(Closed) Any ideas for groomsmen gifts??

posted 6 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We are doing hip flasks and filling them with top shelf booze πŸ™‚ actually it is this set with the cups and the funnel too all in a pretty box πŸ™‚ we will be engraving it with their names/nicknames and possibly also doing cuff links too if we find some decent ones both Fiance and I agree on πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Busy bee

Fiance is only have one, possibly two. But for now, just one, and it’s his brother. I think Fiance is going to get him a custom tie to wear to the wedding and probably a nice bottle of alcohol. Fiance just got him a flask for Christmas so it would be a nice idea we think.

How many are you having? Do they drink? What are their interests?

ETA: By custom tie, I mean a tie that relates to his interests or is funny. It’s going to be silkscreened onto the tie. Something he’d get a kick out of and wear again.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We have 8 guys including ushers. We bought them black bag coolers (12 pack will fit) and had them personalized. They will receive them at the rehearsal dinner with their favorite beer, liquor with mixer etc.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

we got our guys matching tuxedo tshirts, pink socks (to match the bridesmaid dresses), and door hangers from Thoughtfully Designed on Etsy :). We also got them tactical paracord bracelets via etsy since all of our guys are hunters/sportsmen. They were a hit! 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

A friend of mine who has been a groomsman 9 times was telling me about the best and worst gifts he’s gotten.  His favorites were a hollow golf club, for bringing liquor onto a golf course (which he really only liked because it was funny and came with booze), and a custom BBQ steak brander tool (it burnt his name into steaks).  He said he liked flasks, but he’d gotten them several times and never uses them.  He said the worst was some sort of overly sentimental hand-made keepsake with no practical use (from how he described it, it may have been a shadowbox or something).  He’s not a sentimental guy at all, so he just tossed it.  But every guy is different.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Groomsmen gifts are actually a lot harder than one would think. We spent months trying to figure ours out and we ended up just getting them etched glass beer mugs (just their initials, no “groomsman” or “best man” crap), a 40 oz. bottle of specialty beer that fit each of their tastes and $50 gift cards to Best Buy. I really didn’t want to go the traditional/boring route but this ended up being the most logical gift and the guys seemed to like everything. 

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MissBananaBread:  The steak brander is cool. We looked into it but half of our Groomsmen don’t grill so it would have been kind of pointless.

I know lots of people go the flask route but I think they’re a waste of money. I’ve found that unless the recipient has a drinking problem they probably won’t get much use out of a flask, especially one that’s branded with “Best Man” or “Usher”. Darling Husband received a flask as his gift for being the best man in his brother’s wedding and it’s completely useless. His wedding was almost 3 years ago and the flask is still in the same box it came in. To make it even worse, they had it inscribed with not only his name but also “Best Man” so now we can’t even sell it at a garage sale! Lol 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Ties are always a nice gift. Definitely nothing personalized. Oh, also a shaving brush/kit is sort of classy and fun. 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Darling Husband got his really nice Swiss Army knives.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

my fiance and i were talking about this the other day.

i agree that flasks are a no-no.

we were actually in an antique store and they had these very cool german beer steins. i thought one of those with a nice beer and something else could be very cool.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MissBananaBread:  oh im glad!! we weren’t sure if it was something that we were more into than the groomsmen would be. we’re thinking about it. they’re pretty easy to come by in antiques stores and are under $30, so it’s a pretty good deal.

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

This is what we got our guys:

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We got our groomsmen this 6-bottle beer carrier: https://www.etsy.com/listing/119244526/beer-carrier-perfect-gift-for-birthdays. They were all big craft beer drinkers so it was an easy way to personalize each with beers we knew they loved and they could use it again as a great bar decoration.  They loved it and it was easy! We also had the maker put a wall mount bottle opener on the end so it was really awesome!

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