Post # 1
Figuring out gifts has been one of the hardest parts of wedding planning for me! We want to give nice gifts as a token of our appreciation. The girls were relatively easy bc I got them each different, nice earrings (not for the wedding) and robes in their favorite colors. The guys’ gifts have been so much harder! Every idea I come up with, FI has said no. However he hasn’t come up with any ideas either. So here is what I am thinking :
Monogrammed toiletry bags, mini alcohol bottles inside, and these credit card bottle openers. Maybe also throw a cigar inside. What do you all think?
We have considered different gifts for each guy, but we can’t think of a good gift in the same price range for each guy. And i’m worried they’ll think one of the gifts is nicer than others. Plus, now that we have the BM gifts already and they are “same but personalized ” I kinda want to do the same concept for the guys…
Post # 3
I’m not sure about the toiletry bags.. I know my guy personally just sticks all of his stuff in a duffel bag. I’ve bought him a few smaller type bags for things like cologne, hair gel, ect and they’ve never gotten used.
Everything else looks neat though. Maybe add a swiss army knife or something [if they don’t already have them, of course].
Post # 2
cestvrai: I like this 🙂 We thought of something similar with the toiletry bags. We (I think) have decided to get them all nice wallets since it’s something useable and a bunch of the guys actually had a conversation a while ago about how they all needed new ones!
Post # 5
I like your idea! We are doing “the same but personalized” route for out GM too. We are getting them each two rocks glasses with their intial, and their prefered mini bottle of alcohol. I see nothing wrong with this, and think that the whole “You have to get them each something different that they would enjoy” route is completely silly and stinks of the pressurization of the wedding industry. Most of our friends like similar things and have similar interest, otherwise they likely wouldn’t be our friends.
Post # 4
cestvrai: I think it’s cute idea. Even of they already have toiletry bag, everyone can use a new one at some time or another, as they do get grungy.
Post # 6
I like the idea. I know my DH uses his toiletry bag all the time.
If it helps, we got our guys monogrammed travel/duffle bags – so somewhat similar – and they all use them.
Post # 7
cestvrai: Mr. S is pretty positive he’s getting his 4 guys personalized NFL shirts – the kind with your team’s logo on the front and name/number on the back, not a true jersey but close. He’s getting them each their favorite team and their own names on the back. And then I think personalized beer steins as well. But that man card bottle opener is awesome – where did you find it?! He would love to add that, I’m sure.
Post # 8
cestvrai: We are going to do a monogrammed leather “catchall” for the guys. FI thought about a variety of things but wasn’t too jazzed about anything, and then I showed him this and he made up his mind that this was the ticket. He may add a little bottle of liquor or something to the gift too, but this is the main ‘personalized’ thing he’s doing. I think they’re nice, and will be useful for the guys. Apparently he agrees too, since that’s what he decided on! We’re doing a three initial monogram.
It’s from Pottery Barn if you’re interested: http://www.potterybarn.com/products/saddle-stitch-leather-catch-all
Post # 9
Soon2BeMrsS: I saw the man card thing on Etsy and thought it was awesome! You can find them by just searching “man card” on the site.
KMoon5314: that catch all is super classy! I’ll run that idea by FI.
Misswhowedding: THANK YOU for saying that!! I do feel like there’s a lot of pressure on Weddingbee to get super special gifts..but honestly, it’s not their birthday or anything. I see the gift as more of a token of thanks rather than a super individualized gift. Also I would worry about hurt feelings with individualized gifts!
Bri1o: wallets are a great idea, too. 🙂 that’s definitely something that would get used!