They’ve been with you through the good times and bad. They’ve witnessed you find the love of your life. And chances are, they’ve got a few stories that you’re hoping won’t re-emerge come toast time. But for better or for worse, your people are your people. And when you’re wedding day comes, you’ll have a lot to thank them for. For all the memories and all the effort they put into making your day special, the pressure is on to find the best groomsmen gifts! Of course, that’s where we come in. But before you choose that perfect gift, you might have a few questions.
How much to spend on groomsmen gifts?
You should generally plan on spending somewhere between $30 and $200 on groomsmen’s gifts. We know—it’s a big gap. But that’s because there are a lot of variations that come into play when planning gifts for your wedding party.
First, when you’re choosing your groomsmen, consider that you’ll want to thank each person who stands by your side with a gift. The larger the bridal party, the larger the budget. Next, think about how much you’re asking each person to spend for the big day. This could include everything from travel to party planning to attire. Generally, the more you’re asking them to spend, the more you’d want to spend on a gift. A few more questions to ask yourself might be how much is your partner spending on gifts for their side of the party? And, how involved are you asking your groomsmen to be in the planning?
When to give groomsmen gifts?
This is totally up to you, but gifts are traditionally given at the rehearsal dinner. It’s the perfect time to say thank you and highlight the people who mean the most. Now, let’s have a look at the gifts!
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Best Man Gifts
If you choose to give your best man a little something extra, we’d certainly recommend picking up a gift that’s personal to him. Something that aligns with his interests and also expresses your thanks for all the times he was by your side—and especially right now. That said, here are a few nearly sure-fire gifts that will get your gears turning!
A best man rocking a classic pair of shades? It doesn’t get any better than these. Wayfarers by RayBans are like the sisterhood of the traveling pants in sunglasses form—they look good on everyone!
If he’s got an eye for fashion and streetwear, he’ll appreciate any item from designer Jerry Lorenzo’s Fear of God collection, but this bag is an essential must-have.
Is your best man a baseball lover? We’ve got a few ideas for the sports fans in your lineup, but for a best man gift, a framed blueprint of his favorite team’s stadium on museum-grade, archival paper is a (dare we say it?) home run gift.
This vintage-inspired exclusive boiled wool baseball cap by Todd Snyder is stamped with the Harley Davidson Motorcycle Club to commemorate a limited-edition collection.
Your best man will stand out from the crowd with this bold, patterned pocket square by Tom Ford. And after the big day, he can pop it into a blazer pocket for a little flair.
Your favorite surfer will appreciate how Stüssy captured the scents of Laguna Beach in a bottle. Notes of marine freshness, moss, and atlas cedar mix with white solar flowers to make the perfect scent for a laid-back lifestyle.
A gift he’ll use again and again. This is the Cadillac of steamers and takes all the fuss out of removing wrinkles. It also removes odors and even dirt for a fresh look that lasts.
For the guy who loves music, this Emberton Portable Speaker makes a great gift idea. He can travel with this, move it around his home and just get his groove on!
This faux leather sketchbook by breakout fashion and lifestyle brand Amié Leon Dore is the perfect blank canvas for all his thoughts, big and small.
Unique Groomsmen Gifts
Unique groomsmen gifts leave behind the more traditional ideas for something that’s equally unexpected and right on the bullseye. Scroll on a for a few ideas!
The guys of GWS love an Apotheke candle. This collaboration with the rad NYC bar is inspired by the classic Penicillin cocktail with notes of bergamot, lemon blossom, bitter orange, cognac, bourbon, smoked woods, musk, and vanilla.
This one is totally out of left field—in the best way. These unique cuff links are repurposed with materials from his favorite baseball team’s stadium seats!
Give a toast to his town with a cocktail glass etched with his city’s streets and avenues.
These custom ammo cans come packed with two cocktail glasses and whiskey rocks. He can pack anything from tools to fishing supplies in the cans!
This porcelain skateboard tray will bring a little fun and whimsy to his desk or bookshelf.
For all those BYOB picnics, this beer (or booze-free cocktail!) caddy is the perfect gift.
This stunning BBQ spatula made with hand-forged stainless steel and a natural walnut handle can definitely stand the heat. PS: We love shopping the curated marketplace of socially-conscious goods from GOODEE!
Do your guys love to pop into a brewery everywhere they go? This beer cap map is a fun gift to look back on all those great memories (and great beers, too).
Who doesn’t love a great smell? Well, these solid fragrances (yep, perfect for traveling also!) make such a unique gift for your groomsmen. The packaging is super rad (comes in a metal tin) and the scents are all so good. We love the Palmetto and Ramble scents.
Etsy Groomsmen Gifts
Etsy is THE PLACE to go for groomsmen gifts, especially personalized ones. We’ll dig into more custom ideas down below, but first! Let’s have a look at our favorite Etsy groomsmen gifts.
A classic bag to help him keep track of everything for a weekend away. It comes in a few great colors, too1
Help your guys stock the bar with this classy decanter set!
He’ll never forget the day he stood by your side as he whips out his knife to open that bag of Fritos. Or, ya know, on a camping trip.
These personalized watches will have your guys looking sleek (and arriving on time) for the big moment!
You can’t go wrong with a slim leather wallet to carry all his essentials. This one can be personalized with each groomsmen’s initials for a special touch.
Savor all those memories and more with a vintage-inspired 35mm camera. Don’t forget the film!
Cool Groomsmen Gifts
Cool groomsmen gifts? We’ve got you covered. Here are a few ideas that will have him stepping out in style.
What’s better, genuinely, than a new pair of sneakers? You might want to do some searching to find the right ones for your crew, but these LeBrons are RAD.
Take it a step further for your sneakerheads with a shoebox bag that looks just like the classic Nike box. This bag will keep his shoes in prime shape until the next wear.
Because why drink a plain cocktail when you could drink a smoking cocktail? For the guy who loves to shake up a good drink, this gift is utterly cool.
These bracelets are made from whiskey and wine barrels! Such a cool idea and a totally unique gift.
Finally, for the guy who likes to shake up a drink but needs a little help—there’s the whiskey old fashioned DIY kit! Everything he needs to mix up a (totally drinkable) classic cocktail.
Personalized Groomsmen Gifts
Go the extra mile with personalized groomsmen gifts. These custom ideas run the gambit from rad to funny—something truly personal for everyone.
He’ll be steppin’ in his Air Force 1’s with totally customized Nikes. You can choose colors, materials, and add embroidered personalization on the heel. Such a rad gift—especially to rock on the dancefloor!
It doesn’t get any better than a YETI tumbler. You can personalize each one with a name or logo!
Oh yes, we’ve got more ideas for baseball lovers! How fun are these personalized baseball bat mugs?
A classic growler with his name (or a nickname) is a gift that’s both chill and useful.
Speaking of chill, this classy wine chiller is made from black marble and etched with his initials.
Just imagine their faces when they see…their faces! Loving this gift for the crew who love a good laugh!
Golf Groomsmen Gifts
Golfers gonna golf. And we’ve got the perfect groomsmen gifts for the guys who are forever pursuing that hole-in-one!
Cocktail lover plus golf lover equals this totally cool glass set!
He’ll show up to the tee looking like a pro with this set of personalized golf balls.
Finally, for a little laugh, this glass indented with a Titleist golf ball will either remind him of his best swing—or his worst1
Practical Groomsmen Gifts
Let’s get practical, shall we? We’ve got the best groomsmen gifts that won’t gather dust on the shelf!
What guy doesn’t secretly love dancing in the shower? This waterproof Bluetooth speaker will support all those soapy dance moves.
A gentleman doesn’t travel without a monogrammed leader travel pouch, after all.
And finally, we love Harry’s and your guys will totally appreciate this well-designed shaving set to keep him looking smooth and fresh for the wedding day and after.