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If you are looking for engagement gifts for your male fiance, I suggest that you look at Engagement Gifts for Men for more traditional gift ideas or at More Engagement Gifts for Men for some newer ideas. The things that follow are best as gifts from a brother, relative, or best friend. If you are giving these to your fiance, it might come across as, ahem, a tad bossy. You know your fellow best though, so use your own judgement.
Most guys do not grow up envisioning their dream wedding day. I am definitely not saying that women do either, just that our cultural set up makes it even less likely for men. Additionally, barely any of us are event planners either. Then along comes a wedding and all of a sudden we are faced with being event planners, taking on new titles like “groom” and “husband,” juggling finances and also needing to foster the relationship that led us to this point in the first place. Rest assured, there are lots and lots of people who have hiked down this path already, so there’s a well blazed trail of information we can learn from. Here are a few books, all available via Amazon, that make excellent engagement gifts for guys and are especially good gifts from a best friend.
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