20 Best Gifts for the Groom from the Best Man and Groomsmen

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You planned a bachelor party that all the groomsmen are still talking about, you remembered to bring both your tux and the wedding rings, and you wrote a (not too embarrassing) toast for the reception. So your job as best man or groomsman is done, right? Wrong! Although you would think your presence is gift enough, the best man should also typically get the groom a gift—or organize a group gift from all the groomsmen—to celebrate his wedding. We know, we know. Just another thing to add to your growing list of best man responsibilities. But have no fear, we've collected an array of the best groom gifts to save you all the legwork.

From crystal whiskey glasses to a cigar set, gifts from the best man or groomsmen are a great way to congratulate your almost-newlywed buddy, as well as to let the groom know how much you've appreciated his friendship over the years. Don't worry about breaking the bank—whatever your budget and no matter the groom's style, you’ll find a present below that says, “Congratulations,” and "I love you, man."

Pol Leather Studio Personalized Mens Leather Belt

Personalized Mens Leather Belt

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Available in three colors, these belts are made with smooth and durable Italian leather, and will easily become a staple in anyone's closet. But what makes them extra special is the option to personalize the belts with either the recipient's initials or even a sentimental hidden message. You can get yours embossed with your best wishes for the groom on his wedding day and in his marriage, an inside joke, or thanking him for his friendship throughout the years.

Mark & Graham Monogrammed Italian Leather Zipper Folio


 Courtesy of Mark and Graham

Ease the groom's commute by gifting him a case that'll keep his odds and ends organized, and his laptop from sliding around his bag. This soft leather laptop folio will keep everything, from loose papers to his laptop, secure thanks to the two gold-toned snap closures and high-density canvas lining.

We love the classic, elegant feel of this folio that'll look right at home on any office desk, and you can even personalize the front with a foil-debossed monogram.

Kingsley Leather Personalized Cufflinks

Kingsley Leather Personalized Cufflinks


Help complete the groom's wedding day attire (or even his everyday business attire) by gifting him a smart pair of cufflinks, customized just for him. Handcrafted in England out of high-quality leather and stainless steel, this gift also comes in at a cool budget-friendly price point.

Whiskey Peaks American Mountains Whiskey Glass Set

American Mountains - Set of 4 Whiskey Glasses


This set of hand-blown whiskey glasses brings new meaning to the groom's beverage of choice of whiskey "on the rocks." Crafted from premium lead-free glass, these unique glasses feature the raised topographic of some of America's most majestic mountain peaks, including California's Half Dome and Mt. Whitney, Alaska's Denali, and Washington's Mt. Rainer.

It's the perfect gift for someone who loves to go hiking (when they aren't wedding planning, that is) and is always dreaming of their next summit—or at least their next single malt. Each set includes four glasses, so there’s enough to go around for the groom, their spouse, and whoever they may be entertaining.

Woodford Reserve Bourbon and Dartington “Congratulations” Tumbler

Woodford Reserve Bourbon and Dartington “Congratulations” TumblerWoodford Reserve Bourbon and Dartington “Congratulations” Tumbler

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With over 200 flavor notes, including floral, spice, and woody, this Kentucky Straight Bourbon blend is complex enough for whiskey aficionados, while still being balanced enough to be enjoyed by novices to the spirit.

Present the groom with this gift ahead of the ceremony, so he can enjoy the whiskey while getting ready with the rest of the groomsmen. The bottle even comes complete with a whiskey tumbler that's perfect for the occasion: It's emblazoned with your "Congratulations" for the happy couple!

Airbnb Gift Card

Airbnb Experience Gift Card


Sure, you’ve already planned a bachelor party for the ages, but why not give the couple a hand in planning their honeymoon, too? An Airbnb gift card can easily be put towards a bungalow in Bali, a Parisian apartment in France, or even a simple mini-moon where the newlyweds can decompress post-wedding.

As for you, this is a wedding gift that'll suit any budget, as you can customize the dollar amount, whether you wish to spend $25, $50, $75, $100, or another amount. Airbnb gift cards can also be emailed directly to the recipients, so no one has to worry about misplacing them at the reception.

Williams Sonoma Monogrammed Steak Brand and Carving Board

Monogrammed Steak Brand and Carving Board

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Do you know what's cooler than those monogrammed hand towels on the wedding registry? Monogrammed steaks. There, we said it. You can customize these mini brands with the groom's initials (up to three letters), so he can sear his moniker into cuts and chops.

His steaks are practically works of art, after all, so why shouldn't he sign them? This set also includes a wooden carving board, crafted from sustainably harvested New England birch, that can also be customized for a personable, yet useful, present.

Made by Mouth Bacon in a Box

Bacon in a Box

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If the groom counts bacon amongst his favorite foods, gift him enough to last—well, at least through the end of the week. This mouthwatering gift box is packed with thick and rich small-batch bacon, most of which you just won't find in any old grocery store. Think uncured fruitwood bacon, smoked paprika bacon, and more.

All in all, this box is bound to inspire the groom's next BLT or breakfast sandwich. Oh, and you can easily have it delivered to his home, appropriately and safely packaged, post-nuptials. (No one wants a big box of meat just sitting out on the reception gift table.)

Apple AirPods With Charging Case

Apple AirPods With Charging Case

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Not-at-all breaking news: Weddings can be expensive. So it's completely understandable if the groom has yet to take the plunge and splurge on a pair of Apple AirPods. So you can take it upon yourself to help him cut the cord by gifting him wireless, Bluetooth-enabled Apple AirPods for his nuptials.

They come complete with a charging case and can deliver up to five hours of high-quality audio listening time on just a single charge. (These will definitely come in handy during that honeymoon flight!) 

Fitbit Versa 2 Health and Fitness Smartwatch

Fitbit Versa 2 Health and Fitness Smartwatch


If you really want to be the best best man, you'll present him with this smartwatch fitness tracker ahead of the actual wedding. Exercise is a great reprieve from wedding planning stress, after all, and the Fitbit Versa 2 will help him keep track of his workouts with a 24/7 heart tracker, step counter, and fitness app connectivity.

Plus, it totes all the standard smartwatch features like text, phone call, and calendar notifications, built-in Amazon Alexa voice control, Spotify, and a sleep tracker. Not to mention, the Fitbit Versa 2 also has an impressive 6+ day battery life to keep up with his busy schedule.

Mark & Graham Signature Luggage Tag


Mark and Graham

Thanks to you, the couple's first fight as newlyweds won't be over who gets to use the one iPhone charger they packed in their carry-on. This luggage tag, crafted from buttery soft leather, boasts a concealed lightning to USB charging cable, enabling the recipient to charge their phone in the airport, on the plane, or anywhere else they could use an on-the-go power boost.

Consider the honeymoon saved. And while they can of course record all their contact information inside (in case their bag ever goes missing), you can also monogram the luggage tag with the groom's foil-debossed initials for an extra personal touch.

Plant People CBD and CBG, Fast Acting

Plant People CBD and CBG, Fast Acting


If the groom has been suffering from guest list anxiety or losing sleep over wedding budget woes, this set of specially-formulated CBD blends might bring him the relief he needs. Each petite bottle boasts 100mg full-spectrum CBD and wellness-boosting properties.

Push him towards the Mind + Body blend for general balance and anxiety relief, the Drops+ Sleep for a more restful night, or the Drops+ Relief to relieve muscle tension, inflammation, or to aid workout recovery. The trio of blends are all vegan and organic, and, together, will hopefully return your friend to his old self before the wedding stress took over!

Theragun Elite Massage Gun

Theragun Elite Massage Gun


If you count the groom amongst your workout buddies, give him the gift of relief from muscle aches and pains. The Theragun 'Liv' percussive device deeply massages muscles 60 percent deeper than vibration massagers, thanks to its 16-mm deep, 40-times a second strokes.

With regular use, it's designed to help with chronic aches and pains and release muscle tension and stress. The deep repetitive strokes can also increase blood flow and stimulate circulation to aid the body's natural recovery process, getting the groom back in the gym (and spotting you!) faster.

Jeremiah and Kassy Reynolds Custom Bourbon Barrel Lazy Susan

Custom Bourbon Barrel Lazy Susan

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This is a far cry from the Lazy Susan your mom has had on her kitchen table for the past decade. This one is crafted from reclaimed white oak bourbon barrels for a unique, rustic spin (get it?) on the household dining staple.

Handmade in Melbourne, Arkansas, the finished piece (which measures in at almost two feet wide) can be personalized with the couple's last name or wedding date, stamped in a traditional bourbon barrel style. It's a keepsake that'll get plenty of attention and use as the centerpiece of the family table.

Kick the groom's skincare routine up a notch or two with a set of sheet masks made with men in mind. With firming collagen, brightening Vitamin B3, and complexion-perfecting green tea, these masks are designed to treat blemishes, redness, dryness, and sun damage.

Plus, each mask is split up into sections, making them easy to apply over facial hair. Simply remove it from the package, leave it on for 20 minutes, and then pat any remaining serum into the skin. It's just the thing to indulge in ahead of the ceremony (besides a beer or two, of course).

Etsy ArtificerWoodWorks Family Vintage Anniversary Wine Box

Etsy ArtificerWoodWorks Family Vintage Anniversary Wine Box

Etsy / ArtificerWoodWorks

Looking for a wedding gift that the couple is pretty much guaranteed to use throughout the first five years of their marriage? Meet the Anniversary Vintage Wine Box. This rustic wooden box hosts three separate compartments that hold bottles of wine that the couple can open to celebrate their first, third, and fifth anniversaries, respectively.

Handmade in High Ridge, Missouri, the box is crafted from Aspen and Baltic birch plywood, and can be engraved with the couple's name, wedding date, and wedding location. Simply nestle some thoughtfully chosen reds or whites inside the box, and you have a sweet and sentimental wedding gift.

Pinch Provisions Minimergency Kit for Grooms

Pinch Provisions Minimergency Kit for Grooms

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One of your main jobs as best man is to help handle any wedding day disasters as they arise. Get ahead of any potential mishaps by gifting the groom this mini emergency kit, made especially for him. Inside the bow tie-embossed aluminum flip-top tin, you'll find 15 day-saving must-haves.

Does one of the groomsmen have a tear in his attire? Just pull out the mini mending kit or safety pin. Did the father of the groom spill a little wine on his white dress shirt? Luckily, you'll have a stain remover on hand. There's even a pair of wedding bands just in case someone (ahem, you) forget the real ones.

Lettered Whimsy Roman Numeral Print

Roman Numeral Print

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Both the groom and his partner are bound to love this sentimental wedding gift. This rustic-looking print can be customized with a special date, displayed as roman numerals.

You can choose the fabric—either natural burlap, ash grey burlap, or unbleached cotton—that the roman numerals are printed on, and then, of course, the roman numerals themselves, which can be the couple's wedding date, the day that they met, or another significant date in their lives. Pop it in a frame and you can expect the newlyweds to display it for years to come.

Pop and Paper Shop Wedding Congrats Card

Wedding Congrats Card

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Sometimes, the greatest of gifts come in the smallest of packages. Take this wedding card, for instance. It's a hilarious breath of fresh air when compared to the stuffy, ultra-formal wedding cards you often see in stores.

And while the front celebrates many guests' favorite part of any wedding, the inside is left blank so you'll have plenty of room to jot down some sweet sentiments and thoughtful congratulations to the happy couple. Include cash or a gift card in the envelope and you're good to go!

Ted Baker London Beleeni Leather Strap Watch

Ted Baker Beleeni Leather Strap Watch

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What's a groom's number one job when it comes to the nuptials? Show up on time. Help your guy be punctual by gifting him a watch that's smart enough for the wedding weekend and beyond. We love this timepiece from Ted Baker that features a smooth, tan leather strap and a touch of retro-inspired blue stitching. The mineral crystal face features three Arabic numerals, as well as bold dots, and, possibly best of all, it's water resistant (just in case someone spills on him during the reception!).


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