(Closed) Groomsmen gift ideas?

posted 6 years ago in Grooms/men
  • poll: What are good gifts for our groomsmen?
    clothing they will need for the wedding (dress shirt & argyle socks) : (2 votes)
    13 %
    dress shirt, socks, and personalized glass (wine or beer?) : (2 votes)
    13 %
    dress shirt, socks and something else personal (suggestions please) : (4 votes)
    25 %
    buy something else entirely for each one and asking them to pay for the shirts : (8 votes)
    50 %
  • Post # 5
    11167 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    I think it is very nice that you are considering getting them the dress shirts and socks for the wedding but in my humble opinion that isn’t much of a gift. I would try to get them something personal that they can use outside of the wedding….if it is within your budget.

    I’m not a big fan of giving everyone the same thing. As you have indicated in your post your BMs and Groomsmen are different so why try to get them something they all like?

    My Darling Husband gave his Groomsmen different things;

    -personalized leather wallet with slim pullout for his younger brother (and he loved it and uses it every Friday night when he goes out)

    -professional business card holder for his best friend (he loves it because he is in sales and was just carrying around the cards in his pocket….not too professional)

    -gift card of $200 for his best man for the SF Giants so he can attend a game of his choosing plus have money for food and beer (he used in right away)

    Obviously we spent a bit more on our Maid/Matron of Honor and Best Man. For the BMs and Groomsmen we spent the same set amount.

    Post # 6
    1075 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Hats! But a different one for each guy according to his personality. Fedora, baseball cap, driving cap…

    Post # 7
    5 posts

    I hate to say it but I sort of agree, I would be slightly dissapointed in getting a dress shirt and socks.  

    At one wedding, the groom gave the groomsmen Ray Ban Waywafer sunglasses that he found on this blog and the guys loved them.  They cost a little over $100 though so you need to have the budget.  The guys were able to take some awesome pictures the next day at the wedding with the sunglasses on.

    Another unique gift that I have seen given that the groomsmen loved was a cariacture of all the guys together.  

    Hopefull this helps.



    Post # 8
    1284 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    My husband got his groomsmen RC helicopters as gifts. They LOVVVVVED them. Seriously.

    I don’t think the gifts should be wedding related.

    Post # 9
    8449 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Our wedding party is traveling from other states, so we’re going to get them gift certificates to their favorite restaurants.  We didn’t want our gifts to take up too much space in their luggage.

    Post # 10
    986 posts
    Busy bee

    We are getting our guys pocket knifes engraved with their names (all of them carry them at work, so we know they’ll get used) and then something more unique to each of their personalities.

    Post # 11
    1460 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Are they smokers (even the occasional cigar)?  Zippo lighters are great gifts, well priced, can be engraved, and are made in the US.  🙂 

    That’s what I got my Darling Husband for a grooms gift (he smokes a good cigar every now and then) and he carries it with him always.  I call him Mr. Old Timey so I got him the classic one and also engraved our wedding date so he won’t forget it. 

    Post # 13
    17 posts
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Skip the shirt/socks.  Get each guy a wedding tie.  


    If it is a small party, get them indivdidual gifts.  I got my bestman a custom flask and a bottle of nice rum.  The groomsman got a custom pocket knife.  All the guys got ties, best man, groomsman, father of the bride, as well as brides younger brother.

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