It has become a tradition to purchase the groomsmen a gift, thanking them for their time and effort in helping the groom with the wedding. What happens if someone forgets to purchase presents? With time running out before the big day, last minute gifts for groomsmen might be an alternative.
Gift cards are a great quick gift and can be purchased almost anywhere. I recently saw a rack of different stores cards at my grocery store. Each individual retailer would also be happy to help you pick out the perfect gift card. Think of places guys would like, like sports stores, camping stores or even restaurants. If unsure of which store to pick, purchase pre paid cards that the groomsmen can use anywhere.
Mason Jar Food Gifts
Guys may not be into cutely wrapped food, but there are still options for food gifts. Ready made chili mix in a mason jar is a perfect gift for guys. Simply insert the dry ingredients, place instructions on the outside and wrap the jar with twine for a nice touch. Dry ingredients for soup mixes also fit nicely in a mason jar theme.
Purchase jewelry that the guy can wear not only to the wedding, but afterwards as well. Cuff links may seem like a traditional guest, but many guys lack them and they will come in handy on the tuxedos on the wedding day. Also consider bracelets or watches that match the wedding theme , colors or attire.
If the wedding party is religious, Bibles might be a great last minute gift idea. Some book stores even etch names on leather bindings. Most Bibles have an inside page to write important information, like dates the Bible was given and who it is from. The groom will appreciate the personal touch that comes with his Bible. Look for different Bibles, such as Bibles for men or newer translations.
Sports Team Tickets
This is a great idea if the groomsmen are sports savvy. Find out what each guys favorite local team is, whether its a college or nearby professional team. Purchase tickets to a game and surprise them with tickets in a gift card. Ensure that the men can exchange the tickets for another date, in case they have a prior event on the day the ticket was bought for. Or better yet, combine a bachelor’s party and groomsmen gift by taking all to a see a local sport’s team.
With so much to do with a pending wedding, last minute gifts for groomsmen saves time and money. Of course this is not an all inclusive list, so check around, buy according to a persons’ interest and with little effort, you can have the perfect last minute gift. If all else fails, there is a website just for this purpose named Last Minute Groomsmen’s Gifts.