How to Give the Perfect Groomsmen Gifts in 2017

How to Give the Perfect Groomsmen Gifts in 2017

From our friends at the Man Registry

You’ve finally crossed off a lot of the major wedding planning to dos — congrats! Now it’s time to start shopping for your groomsman gifts. If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed about where to start, don’t sweat. Here are a few tips to make the process as quick and painless as possible.

Don’t wait until the last minute. Your groomsmen deserve your heartfelt thanks for their role in your big day. Don’t make them feel like an after-thought by giving them a gift that says “I didn’t have time to find anything better.” Give yourself some piece of mind by shopping for your groomsmen gifts a few months prior to the wedding, so you have plenty of time to get unique gifts that really show you care.

Add a personal touch. Want to kick your gift game up a notch? Add your groomsman’s name, initials, nickname or other custom text to your gift. Personalizing your gift adds an extra special touch. Just keep in mind that guests may see these gifts being used during the wedding, so make sure to keep any personalization PG.

Forget the one-size-fits-all approach. We’ve all been to weddings where the wedding party received the exact same gift, regardless of whether it was appropriate for each person or they’d actually ever use it. Here’s a secret: There’s no rule that says each groomsman’s gift has to be the same. Why not give each groomsman a gift tailored to his individual personality and interests? It’s a sure-fire way to ensure he’ll not only love your gift, but will actually want to use it beyond the wedding day.

If you’re having a tough time finding what you’re looking for, here are a few unique groomsman gift ideas to consider:


Personalized Redwood Cuff Links

Know a guy who could use a little help in the style department? Gift him these rustic, stainless steel and redwood cuff links to help him stay classy on the wedding day and beyond. The masculine cuff links are engraved with an uppercase initial and come in a silver gift tin for safe-keeping.


red wood cuff links, bullet bottle opener


Personalized .50 Caliber Bullet Bottle Opener

A great gift for servicemen, hunters and other all-around tough guys, this authentic .50 caliber bullet bottle opener is sourced from U.S. military bases around the world. Each bullet has been fired once and then crafted into a bottle opener, making for a truly unique gift. Add an engraved name, date or custom text at no extra charge.


Personalized Canvas & Leather Duffle Bag

Great for road warriors, quick weekend getaways or the gym, this handsome canvas and faux leather duffle bag — available in black, green or blue — has leather handles, an adjustable shoulder strap and a roomy, menswear-inspired interior with a zippered pocket. Emboss the name tag with one, two or three initials for free.


duffel bag, sunglass and watch box


Personalized Men’s Watch and Sunglasses Box

Perfect for stylish guys, this 10”x8” carbon fiber-inspired watch and sunglasses case will help keep his accessories handy, organized and scratch-free. The leather-wrapped, hard-sided box, which includes removable velvet cushions, safely stores and protects three pairs of shades and four watches. Personalize the glass lid with his name, initials or custom text for free.


Personalized 6-Pack Tote Cooler with Bottle Opener

Ideal for tailgating, BBQs or the bachelor party, this handy tote cooler — available in green or navy —   sports an attached bottle opener, an adjustable shoulder strap, a front storage pocket and a heat-sealed interior to keep six bottles or 12 cans nice and cold. Personalize it with is initial on the front for free.


cooler, chalkboard beer mug


Chalkboard Beer Mug

An excellent gift for beer lovers, these 27-ounce glass beer mugs sport a handy chalkboard surface on one side, perfect for writing your groomsman’s name, initials, embarrassing nicknames or worse. The guys will enjoy drinking cold ones out of these mugs at the reception and sharing a little trash talk written in chalk.


Blog post created in partnership with The Man Registry.