Post # 16
My husband just picked presents that he thought they would like and didn’t make them anything to do with the wedding. I think one got a blender, one got a mandolin (we had two foodies!), one got bar glasses, and one got whiskey. So I’d just shop like you would for their birthday.
Post # 17
Engraved swiss army knifes are a great gift for the groomsmen!
Post # 18
Pepper15: One of our groomsmen doesn’t drink and neither does my husband. For their gifts I gave them all airplane cufflinks the morning of our wedding, (including my H, it was a surprise), and the gift from us was a combat survival knife. The theme was ‘thanks for suriving our wedding’- HA! Adorbale.
Anywho, it might not work for everyone but our guys loved it. They’re all outdoorsy people and the gift was fitting.
Post # 19
I’ve seen cigars, tie clips, cuff links, ties, a pair of shoes (that they wore for the wedding), gift cards…really anything you guys want to give!
Post # 20
We’re doing engraved knives for my FI’s groomsmen. They’re all outdoorsy guys so I know they’ll be used. They come with a nice black jacket. We’re also buying their ties as part of their gift since we wanted something a little different.
Post # 21
My hubby gave his groomsmen monogrammed weekend bags and then filled them with a nice bottle of liquor and a board game that varied depending on each of their tastes. His friends are all boozy super nerds that like to travel a lot so it was perfect!
Post # 22
What about cool bow ties?
Or if they’re into something geeky like Star Wars or video games, you can get them something related to that. Think Geek and Modcloth have a lot of cool paraphernalia (not just clothes but mugs, etc) about nerdy things. If they’re into photography, there’s a mug shaped like a camera or if they’re into science, there’s a shower curtain with the periodic table on it. Random but cool.
Post # 23
- Wedding: May 2014 - Scottish Rite Cathedral (New Castle, PA)
My husband gave his groomsman swiss army knives with engraved wood handles, he got them off of etsy.
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Post # 25
- Wedding: April 2015 - Miami, Fl
angiej2118: Where did you get those from?? So funny!
Post # 26
I love all of these non-drinking gift ideas. How about gift cards to their favorite restaurants? It’s not something that they can have as a keepsake; however, it is something they will enjoy. I also like the idea of travel bags — small toiletry bags with a monogram.
Post # 27
Pepper15: hey we did what weatherbug did. Got them from Pottery barn…with initials and shipping to Canada go them for 100$ but worth it. Great quality. It’s cheaper in states
Post # 28
angiej2118: +1 with the bobbleheads! We actually just ordered these for our groomsmen tonight! So excited to get them!
OP, we got ours from bobblemaker.com. they are kinda pricey ($90+) buuut they do have a 20% off sale going on right now so it wasnt as bad.
Post # 29
Do the ties count? My fiance was a best man recently and all the groomsmen got matching ties to wear for the wedding and keep. They were fancy. I thought it was practical and also a nice “gift”. And maybe socks too 🙂
Post # 30
We are getting our GMs Converse that my Fiance is personalizing on their site before he orders. It’s not really a flashy thing but these guys (including my FI) are very laid back and when I began choosing tuxedos my poor guy went with the flow. I could tell he wasn’t 100% happy so I asked if they wanted to wear converse as their shoes and you’d think I offered him a million dollars. So not only are they wearing them that day but hopefully they’ll have them for awhile and remember our wedding every so often.