Gifts for the Groomsmen
When you’re in the midst of organising a wedding, your best man and groomsmen do a lot for you during all the stress.
To say thank you for all the things they organise, deal with, time and effort they put in before the big day it’s tradition to get a gift. The definition of gifts and presents has become quite vague, but there’s a few staples and guidelines you can follow if you’re out of inspiration.
Preparing Before Buying the Groomsmen Gifts
Before you dive straight in and buy the first tacky things you see on the world wide web, think about a few factors to make sure your purchase is worthwhile and appreciated.
Set a Budget
This is more for you than them, but a budget can help drill down what you’re willing to buy and what you can afford. If you (or you’re pending wife) is super organised, you might have already factored this into the wedding budget. The average cost for groomsmen presents range from £35-£100 per person, but you can take that with a pinch of salt.
How Are You Going to Give Them?
Although a gift giving occasion is usually associated with the bride and bridesmaids, it’s helpful to choose a time that you’ll give your groomsmen their gifts. For one, it sets a deadline for you to actually purchase the gifts before it’s too late. Plus, it’s an excuse to get together for food and drinks before the stag do!
Types of Groomsmen Presents
To help you narrow down the groomsmen gift ideas that are on the market, we’ve broken up some of the most popular categories that you’ll fall into. Have a browse below and get one job ticket off the list before the big day.
No one can complain if you give them a little something that they can actually use in their life. Practical presents is the safe bet and will probably be a memento for life.
Practical groomsmen gifts to consider:
- A multi-tool (keyring or full-sized)
- Toiletry Set
- Engraved Pen
- Hangover Kit (mainly for the stag do!)
- Magnetic Money Clip
High Quality Presents
Skip the tacky and cheap gifts that will be lost for something sturdy and usable. Quality ideas are great if you’ve set aside a larger budget to treat your pals.
Quality presents for the groomsmen:
- Tie to match their personality
- Engraved hip flask
- Whiskey & cigar box set
- Small speaker
- Wooden Tie Clip
Personalised Groomsmen Gifts
Everyone likes a gift that suits them down to a T. A personalised present is a great way to let your friends know you recognise their efforts and have taken time to buy them something epic.
Personalised gift giving:
- Laser Etched Tankard / Drinking Glass
- Mini or full-sized bottle of their favourite liqueur
- Bottle opener
- Key ring
- Leather washbag
- Wooden Sunglasses
Hilarious Groomsmen Presents
If you’ve got a friendship group of jokers, there’s nothing they’ll enjoy more than a present that will make them belly chuckle.
Funny groomsmen gift ideas:
- Minibar in a Jar
- Masks of the groom
- Personalised T-shirts (great for the stag do)
- Groom Squad pop socket
For the Wedding
In keeping with the theme, a lot of people tend to by their groomsmen a present they can use for the wedding. This is a nice touch in itself, but also means they can save money and don’t need to buy it themselves.
Gifts for the wedding:
- Matching cufflinks
- Personalised Socks
- Pocket square
- Advice for the best man cards
If you need more help in other areas of the best man duties, take a look at our other resources to guide you through the important role. Alternatively, let us take some of the pressure off and organise the stag do ideas!