Weddings. It is that day that most women have dreamed of since they first understood what marriage was since they first got their hands on a picture-perfect size -2 Barbie doll, and since they could first use their imagination. From that day on the wedding-book starts to fill with ideas about everything, from the venue to the dress, the guests to the humidity levels; all of it gets planned in uncompromising detail. But one thing is usually missing; your groom may like a little romance too.
Yes. We said. Your groom may well be a sucker for the more romantic things in life; after all, we now live in a day and age where men can embrace their emotions (thank you, The Smiths). So why not go and retrieve your wedding book, find a little bit of blank page and fill it with little ideas for little presents you can surprise your man to be with? After all, it is going to be the most important day of his life too. Okay second, the time his team won the Super Bowl is the first. Or that time where Jack Nicholson signed his face on a night out. Either way, your wedding day is going to be in his top 3, and that means you should mark it with a little to surprise gift to make it that much more special.
Something More Traditional
This is often the way people go. They want something that will fit in with the whole vibe of the wedding, something traditional that goes with the flow and will be remembered even when you are both old and losing your marbles. The question is, what is traditional and classy and right for your fella?
Well, you can never go wrong with a watch. Seriously. You could splash all of your savings on a Patek Philippe (which he’ll never own, he’ll just look after it for the next generation) or you could spend $15 on a classic Casio watch, both of which would tick the watch box. You could even get him a pocket watch. Whatever you go with, add a little engraving to it, both of your initials, or the date, or the chat up line he used; something personal.
Jewelry. So you and he walked 36 miles of high street in search of your perfect wedding ring, and you didn’t stop the hunt until you found the one. But what about wedding bands for men, did you even once consider that? Okay, that was a bit judgy. You probably did but, men being men, he probably wasn’t that fussed and just said something completely unromantic like, “oh, just surprise me on the day.” So surprise him with some gorgeous and striking and personal and him, so very him. Why not get his favorite movie quote engraved on the inside too, unless that quote is by Tony Montana and goes, “All I have in this world is my balls and my word and I don’t break ‘em for no one.”
Something A Little More Personal
A big favorite in the personal category is a hip flask. We’re not sure why this is, as far as you’re aware, marriage to you will be utter bliss, so why he would need to sneak off for a stress-smashing snifter is confusing. Nonetheless, it is considered a top gift. The great thing about this idea is the variation; there is the old school style of a 1920s gent or you can get one with a sleek twist for the contemporary-embracing modern man. Then just get it engraved and fill it with a drop of his favorite hooch and voila, you’ve made his day.
Another winning present and one that you would love too are getting him a piece of personal artwork made up. There are tons of ideas littered across the time-snatching platform that is Pinterest, but one of our favorites is the idea of framing a vinyl of your first song with a couple of wedding details added for good measure. Or why not get those silly photo booth pictures you guys got on your second date printed out, blown up and framed? That’s a winner.
Something He Will Really Love
You know your man better than anyone, and that means you probably knows what he loves best in this world, so why not treat him to it. What do we mean by this? Come on, we mean to get him floor tickets to the next Lakers game, buy him a season ticket to his beloved Patriots, or send him to see his guilty pleasure in concert (cough, John Mayer). Why not send him and his boys away to Ozzyfest for a weekend. What more can a girl do to say she loves her man? Answer: nothing.
Something For The Honeymoon
Your first night as a married couple is going to go down in your own private history. It is going to be etched into your memories of one another for eternity, so why not make it memorable for how goddamn sexy you looked and surprise him with some classy, sassy and saucy underwear. Chances are, you have this incredibly vivid expectation of how that first night of passion will go, and chances are it won’t live up to expectation. He’ll hit your head on the doorframe as he carries you into the hotel room, or you’ll both fall asleep due to a food coma, or drink too much and, you know, there’ll be downstairs problems. But while these memories will make you laugh one day, the image of you in something saucy and the fact you did for him will be the best present ever. Trust us. Or, of course, you can go one step further and make that image last forever (literally) with a boudoir photo shoot, something you can slip into a little box of personal things foolishly labeled “For Your Eyes Only’, which will inevitably grab the attention of anyone else that ever stumbles across it. But hey, at least you looked fantastic.