(Closed) What are you getting your groomsmen for gifts?

posted 10 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

What about a multi-tool like a leatherman. I have one and I love it. We got them monogrammed for our wedding party as well.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I guess engraved not mongrammed was a better word. Anyway they were a hit.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2008

We went with custom bobblehead dolls made to look like each of the guys.  They were a little spendy (just under $100 each after tax shipping), but definitely unique, and we really weren’t impressed with any of the suggestions we heard or anything else we had seen.  (The girls on the other hand, I could keep buying and buying things for them!)

I don’t remember what company we went with, but if you google search "custom bobbleheads" you’ll get a ton of options.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My fiance got a "wedding weekend survial kit" from his friend this past weekend.  It was a cooler with water, gatorade, beer, sunglasses and cigars.  He really liked it.  You could customize each on to be unique to the guy (or girl) but still have the same underlying theme.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I would just pick a budget for all the gifts and buy them each something that they’d like. I don’t love all the "wedding" type gifts out there. I mean how many shot glasses/beer mugs/julep cups/swiss army knives does one person really need? 

Post # 8
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Worker bee

We bought ties for our groomsmen, and this tie tack.

[Our wedding’s on Halloween.]

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We decided to give our groomsmen each:

1)a tie to wear the day of the wedding (from thetiebar.com)

2)a pocketsquare that matched the tie

3)fun matching argyle socks from JCrew

We will probably end up getting them each something else.  We didn’t want to go with any of the typical groomsmen gifts (i.e. flasks, money clips, etc.) because none of the guys would have really appreciated those things.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

I was talking about it with my husband last night (we’re having the big wedding with family in the fall). And he told me he would like to give them knives like the one I got him years ago.

It’s a special knife made not far from where I grew up in France: Laguiole. Three years ago I got him the foldable kind with a horn handle. It’s very useful and pretty too. My dad always have one with him whenever he is outdoors.

The Laguiole knifes are easily recognized by the fly/bee at the top of the handle, they should also have their origin engraved in the blade as it’s a regional prodtected product. 

We have to decide if we want to get them the kind with a wood or horn handle.

Here is an example

http://www.laguiole-aveyron.fr/laguiole-inox-olivier-p-149.html 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Oh I love Laguiole knives. I have a set of steak knives that we got as a wedding gift. I love bees!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Since all our groomsmen are goofballs, my fiance decided to go with humorous stuff.  He got lego cufflinks from an etsy seller and a few things from perpetualkid.com including:  paper gps http://www.perpetualkid.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=2668 , a set of whenever sticky notes http://www.perpetualkid.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=2684 , to do hand tattoos for the guy who always is writing lists on his hands http://www.perpetualkid.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=2534 , and a mr. bacon vs. monsieur tofu action figures for the vegetarian in our lives http://www.perpetualkid.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=2577  .

Also, he got a nice new putter for our best man who is also his brother.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

i was leaning toward bodum coffee cups but the knives and leathermans are a great idea! 

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We decided to get them money clips that also have a clock on them, and we plan to have them engraved. We both liked the idea of getting them something engraved but with a diverse group we figured a money clip was a safe bet.

We actually ordered them from the jewler we got our rings through and they were able to give us a great deal.

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