Post # 1
So, this post doesn’t actually have to do with BM’s…but GM’s. My fiancee and I have no idea what to get for his Groomsmen! We don’t want to do the traditional flask, or zippo since my fiancee has so many from weddings HE’S been in, it just seems so cliche. Does anyone have any ideas for GM gifts that hasn’t been overdone?
Post # 3
along with the flasks that we engraved with each GMs nicknames… we’re giving them custom-designed chuck taylor shoes! and for the best man, we’re getting him a custom redskins jersey in addition to all that other stuff.
Post # 4
My FI has recieved an engraved pen (the men in that wedding party were all professionals, who’d really use them), as well as a handmade wood & metal letter opener (which he loves because it’s a ‘gadget’, even if it is no-tech).
We haven’t completely figured out what we’ll be doing for our guys, but it will include the silkscreened tie we’ll be asking them to wear!
Some other ideas: bottle of nice scotch, beer of the month club, a golf-related gift bag…
Post # 5
Depending on the type of guys you have involved, I second the pen idea–that gift was well received by the groomsmen of a recent wedding I was in (as a BM).
Another idea along the lines of a nice bottle of scotch would be to get them a cool decanter and coordinating glasses. I think we may do that for our groomsmen, or possibly a pre-loaded iPod shuffle ($49).
Post # 6
I always think that gifts, especially the ones thanking people for being such a big part of your wedding, should be personal and suited to the recipient. I look at them no differently from birthday or Christmas gifts, and I don’t think it’s necessary to get all your attendants the exact same thing (as long as you spend about the same amount on everyone so that no one feels like they got the short end of the stick).
For our wedding, we’re giving all of the GM hand-monogrammed handkerchiefs and more personal gift to go with it, spending around $50-60 per guy. My brother is a big time grill-master, so he’s getting new grilling tools and a wonderful spice rub from a local market here in Atlanta. My FH’s best friend, on the other hand, is getting a nice fountain pen and moleskin notebook.
Think about who your guys are and what THEY would enjoy, and then go from there.
I hope that helps! 🙂
Post # 7
We actually got our guys these leather duffel bags and these leather toiletry bags. We thought they could definately be used again, and when we got them they actually looked much more expensive in person. These or these could also be really cute for you girls and just get whatever color they like.
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country
I love Lillindy’s idea! A nice carry-on bag for planes would be great. Also you could throw in some carry-on ready packaging (3 oz bottles) or perhaps a nice old fashioned shaving kit would be great too!
Post # 9
I forgot to add, we got the same thing for my ring bearer. His mom said he loves his bag for puttin his cars in to take to his aunts and grandparents houses. It’s nice to know he enjoys it know and hopefully will when he gets older.
Post # 10
I agree with Penguin on the old fashioned shaving kit! The brushes can be a little pricey, but you can often find them on sale (or at great discounts on sites like ebay, though make sure you’re getting a new and unused one).
My fiancee and his best friend took up old fashioned shaving in college, and they both love it. Much cheaper than modern shaving, too! 🙂
Post # 11
My suggestion: a cool expensive tool like a nice Leatherman or Swiss Army knife. Guys drool over that stuff at Outdoor World! A Leatherman tool can cost anywhere from $15 for the keychain tools to $500 for a Limited Edition Adrian Pallarois smithed 25th Anniversary Edition Tim Leatherman signed tool. My FIs GM will prolly get the $200 Leatherman.
Post # 12
I think it all depends on the personalities of the guys, we got them wedding party cufflinks for their suits and each a mason drinking jug with their name engraved on them. My husband and most of his friends grew up drinking out of mason jars so it was a nice touch for them. For our guys, a pen or lighter wouldn’t have made sense as gifts for them, of course these are the guys that wanted camoflauge vests with their suits (lol), which they didn’t get by the way.
Post # 13
MightySapphire: leatherman is an awesome idea.. thanks!
I’ve been contemplating on bodum double air insulated coffee mugs, mp3 players or annoy-a-trons.
Post # 14
We’re thinking about giving them all aviators. Half of them are in the Air Force, so it should be fun, plus I think it’ll make for some great pictures!
Post # 15
We’re getting them Capcatchers from http://www.capcatchers.com
They’re awesome, and can be personalized. I think its something they’ll really use.
Post # 16
how about a locket key chain — the kind where you can use it for your keys and also put a picture in it?