Groomsmen play a significant role in your wedding day by helping with wedding details, keeping the groom organized, and overall support for the occasion. A gift is a way to thank them for their efforts and to commemorate their role in your big day. In this post, we're answering common questions and offering inspiration for groomsmen gifts.
Are Groomsmen Gifts Necessary?
Yes, groomsmen gifts are a way to say thank you to those closest to you that have put in the time, expense, and effort to make your wedding day a success. The gift is also a memento of the special event for them to look back on.
Does the Best Man Buy Gifts for the Groomsmen?
Traditionally, the responsibility of buying groomsmen gifts is that of the groom and his bride. It is a thank you gift from the couple for everyone working hard and helping to create their dream wedding.
How Much Should You Spend on Groomsmen Gifts?
An average amount is between $75 and $150, depending on your budget. Another way to evaluate your spending range is to take 10-20% of their costs on your wedding day and spending something in that realm.
Best man gifts should be a more elevated gift as they have a larger role. Be mindful of the differences as you don't want too big of a gap between the best man and groomsmen gifts.
For tighter budgets, remember as long it's from the heart, they'll appreciate the sentiment. A heartfelt note of thanks, along with the gift, will add to its worth as well.
When Should You Give Groomsmen Gifts?
Two great opportunities to give the groomsmen their gifts are at the bachelor party and the rehearsal dinner. Opting for the day of the wedding can be chaotic as it's one more thing for you to worry about, and they'd have to keep up with it. Plus, you may be gifting them something to wear for the occasion.
What is a Good Gift for Groomsmen?
This is a special thank you present, so look for something personal, unique, or a little luxurious. It's also a keepsake for the wedding, so anything with their name and role on it would be an appropriate option as well. Below are some groomsmen gift ideas to help in your hunt for the perfect present.
1. Engraved Whiskey, $164+ at Spirited Gifts
While the whiskey is offered at a lower cost without the engraving, adding their name makes it unique. There are also other upgrades to make this gift special, such as a cedar box or adding cigars and glassware.
2. Engraved Watch, $78 at Urban Designer
This eco-friendly watch uses reclaimed wood and a leather band. A watch box makes the perfect pairing with this watch, and this one has options to add the 'groomsman' and 'best man' titles.
3. Monogram Cufflinks, $49+ at Iris Jewelery Studio
These personalized cufflinks come in sterling silver and 14K gold. This is another place a jewelry box would pair well.
4. Grill Master Crate, $100 at Man Crates
They'll be the master of the grill with this crate. Just make sure they have access to one first ;).
5. PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer, $80+ at Uncommon Goods
In a time where we're all germ conscience, a smartphone sanitizer can be appreciated by all.
6. Beer Chilling Coasters, $35+ at Uncommon Goods
These beer chilling coasters are great for a relaxing night alone or entertaining on game day.
7. Custom Baseball Bat, $79 at Annex Baseball Bats
A custom bat is a lighthearted decor item for the baseball fan.
8. Engraved Leatherman Wave+, $100+ at Lazer Designs
An engraved leatherman is a unique keepsake, as well as a useful tool to have handy.
9. Personalized Ox-Horn Razor, $65 at Groomsmen Collection
A unique take on a razor adds interest to any shave. It's compatible with Gillette razor blades making for easy blade replacement, and they can keep the handle.
10. Custom Bobblehead, $69+ at Custom Bobblehads Etsy
A personalized bobblehead is a fun and memorable gift.
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11. Personalized Olive Wood Pen, $74 at Holtz Millworks
This distinctive olive wood pen is a conversation piece he's to enjoy. To elevate it, pair it with a personalized notebook.
12. Personalized Leather Wallet (Similar Style), $61 at Hinterland Foil
This monogram adds a unique feel to an everyday and practical item.
13. Personalized Boomerang, $91 at Boomerangs By Nemo
A boomerang is a creative and one-of-a-kind gift.
14. Personalized Decanter and Glasses Gift Set, $90 at Groomsmen Collection
This decanter set can be matched with their favorite bottle of whiskey.
15. Tech Folio, $99 at Mark and Graham
A tech folio is a useful gift to keep all tech items organized.
16. Charging Bracelet, $149+ at Mark and Graham
They won't have to worry about their battery being low with this modern and sleek charging bracelet.
17. Sheepskin Slippers, $79 at L.L.Bean
Their feet will be warm and cozy in these sheepskin slippers.
18. Gentlemen Spa Gift Set (Similar Style), $46+ at Voss Botanicals
They'll have a lavish spa night at home with this gift set.
19. Monogrammed Hydrocotton Robe, $129+ at Williams Sonoma
This soft and lightweight robe is a lovely luxury gift for at home.
20. Custom Cartoon Flasks, $39 at ToonedUp Gifts
A custom cartoon flask is fun-spirited and personal.
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Are you still looking for bridesmaid gift ideas? Visit our Gifts for the Bridesmaids post for tips and suggestions.
What Do You Put in a Groomsman Box?
A gift box is where you can group small specialty items. Groomsmen gift boxes are great opportunities for a theme. The themes can cater to the individual groomsman, or they can tie into the theme of your wedding.
For groomsman gift box ideas, visit our Themes for Groomsmen Gift Boxes post. There you'll find five themes with several possible combinations for any budget.
Be sure to share your favorite groomsman gift ideas below or what you did for the groomsmen in your wedding.
Until next time,
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