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You're on the hunt for the perfect gift for your fiancé — something sentimental but not too extravagant that he won't wear it every day. Our experts have crafted a short list of five meaningful gifts — other than the go-to watch — for your groom.
We love a nice pair of cufflinks because there's an option to suit every style. Whether a simple silver square with your first initial engraved in one and his in another or a pair of significant shapes (a bull and a bear for the trader; a ball and bat for the baseball lover), cufflinks can actually be very personal and an elegant reminder of your wedding.
2. An Experience
If there's something we all wish we had more of, it's time with our significant other. And as life becomes busier as your family grows, you'll always remember that time around your wedding when you went skydiving or took a gourmet cooking class. Do a little research on what tops his bucket list and knock off an item that he never dreamt you'd do together.
3. A Symbol of Your Ceremony
There are lots of ways to interpret this: If you're Catholic, choose a saint's medal your husband can wear every day and represents the church where the ceremony was held, a hamsa or mezuzah are perfect for a Jewish couple starting a new life in a new home, or perhaps it's an item that nods to the wedding like a special decanter for the couple married in wine country or a painting of your ceremony site done by a local artist. You get the idea, so put those creativity skills to good use.
4. Engraved Keychain
It's something he'll use every day and is just the right size for a simple message like your wedding date.
5. A Heartfelt Letter
Don't underestimate your guy's soft center just because of his tough exterior. Every man loves to be told how he's your Mister Wonderful and the biggest gift you're giving each other is the promise of your future, so put that in writing. While it may seem cheesy, go ahead and acquaint yourself now with expressing those lovey-dovey feelings. It's something your spouse would like to hear more often than you'd think, we guarantee.