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So excited! But I need suggestions!

Yesterday my wonderful FI got a great promotion and a BIG raise to go with it. We are so excited! He has only been with his company for about a year, so this was a pretty big deal for him.

I'd like to get him some sort of "Congrats" present, but I am TERRIBLE at gift giving. I was thinking about taking his late grandfather's pocketwatch to a jeweler to get it fixed, as it no longer works and it means a lot to him. Does anyone have any other "man gift" suggestions? Thanks!

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    OMG Nebb...rofl...

    The worst thing is, she is right, although I would start with a steak dinner as foreplay.
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    okay, more seriously...

    I am not joking about the steak dinner thing, my FI and I enjoy good food though.

    The watch idea is nice though too.
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    In all seriousness like number said, my husband and I dont really "do" gifts for celebrations. A special meal (something more indulgent than we would normally have) and spending quality time together is how we celebrate things.
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    Make him a nice dinner, do the thing around the house that he usually does but hates, give him a massage.

    Since idk ur fi, i can't suggest a personal gift
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_excited-but-need-suggestions?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:17Discussion:4d201d2e-1a15-42a9-aa73-860983ead651Post:0304ac30-cfd0-4d1a-a78c-b6f8c5639d8a">Re: So excited! But I need suggestions!</a>:
    [QUOTE]BJ
    Posted by Nebb[/QUOTE]

    According to my FI, and most men I know, that is the most sincere expression of appreciation and/or congratulations that exists. Seriously.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_excited-but-need-suggestions?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:17Discussion:4d201d2e-1a15-42a9-aa73-860983ead651Post:aa34aaac-2779-47db-82aa-5697caebb56a">Re: So excited! But I need suggestions!</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: So excited! But I need suggestions! : According to my FI, and most men I know, that is the most sincere expression of appreciation and/or congratulations that exists. Seriously.
    Posted by SarahPLiz[/QUOTE]

    I can confirm this is true.

    Married in Vegas - June 2011


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    One more vote for steak and a blowjob.
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    and a sandwich after!
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    Sorry I have to agree my DH will take a BJ anytime over anything else. Second would be a great meal.

    What kind of profession is he in, maybe a nice briefcase. Or something relating to his job?
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    I second a BJ.  Maybe his fav fantasy?

    As for other man gifts maybe cuff links?  If he has that kind of job.  They add a little something to the outfit.  If hes into vintage/classic design Georg Jensen is the way to go.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_excited-but-need-suggestions?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:17Discussion:4d201d2e-1a15-42a9-aa73-860983ead651Post:53a1b929-459d-4503-91e4-ba83a1e2f41c">Re: So excited! But I need suggestions!</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: So excited! But I need suggestions! : I can confirm this is true.
    Posted by vegasgroom[/QUOTE]


    This just made me actually LOL.  I'm going to have to 4th or 5th the steak and BJ idea.
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    I'm going to have to offer up the idea of  two BJs, if he's used to them. It'll make it stand out as a special night. :)
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    While every guy would appreciate a BJ, my BF and I always go out to a nice dinner to celebrate things.
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    LMAO,!!

    Do all three.  The watch, the steak and the blowjob and he should be a happy man.
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    So now we all know what Nebb REALLY means when she says she's spending some quality time with her husband.
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    Steak, BJ and and ice cream sandwich after sounds perfect! =)

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    Does he drink? Maybe a fancy bottle of scotch or classy wine and invite friends over to celebrate (no BJ's for his friends though)
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    I'm sitting in my office laughing so hard I'm crying. Coworkers are starting to look confused. Thanks guys, I'm sure he will love your ideas!
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_excited-but-need-suggestions?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:17Discussion:4d201d2e-1a15-42a9-aa73-860983ead651Post:3dcf186f-5f00-47f0-90d6-dbdadd711ef3">Re: So excited! But I need suggestions!</a>:
    [QUOTE]Does he drink? Maybe a fancy bottle of scotch or classy wine and invite friends over to celebrate <strong>(no BJ's for his friends though)</strong>
    Posted by PreppySailor[/QUOTE]

    ROFL!!

    I like the booze idea though, I'm a big fan of tequila and champagne (not together, barf) so sometimes FI will get me a bottle of an expensive champagne she knows I like, or more Patron if I'm running low. :-)

    Married in Vegas - June 2011


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    Vegas Groom--you're funny!  My vote is the watch, steak and BJ.  Order of events is optional.
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