With all of the time and effort required to prepare for your wedding, finding the best groomsmen gifts should be straightforward and stress-free. We’ve put together a lineup of unique, creative, and non-traditional ideas that are sure to make everyone in your wedding party smile with pride. From groovy koozies to handy hatchets, these cool groomsmen gifts are made to fit every type of guy.
1. Engrave Your Groomsmen’s Name on a Wood Boxed Whiskey Stones and Shot Glass Set
Wooden boxes always carry a certain mystique. Maybe because they tap into that boyhood dream of digging a hole in the yard and discovering a buried treasure chest. Maybe it’s the memory of Dad’s strongbox, home to antique pocket watches, coin collections, and the like. Whatever the case, this reasonably priced whiskey stones and shot glass set is truly memorable and perfect for everyone in the wedding party.
2. Outdoorsman Groomsmen Gift Idea: Hatchet and Ammo Can Gift Set
A man should never stray far from his tools, and this unique hatchet and ammo can gift set makes that easier than ever. You get two traditional monogrammed drinking accessories, but the icing on the groom’s cake is the real, usable hatchet, ready for cutting, chopping, or whatever the hell you want to do with it. Everything comes packed in an authentic military surplus ammo box, so it’s especially great for troops, reserves, and shooting enthusiasts.
3. Vintage Style Laser-Etched Beer Mug
Groomsmen mugs are a popular gift idea and with good reason. You can use them to get the bachelor party started, or for the big toast at the reception. These vintage-style beer mugs are on our list of favorites because of the rare level of detail around the outside. The sculpted texture is almost diamond-like, a nice nod to wedding rings and studded cuff links. Each person gets their own name on the side, too.
4. Cool Grey Hip Flask with Engraved Name
These cool hip flasks make for gift ideas they can actually use on the big day. Just tuck this little guy into the inner pocket of your tuxedo jacket, and you’re ready for a quick nip whenever and wherever you need. The silvery grey leatherette is more durable than real leather, so the flasks will look new for a very long time. The contrasting black engraving ensures the personalized text looks sharp and sophisticated.
5. Groomsmen Golf Gift Idea: Grilling Tools with Golf Bag Holder
Pardon the over-used golf reference, but when it comes to groomsman and best man gift ideas, these grilling tools are a hole in one. Small replicas of actual clubs, the polished stainless steel finish makes them as shiny as the real thing. The entire set is made from top-notch materials, including the silicone basting brush and brass-bristle cleaning tool, ready to go to work on the grill right away. The mini golf bag is a nice finishing touch and makes these tools easy to keep together, too.
6. Vintage Cool: Watch Made with Whiskey Barrel Wood
We’ve seen a lot of good uses for wood rescued from whiskey barrels, but this one is sure to stand the test of time. These nifty watches are made with reclaimed American oak bourbon barrel wood, stainless steel, mineral crystal glass, and quartz functionality. You can even enjoy the faint smell of whiskey when you wear it, a good excuse when your significant other asks, “Have you been drinking?”
7. All Hail Great German Beer! – European Glass Beer Stein with Flip-Up Pewter Lid
Few things are as striking as an old-fashioned European glass beer stein with the signature flip-up pewter lid. These mugs always conjure up an image of guys sitting around a huge wooden table at a tavern on the square, raising a toast to anything and everything–a moment of camaraderie we all use more of. With a gorgeous traditional monogram on the side, it’s one of the best groomsmen gifts ever made.
8. Classic Groomsmen Gift Idea: Personalized Whiskey Glass with Their Name
Since whiskey technically can’t be your best man, why not give your best man an awesome way to enjoy his own whiskey? Pair it with a bottle of whiskey and some cigars and you got a heck of a great whiskey gift for your groomsmen. These personalized old fashioned glasses come laser-engraved with his name, title, and the date of your wedding. The thick base and bubble detail at the bottom add a distinctive touch to this otherwise classically designed tumbler. Because they are made to order, you know that you are giving a one-of-a-kind gift to every groomsman.
9. For High-End Weddings: The Ultimate Whiskey Presentation Set (Monogrammed of Course)
One of the best Best Man gifts on our list, this monogrammed presentation set is a rare find. Bringing together traditional drinkware pieces like a decanter and rocks glasses, this collection includes an exquisitely engraved presentation tray made from birch wood and acrylic glass. Carbon steel accents round out the tray to give it a strapping contemporary feel.
10. Engrave His Name on a Nickel-Plated Bottle Opener
A heavy hitter among the handiest groomsman gifts, bottle openers are like the stocking stuffer of wedding parties. Compact and infinitely useful, this shiny nickel-plated option is a cut above the rest. The smooth, cylindrical handle flares out to a modern crescent shape, and the polished finish makes it as sophisticated as fine tableware. The custom engraving sends it out of the ballpark for sure.
11. Craft Beer Guys Rejoice! – Steel Beer Growler and Engraved Pint Set
For craft beer guys, a steel growler is something you can’t live without. These pieces make outstanding engraved gifts, with all three pieces in the set personalized using a name of your choice. You can head to the brewery, fill up on your favorite, then head back home to watch the game with friends.
12. For the Well Dressed Best Man: Hometown Map Tie Clip
Pretty often, the guys in a wedding party have something in common geographically. Either they are all from the same town or went to the same college together. These map tie clips can be ordered with a detail of any place in the world, so you can pick the city, suburb, or landmark that connects you. Or if you all come from different places, you can have them made with everyone’s hometown or the place where you are getting married.
13. For Those Who Like It on the Rocks: Personalized Rocks Glass and Ice Mold Set
You can be sure that a man knows his whiskey if he takes the time to chill it with a giant ball of ice. For starters, it looks cool. For seconders, you get a nice refreshing drink without watering down the spirits. This set is great because you get two gifts in one: the ice mold set and the custom engraved lowball glass. The design is amazing because a raised peak in the bottom of the tumbler helps the ice ball swirl, chilling the booze more quickly, which in turn helps the party get started even sooner.
14. Shoot and Smoke: Bullet-Shaped Double Cigar Case
Another gift with undying popularity is the cigar. It represents tradition and the finer things in life. If you are looking to upgrade the presentation of your rolled tobacco souvenir, take a peek at these bullet-shaped double cigar cases. Made from polished steel with copper-tone accents, it looks phenomenal and keeps the cigar safely packed inside. You can toss it in your briefcase or duffel and never worry about ending up with a broken smoke.
15. 007 Man of Mystery Groomsmen Gift
You only live twice, so you might as well live in style. This James Bond-inspired custom pint glass is one of our top groomsman gifts because, well, there’s a tuxedo right on the bloody glass! It’s ideal for enjoying premium draft beer, but don’t forget that you can also use two bar glasses to shake up a dirty martini. Okay, one more Bond reference: This glass is double-O outstanding.
16. For Groomsmen Who Love Sports: Theme Chalkboard Beer Tap Handle
For friendships that were forged during endless double-overtime and ceaseless rounds of drinks, these chalkboard tap handles are a foolproof non-traditional choice. You can have them made with quite a few different sports logos along with whatever name or text you want. The rewritable inlay at the bottom is helpful for writing in whatever is on tap or rooting for your favorite team.
17. Speaks for Itself: Man, Myth, Legend Beer Koozie
On the casual end of the gifting spectrum is this fun beer koozie. You can have them made with each person’s name, followed by the distinction of “The Man. The Myth. The Legend.” Ultra-dense foam insulation means your brewski stays cool while the party escalates from enjoyable to epic.
18. Groomsmen Gift Idea for Geeks: Comic Book Bow Tie
Some might say that these bowties are for the nerds on your list, but with comic book movies grossing well over a billion dollars in 2016 alone, graphic novel lovers have made their way into the mainstream. Meaning there’s a good chance that each groomsman will have a vote for their own favorite superhero. Also available in Dr. Who, Star Wars, Star Trek, and any number of other geeky themes.
19. German Beer All-in-One Home Brew Starter Kit
The all-in-one home brew starter kit is the gift that keeps on giving. Arriving with everything you need to make authentic German beer at home, your buddies can become brewers even if they don’t know the first thing about it. The kit yields one batch of beer, and the engraved pint glasses are a keepsake that can be used for years a lifetime.
20. The Classic: Dapper Custom-Engraved Liquor Decanter
There’s no more definitive choice for a handsome-yet-practical keepsake than a custom engraved liquor decanter. Ready to serve as the centerpiece of any home bar or office shelf, a high-quality decanter can turn an average bottle of whiskey into a prestigious vessel of spirits. The laser engraved monogram on the front adds creative detail without compromising the chic look and feel. Your best man won’t want to stop at just one toast when the drinks are poured from this superb container.