Post # 1
I am racking my brain and so far we have a few ideas. One being an engraved lawn chair (all the guys LOVE tailgating and BBQing) or baseballs that are engraved. FI loves baseball.
I am looking online now. Girls are way easier to shop for than guys.
FI doesn’t want to do cups, mugs or shot glasses because his brother did that in his September 10 wedding (they have some of the same groomsman) and doesn’t want the guys to get something they already have.
Post # 3
We gave them a set of grill tools with their names on it and the next week had a box of Omaha steaks sent to their homes.
Post # 4
@mwitter80: WOW that is a great idea. Where did you find the boxes at?
Post # 5
@Mrs.MedinaJr: We got the grill tools at things remembered and had their nicknames engraved on them. We got them on sale because we bought them out of season (dec) There were tons of grill tool sets for groomsmen all over though. Then I actually called omaha steaks and ordered one of the larger packages and they divided up amongst the boys for no additional cost to me.
Post # 6
We got the entire bridal party iPod Shuffles in our wedding colors. Since we ordered them online, they came with free engraving, so we got them engraved with our names and wedding date.
Post # 7
We chose to get our guys that suited each of their personalities. We felt it was more personal that way.
Here is our list.
For the Guys
- Best man – fishing tackle box and fishing knife
- Officiant (also my son) iPhone dock with bells and whistles
- Bride’s escort (also my son) – art supplies
- Ring bearer/Jr. Groomsman – flip camcorder, SD card and batteries for flip camcorder, activity books, and a neon glow in the dark squishy ball
Each of the guys will also receive their handmade pocket squares and socks. And the over 21 guys are also getting liquor filled chocolates and a gift pack of Smirnoff flavored vodka.
Post # 8
We were kind of boring, but like you said, guys are hard to shop for! We did gift certificates. One got a game of golf and the other a gift certificate to his favorite steak restaurant.
Post # 9
Post # 10
We got the guys Kenneth Cole watches. Each one is different to suit their personalities.
Post # 11
I had a lot of trouble helping my FI get presents for his groomsmen as well! We decided on these Tumi Hanging Travel Kits since all of the guys are planning on traveling quite a bit in the next year or so.
@Sunshine23 Love the personalized flashlight/knife set!!
Post # 12
We got them gift certificates to MEC (the Canadian equivalent of REI). They are both quite outdoorsy so we figured it was the gift which was most likely to please.
Post # 13
The hard part for us will be cost because we have 10 groomsman to buy for.
7 Groomsman 21 and up
1 best man and 1 co best man (our 4 yr old)- he is the eastiest one lol
1 jr groomsman under 21
Post # 15
We (I) ordered these from ETSY seller Whimsy and Ink.
We’re also getting them a bottle of their preferred liquor and purchased their attire for the wedding.
Post # 16
personalized cuff links and beer soap. his gm’s loved them!