Let's face it, in the realm of wedding planning, the men are typically an afterthought. Though they aren't exactly volunteering to handcraft Pinterest-inspired wedding decor like the bridesmaids are, ultimately the groomsmen are an equally important element of the wedding.
That said, finding solid ideas for groomsmen gifts is a tumultuous endeavor filled with cheesy engravings and the pressure to break down and just pick something up at the liquor store. A few other writers at Her Track are engaged, and this particular topic opened up some remarkable internet expeditions. A few of the favorite ideas we discovered can be found below.
This article should hopefully shine some light into the treacherous shadow that is trying to find cool gifts for guys.
1. A really nice box of cigars with a personal touch.
Sometimes the best gift is simpler than you think. A friend of mine did this for her wedding. All they added was a card from her husband that contained an old goofy photo with each groomsmen. The guys loved it and were walking around showing off their different cigars within minutes of getting into the boxes. I'm a Philly girl, so I have to recommend Holt's Cigars. The trick to buying high-quality cigars for a good price is definitely in the specials and they have awesome deals.
2. Drop Catch's Magnetic Beer Opener
Two college roommates formed an entire business by inventing a wall-mounted beer opener that magnetically holds the beer caps to the wood. This is one of those unique gifts the groomsman will actually use, not just stuff in the trunk of their car and forget about. It's also been covered in all the major men's magazines, and you can get this gift for only $45.00 on their website.
3. City Map Glasses
Uncommon Goods is an incredible source for gifts that are personalized without the sorority-girl style monograms. The city map glassware is perfect for groomsmen and there are a plethora of different options and sizes too. You can pick the city that stole each of their hearts for $14.00 a piece.
4. Leatherman's Wingman
The hilarious commentary presented in the Reddit threads for Groomsmen gifts expresses a lot of interest in this particular tool. The Wingman has a 25 year warranty too, so it's definitely something they'll be able to keep for years to come. They're $39.85 for each of your handy groomsmen.
5. Harry's Shaving Kits
This is a less expensive gift that would likely go along with another, but it's such a neat company and product. Harry's designs and manufactures their own products with high-quality materials that will never damage your face like many other razors. By selling directly online, they cut the cost of quality razors in half, and 1% of every product purchased is donated to City Year's New York Chapter. The entire package is awesome too, and only costs $25.00 a piece.
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