(Closed) Inexpensive Gifts for Groomsmen

posted 4 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
881 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Jacquelinesc84:  hmmmm giftcards may be the way to go like to the book store or outdoor shop depending whose into what. If you wanted something all in the same I would considered maybe ties for wor k if they have jobs that need them (because you can find ties that match their personalities) or maybe instead of a straight up pocket knife doing a pockettool with a bunch of various things in it would be better so its more universal? 

Post # 4
2079 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

Hm, you could steal from ancient Chinese traditions and give money instead! (Instead of red packets, you could use cards as a Thank You for being part of our day!) Practical and personal. (I’m giving red packets to the bridal party because it would help out with their costs of attending the wedding.)

Then, there’s always cigars.

Generally, I don’t think groomsmen expect gifts. They’d be surprised to get anything at all! 

Post # 6
1123 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Jacquelinesc84:  I know some people are against giving gift cards, but in my opinion, I think they’re much better than a “one-size-fits-all” attempt at a gift or just money in these situations.

Your work’s pretty much cut out for you if you take this route – get the musician a gift card from a music shop (i.e. music equipment/accessories, not a CD shop!), get the outdoorsy one a gift card to a camping store or sporting store and get the bookish one a gift shop from… you guessed it… a bookshop. Or a game shop, if he’s a game nerd as well as a book nerd, like me 😛

That way, the gift is still considerate enough in that you know about and have given some thought towards your groomsmen’s personal interests/hobbies, but not so restrictive in that you’ve chosen something for them that they may not need/want.

Post # 7
2079 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

@Jacquelinesc84:  Ties and snack basket would be enough!

I think, generally, your FI would know them well. If he thinks those are good enough gestures, I would roll with it. 🙂 There’s always Christmas and birthdays for more personalized gifts.

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