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Gift for the Groom

  |   By Mai Trac

Only a few more weeks to go until the big day!  I feel like we’ve accomplished a lot over the last few weeks but one major thing still left to think about—the groom’s gift!

Because Bojan and I have been together for so long, we often don’t bother getting each other major birthday or Christmas gifts. But our wedding day is totally different. While I know that Bojan will appreciate any gift I give to him, this is the time to get him something special that he’s always wanted. Unlike Christmases and birthdays which come and go every year, a wedding is a once in a lifetime event.

I am a firm believer in spending money on experiences rather than material things. Some of the best times we’ve shared are when we’ve travelled! To this end, I’ve narrowed my gift down to a few choices (don’t worry, Bojan won’t be reading this!).

The first is a weekend event with the motivational speaker Tony Robbins. I know, I know, sounds completely cheesy but a few years ago, Bojan attended a workshop and found Tony to be very inspiring. A session is being held in New York in November and although the price is a bit steep, I know that he has wanted to try something like this for awhile. Not to mention I think he will gain quite a bit from attending the workshop which will benefit all aspects of his life.

Bojan is a huge sports fan (what guy isn’t?) but he’s never been to an NFL game! Football is his favourite sport to watch but with no teams in Canada (CFL doesn’t count), he’d have to travel down to New York, Detroit or Buffalo. I know he would gladly make the trek to any of these cities so he could watch a live game and this option is much more affordable than the first.

Finally, the third option is a couples-only weekend getaway to Niagara Falls. Yes, we can do this at any time (and we have done it before!) but it never grows old. Plus, the Falls are beautiful and there are always plenty of things to do while there. This gift is more of a gift for the two of us and since this should technically be a gift for the groom, one of the other two options might be a better choice.

No matter the gift, I plan on writing him a short note telling him how excited I am to become his wife and reminding him again why I’m marrying him!

What are you planning on getting for your hubby-to-be?

This article was originally published on May 24, 2010

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