Asking your partner to marry you isn’t the only question you need to pop before your wedding day. You also need to ask your best guys to stand by your side. But let’s be real—the last thing you want to do is stress about how to make that happen. Luckily, that’s what groomsmen boxes are for! No frills, no fuss, they’re already curated with everything you need to make the big ask. A groomsmen gift box is also a great day-of thank you present for your guys—it's important to show your appreciation for their friendship, commitment, and help celebrating your big day.
There are plenty of groomsmen box options out there, so you’re bound to find something that fits the interests of your crew. A liquor-themed basket–think a whiskey decanter set, curated IPA set, or booze flavored snacks–is always appreciated. Or opt for a box filled with nice accessories like a tie and socks, spa goodies for a refresh, or high-end desk staples like an elegant pen and leather coasters.
It doesn’t need to be complicated, says wedding planner Claire Roche of Grit & Grace Events. “Keep it practical, personal, and honestly, fun."
Read on for the best groomsmen boxes.
Rahsham Personalized Groomsmen Gift Set
This chic (dare we say, manly) box includes a personalized flask that’s laser engraved with each of their names–we recommend going the deluxe route and adding on the optional shot glasses, funnel, and folding pocket knife. It all comes wrapped up nicely in a black matte box.
Price at time of publish: $8
White Confetti Box Groomsmen Liquor Gift Box
This groomsmen proposal box has got it all: a lowball rocks glass with custom initial, a soy candle, bourbon flavored toothpicks, a gold credit card style bottle opener, playing cards, and a custom liquor label (just add in the alcohol of your choosing). It all comes in a sleek round black box that you can personalize with the recipient’s name.
Price at time of publish: $50
The Baconer Bacon Lover Gift Set
What man doesn’t love bacon? Give your guys a taste of some of the best bacon there is. This sampler comes straight from a Bay Area family-owned business that uses non-GMO vegetarian feed and no antibiotics, smoking the bacon low and slow for maximum flavor. You can choose from two packages here: the "bacon lover box" or the "mega bacon box", both of which come with a rub. With maple sugar strips and smoky paprika steaks, you can’t go wrong with either of them.
Engrave My Memories Personalized Cigar Box
If your guys are cigar aficionados, this gift box will take the cake. Available in natural, grey, dark walnut, or ebony, you can mix and match woods among your groomsmen. Personalize it even further with the choice of 10 different designs engraved on the box, from elaborate crests to simple monograms. The boxes come empty, so you can fill them with a variety of different cigars or other gifts.
Price at time of publish: $86 for ebony box and custom artwork
KYR Preserved Perfect BBQ Gift Set
Every grill master will rejoice when this box of barbecue goodies shows up on their doorstep. Complete with three barbecue sauces, two dry rubs, one mustard, and six hot sauces, steaks and dogs are about to get that much tastier. The hot sauces are especially fun, coming in two sets of spiciness: a fiery combo featuring flavors like ghost pepper with black garlic and scotch bonnet with Sichuan pepper and a mild combo of flavors like habanero with peach and jalapeño with lime and mint.
Price at time of publish: $30 for starter set
Mark & Graham Personalized Golf Ball Set
Perfect for guys that love to golf together, this golf ball set is ready for a day out on the links. Made of rich wood, the box opens up and reveals a plush interior filled with a dozen golf balls, tees, and pencils. Get both the balls and the box monogrammed free of charge for an extra special touch.
Price at time of publish: $99
Man Crates Booze-Infused Snacks Crate
This crate combines the best of both worlds: alcohol and food! Booze-infused snacks will pack a flavorful punch, pleasing any gift recipient. Craft beer and pretzel caramels, Jamaican lager peanuts, a gin and tonic chocolate bar, Bailey’s Irish cream loaf cake, and bourbon gummy bears are sure to tantalize the taste buds.
Price at time of publish: $70
Upon a Box Retreat Man Gift Box
A day at the spa isn’t just for women. Men need to be pampered, too! This gift box will help your boys do just that, equipped with the right goodies for some serious relaxation. Black Lava bath salts are just what his warm bath needs and a natural soap bar will help him clean up for the big day. A Spa Samui Soy candle will perfect that spa-like ambiance, and the natural, woody cologne will help put on the finishing touches post-bath.
Price at time of publish: $141
Jack Black The Grand Tour Collection
If your friends don’t have a dedicated skincare regime yet, it’s high time they do. Start them off right with a sampling from the Jack Black collection, which includes ingredients like plant extract, herbs, and healing botanicals. An antiperspirant and deodorant, SPF face moisturizer, face wash, beard lube conditioning shave cream, and hair and body wash will keep them smelling and looking good.
Bro Basket Hop Head IPA Gift Basket
IPA lovers will have their day made when this basket of goodies falls into their hands. Not only does it come with four bottles of California-made IPAs, but it also includes a bottle opener and a pint glass to make drinking them all possible. And what’s beer without a few snacks? That’s what the three packs of hazelnut chocolates and gourmet flavored popcorn are for.
Price at time of publish: $64
M2 Shave Antique Men's Grooming Shaving Kit
This retro-style shaving kit will ensure that the guys will be looking sharp while they stand next to you at the altar. A chrome-plated razor stand provides a home to both a double edge safety razor that promises a close and comfortable shave and a badger hair brush that lends a light facial massage. The bar of shaving soap creates just the right amount of lather for the perfect shave.
Price at time of publish: $62
Box Fox Whiskey Business
An elegant black matte box contains a carefully curated selection of all things whiskey. There’s a whiskey wedge glass for the liquor itself, a citrus peeler for garnishes, and aromatic bitters to complete the concoction. On the side, there are bourbon cocktail cherries, Kentucky bourbon black pepper popcorn, and a nightcap chocolate bar to munch on.
Simone LeBlanc Man of Good Taste
If your group of guys tends to go for the finer things in life, this gift proposal box is sure to impress. A wire-bound journal, leather and felt coasters, and brass and black enamel pen will upgrade their office. But there’s more than professional goods waiting inside. There’s also a variety of chocolate, from almond toffee to a bittersweet chocolate bar.
Price at time of publish: $158
Mark & Graham Leather Poker Set
Once the crew has their own poker set, you’ll have to take turns hosting game night. This pebbled leather set comes in either a rich camel or navy, with a suede lining inside that houses two decks of cars and 100 white, red, green, and blue poker chips.
Price at time of publish: $129
Simone LeBlanc Brew Gift Box
Mornings are about to get a lot more luxurious with the right essentials for a perfect cup of joe. This "brew box" is curated with a ceramic mug, minimal and a lightweight wooden tray, and brass scoop for doling out the goods. As for the coffee itself, there’s espresso and chocolate-flavored coffee beans, which pair well with the bittersweet chocolate bar in the mix.
Price at time of publish: $158
Meet the Expert
Claire Roche is the founder of Grit & Grace Events, an Orange County, California-based wedding planning business.
What to look for in a groomsmen box
Think about what your guys would like most or get more use out of. Whiskey? Food? Accessories? Only you know your crew as well as you do, so it's important to trust your gut when selecting a groomsmen box. No matter what category you go for, the most important thing is that your friends feel appreciated. Make sure to include a thoughtful card with the box, whether you're asking them to stand by your side when you say "I do" or if you're thanking them for their role in the festivities.
What goes into a groomsmen box?
“A practical gift, along with a simple note, can go a long way,” says Roche. “Koozies, bottle openers, cigars, or customized flasks are all favorites.”
Then, include personalized elements that fit the groomsman’s personality or add a simple monogram to items like a whiskey decanter or golf balls to make the gift feel even more special.
What are some fun ways to gift the groomsmen boxes?
“Nothing is better than giving a gift in person, whether it's over a brew or meal,” says Roche. Or surprise them while doing something you love to do together, like hiking or watching sports.
"If your groomsmen live at a distance, mail them the box and ask them to Facetime when they receive it," Roche adds. "What matters is that you communicate to them how they matter to you and that you want them to be part of this big celebration in your life.”
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