(Closed) GM’s Gifts… Are you or FI handling it and what are you doing for them?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We are giving our groomsmen personalized Chuck Taylor sneakers as their gift (they will also be wearing them instead of dress shoes in the wedding). 

If the guys are big fishers, how about a dinky lure hooked to a Bass Pro Shops gift card??  Or even cuter (although I fully admit I have no idea how much a fishing rod costs) a fishing rod that “caught” a gift card??

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We are doing suits instead of tuxes and are paying for part of the suits and then we are going custom ties from etsy. Our men are all car guys. http://www.etsy.com/listing/62626211/gear-shift-necktie-6-speed-manual

What do they hunt? If it is deer do they clean the deer themselves are do they take them somewhere? Can he get a certificate to have the dear cleaned (or what ever it is called) and cut. He could plan a guys weekend for after the wedding and take them all fishing or hunting.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My husband is similar, I ordered and customized all the groomsmen gifts with a bit of input here and there from him. I went to groomsmen.com, its an entire website filled with all different types of groomsmen gifts at very affordable prices, I got 5 8oz brushed steel flasks engraved with their initials and the wedding date for only $25 each, for the non drinkers I got 2 black faced silver engraved and personalized pocketwatches for only $30. Being young men, they were suitably impressed and very proud of their gifts lol. They have SO MUCH stuff to look at, really good site.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have still been racking my brain and I remember this really cool carving set that my parents had on their wall. It was for carving turkey on thanksgiving. Anyway, the bast of the set was made out of deer antlers. Do they have antlers from deer they have shot, you could have them made into carving sets or something like that.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

hey-o! I thought I would have to handle Groomsmen gifts as well, I had been bugging Fiance to start thinking about ideas. Then while he was looking for things to add to our REI registry, he proclaimed he was going to give them multi-tools. I thought it was a fab idea, all of our guys are very outdoorsy and into camping. I think it was about $35 or so, so trying to think of something smaller to maybe go with it.

I love the PP’s ideas of a deer cleaning or GC to somewhere fishing/hunting related. I mean what guy doesnt like to pick out gadgets at those kinds of stores?! Good luck!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am taking charge of this one with is input and approval of course. I think each groomsman is getting 2 monogramed pilsner glasses, a cool 6 pack of beer, and a personalized hand-crafted, steel bottle opener. For my brother who is only 15 we will substitute the beer for root beer πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I made suggestions and vetoed some gifts because he forgot about costs. We ended up buying each guy a nice beer mug from the dollar tree (seriously, those things are sturdy!) and taking them to Things Remembered to get them engraved with their names. He then got each guy a small bottle or 6 pack of their favorite alcohol. They loved it!

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

He wasn’t really sure what he was going to do, and I wanted to get him nice cufflinks for his suit. While I was looking for cufflinks for him, I found the perfect ones for the guys as well. So, we ended up getting gear shifts for the Groomsmen (they are all car nuts), wrenches for his dad, guitars for my dad, and pool tables for my brother (he was officiant). And I got hubs a pair of the gear shifts as well as steering wheels. I just let the guys think that hubs picked them out πŸ˜‰

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@Mrs Hedgehog: Man, I would have loved that as a gift! Beer mugs at Dollar Tree??? I may have to go get some when we get our deep freezer!!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We bought (yesterday!) a 4 piece Berhgoff carving set.

Post # 15
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We did monogramed cigar cases and cutters, cigars for the wedding day, and initial branders for meat off the grill: http://search.sheplers.com/search?w=brand

If they are outdoorsie maybe a nice pocket knife with monogramed case?  Or a specialized reel (I have seen some with college logos, etc)?  A special camp grill utensil set? 

Depending on their style you could even do specialized belt buckles or cowboy hats that they could also wear at the wedding.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Haha this is reminding me of what happened before my wedding. I kept asking my husband what he was getting for the Groomsmen. I didn’t want it to be dinky either… but he kept saying he wasn’t sure. I told him the amount of money we had (not a lot) and told him to think about it. It came down to the last week, so I just gave him $150 and told him to get it done. About an hour before the rehearsal dinner, he went out and bought the presents. Depending on their relationship together, the Groomsmen got golf balls, flasks, water bottles, and/or LED flashlights. It wasn’t what I was thinking… but it was good enough. I honestly would let him figure it out. In the end, he got it done (with some reminding) and he catered it to each Groomsmen.

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