The majority of the time spent planning a wedding is spent on aspects such as the dresses and suits, the flowers, the wedding cake, the reception menus, and any other important details. It is important to properly thank all of the friends and family that have stood by and helped you plan your wedding while participating in key roles. Finding a gift to thank your groomsmen may be difficult, but is the perfect way to show your appreciation.
Purchasing a groomsmen gift is not very different from purchasing bridesmaid gifts. The key is to get the recipients gifts that they will thoroughly enjoy receiving and using. If necessary, you can do a little research to find a little bit about the tastes and hobbies of the groomsmen. This will enable you to find them a great gift that you know they will love.
Many of the following gift options can be personally engraved or monogrammed with the initials of the recipient. Other important details, such as the date of your wedding, can also be personalized onto your chosen gift. Your present will not only serve as a gesture of thanks towards the groomsman, but also as a reminder of the wedding he attended and the part he played. Jewelry, as well as most wooden, leather, and metal items, can also be engraved or monogrammed for a classically elegant gift that any man will enjoy.
Traditional Gifts for a Traditional Wedding
If you have planned a traditional wedding that will showcase a gorgeous flowing white bridal gown, plenty of flowers, and a large bridal party, then traditional gifts are perfect for your groomsmen. For this type of occasion, gifts such as pen sets, business card holders, flasks, and money clips are all great choices. These casual gifts can be elegant and special if you choose to order them in the silver or glass style. These are gifts that never go out of style and are sure to be appreciated by any groomsmen.
As mentioned above, gifts such as pen sets, business card holders, flasks and money clips can all be personally engraved to add that special touch of gratitude. Opt for engraving your groomsmen?s initials or a special message that they can always associate with the importance of your wedding day. Any of these gifts, or other gifts made from glass or silver are the perfect choice for a grand affair such as a traditional wedding.
For the Golfer
It is safe to say that most men enjoy golf and golf related items. If you find out that your groomsmen like to golf, then a golf-related gift is another perfect way to say thank you for helping plan and star in your wedding. A personalized putter set with the groomsmen?s name, initials or a special message related to the wedding is a great gift that they are sure to enjoy. Affordable golfing gifts such as personalized balls, tees, practice cups or personalized towels can also make great gifts.
Cufflinks and Tie Clips
Jewelry that can be worn during the wedding is an extremely popular choice for a gift for bridesmaids. However, this often beautiful gesture can also be extended towards your groomsmen. A handsome pair of cufflinks can make a great gift and can be personalized as well. If given to all of your groomsmen, they can be all worn together on the big day to match your chosen tuxedos or suits.
If your wedding is more casual and is not requiring your groomsmen to wear cufflinks, you can opt for getting them a tie clip instead. No matter what you decide to give, these are gifts which are easily made extra-special with monogrammed initials for each recipient.
Classic Barware and Fun Gifts
Barware is a perennial favorite for groomsmen gifts. A classic beer mug set, shot glasses, or personalized coasters, can make great casual and fun gifts that your groomsmen will enjoy receiving, and enjoy using even more! If you are having an elegant and classy wedding you can choose to give them a traditional glass decanter, a set of personalized wine glasses, or an engraved ice bucket. The wide range of barware gifts is sure to cover all of your groomsmen?s preferences.
As a Last Thought
No matter what type of gifts you decide on for your groomsmen try not to forget that the gifts you choose should reflect their tastes and preferences as much as you can. The gifts you give to members of your wedding party are a thank-you for their help before the wedding, and their attendance in your bridal party on the big day. Give your gifts from the heart, rather than out of a sense of tradition only, and choose carefully to make sure the gifts you give will please the recipient.