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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, best men! We've collected an array of the best groom gifts from the best man 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."
Here, the best gifts for groomsmen.
Airbnb 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.
Happy Wedding Art Personalized Bottle Opener
There’s no chance of this rustic wooden bottle opener getting pushed to the back of the utensil drawer like the one he has now. This one is cool enough to display on a kitchen wall or behind a home bar, and can be personalized with a laser engraving of the groom's last name. If you really want to go above and beyond, you can also include a six-pack of his favorite beer with this gift, so he can immediately start putting this personalized bottle opener to good use.
Big Agnes Big Creek 30 Sleeping Bag
If the newlyweds are the outdoors-y type, they'll love this sleeping bag built for two. The Big Creek 30 lightens the load and eliminates the need to zip two sleeping bags together in order to cuddle up under the stars. This doublewide sleeping bag is extra roomy to comfortably fit two people, and features 100 percent post-consumer recycled insulation for both comfort and warmth, a nylon water-repellent shell, an internal hood drawcord, and anti-snag zippers on either side.
Pol Leather Studio Personalized Mens Leather Belt
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 Leather Laptop Folio
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 chocolate brown, 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 flap with a foil debossed monogram.
W&P Old Fashioned Carry-On Cocktail Kit
Make even economy feel like first class with a travel-sized craft cocktail kit from W&P. Especially perfect if the groom and his partner are jetting off to their honeymoon right after their "I dos," this kit contains practically everything they'll need to mix up a pair of Old Fashioned cocktails mid-flight, including aromatic bitters, cane sugar, a mini bar spoon, linen coaster, and recipe card. Everything inside adheres to TSA-regulations, and now all they have to do is procure a mini bottle of booze from the flight attendant to cheers to their nuptials (or ease the stress of that airport security line).
Ted Baker London Beleeni Leather Strap Watch
What's a groom's number one job when it comes to the nuptials? Show up on time. Help you 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!).
A Gift Personalized Personalized Poker Set Case
Give that Ziploc bag full of chips and beat-up deck of cards he's been carrying around since college a major upgrade. This stylish poker set comes complete with 100 multi-colored clay chips, two decks of playing cards, and five dice, and can be customized with the groom's first or last name. The faux leather case with its double snap closures and handle make it easy to bring along to weekend getaways and tailgates. Plus, this set comes with an invisible bonus gift: Bragging rights whenever he beats you in a game!
Whiskey Peaks American Mountains 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
With over 200 flavor notes, including floral, spice, and woody notes, 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!
Monogrammed Steak Brand and Carving Board
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—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
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 bacons, 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
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. 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!)
Omaha Steaks The Premier Selection
If you can count on the groom to always order the steak when you're out to dinner or you consider him the grill master of the group, why not choose a wedding gift that appeals to his carnivorous sensibilities? Omaha Steaks offers plenty of meat-centric gifts, cuts, grilling accessories, and more. If you want to gift the groom an assortment of meat and steaks, we're especially fond of the The Premier Selection. It comes complete with filet mignon, boneless New York strip, sirloin, boneless pork chops, burgers, gourmet jumbo franks, and potatoes au gratin, all of which is portioned for two people. All of the mouthwatering meats can be sent directly to the couple's door and arrives flash-frozen, so they can enjoy a dinner for two and then keep the rest frozen for later.
Fitbit Versa 2 Smart Watch
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 Power Up Luggage Tag
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 Sampler Set
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!
Huckberry x Adler Custom Yankee Hatchet
Handcrafted in Waghäusel, Germany from sharp and sleek steel and sturdy American hickory wood, the Yankee Hatchet is the perfect, multi-functional gift for the groom who likes to get down and dirty. Whether he's a regular outdoorsman who enjoys camping excursions and wilderness adventures or he simply enjoys tackling at-home DIY projects, this hatchet will aid in an array of tasks from splitting firewood to processing game to recreational axe throwing.
So You Don’t Get Cold Feet Socks
Of course the groom and his partner are meant to be—but that doesn't mean you can't get cheeky with this gift that pokes a bit of fun at the age old phrase. Packaged in a box that reads, "So you don't get cold feet," these argyle socks make for a funny wedding gift that'll serve the groom well past the big day. Thanks to the classic pattern, these socks can be worn regularly, and not just as a novelty.
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.
Best Made Co. Belgian Dart Set
Handmade in the USA, this dart set is a far cry to the one hanging in your and the groom's favorite dive bar. Although just as fun, this one boasts a board cut from end grain basswood and birchwood darts with polished steel tips. You call the first game, post-honeymoon!
Gentlemen's Hardware Shoe Shine Box Kit
In case the groom's shoes need a little extra shine the morning of the wedding, you can be the best man who saves the day with this useful wedding gift. This shoe shine kit is packed with everything he'll need for those finishing touches, including two black polishes, one neutral polish, a dauber brush, a hard brush, a soft brush, and a polishing cloth, all packaged inside a repurposed cigar box. There are even instructions right on the lid of the box to prevent any missteps. Now, all the groom needs is his shoes. (He did remember to pack those, right?)
Anthony Knot Cufflinks
Help complete the groom's wedding day attire (or even his everyday business attire) by gifting him a smart pair of cufflinks. With a toggle closure, this pair offers both a gorgeous gold-tone finish and a pun: They're knots, making them perfect for the guy who is tying the knot! Possibly best of all, this gift also comes in at a cool budget-friendly price point.
Custom Bourbon Barrel Lazy Susan
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.
Mudpie Jaxon Lane Bro Sheet Mask
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 from package, leave on for 20 minutes, and then pat any remaining serum into skin. It's just the thing to indulge in ahead of the ceremony (besides a beer or two, of course).
Artificer Woodworks Anniversary Vintage Wine Box
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
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.
Time With the In-Laws Survival Kit
This is one gift you'll want to pass to the groom ahead of the wedding weekend when, to be honest, he's sure to get his fill of his in-laws by the time the after-party rolls around. This cheeky survival kit has everything he needs to keep his cool around any cantankerous personalities and actually enjoy his wedding. Plus, he can use it for all the extended family holidays in his future. Included is a soothing pillow spray, relaxing bath oil, earplugs, aromatic temple rub, and a small, squeezy stress toy.
Lettered Whimsy Roman Numeral Print
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.
Good Cigar Co.Classic Cigars
Toast the groom's marriage with a pair of cigars and all the fixings. This set from Good Cigar Co. (which is shipped in a humidity sealed package to protect all that's inside) includes two identical cigars, a double-guillotine cigar cutter, a box of matches, and some handy instructions on how to properly smoke a cigar. The featured cigars boast flavor notes of mild intensity, so even cigar novices will be able to enjoy this celebratory gift. Light up, boys!
Pop and Paper Shop Wedding Congrats Card
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 a thoughtful congratulations to the happy couple. Include cash or a gift card in the envelope and you're good to go!
YETI Roadie Hard Cooler 20
Long after the "I dos" have been said, the groom will still be putting this YETI cooler to good use at barbecues, camping trips, and tailgating events. With commercial-grade insulation, it's toted as being virtually indestructible, keeping everything from brews to soft drinks ice-cold even during sweltering summer days. Pro tip: Fill it up with the groom's favorite beer or soda and bring it along to your pre-wedding celebration. The man of the hour and the rest of the groomsmen can grab drinks as everyone gets ready, and you'll cement your best man MVP status.
Boldfaced Snot Rag Plaid Handkerchief
Everyone has seen at least one of those heartwarming wedding photos of grooms getting emotional when they spot their partner walking down the aisle. If you think your friend is in danger of losing his cool at the ceremony, prepare for some serious waterworks by gifting him this kitschy handkerchief. The cheeky wording is silk-screened on a soft, plaid-print cotton, and the handkerchief measures in at 12" x 12". It's great for wedding photos and catching tears at the ceremony, alike.