First, like any tradition, just because it exists doesn't mean you need to follow it. Talk with your fiancé first to make sure you're both on the same page about wedding gifts. Keep in mind it doesn't need to be fancy or expensive. What matters is that it's personal and meaningful, celebrating your lifelong commitment to each other and the special person that he is.
Traditional gifts for the groom are classic and lasting, but can also be highly personal when you choose something he'll use or treasure for years to come. Consider your groom's personal style, favourite hobbies and daily habits, and have a think about some of these ideas:
If you can't picture your groom wearing engraved cufflinks or using an embroidered handkerchief, you can opt for a modern and equally meaningful gift. Some great ideas include:
It's a long-standing tradition for the bride and groom to give each other a wedding gift, shortly before their wedding day. These gifts are meant to symbolise your love and commitment to each other in a cosier, more private way than the wedding vows you'll exchange and party you'll dance at, in front of family and friends.
Whatever you choose, a gift for your groom, celebrates your love on an intimate level and he is likely to love it all the more because of the context in which you'll be giving it. Whether you stick with tradition or carve out your own idea for your groom's wedding gift, what matters is that it comes from the heart and expresses your love and commitment in a way that means something to you as a couple.