There seems to be a lot of pressure to pick out the right gift to give to groomsmen and for good reason. Bridesmaid’s gifts are easy. They usually receive some sort of embroidered bag, filled with jewelry to wear the day of along with other goodies such as makeup or nail polish. Guys simply do not usually want that. They don’t want to choose something that is too “silly” or is a waste of money. This can be made easy if you don’t over think what you are giving! Try to break it down and simplify the direction you want to go with your gift.
Something for the day of the wedding. Many grooms give shoes out as a groomsmen’s gift that they are required to wear the day of! It’s an easy gift, once you know their shoe size! Or another gift could be engraved cufflinks they wear with their rented tuxedo. Tall socks that are unique to the group, such as their college, favorite sport’s team or even just a crazy pattern are also a fun gift. All if the ideas also convert into fun wedding photos for the guys!
Something for the after party. A great groomsmen’s could be something they need for after the wedding. Whether it be their favorite beverage in an engraved flask or a customized shirt to change into, it will definitely be appreciated. Engraved cigar holders with a celebratory cigar inside are a great gift as well.
Something forever… or at least a few years. Gifts that men can use long after the wedding are always a good idea. One idea is engraving a money clip with the groomsmen’s initials. Try to think of something they would like to have that has something to do with a personal hobby, such as golf. Another popular gift for 2014 is cooking or grilling gifts for men. Personalized aprons or a set of grilling tools are unique and fun.