|Compadre, bro, or friend, no matter what you call him, your best man and this group of guys mean lot to you. There is nothing like a group of guys that you know will always have your back no matter what happens if you ever get in trouble and need them. It's important that on your wedding day you celebrate with them as well as with your bride, and give your groomsmen a gift to remember the wedding by. Gifts for groomsmen come in a variety of styles and shapes, so we're going to briefly go over the basics to help you come up with gift ideas for each of these guys and your best man.
When to give groomsmen gifts?
These gifts are traditionally given the night before the wedding at the rehearsal dinner to the entire wedding party. Tip: Be sure to include the father of the bride in your gift plan.
How to choose cool gifts for groomsmen
Getting married is a wonderful time in your life, but it can also be stressful. Before you get overwhelmed, take a step back and think about the men that will be receiving these gifts. You know them better than anyone. Consider why you are best friends with them, and follow our guidelines below to help you come up with some truly unique groomsmen gift ideas that they will love.
Look for gifts that they can use
A gift that he can use in his daily life is sure to be an instant hit. Think about his interests, and choose the gift based upon that. Some awesome gift ideas that always go over well are things like a engraved flask, or a set of engraved whiskey glasses. Pretty much any guy will like these types of gifts, and he will find many uses for it spanning from tailgating, to drinking with friends, to celebrating at the holidays.
How much should you spend on gifts?
Typically if you are in your 20s, you want to spend around $25-$40 per gift. If you are 30-40 years old, you will want to spend closer to the $50 range; and if you have professional career that you are established in, or are over the age of 40, you should be thinking about spending closer to $100 per gift. Who buys the gift is between you and your bride to be, but typically the groom buys the groomsmen gifts.
Really it's all about you and your best man's style. Some of the best groomsmen gift ideas are beer cap maps, personalized beer glasses, whiskey gifts, ammo boxes, etc. If you're looking for gifts in the $40-$60 range then consider a decanter and whiskey set or a personalized sign for their man cave. Finally if you're in the $100+ price range we would suggest moving up to one of our hand-crafted wood boxed gift basket sets. They come in many styles, and even the most discerning groomsman young or old is sure to appreciate the fine quality and workmanship.
If you still cannot decide then we recommend sticking to the basics! Cool groomsmen gifts come in many sizes, but are almost always personalized to your friends interests. What that means is buy gifts for your wedding party that they have fun with, or that they can show off to the other guys, and be sure to make it unique by engraving their name on it. That way, every time they use it they will remember you and your wedding day.