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Gifts for Groom

Hi everyone!  I am having a hard time figuring out what to give my FI as a gift on our wedding day.  I would like it to be somewhat unique.  Any input is appreciated.  TIA!

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    edited December 2011
    Does he smoke?  I smoke cigars and I like anything involving carbon fiber so my wife got me a carbon fiber cutter and lighter and some really nice cigars I hadn't tried before.

    Married in Vegas - June 2011


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    edited December 2011
    ruh roh...we are supposed to give each other gifts on our wedding day???
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    edited December 2011
    My FI and I said awhile ago that when I got a ring he could get an ATM sleeve. Lol not sure when he's going to get it but I'm fine with it. Has your FI mentioned something he's wanted? My FI loves golf so I could always do a golf related gift such as a club or membership. What is he into? :)
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    justine043justine043 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_gifts-groom?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:91Discussion:aa9e608e-dfce-450b-889d-cbdbbaa6caa2Post:b2a9dca5-f700-425b-bb46-5c36054c2467">Re: Gifts for Groom</a>:
    [QUOTE]ruh roh...we are supposed to give each other gifts on our wedding day???
    Posted by trexcrossing[/QUOTE]

    you don't have too, some people like to. FI and are not, but we are on a tight budget. instead of buying each other gifts we'll treat ourselves to something when were out in LV

    as for ideas, i would get him something he likes or has as a hobby. maybe something personalized if it can be. if i were going to buy my FI something, it would be the new p90x coming out soon or something of the sort...but were also strange :P
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    edited December 2011
    Wow those are all great gift ideas!  VG, my hubby to be does smoke so I may just take your wife's cigar idea and run with it.  Thanks everyone!
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    smokeybaileysmokeybailey member
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    edited December 2011
    I'm getting my FI a bleedin' red armadilla grooms cake for the RD.  We agreed to no gifts but I can't resist.
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    edited December 2011
    Mine bought himself a go pro camera he decided he "needed" for the honeymoon so that was his gift!
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_gifts-groom?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:91Discussion:aa9e608e-dfce-450b-889d-cbdbbaa6caa2Post:8893cde3-ac47-4030-9654-29686b86dcda">Re: Gifts for Groom</a>:
    [QUOTE]Wow those are all great gift ideas!  VG, my hubby to be does smoke so I may just take your wife's cigar idea and run with it.  Thanks everyone!
    Posted by robinpandnateh[/QUOTE]

    We ended up smoking two of the cigars at Mix where we got married; we went back there two nights later for dinner and drinks in the lounge. :-)  They wrote out congratulations in chocolate on our plate.


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    Honestly I would have been happy with just about anything other than a flask; I've got three flasks from being a groomsman; that seems to be the gift that grooms and groomsmen get about 90% of the time lol.

    Married in Vegas - June 2011


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    edited December 2011
    It seems as though everyone gives a flask... that's what I wanted to avoid.  We loved Mix when we toured it... it was on our top 3 list of venues, but the Four Seasons won.  Looks like they like to give personal service at Mix as well!  Glad to see that, it's not often it happens in Vegas... since our second reception and practically everything else is going on at MBay, we plan to go up to Mix at least once to enjoy the food and the view! 
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    edited December 2011
    I got my fiance a pair of sterling silver cufflinks in the shape of tiny basketballs and a new pair of basketball shoes that he would never buy for himself. Can you tell he is a basketball player, coach, and junkie? 
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    kara811kara811 member
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    edited December 2011
    I did a boudoir photoshoot for H and gave him the CD and photobook of the pictures. He LOVED it. I also had so much fun while shooting. 
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    edited December 2011

    My fiance is getting something he's wanted for a while.  He's going to be driving a ferrari and some other sports car around the Las Vegas speedway.  I'm so excited to do this for him!!  Check out Las Vegas exotic car racing in google and it should pop up.  If you're interested I have the info somewhere.

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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_gifts-groom?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:91Discussion:aa9e608e-dfce-450b-889d-cbdbbaa6caa2Post:70880d8a-34ee-4395-9312-1fe45d6b1528">Re: Gifts for Groom</a>:
    [QUOTE]My fiance is getting something he's wanted for a while.  He's going to be driving a ferrari and some other sports car around the Las Vegas speedway.  I'm so excited to do this for him!!  Check out Las Vegas exotic car racing in google and it should pop up.  If you're interested I have the info somewhere. A
    Posted by ahelmick[/QUOTE]

    A, if your FI is into that kind of stuff, and with you being in Florida, you may want to have him check out <a href="http://www.chinmotorsports.com/" rel='nofollow'>http://www.chinmotorsports.com/</a> They run a lot of track events in Florida; great bunch of people.  I started out driving with them before moving on to racing.

    Married in Vegas - June 2011


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    edited December 2011
    Men are amazingly easy to buy for, as long as you know his friends. Talk to his best friend for an idea- he won't rat on you, and it will be a slam dunk 95% of the time. This is how my Fi gets all my gifts. Because every guy is different.
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to Re: Gifts for Groom:
    [QUOTE]I did a boudoir photoshoot for H and gave him the CD and photobook of the pictures. He LOVED it. I also had so much fun while shooting. 
    Posted by kara811[/QUOTE]

    THIS!  I am getting my FI the same thing.  I am so excited!
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_gifts-groom?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:91Discussion:aa9e608e-dfce-450b-889d-cbdbbaa6caa2Post:a60f0e75-0c4a-40cc-aed1-d1a44ad27ecd">Re: Gifts for Groom</a>:
    [QUOTE]I'm getting my FI a bleedin' red armadilla grooms cake for the RD.  We agreed to no gifts but I can't resist.
    Posted by smokeybailey[/QUOTE]

    HA!! I love that you spelled armadillo with an 'a' at the end :)

    I am doing that, too, but with a twist. I am from the south so it's customary to have a Groom's Cake, but FI is from the midwest and has no idea! He thinks we are only having cupcakes and one matching 6 in round cake to cut. He loves to fish, so instead of the armadillo I am doing a bleedin' red fish. It was my g-ma's idea since Steel Magnolias is one of her favorite movies.

    Where are you getting your armadilla cake made? Albertsons?

    OP: Since your FI is a cigar smoker does he own a Humidor? You could get him that and have it monogramed or something, that way he will have it forever.
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_gifts-groom?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:91Discussion:aa9e608e-dfce-450b-889d-cbdbbaa6caa2Post:55df8528-f3f1-420f-93a9-12b750b801cd">Re: Gifts for Groom</a>:
    [QUOTE]OP: Since your FI is a cigar smoker does he own a Humidor? You could get him that and have it monogramed or something, that way he will have it forever.
    Posted by CamilleJon[/QUOTE]

    I like that idea, just want to forewarn anyone who hasn't used a table top humidor before that you should never trust the little analog hygrometers that typically come built into those; I learned the hard way that they can be off by as much as ten to fifteen percent and ruined some really good cigars.  Get a digital one that can be calibrated; they're maybe $15 and come with a little plastic bag with a special packet of silica beads.  Basically you put the beads in distilled water for a few seconds, throw them and the hygrometer in the bag, 24 hours later it should show 75%, if it doesn't you adjust the dial to get it to 75% and now you can trust the reading down to a percent or two.

    Married in Vegas - June 2011


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    edited December 2011
    Lovin' this thread everyone!
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    smokeybaileysmokeybailey member
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    edited December 2011
    yup...albertsons.  FI knows I am a huge Steel Magnolias fan and he says that he wishes he could have that cake.  The agent we used to find the piano man made all the arrangements for me and is even going to deliver it on the night of the RD.  SO excited.
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    edited December 2011
    I'm so boring and got DH a watch. I wanted him to have a little bling (it has 4 diamonds) as his band is simple and has no diamonds. I went to the jeweler we bought all our rings from and he helped me find something perfect that fit in my less than $500 budget.
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    edited December 2011
    my FI is getting his gift for our 1 year anniversary since he wants a 3k watch and i'm plunking down all of the cash for the wedding and honeymoon.

    i think cufflinks are a good idea.  as is a watch.  and i like the nice cigar stuff ideas too. 
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    edited December 2011
    I also did the boudoir photos for him and he loves them.... He can't stop starring at them. I would have them done again in a heartbeat ;-)
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