Like most couples, these two each have their own mad money funds where they are saving up for their dreams. Their budget is perpetually tight and saving is a very slow process. The Girl dreams of Hawaii some day and The Boy dreams of a Harley some day. This ring came out of the Harley fund and that wasn't so easy for him.
So I couldn't resist. I got him this pin with rhinestones in it and put a note on it that said, "Because you deserve a little bling, too, to tide you over until you can replenish your fund." He followed my instructions and didn't open it until after the ring had been presented, and they both got a big laugh out of it.