easy to give, because then it’ll be like you’re forcing him to accept something he doesn’t want. By giving him a little challenge, you’re also giving him an opportunity to show off his unique talents and how much he cares about you.
Surprise your husband-to-be with a present that’s been a while in the making. It takes a lot of planning and strategizing to pull off a surprise presentation, so you might want to start thinking about what you’re going to do two weeks in advance. You can’t just wake up one morning and say, “You know what, honey? I have an idea for a present. Let’s do it!” It takes a lot of prep work and execution to make it look like a pleasant shock. There are a few different ways you can pull it off. You can get the cake and the movie already ordered and then, as an afterthought, get the photographer to take some pictures of you guys at the restaurant for an album.
The point is that you want to make sure that your husband-to-be isn’t going to be caught by surprise on your wedding day. There are a lot of things that can go wrong, so you want to avoid that as much as possible. If you want an uneventful wedding day, then choose a gift that your husband-to-be doesn’t remember seeing before or something that he’s always wanted but didn’t get the chance to buy for himself. Avoid all-time favourite gifts, because you want to make sure that the person you’re buying this for feels special on your big day. You want them to think, “I didn’t see this coming,” when they’re opening up your gifts on your wedding day. Choose something that’s representative of you as a couple and something that’s personal to them. You’ll find that gift shopping for your husband can be both exciting and overwhelming, but it’ll be worth it in the end.