Thursday, June 11, 2020

Groomsman Gifts: What to get the guys who are always there for you

It’s a longstanding tradition to give the friends and family who stand by you at your wedding a gift of appreciation. Your groomsmen are the people who mean the most to you- your sibling, your dad, your best friend, the ride-or-die family who support you through the most meaningful moments of your life. They deserve something that says “Thanks for being there for me.”

But the larger the party, the harder it may be to pick something personal and useful to the whole group. We have some suggestions to get you started!

Much of the time, your groomsman gift is something they can wear or use at the wedding. A popular choice is to engrave something like a tumbler or shot glass with the names of the bride and groom and the wedding date. It commemorates the day, but could impact the amount of future use. If you’re personalizing, consider making it about them instead of you!

Personalized Cufflinks

Most formalwear rental shirts will come with a versatile French cuff sleeve, meaning you can wear it with the bare button or you can use a cuff link! Anyone would feel fancy with cufflinks engraved with their own initials, and they can use them again in the future! Maybe you and your groomsmen have bonded over a certain fandom- this Etsy shop sells Avengers cufflinks! 



Want everyone’s shoes to match? Not renting shoes with your groomsmen suits? Get everyone a slick pair of oxfords, and they can wear them again and again to interviews, other weddings, or for super fashionable day use. If your wedding is on the fun and quirky side, color-coordinated, matching, or rainbow Converse will stand out and make awesome memories (and awesome pictures).


Everyone looks good in them, and they add a ‘cool’ factor for any look. Not only will your groomsmen be able to use them again, they can use them every single day. And you and all your groomsmen wearing their matching aviators and suits makes for a fantastic photo-op.


On a budget? Your groomsmen will definitely get a ton of use out of a new pair of socks. And because I’d never play favorites between Marvel and DC, here’s an example of themed superhero socks.


Other personalized items

There’s tons of stuff out there that you can engrave or monogram pretty affordably. Shot glasses, tumblers, Zippo lighters, bottle openers, tie clips or money clips would be awesome gifts!

By Liz Preston, 6/11/20


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