Groomsmen: They’re your brothers, best buds, cousins, friends; they’re your go-to guys, whom you’ve called upon to be your team on the most important day of your life. Just what gift for a groomsman can say how much they mean to you? And what if you are running out of time to think of something awesome?
Finding a great groomsman gift doesn’t have to be a headache. It’s as easy as your friendship with the guy in question. Just what type of guys have you selected to back you up at the altar? Answering that question will tell you what the best sort of gift you can find quickly that will be as memorable as their friendships are to you.
Let the personality determine the gift
Traditional wedding planners will often suggest gifts for groomsmen that tend to fall into certain, predictable categories: money clips, pewter beer steins, engraved pocket flasks. However, the average groom needs to step back and ask, do these gifts really reflect the interests of my friends? In most cases, gifts like these will be relegated to a drawer or shelf somewhere never to be used again.
How much better would a gift be if it reflected the groomsman’s own personality? Think of the people in your wedding party and their interests when selecting any gift. Are they the kind of guys who work in high finance and dress in custom-made suits? Then a gift like offbeat cufflinks or tie tack would certainly make a great choice for a groomsman gift. However, if they spend their days at a construction site, chances are that tie tack will sit in a dresser drawer, gathering dust.
Favorite activities provide great gift ideas
Do your friends enjoy spending summer nights watching their favorite baseball team or fall afternoons at the football stadium? Sports is a great area of inspiration when thinking about potential groomsmen gifts. There is a wide range of choices, from giving favorite NFL team jerseys to sharing a great day (with tickets as a groomsmen gift) at the baseball park post-honeymoon.
Do your friends love the outdoors? Is their idea of a great time during summer weekends spent around the barbecue grill? A good set of barbecue tools makes a perfect groomsman gift, as would an upscale sauce kit to let their culinary work shine. Similarly, friends who consider themselves expert mixologists might be unlikely to use a personalized flask, but how about a cocktail shaker set with accessories?
The idea is much like any other gift you might bestow on a friend, for their own wedding, birthday or holiday. Think of the men who will be by your side at your wedding. Just what would they consider a great gift? Once you can answer that, you’ll easily be able to locate the perfect groomsmen gift for your tried-and-true friends.