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We know, we know—you’re probably a gift enough for your groom. But wedding tradition calls for a gift exchange between the newlyweds in the days leading up to the big event. And guys, well, they can be hard to shop for. That job is even tougher when you’re tasked with finding the perfect special gift to express your love on such a momentous occasion.
To make things a bit easier, we rounded up some great guy gifts at a range of price points that he'll be sure to love. There’s the sentimental—think maps signifying your love history—to drive the point home that he's the one for you. A personalized item like a monogrammed handkerchief or wallet is always a sweet display of love and appreciation. Or, you can go with something useful that he's been coveting like a luxe weekend bag or fancy sound system. Whether your guy is an outdoorsman, tech geek or fitness fiend, there's something for everyone.
Here, the best gifts for grooms.
Love to Art Co. Three-Heart Map
First date, engagement day, and wedding day—map out your love story as a piece of art. Each heart shows off the locations where all the significant milestones in your relationship occurred. He’ll be touched by such a thoughtful gift, and it’ll look so good above his nightstand.
Georgie Designs Personalized Cufflinks
We’ve seen monogrammed cufflinks before, but this set takes personalization to a new level. Not only can you have them designed with a sweet message, but you can have it done in your own handwriting! We can’t think of a sweeter gift for a groom to wear on his wedding day.
Mark & Graham Linen Handkerchief
Give your groom something to wipe away his tears when he sees you for the first time on the big day. This handkerchief looks as soft as it is handsome. Have it embroidered with his monogram for a special touch.
Poetry Match Striker
Keep the spark alive with this apothecary match bottle that boasts the poetic phrase, “It’s better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” It’s perfect for romantic nights that call for a candlelit ambiance. Pair with a luxe scented candle and an I.O.U for a date night post-wedding.
Teals Prairie Etched Scotch Whiskey Decanter Bottle
This vintage-inspired scotch bottle set is perfect for a shot with the groomsmen on the big day, but it will also keep your guy happy for years to come. Customize it with his name for a personal touch. It’ll appear engraved on the wooden box and etched in the glassware.
Mark & Graham GrowlerWerks uKeg
If your groom loves beer, he’ll love you even more when he opens up this gift. This stainless steel mini keg will keep beer fresh and cold for up to two weeks. A dispenser tap and copper finish give it old-school brewery vibes, while a monogram adds a personal touch. Just make sure to give it to him after the wedding and not before—he and his groomsmen might have too much fun with it!
Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells
This one is for the fitness lover. These smart dumbbells adjust from 5 to 52.5 pounds using a dial system. Not only is it convenient, but it’s also a space saver—there’s no need for multiple sets of dumbbells lying around the house! And it’s technically a gift for both of you, seeing as he won’t be the only one enjoying the results.
The Story of Us Journal
It’s hard to find a more heartfelt gift than this. Let the 10 different sections in this book guide you into documenting your journey as a couple, and don’t forget to add photos for a final touch! Fill it out first to take him on a sweet trip down memory lane. You can add to it together in years to come.
Bose Frames Alto Audio Sunglasses
Who doesn’t love when something can do two things in one? Look no further than these smart sunglasses—they’re UV-blocking and feature built-in BOSE technology and speakers that let the wearer listen to music and podcasts. It also lets you make calls. How cool is that?
Wallfrog Graphics 10 Reasons Why I Love You
This personalized gift box provides the sweetest sentiments for the big day. Here’s the hard part—narrow down 10 reasons why you love him, and each one of those sentiments will be engraved with a wooden heart in the box. It’ll be a sweet surprise for him to open up on the big day and to look back at throughout the years.
New York Times Custom Baseball Book
If your guy is an avid MLB fan, this gift will be a home run with him. This book dips into the New York Times archives to assemble a collection of articles covering the most significant sports moments of a baseball team’s history. Pick your guy’s favorite team and have the cover embossed with his name for a personal touch.
Mark & Graham Harvey Briefcase
This briefcase carries it all—notebooks, laptops, pens, smartphones; you name it, there’s a place for it. But it’s just as gorgeous as it is functional, fashioned out of pebbled leather with a removable shoulder strap. There’s no doubt it’ll make your S.O. look smart and stylish heading into work.