(Closed) groomsmen gifts too fancy?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@janie-janie: We spent $110  on the guys.  I spent a lot less on the girls, however, I paid for things like lunch and stuff when we went for dress fittings and what not, which he didn’t do. You have to look at your overall budget and decide wether or not it makes sense from that end I think .

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@janie-janie: How much do the ereaders cost?

We ended up doing engraved flasks and a leather wallet for each guy, but then again we got great deals on both! I went hunting for sales to find gifts that looked expensive, but were actually a steal. All in all we spent $25 on each flask and $25 on each wallet.

For the girls I bought them all silver/crystal earrings that were from a jewelry store that was going out of business and had an 80% off sale! I filled them each a beach bag that they could reuse with flip flops, MAC eye shadow & lipgloss, a makeup bag, sunscreen and of course their earrings. It only cost me around $75 for each girl.

You guys could totally both give gifts that look expensive, but doesn’t break the bank. Do some shopping around and you guys will be sure to find some great deals. My man originally wanted to buy Oakley sunglasses for each guy, but they were like $200 each! After some thrifty shopping I convinced him otherwise 🙂 

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@janie-janie: I loved the shaving kit idea too, but Darling Husband said “who would ever really use that? It takes up too much time. Us hairy dudes use electric stuff and the non-hairy dudes use their girls leg razors in the shower.” LOL. He probably has a good point. I suggested all kinds of things that he made reasonable arguments for not wanting. This is one thing the guy should be just able to choose I think.  My Darling Husband did really nice grill sets and sent them Omaha steaks a week after the wedding. The guys loved it.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@janie-janie: I’m going to have to agree with mwitter80‘s Darling Husband on the shaving kit.  My Darling Husband has one of those shaving kits and he rarely uses it.  And the only time he does use it is to shave his head (although he typically doesn’t use it then either).  He never uses it on his face.

So unless you have a bunch of groomsmen who often shave their heads, I wouldn’t be surprised if a shaving kit didn’t get much use.

If your Fiance can get a deal on e-readers, I think that would be a great and memorable gift for the guys (I LOVE my e-reader)!

Although if you are looking for more inspiration to sway your Fiance still, this is what we got our Groomsmen:

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