Some grooms (we won’t name any names!) might not be a huge fan of giving gifts to their groomsmen. You might think it’s lame or could possibly tarnish your reputation as a “guy’s guy.” Listen, we don’t blame you. That’s why we put together the ultimate gift guide for grooms of every type. This list won’t break the bank, and definitely abides by the “Bro Code.”
When it comes to picking gifts for your groomsmen, you want to choose things that will be both meaningful and useful. One of the easiest ways to do this is by giving them a gift that will come in handy during your wedding weekend (and beyond.) Before you start hating on the selfie stick, we think they’re a great accessory for any wedding reception because your groomsmen can take them around and capture candid shots as every one dances the night away. What’s even better, you can easily pick them up last minute at your local Target!
We love the versatility of the chambray or gingham monogrammed cotton ties from Mark and Graham. Buy one for each member of your party and you’ve already taken care of their wedding day wardrobe! Custom wooden watches would also be a great addition to your groomsmen getup. (We love that Havern Watches even offers a groomsman package!) And for those of your guys that will be traveling to your wedding, the customized leather luggage ID from Orvis and the personalized leather travel kit from Mark and Graham will ensure that all their stuff makes it to the wedding in style. (Side note: Mark and Graham and Orvis have TONS of great customizable gift options for men, so hop over there for more ideas!)
Now for the downright useful gifts. Even if your buds already have a Leatherman, these things ALWAYS come in handy. Plus, they come in all different sizes and utilities and you can get them engraved for an extra $7 so that every time they use it they’ll be reminded of standing by your side during your day. And we don’t know anyone that couldn’t use a portable phone charger, especially during a busy wedding weekend. Make sure your groomsmen are fully charged with this on-the-go charger from Best Buy.
Last but not least, we’re going to let you in on a little life hack: Give your groomsmen something that you can enjoy too! We love the idea of getting your own home brew kit (like this one from Amazon) to make a special celebratory beer just for your wedding day team. Or, give them the gift of an experience like a golf outing or a trip to the batting cages before the wedding. Whether your group is full of beginners or experts, it’s a great way to unwind and have some fun together. (Here’s a comprehensive list of all the golf courses in Washington.)
In the end, you don’t want to give your groomsmen gifts just because your spouse says you have to according to Pinterest. Take the opportunity to thank them for being a part of one of the most important days of your life, and for always standing by your side.