Your groomsmen will stand by your side on one of the most important and celebratory days of your life – so thank them for their time and efforts preparing for your wedding with a thoughtful thank-you present.
“How much should I spend on groomsmen gifts?”
This is completely up to you. Obviously, stay within your budget, but err slightly on the generous side. Consider how much they are spending to be in your wedding; the more you’re asking them to spend, the more of your budget you should allocate for groomsmen gifts. Now, your buddies didn’t agree to be groomsmen for the gift, but there is nothing wrong with spoiling someone a bit. Thoughtful, useful groomsmen gift ideas can be found within any budget, as seen below.
“Should everyone get the same gift?”
This answer really depends on your group of groomsmen. It’s always important to consider each person, their needs, and their interests. If everyone shares a common interest or hobby, then go for it.
Let’s say you and your groomsmen all grew up playing baseball together – then getting customized Louisville Slugger bats for each groomsman would be awesome and make for some fantastic photos.
Conversely, while it is a little more work, think of how awesome each groomsman’s reaction will be when he opens up a gift that shows you totally get him. Just make sure each gift is in a similar price range.
“But, what are some cool groomsmen gift ideas?”
Well, as with bridesmaid gift ideas, the answer is that groomsmen gifts can be pretty much anything. The problem is… groomsmen gifts can pretty much be anything. With so many options out there, it can be overwhelming and stressful to pick the right groomsmen gift for you and your buddies. Luckily, as a guy who works with grooms often, I’ve done the homework for you and surveyed my grooms for actual gifts they gave their groomsmen.
IMPORTANT NOTE: When personalizing items, try to avoid using “Best Man”, “Groomsman”, or anything related to the wedding, as those items are less likely to get future use.
Below are the top 20 groomsmen gift ideas, with options for all budgets and styles.
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Personalized Caricature Flasks – $38.99 – Etsy
Flasks are probably the most popular groomsmen gift of all time. So, unless you want your flask to be thrown in a drawer to be forgotten about, you need to up your custom flask game. My brother gifted me one of these for his wedding, and they are legit.
Frederick James Engraved Pocket Watch – Set of 3 – $69.99 – Amazon
These shiny silver pocket watches are super classy and will go great with your wedding attire.
Personalized Whiskey Decanter Set – $99.00 – Amazon
Customizable with 9 different designs, this (plus their favorite whiskey) will be a perfect groomsman gift for your whiskey-drinking buddies.
Daylor Personalized Engraved Ammo Can – $69.99 – Amazon
A great gift for any shooting enthusiast, as well as active-duty and reserve members.
Custom Wood Docking Station – $45.99 – Amazon
Help your groomsman stay organized with all his necessary accessories, with this docking station that is great for home or the office.
Personalized Pocket Knife – $53.99 – Amazon
A pocket knife is always a popular groomsmen gift. Both the knife and the box are custom-engraved, making this a worthy groomsman gift.
Viosi Leather Weekend Bag – $169.00 – Amazon
Most guys don’t have a great go-to duffle bag for the gym or weekend trips, as they still carry around their Nike bag from high school. Now they do, courtesy of a groom who knows how to travel in style.
Monogrammed Poker Set – $43.59 – Amazon
With five different monogram designs to select, this poker set will be your groomsman’s go-to set for years to come.
Baseball Bat Whiskey Decanter – $99.95 – Amazon
Perfect for the baseball fan, you can also find other sport-themed whiskey decanter sets as well.
Personalized Yeti Colster – $44.95 – Etsy
These Yeti Colsters are perfect for canned beverages and will keep your drinks cold for hours. I own them and I’ve given them as a gift, as well, and they are always a hit!
Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Sunglasses – $161.00 – Amazon
Every guy who has seen a Tom Cruise movie wants these glasses. Spoil your buddy and help up his cool game.
Ray-Ban Classic Aviator Sunglasses – $161.00 – Amazon
Because every guy also saw how cool Tom Cruise looked in these in Top Gun.
Personalized Magnetic Money Clip – $24.99 – Amazon
This is a great groomsman gift for the guy who always carries around a wad of wrinkled cash in his pocket.
Manly Indulgence Bachelor Pad Jar Candle – $17.04 – Amazon
Candles designed for a man’s home. If he’s is still a bachelor, tell them it worked for you and it will work for him, too.
Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones – $299.00 – Amazon
The absolute best wireless headphones money can buy. With noise-canceling technology, I use mine on flights and anywhere else I want to tune out the world and focus on my music.
Cuisinart 3-Piece Pizza Grilling Set – $39.99 – Amazon
Every guy loves pizza, especially wood-fired pizza. They may not have the right oven, but with this set, they’ll have a close second. Great on the grill or in the oven.
Custom Bobblehead – $59.99+ – Etsy
Sometimes you just gotta keep it fun! This bobblehead will be a mainstay on his desk for years to come.
Ugg Robinson Robe – $144.95 – Amazon
He might look at you funny at first, but even he knows there will be nothing better than lounging around in this Ugg robe on a lazy weekend morning. This is a very luxurious groomsman gift that will get a lot of use for years to come.
Xbox Live Gold: 12 Month Subscription – $54.99 – Amazon
Not everything needs to be a tangible item. Experiences also work great for groomsman gifts. Help your gaming buddies out and take care of their subscription for the next year.
Experience Gifts – Varies
Sometimes the best gift you can give is future bonding time. Concert tickets, sporting events, driving supercars, golf outings, etc. all make great groomsman gifts, as well as something to look forward to with your buddies after the honeymoon.
Originally Published: December 15, 2021
Last Updated: January 12, 2022