A gift for my groom

For our wedding day presents, we set some ground rules, or rather one ground rule– don’t spend too much money. With each of our secret ideas, we kept upping the price barrier. First? Had to be handmade, with little-to-no money spent. Next? Under $50. Then? Under $100. Now, we’ve both bought things in the just-under-$200 range. I have no idea what he has bought me, but I am pleased as punch with my purchase for him.

Everyone else, continue after the jump, and again, JP, if you click on this, I will be pissed. Love you. Ok, he’s gone.

When searching for a gift for JP, I thought I had stumbled upon the perfect present. Remember our “Pray for ATL” shots from the engagement session? Well, I found the original artist of the graffiti, and I thought I would be able to order one of his wood thingies of the exact “Pray for ATL” hands. Enter said artist going slightly AWOL, and my antsy bride self realized that 1- we really didn’t need a giant set of wooden hands, especially given all of the canvases of mine we need to hang and 2-I was gonna need to figure out a new present.

First thought? Watch. Fancy, awesome, super-snazzy-pants watch. Problem? My taste in watches tends to stay in the entirely-too-expensive-God-that-could-be-a-car price range. Either that, or classic brands, styles, faces. (I am still waiting for a Casio calculator watch. Hint, hint…) While piddling through the J.Crew website, I noticed that their “vintage” Timex had been released with a white face, and damn did it look sharp. Dressier than his everyday beepy-at-7-am digital watch, but not a boring blah-blah watch. Dressy-up or dressy-down.

{ J.Crew }

I will give this handsome watch, along with an extra black-and-gray band, to my handsome soon-to-be-husband on our wedding day. I will wrap it in a ridiculously large package, I think, and throw in some random memento-type goodies. I love it, and I hope he does too.

What are you gifting your groom? Did you have a price-point rule, or did you just go wild with a fun purchase?

4 Responses to A gift for my groom
  1. kathleen
    June 10, 2010 | 10:15 pm

    I like it! Very stylish. I went a little nuts, but just because I had the perfect idea. Never again will he get something so nice from me! I got him a custom-built ukulele. It’s totally awesome and he’s been playing it all the time, so I think he likes it 🙂

  2. Lizzie [TenThouBride]
    June 11, 2010 | 2:25 pm

    great gift, very stylish! he’ll love it!

  3. Stacy Marie
    June 11, 2010 | 4:21 pm

    My sister has the chick version of that, she got it for Christmas, and she adores it! He will absolutely love it!

  4. J. Crew haxx » I love you much
    July 15, 2010 | 1:33 pm

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