Monday, January 25, 2016

Top Ten Groomsmen Gift Ideas

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Coming up with a groomsman gift idea is so hard. I don't really know why it's so hard, honestly, but every bride I know gets stumped. And yes, this does end up falling on the brides' shoulders often. So, in case you're trying to come up with groomsmen gift ideas, don't worry. I have you covered. I spent so much time thinking about ours so you don't have to. To make your life easier, I put together a list of our Top Ten Groomsmen Gift Ideas.

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Top Ten Groomsmen Gift Ideas


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Travel Mugs
1. Travel mugs.
I figured the best way to start this list off would be with the groomsmen gift idea we actually decided on. We got each of Pete's groomsmen an engraved travel mug with a Starbucks gift card inside.

Our wedding was a destination wedding for everyone but us. All of the groomsmen had to travel to us, plus they had to travel home. A travel mug was perfect. We had their initials engraved on them, stuck the gift card inside, and that was that.

We got them ones that are all silver, so they all matched. If you want the travel mugs above, click that link.

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Monogrammed Soft Side Cooler
2. Monogrammed Soft Side Cooler.
My backup idea was to get the groomsmen a monogrammed soft side cooler. We go to the beach all the time (beach season is basically March til September here), and we are always packing a cooler. Plus, we have a pool in our complex so we pack a cooler to go to the pool for a couple hours when it's nice out. A monogrammed cooler is something that I know we would get a lot of use out of, so I figured Pete's groomsmen would too.

And then I realized all but one of them lived in New York. And the beach is not close to our New York home, so this might not get as much use out of it as another gift. If you have groomsmen who are always tailgating at sports games or concerts, or just live close to the beach, this is a great idea. Plus, you could fill it with your groomsman's favorite drink.

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Personalized Beer Tasting Set
3. Personalized Beer Tasting Set.
Speaking of favorite drinks, does your groom have a favorite beer? So many people are really getting into the craft beer movement. Pete's a big fan of them and even brews his own beer. It's very cool. Many breweries that have their own beers will offer you a flight (basically, a tasting of a few of the beers so you can see all the brewery's offerings). My brother actually bought a few whiskeys when he came to visit and him and Pete did a whisky flight in our apartment.

So how cool would it be to jump on that movement and get the groomsmen a personalized beer tasting set? It comes with the wooden paddle (which is how many flights in breweries come) and four spots for glasses. Each glass should be filled with a different beer, so it would be so cool if you mixed and matched four different craft beers to go with this.

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Personalized Leather Watch Case
4. Personalized Leather Watch Case.
Watches are a very cool groomsmen gift idea. It's a great groom's gift idea too (so great that I actually posted about it here). Many grooms decide to give their groomsmen watches, sort of in the way that brides give their bridesmaids jewelry so they are all coordinated on their wedding day. The only little trouble that the groomsman might run into after the wedding is that he now has more watches than space for them.

So remedy that solution before it even happens. You can pick up this personalized leather watch case. This one comes with one case and ten cushions. Place the watch on one of the cushions and present it to the groomsmen this way. It's fantastic.

Purchase here.

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Hand Forged Cap Opener
5. Hand Forged Cap Opener.
Can we just stop for a moment and talk about how that photo of the Hand Forged Cap Opener from Groovy Groomsman Gifts is quite possibly my favorite photo I've ever taken in my life? After I took it and looked at the screen, I said, "That a-freaking-mazing." To myself. Or maybe to my cat that was looking at me from the window. There's no filter or edits on it. It's just the raw photo. And I'm in love.

I'm also really in love with this cap opener. It has a really nice weight to it and is branded by an artisan blacksmith, which is definitely a job you never hear about anymore outside of Westerns. So that makes this gift so unique. Plus, it is made from recycled metal and handforged when ordered. You can add up to fifteen characters on it, but I had this one just branded with MIKE for my brother. After I received it, I wished I wrote MICHAEL on it. Not that anyone calls my brother Michael, but it would just have upped the cool factor on this ... if that's even possible.

This comes in a gift box with a ribbon around it and you can pair it with some homebrew or a really rare craft beer. This bottle opener definitely deserves a better pairing than some run of the mill cheap beer.

Purchase here.

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Personalized Wall Mounted Bottle Openers
6. Personalized Wall Mounted Bottle Openers
I was on Stumble Upon recently and came across a site called Capcatchers that sells personalized wall mounted bottle openers. I was instantly intrigued. See, we had gone to a BBQ at one of Pete's groomsmen's homes a half decade ago and he had a bottle opener mounted to his cooler. Oh, it was such a brilliant idea. Open the cooler, grab a beer, and pop the top right there. No hunting around for an opener. I immediately wanted to buy it for every man I knew. And Pete and I actually looked into getting my dad that cooler, but it was so expensive. So we passed and I forgot about it.

And then I stumbled over Capcatchers and the brand's reasonable prices and the idea hasn't left my mind since. You can personalize the opener with up to three lines of text and have it mounted on wood. You can get a plastic or leather catcher -- which, okay, here's the best part: it has a snap at the bottom that you unsnap to get the caps out. I think that's brilliant. Because, actually, you can mount the outdoor one on a tree and really, can you imagine trying to pull this off a tree (or turn the tree upside down haha) every time you want to empty it. You can get a magnet on the back to stick it on a fridge, screw it to a tree or wall, or add an adhesive mounting pad that will stick to (basically) any surface.

You can add a gift box when you're ordering, which I would absolutely suggest doing, because the last thing you want to do wedding week is hunt down boxes that are 10.5x3.5. Instead, just hunt down a few craft beers with bottle caps.

Purchase here.
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Matching Tie & Cuff Links
7. Matching Tie & Cuff Links.
When you get married, you are (most likely) going to ask all the groomsmen to wear the same tux or suit. Sometimes, the rental will come with a tie and cuff links. But those can end up being plain and maybe not exactly what you want.

To get exactly what you want, you might have to buy a matching tie and cuff links. And if you do, that's an instant groomsmen gift idea. If you click on the link, you'll get a link to five different tie and cuff links sets. If those don't do it for you, you can always shop around. And, if you're really getting coordinated, look for a set with a pocket square too.

Purchase here.

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Custom Tie Bars
8. Custom Tie Bars.
I absolutely love custom tie bars. If your groomsmen work in an office, they'll get a lot of use out of these. Plus, they will look amazing in your wedding photos too. You've gotta love any sort of gift than can do double duty.

These ones are hand stamped, so they will take a little more time to process than other gifts so you can't order them last minute.

Purchase here.

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Engraved Drinking Glasses
9. Engraved Drinking Glasses.
We have a lot of glasses, but I can't say we have too many. I don't think there's such thing as too many glasses. Too many cups, maybe. But not glasses.

So I really like these engraved drinking glasses as a groomsmen gift idea. They come in a set of four, which is nice. You can add a bottle of your favorite soda or drink mix with this too, just to customize it a little.

Purchase here.

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Groomsman Stein

10. Groomsman Stein.
If glass is a little too fragile and dainty for you, check out these groomsman steins. They're really heavy duty and come with a ton of different design options. We actually planned on getting mini steins for our ring bearers but I couldn't actually find them. Sounds like a good business idea.

Purchase here.

BRIDAL BABBLE: Which of these groomsmen gift ideas is your favorite?


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3 comments:

  1. I find that buying gifts for men in general is difficult :) And I love the personalized tie bars idea because it's something they can all wear for the wedding and look very coordinated.

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    1. I think they would all use the tie bars after too. At least, I hope they would!

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