(Closed) gifts for groomsmen – to use while getting r eady

posted 7 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Wii or Xbox?  Is that too much?  Or if you already have one you can borrow then provide a new game or more controllers.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Just tell them they have to be there be x time for photos and lie saying an earlier time. As far as a gift, you could get them anything then.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I like the idea of some sort of video game system set up in the grooms room (or wherever they are getting ready) I think I am going to give my guy a little flip cam to play with that day (and get one for me too) so the boys can entertain themselves making stupid videos of themselves that day too (you would be amazed at how well this entertains grown men)

If you really want to give them a gift you could do the mug and just fill it with gum, a little lint roller, a small deodorant and a candy bar or stuff like that.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I like the idea of having “games” set up in the grooms room to give them something to do.

To be quite honest, we didn’t have to give our groomsmen something to do… they found something to do with whatever was there. Typical boys! : )

Gifts: We gave ours a really nice pocket knife (my DH picked this out) engraved, Axe body spray, Deodrant, mints, shout pens, other little “day of stuff”.

Post # 7
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Honey bee

My FI got some really nice Under Armour undershirts and boxers from his sisters wedding to wear the day of to help keep them cool in the summer heat. He LOVED them and now wants to buy more.

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

The games set up in the room are a great idea! I may have to use that myself!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

A CD with favorite songs and/or some iPod speakers?

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper

Food or snacks come to mind… maybe personalized tins with food/candy in them?  But I doubt the guys would care if it was personalized or not!

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m planning on putting together a basket with all sorts of snacks & drinks. I don’t personally have a problem with the guys having a few beers while getting ready. They are all grown men and can control their alcohol intake. I fully intend on indulging in some mimosas while I’m getting pretty! 

We have a local beverage store that lets customers mix and match all sorts of different specialty beers into 6 or 12 packs. In total there will be 5 guys including FFIL so I figured 2 12-packs should suffice. As for food, I’ll include specialty salsa and guacamole (we have a local salsa shop that is delish!), chips, home-made jerky (FI’s mom makes it every year and all the guys love it), fresh baked goodies, a $50 pre-paid credit card and a few good local delivery menus for them to choose from for lunch. 

I think they’ll appreciate the thought I put into it. I plan on putting something similar together for my girls room too but with more lady oriented items.

EDIT: I also planning on having our PS3 hooked up in the room for the guys to play. FI and his brother are total Call of Duty nerds so I’m sure they would enjoying playing that to calm some nerves. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

wouldnt the games distract them? i’d be nervous they might lose track of time

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

The GM all got toiletry bags filled with deodorant, mouthwash, etc (general get pretty on the day of stuff) which they all really appreciated. In DH’s gift, I gave him a bottle of nice scotch to share with the guys (1 bottle, 7 guys, plus any other friends or dads around, I wasn’t concerned), as well as some chips & dips for them so they wouldn’t be drinking on an empty stomach. The day didn’t really go as planned so DH opened the box alone, but he loved the thought of it and that I had included stuff for him to share with his boys. We ate the chips and salsa together the next day 🙂

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

Give them remote control cars. They will drive that thing around for hours. (OK, until you call and say GET YOUR BUTT HERE NOW)  My dad is 53 years old and loves motorized helpcopters/cars etc.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

alcohol

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