To be honest, the standard script of gifting where the bride presents a wedding gift to the groom without a ‘big reveal’ has gone out of style. What makes receiving a gift interesting is the anticipation buildup that precedes the gift itself. Did she get me a tie, or even better, a watch? The countless questions that go through the mind of the recipient just before they unwrap the gift make sure that they will never forget what you got them.
Meeting your future husband’s anticipation with a fantastic gift becomes the icing on the cake. Although this description might have your head spinning while trying to figure out the best way to present your gift, coming up with something unique and creative is actually quite simple.
Here are five creative ideas to try out when presenting your future husband with a gift:
Have a Scavenger Hunt
Given that you have been learning a lot about your spouse and have also experienced a lot during your time together, you can use this to your advantage and create a scavenger hunt. Hide the gift somewhere inside the house and offer them a clue which will lead to more clues and to the gift in the long run. You can include some jokes into your clues that only you and he would relate to.
However, avoid using excessively complex clues as they could be tough to uncover and make this game boring. A watch just happens to be among the best wedding gifts for groom to use in this situation as it is small and easily concealable. Furthermore, it is a typically timeless gift and a great way to reward the groom for the effort they put into solving the puzzles.
Have an Unexpected Person Deliver the Gift
Just before the wedding, it is clear that your future husband expects a gift from you, so they might see your surprise coming from a mile away. One thing (if not the only thing) that can beat the suspense you could create is to completely surprise him with the gift . Have someone whom he would never expect deliver the gift.
This could be a neighbor pretending to have mixed up your mail, a police officer, or even a relative he hasn’t seen in a long time. If you are looking for a cute approach, why not have a kid deliver the gift? Even better, tie the gift on the strap of your pet, as long as they are well trained. Despite being ready for anything, this will definitely take him by surprise.
Have Them Discover the Gift Themselves
What if your husband-to-be were to discover the gift by themselves? This will provide a whole new dynamic to the gifting process as he will think that you do not know that he unearthed the big surprise. Just like in any other gift presentation strategy, timing is key, according to Psychology Today.
Place the gift in an area where he visits every day to makes it more discoverable. It can be in the medicine cabinet, in his bike helmet, just in front of the TV, or in his home office. Additionally, be sure that the area won’t result in the loss of the gift or even damage by falling or playful kids and pets.
Set the Scene
Where do you love to spend time with your spouse? Take him on a date to somewhere special where you have made amazing memories and would continue to make many more. This will help to set the mood as all the nostalgic moments that you shared will come flowing back.
To further make the moment even more dazzling, start by explaining why you love the place and when you first visited it. Once he is in a nostalgic mood, you can then present the gift and watch as he smiles. Some of the best places include the first date spot, a park you often visit or even where you first declared you love him.
Use Misleading Packages
More often than not, people can tell what is in a gift packaging by just looking at it, or at least they can make a wild guess which is often not far from the reality. Why not use this to your advantage as you wrap the gift? Look for packaging that by no means resembles what you would love to offer him and use it to wrap the gift instead.
While the initial thought that you have bought him something uninviting like a toaster might spawn some disappointment, this will change once the reality that you bought him an amazing gift settles in. To add some humor to your gifting process, you can use multiple boxes of different sizes to house the box that contains the gift. This will increase the suspense that your future husband will have as he unwraps one box only to have to do so to another four boxes.
When offering gifts, the thought counts as much as the gift itself. The fact that you took some time to tailor a big reveal for your future husband will make him feel appreciated and special. Be creative in your gifting presentation to make your gift even more memorable.