It's your wedding day, the flowers are delivered, the venue is being set up, and your hair and makeup are on their way to looking just like you planned. Is your next step to hand a groom gift to your flower girl to deliver? To help you answer this question, we've got inspiration and answers to common inquiries on gifts for the groom.
Does the Bride Get the Groom a Gift?
The bride and groom exchanging gifts is an optional tradition and is up to the couple whether or not to participate. You shouldn't expect your significant other to automatically know to get a gift, so be sure to have a conversation with them before the big day to decide if it's right for you. Otherwise, they may be feeling guilty walking towards that altar after receiving your gift ;).
How Much Should a Bride Spend on a Groom Gift?
When you decide together to exchange gifts, this is the time to set a budget. An average gift range is $50-$100, for a more cost-efficient budget, there are several options listed below under $50, and even $25.
A low-cost alternative to a gift exchange is to write sweet notes to each other. Handwritten love letters make beautiful sentiments for your special day, especially for couples that opt for traditional vows in front of friends and family at the altar.
How can I Surprise my Groom on Our Wedding Day?
Even though you've talked about getting each other gifts, there are still a few ways to surprise him with how he gets the gift and by what you decide to gift him. Send him on a mini scavenger hunt, or hide it in a place he wouldn't expect it to be. You could also gift him something that is an act of kindness, like tickets to his favorite sports team instead of yours.
Another surprise gift option is to buy an excursion for the honeymoon. Choose one he wanted, but you maybe weren't up for originally, for example, skydiving or swimming with sharks. Add a picture of the excursion inside a card with a note to be able to gift him something on your wedding day.
What do You Get a Groom?
For a special occasion like this one, you want to get something personal, unique, and representative of him. A gift card or money might not be the right choice here. The gift can be an inside joke, something he's been wanting for a while, or something that reminds him of you. Below are practical and sentimental groom gift ideas that can be personalized for your special guy.
1. Personalized Book, $65 at Heartfelt Books
This book allows you to express your true feelings and share stories that are cherished memories between the two of you.
2. Love Note Card, $7 at Amazon
This card is an inexpensive stationery choice to write the perfect love note to your groom.
3. Engraved Compass, $37+ at Heirloom Gifts Co
This engraved compass gift will always point him to his true north.
4. Cufflinks, $68 at Georgie Designs
Cufflinks are a versatile choice as they can be designed for many personalities and worn for most occasions.
5. Monogrammed Weekender Bag, $35 Rose Gold Rebel
This bag is a great addition to your honeymoon luggage, or just for a weekend getaway later down the road.
6. Engraved Watch, $129+ at Fossil
An engraved watch is a practical keepsake that he can wear with almost any outfit.
7. Scotch-Infused Toothpicks Gift Set, $36 at Uncommon Goods
Help him calm his nerves with these scotch-infused toothpicks.
8. Wedding Date Novelty Socks, $9+ at Ideal Tees
These novelty socks are a cute spin on the cold feet phrase. Add this label for a personal touch with the joke.
9. Custom Ring Tray, $29+ at IRON and GRAIN USA
He'll need a place to keep that new ring of his from getting lost.
10. Love Note Wallet Insert (Similar Style), $10 at Amazon
He'll always have your love note on him with this wallet insert.
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11. Personalized Passport Holder, $49 at Bramble and Beene
Commemorate your love for traveling together with this passport holder.
12. Personalized Love Note Tie, $34 at Letteroom
A practical and sentimental gift, this tie is perfect for the office with a touch of you hidden on it.
13. Custom Collar Stays (Similar Style), $16+ at Metal and Idea
These collar stays are a memento to mark the occasion.
14. Personalized Handkerchief, $11 at The Dainty Dot Co
He'll always have a handkerchief handy when you need it with this gift.
15. Monogrammed Leather Toiletry Bag, $24+ at CKR Leather
He'll be traveling in style with this leather pouch.
16. Leather Charger Roll-Up Bag, $49+ at Mark and Graham
If he likes to stay organized, he'll love this leather charger roll-up bag. There are a variety of leather color options, including camo and plaid prints.
17. Whiskey Decanter Set, $70 at Home Wet Bar
This personalized whiskey decanter set is something he's sure to enjoy.
18. Custom Reel Viewer, $15+ at Uncommon Goods
Whether you love the cinema or just enjoy catching up on old memories, this reel viewer makes a great personal gift. You can even use photos that create a timeline of your love story.
19. Audio Sunglasses, $218+ at Amazon
These audio sunglasses are nice for the outdoorsy and tech enthusiast guys.
20. Authentic NFL Stadium Seat Cufflinks, $200 at Uncommon Goods
If he's a big football fan, gift him these stadium cufflinks from his favorite team.
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If you're wanting even more inspiration, visit our Gifts for Him post, where you'll find a plethora of ideas for all budgets and personalities.
My favorites are the practical gift options with hidden messages. They are useful and have meaning for the two of you. Be sure to share in the comments below if you and your groom decided to exchange gifts, what you gifted each other, as well as how you gifted it. Best Wishes!
Until next time,
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