There is a lot of planning that goes into a wedding. Even if the intent is to host a smaller, more private affair, there is likely to be a lot more effort required than a man might realize or suspect upfront. Though it still seems typical that the bride to be carries the brunt of the planning efforts, since she likely has had lots of ideas years in advance on how the special day should be, the groom will want to take particular effort in acknowledging and including his groomsmen. The groomsmen you pick are likely some of your very best friends, friends who have been there throughout the years and have seen the best and the worst of you and seen you through good times and bad. They will stand by your side as you make your vows and embark on a new journey in life, hopefully with nothing but words of encouragement and congratulations. Most men don’t count attending a wedding at the top of their list of fun things to do, even if you’ve been friends since kindergarten. Weddings just typically aren’t places where guys like to hang out. So make sure your groomsmen know they’re appreciated with more than just words by providing them each with a thoughtful groomsmen gift.
There are many things to consider when picking the proper groomsmen gift. You will most likely want to steer clear of any gift that is too knick-knacky and serves as nothing more than an addition to a knick knack collection on their already overly cluttered desk at work. Besides, being a groomsman should hopefully qualify your pal for a little bit more of a mere tinker toy as a token of your appreciation.
Some interesting groomsmen gift ideas might include classics such as traditional cufflinks with each pair being specially ordered or monogrammed for the groomsman in question. There are so many websites that offer unique and custom made cufflinks that can both go with your wedding theme as be worn in the future as a token of your friendship and memories together. One thing to keep in mind is that many men don’t frequently wear shirts these days that require cufflinks, but perhaps this gift would inspire more formal wear in the future.
Other popular groomsmen gift ideas include an engraved flask, but it’s probably a good idea not to give those presents out before the ceremony, just in case. You’d hate to have an angry bride blame you for any inappropriate tipsy behavior during your special day.
Money clips and watches are also popular options. Watches can be tricky because you might not want to choose a watch that is not in the groomsmen’s particular taste; otherwise you risk him just stashing it away in a drawer. However, if you know your friends as well as you should, you may know very well what he’d like.
Take some time when choosing the groomsmen gift that won’t soon be forgotten! A groomsmen gift that has some thought and maybe brings up good memories or inside jokes will be one to be treasured for years to come.