To show appreciation to the men who helped to make their wedding day special, couples often give a gift to the groomsmen. The gift is traditionally intended as a token of thanks, and need not be extravagant, especially for budget weddings.
However, brides and grooms are welcome to spend more on bridal party gifts, if they deem it appropriate. For example, if the groomsmen have traveled a great distance for a destination wedding, an extra special gift may be warranted.
Budget Gifts for the Best Man and Groomsmen
Popular choices for the groomsmen include beer and spirits gifts such as wine openers and corks. For anyone with some brewing expertise, a six-pack of homemade beer or a bottle of wine will complete the gift. Find kits at any local brewing stores.
Books, posters and pens are also suitable options. Watch for sales on these items, to get a special gift at a great value. Also look for sporting accessories like golf balls or tennis balls. Remember, it is the thought that counts, so a simple gift like this will be perfect for a budget wedding.
Unique Groomsmen Gift Ideas
Try to find gifts that have a special meaning to the groom and his groomsmen. Thinking of shared interests will help the groom to come up with lots of unique and gift ideas.
Gift certificates for movies or favorite restaurants.
Tickets to a sporting event, comedy club or concert.
Look for sporting goods from a favorite team. T-shirts, jerseys and hats make great personal gifts. For gifts to use in the home, consider items like clocks or beer mugs, personalized with the team logo or images of a favorite player.
Specialty items like cigars and whiskey will suit sophisticated tastes and a more formal or elegant wedding celebration.
Personalized Gifts Ideas for the Groomsmen
Look for engraved or personalized gifts with the groomsman’s name or initials. Shot glasses, beer mugs, cooler bags and flasks are all available both at local gift shops and in online stores. Cuff links, key chains and money clips are also great gifts for engraving.
Souvenir-sized baseball bats, personalized poker kits, and personalized tape measures are other gift ideas to consider, depending on the shared interests of the groomsmen.
Thank You Cards for Groomsmen
It is a nice gesture to include a card with the gift. Writing a note of thanks, whether sentimental or funny, will mean a lot to the groomsmen.