When it comes to wedding planning, most couples focus on the essentials, such as their wedding sets. Brides, for one, will be more hands-on with the details, down to the gifts they’ll give their bridesmaids. However, for grooms it can be an entirely different story. Some may not even know that they have to give their groomsmen any gifts. Since most men focus on how they can make use of a gift, this should be pretty straightforward. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t exert some time and effort to show your appreciation for your trusted friends. How sure are you that your best buddy will feel appreciated with your gift? Here are some tried and tested tips:
Know Their Interests
Typically, you get your best friend to act as your trusted groomsman on your wedding day. In the event that you’re a little less close, it may be best to inquire about their interests. If your bride’s brother is one of your groomsmen, it would be best to confer with your bride to know exactly what they want so you aren’t second-guessing yourself. For instance, if they have an appreciation for liquor, give them liquor gift sets. If you have several groomsmen, it would be ideal if you can get different gifts that suit each of their personalities. You can get a practical gift for one of them, and a funny set for another.
Personalize Your Gift
If you’re planning on giving the same gift to multiple people, make sure to personalize them. Consider having each one of them engraved with their names or initials. There’s something about handing over personalized gifts that tugs at the heartstrings.
Work Within a Budget
Getting married can already put a big strain on your budget. You don’t want to get something expensive just to impress. Ideally, you should go for items that are within your budget.
Do Your Research
When you have a gift in mind, make sure that you do due diligence and research the best way to prepare it. If you are going for gift sets, see if you can buy the items individually and set it up yourself to stay within your budget.
One of the growing trends today is to give a gift that the recipient can make use of. Phone charging stations, a grooming kit, or whisky stones are just a few functional ideas that men can make use of. Consider them when buying gifts.
Groomsmen Gift Ideas
Here are some ideas to help you narrow down your choices:
Engraved Whisky Glass in a Wooden Box
Nothing beats the idea of getting your best buddy a wooden box with his initials engraved on it; except for the personalized whiskey glasses inside of it. Aside from being able to enjoy their favorite whisky in these glasses, this gift will help them feel the bond that you share as friends.
Hatchet and Glasses Set
If your groomsmen enjoy hunting as a hobby and love the idea of having a handy toolbox wherever they go, they would surely appreciate you giving them an ammo box they can use as a storage canister. However, you can make this gift even better by including personalized whisky glasses with it. What’s nice about this gift set is that on top of the personalized glasses, it also comes with a hatchet, which they can use for any upcoming camping trips. You can also have the ammo box personalized with their initials.
Monogrammed Multifunction Knives
Men dislike having to pack a lot when they need to go out for camping trips. A multifunctional knife is a great gift idea that they can easily fit into their pocket. Choose a knife that comes with safety features so that you don’t have to worry about any injuries. Make it even more special by having it engraved with their name.
Customized Hip Flask
Your groomsmen serve as your safety net whenever you feel the jitters as you approach your wedding day. It makes perfect sense to give them something that would show them how you appreciate them having your back whenever things get a little crazy during wedding preparations. A hip flask would surely do the trick. It’s something they can easily slip into their tuxedos for times when they need a little liquid courage. You can choose from a wide variety of materials, but it would be best to go for a leather cover for an added look of sophistication.
Watch Case Set
While many may think that groomsmen are not as busy as the bridesmaids, they also have a ton on their plates. The least that you can do is to make sure they are ready to party when they want to. You can give them a watch case that contains everything they will ever need to be party-ready, such as their watch, tie clip, cufflinks, and even your wedding ring.
Guys know they need to invest in a quality bag for their travels, but they rarely do so. Show your appreciation by giving them a leather bag that they can use for their business trips or a holiday. Going for bags made from fine leather will surely make for a memorable gift. Don’t be surprised if you see your groomsmen use the bag when you head out for the weekend for your bachelor party.
Custom Beer Mug
Your groomsmen are likely always there to cheer you up whenever you feel down. It would only be fitting to give them their own custom beer mug. It will make for a memorable gift, since you can reminisce about all times you’ve had together. They would surely appreciate having their own mug they can use to enjoy their craft beers.
Smoker Cigar Set
If your groomsmen are big on cigars, you can go for a premium cigar set that they can smoke after a long day helping you prepare your wedding. Make it extra special by adding a few items inside the cigar box like a stainless steel cigar cutter, engraved lighter, and a hip flask. If you can, choose a smaller case that will be optimal for travel.
Buddy Go-To Pack
Your groomsman may not admit it to you, but he would definitely appreciate a fun night out after all the rigorous wedding preparations. As a good friend, you wouldn’t want him to hit the town unprepared. Give him a buddy go-to pack that contains all the essentials, like a wallet where they can stash their cash, a trusty lighter to let them smoke their cigars, and a folding knife for a little protection.
Choosing a gift for your groomsmen can be easy if you know everyone’s personality and interests. Think about the memories you shared together, what you have been through, and start from there. If you ever encounter any issues, you can always ask your bride for input. Sometimes, a fresh set of eyes can help put things in perspective. Don’t be afraid to set aside a considerable time choosing their gifts. After all, they also willingly set aside a time for your wedding day.