The 20 Best Gifts for Grooms to Celebrate Your Big Day

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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 is always a sweet display of love and appreciation. Or, you can go with something useful that he's been coveting—think 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.

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Love to Art Co. Three-Heart Map

maps
Courtesy of Etsy

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.

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Mark & Graham Everyday Leather Travel Pouch

Everyday Leather Travel Pouch

 Courtesy of Mark & Graham 

Every guy needs a classic Dopp kit. Pick one for your groom that’s special. With its leather exterior and laser-engraved monogram, this one is all about quality and personalization.

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Tissot V8 Swissmatic Bracelet Watch

V8 Swissmatic Bracelet Watch

 Courtesy of Amazon

Your guy will never have an excuse for being late with this stunner on his wrist. Made of stainless steel and a sapphire crystal face, this watch manages to be both classic and handsome. But it gets even better—it’s also water-resistant.

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Made Leather Co. Navigator Duffle

Made Leather Company leather duffle

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Sleek and sexy, this gorgeous duffle bag is everything your guy needs for a weekend away with you. Made of goat leather and crafted by artisans in Morocco, it has room for everything from t-shirts and sweaters to his on-the-go shaving kit.

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Georgie Designs Personalized Cufflinks

Georgie Designs Personalized Cufflinks

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We’ve seen monogrammed cufflinks before, but this set takes personalization to a new level. Not only can you have them designed with a personal 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.

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Mark & Graham Linen Handkerchief

Linen Handkerchief

 Courtesy of Mark & Graham

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.

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Victorinox Swiss Army Multi-Tool

Victorinox Swiss Army Multi-Tool

 Courtesy of Amazon

Marrying an outdoorsman? He’ll appreciate this collector’s item Swiss Army knife. With 80 functions, it can act as a screwdriver, thermometer, and LED light. Is there anything it can’t do?

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Revel Avila Añejo

anejo revel

 Courtesy of Revel 

If your guy is a tequila or mezcal aficionado, he'll love this unique spirit that's crafted from 100% pure agave in the Morales region of Mexico. A 24-month oak aging process gives this golden elixir heady notes of cardamom, caramel, and vanilla.

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Finch and Cotter Custom Star Map

Finch and Cotter Custom Star Map

 Courtesy of Etsy

If you love your groom to the moon and back, this customizable constellation map is a dreamy gift. Pick the date and location (we suggest the day you met or got engaged!) and this poster will feature a view of the night sky from that day and place.

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Teals Prairie Etched Scotch Whiskey Decanter Bottle

Teals Prairie Etched Scotch Whiskey Decanter Bottle

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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.

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Add Style Co. Personalized Journal Leather Cover

This is Leather Personalized Journal Leather Cover

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Whether your groom is a lawyer, architect, or writer, a leather cover is bound to come in handy at work for all the notes they’re keeping. Make it extra special with an engraved monogram. He’ll think of you every time he opens it.

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Mark & Graham GrowlerWerks uKeg

GrowlerWerks uKeg

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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!

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Create Your Own Reel Viewer

Create Your Own Reel Viewer

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Throw it back with a personalized version of this childhood favorite. Send in your favorite photos of the two of you since the beginning of your relationship, and you’ll receive a made-to-order reel and viewer ready for viewing. We dare him not to cry.

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The Story of Us Journal

The Story of Us

 Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

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.

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Sonos One Voice Controlled Smart Speaker with Alexa

Sonos One

 Courtesy of Amazon

Sleek black or white, the Sonos One is as smart as it is loud. These wireless speakers offer Google Assistant or Alexa built right in, and emit plenty of bass. Your groom and his men can get ready to this on the big day.

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Bose Frames Alto Audio Sunglasses

BOSE Frames Alto Medium/Large 51mm Audio Sunglasses

 Courtesy of Nordstrom

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?

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ScreenCraft Gifts Forever Together Photo Coasters

Forever Together Photo Coasters

 Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Who needs a wedding photo album when you have these coasters? Pick four of your favorite photos as a couple to bring a touch of sweetness. They’re the perfect complement to your guy’s glass of whiskey or beer.

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Wallfrog Graphics 10 Reasons Why I Love You

Wallfrog Graphics 10 Reasons Why I Love You

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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.

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New York Times Custom Baseball Book

New York Times Custom Baseball Books

 Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

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.

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Mark & Graham Harvey Briefcase

Harvey Briefcase

 Courtesy of Mark & Graham

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.

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