You and your partner will spend a lot of time prepping for your big day, but there’s another group of people who will be putting in some serious man-hours: your wedding party! Your groomsmen will end up doing everything from listening to you complain about your in-laws to planning your bachelor party. So, you’ll want to thank them properly.
Groomsmen gifts can be hard to choose, and we get it. It’s hard to pick something that works for family members, friends, coworkers, or whoever you chose to stand by your side that day. When searching for the perfect gifts, look for items that relate to their interests, they can actually use in their daily lives, or something they can wear or use on the wedding day. Bonus points if it's a personalized gift!
“If you get everyone the same gift, you may choose to personalize it (with different colors, monograms, etc.) or if you want to make it more personal, you could opt to get a unique gift for every member that relates to a shared memory or hobby you have with that person,” says Caitlin Maloney Kuchemba, the owner and principal planner at Clover Event Co.
To help you narrow down your options, we've researched and rounded up the best groomsmen gifts with these features in mind. If your crew is a boozy bunch, they'll appreciate the Mark & Graham Etched Windowpane Decanter and the Dutch Trading Co. Best Made Shot Glasses With Leather Case. Want to give them something sentimental for the big day? Opt for the Kingsley Leather Personalized Leather Cufflinks.
Read on for the best groomsmen gifts for every style and budget.
BobbleheadsEtsyShop Custom Bobbleheads
Remember when we said to keep gifting fun? These personalized bobbleheads are a great mixture of thoughtful and quirky (and something they don’t already have!). You just send in a photo, choose the body, and this artist will create a resin doll. You can even have one made of their favorite pet!
Price at time of publish: $65 for single pre-made without display case
Your Personalized Leather Wallet
If you’ve ever seen your friends pull out a beaten-up wallet, you can be sure they’ll be thrilled when you gift them a brand new one. Crafted from real leather, it comes in multiple shades and has plenty of pockets for cards and bills. The truly special part is that it can be engraved on the outside with their initials and name or on the inside with a message or quote.
Price at time of publish: $16 for minimalist dark brown with 7-10 day delivery
CustomGiftCoUK Silver Engraved Cufflinks
If you’re looking to get your groomsmen something they can wear the day of your wedding, engraved cufflinks will win the day. These modern silver are also versatile enough to look smart with any shirt they might wear in the future. Each set comes in a sleek black faux leather box, but you can also have a chrome box engraved with a message.
Price at time of publish: $16 for standard gift box
ALISASHOPHK Personalized Groomsman Razor
Pragmatic men will appreciate a gift that they can use day-to-day, like this stylish razor. It’s a definite upgrade from the drugstore variety, handmade with a carved wood handle. Add a monogram to make it uniquely theirs.
Price at time of publish: $10 for beard comb only
PersonalizedMoments1 Personalized Pocket Knife
A knife might not be the first thing that comes to mind when gifting, but if your group is into outdoor adventures then they’ll dig this. Each one is handmade and can be engraved in a variety of fonts and messages. For an outdoorsy guy, it's a gift that he'll use again and again.
Price at time of publish: $22
Upstate The Robe
Let’s just take a moment here to remember that comfy robes are a gift beloved by everyone, not just the bridal party. This one is made from sustainably sourced cotton with a thick waffle weave design that absorbs water and keeps them warm. Best of all? It has pockets! The guys will appreciate a gift that feels like it belongs in a luxury hotel spa.
Price at time of publish: $128
AvadirAndCo Custom Charcuterie Board
Who doesn’t love a dinner party that begins with an Instagram-worthy cheese and charcuterie platter? Help them up their entertaining game with a custom engraved board, equipped with all of the tools they’ll need to slice brie and shave off a quality slice of gruyere. Now, there’s really no reason they can’t host the next game night.
Price at time of publish: $43 for 3 knives board 1 with no utensil design
Kingsley Leather Personalized Cufflinks
If you throw a rustic wedding, your groomsmen will need cool cufflinks to wear to it. These antiqued full-grain leather ones are backed with steel, and hand-punched with the letter of your choice. Grab them in this caramel color or black or dark brown. They give off a rugged-meets-refined vibe that he'll re-wear every chance he gets.
Price at time of publish: $64
Yeti Rambler 10 oz Stackable Mug
Outdoorsmen and coffee fanatics will both appreciate this handy to-go mug. Double-walled insulation will keep their brew cold or hot, and the stainless steel liner will keep it from cracking. Buy each guy a different color or customize it with a design or their initials to make it more personal.
Price at time of publish: $25
Mark & Graham Etched Windowpane Decanter
Whiskey lovers will appreciate this sophisticated glass decanter that can be monogrammed and hold a full bottle of their go-to spirit. Made of frosted glass with a hand-etched pattern, it’s a cool addition to any bar cart. If you’re feeling extra thankful, pair this with a bottle of their favorite booze.
Price at time of publish: $99
Uncommon Goods Whiskey and Rum Making Kit
You and your friends may be able to drink spirits like pros, but could you distill them too? This kit will help you find out. They can learn how to cure their barrel, pour in grain alcohol, add essence, and age it. In two weeks, they’ll have their own custom blend. The kit comes with the extras they’ll need to make spice rum, Kentucky bourbon whiskey, and a highland malt whiskey. Cheers!
Price at time of publish: $75 for kit
Lexon Tykho 3 FM Radio
Are you and your fellow groomsmen always on Spotify? Instead of giving them earbuds that they likely already have, give them a way to pump up the volume around the house or at their next party. This speaker can play FM radio or any music you have using Bluetooth technology. The whole thing is less than six inches wide, so it’s easy to pack and take anywhere. This includes the pool or beach, thanks to its waterproof silicon case.
Price at time of publish: $60
Duluth Trading Co. Best Made Shot Glasses with Leather Case
If the men in your circle are always ready to party, help them start their weekend on the right note with this extremely cool set of shot glasses. The set features four stainless steel glasses stored in an embossed cowhide leather holder. Whether they’re toasting you at your rehearsal dinner or hitting the great outdoors, these will come in handy. As the inscription says, “always prepared.”
Price at time of publish: $70
MAKO Bar Essentials Set
Time to raise the bar on your gifts! Give them everything they need to make their signature cocktail at home with this classic stainless steel bar set. They’ll probably have enough to drink at the wedding, but if not they can now muddle, strain, and shake to their heart's content and craft their own Martini or Negroni when they get back home.
Price at time of publish: $30
Kodak Zink Smile Instant Print Digital Camera
Sure, we all use our iPhones to take photos, but isn’t it nice to get a little retro sometimes? This slide-open camera captures and prints photos instantly, so it has all the best aspects of a digital camera and a Polaroid. The guys will have tons of fun snapping picks while you get ready and then you’ll have the memories for long after.
Price at time of publish: $135
Cloudified Wood Frame Sunglasses
No judgment, but some of these guys might need a style adjustment. You can’t fix that overnight, but grabbing these sunglasses is a pretty great start. Each pair is made from flexible bamboo with polarized lenses that block 100% of UV rays. Even better, they come in a dapper bamboo case, so you can avoid having to gift wrap them.
Price at time of publish: $60
Pit Liquor Bourbon Vanilla Deodorant
Your fellas will get a kick out of this “Pit Liquor” on your big day. The line of natural liquid deodorants made in Fort Collins, Colorado, is “powered by whiskey” and achieves its lovely scent with the help of essential oils.
Price at time of publish: $19
Marquee Design Studio Customizable Map
Are your groomsmen your college or high school buddies? Celebrate your geographical bond with customizable graphic map prints (you can add a frame, if you’d like, for an additional fee). Bonus: If you don’t find your desired location from the dozens of cities and colleges that are already listed from the seller, you can request a custom destination of your choice.
Chefs Life Ultimate Trio Cooking Oils
If you have a culinary bunch on your hands, consider Chefs Life’ line of culinary oils. The gift set comes from acclaimed chef and restaurateur, Brian Malarkey, and includes a Cooking Oil (a custom blend of avocado oil, olive oil, sunflower oil, and grapeseed oil); Blending Oil (extra virgin olive oil—EVOO—, avocado oil, and grapeseed oil), and a Finishing Oil, straight EVOO for drizzling or using in dips.
Price at time of publish: $50
Mr. Mocks Hammocks ThirdWheeler Mock
Hammocks make a great gift if your groomsmen crew also double as your camping buddies when not rocking a suit and tie and standing beside you at the aisle. The ThirdWheeler includes a top hammock that’s their full-size and a bottom one that’s extra long.
Price at time of publish: $75
CHEF iQ Smart Thermometer
Even if you’re not tailgating on your wedding day, your buddies will appreciate this spiffy thermometer that helps them cook everything like a pro. Get one for yourself, too.
Price at time of publish: $130
La Maison Du Chocolat Dark and Milk Chocolat Coffret
You can’t go wrong with chocolate. Especially when it’s this upmarket collection of ganaches and pralines.
Price at time of publish: $95
Gold Toe Blood Mary/Strip Dress Crew Socks
Brunch buds deserve these stellar bloody mary socks to rock under their suit or tux at your nuptials. FYI: Gold Toe has many other stylish pairs of socks on offer, such as “Tortoise” and “Nautical” designs.
Price at time of publish: $22
Nopalera Noche Clara Cactus Soap
Guys like their TLC, or at least every once in a while. This vegan face and body soap is great for shaving, too, with the plant butter lathering up nicely. Activated charcoal exfoliates his skin as an added perk of this fancy, festive soap.
Price at time of publish: $14
Owala FreeSip Insulated Stainless Steel 24-ounce Water Bottle
The water bottle to end all water bottles as you make sure your posse stays hydrated on your wedding day. This water bottle has a slew of bells and whistles (a push-button open lid, integrated carry loop that also serves as a lock, insulation to keep things cold for 24 hours, etc.) but our favorite spec is the “FreeSip” spout, which lets you sip through the concealed straw in the lid or chug through the wider opening.
Price at time of publish: $28
Sleepy Jones Henry Pajama Set
Bridesmaids may have their chic robes or silk jammies, but dudes ought to enjoy a nice set of pajamas, too. Our vote: The classic, timeless Henry Pajama Set in white and blue sateen stripe, but choose from a variety of solid, stripes, and patterns to fit the aesthetic preferences of your friend circle.
Uncommon Goods MLB Ultimate fan Personalized Mug
This recently launched coffee mug includes a personalized illustration (customers can choose the skin tone, hairstyle, sports team, shirt designs, and more), where you can even add a foam finger or pennant. For other great gifts for baseball enthusiasts supporting you on your big day Home Team Baseball Game, and MLB Game Day Bingo Set are two of the bestselling games here at Uncommon Goods. MLB Stadium Illustration Playing Cards are another thoughtful option.
Price at time of publish: $35
Peepers Ultraviolet Polarized Sunglasses
Getting married outdoors? Give your guys these fashion-forward ultraviolet sunglasses. With several colorways on offer, there’s something for everyone.
Price at time of publish: $29
Bespoke Post Wren Compact Camp Chair
Whether you enjoy tailgating with your best buddies for a sporting event, going on camping adventures, or sitting on the lawn at a concert, any guy in your gaggle is sure to love this smartly designed camp chair that folds up to take up about as much space as a water bottle and includes a side pocket, anti-sink feet, and pull tabs for easy setup.
Price at time of publish: $75
Bespoke Post Oxford Pennant Going to the Mountains is Going Home Pennant
Mountain men, this one is for you. For crews that love their Catskills or Colorado getaways, treat them to this screen-printed pennant for the boys to display in their homes.
Price at time of publish: $26
Glasshouse Fragrances After Hours Candle
Keep the “after hours” fun rolling with this delightful candle. With masculine notes of warm tobacco, ginger, black pepper, saffron, soft woods, musk and more, he’ll love unwinding at home with this wonderful wick.
Price at time of publish: $55
Brass Monkey Say Yes to the Chess Game Set
A fitting wedding-day tribute. This chess game set includes 32 pegged chess pieces, a game board that’s tucked into the box, and an instructions book.
Price at time of publish: $25
Brass Monkey It’s in the Cards Playing Card Game Set
Another great option for men who love their game night. This set includes two nicely designed decks of playing cards, a scorepad, pencil, and an instruction book that will teach you how to play 30 different games.
Price at time of publish: $23
Sable Flow Secret Whiteboard
The thing he didn’t know he needed. Have your best man and groomsmen think of your friendship every time they use this practical piece of art. Within an art frame, there’s a hidden recessed magnetic whiteboard that he can use to write notes to household members, reminders to himself, or keep track of his fantasy football league brainstorming.
Ring Bear Custom Callaway Golf Balls
Swing a successful gift your friends’ way with these personalized golf balls. Each order includes a dozen golf balls and you can engrave them with up to 20 characters (the same word or message goes on each ball).
Price at time of publish: $36
Quince Nappa Leather Duffle Bag
An especially thoughtful groomsmen gift for destination weddings (just give it to recipients a few weeks before the wedding), the handsome bag is made from full-grain nappa leather with protective metal feet, interior security pockets, and other useful details.
Price at time of publish: $545
No Cold Feet Time to Suit Up Groomsmen Accessory Box
This gift box with socks, cufflinks, tie, a pocket square, and tie clip, is a winner. Give him a gift that he can wear on your wedding day and time and time again. To make it personal for your wedding, you can select the sock pattern, tie color, tie clip/cufflink finish, and pocket square color and also add names, dates, and “will you stand with me as my [best man, groomsman, etc.]?”.
Price at time of publish: $20 for box only
No Cold Feet Wedding Socks
Another solid selection from No Cold Feet is keeping your favorite friends’ feet warm with these fashionable socks. Each label can be personalized with their name, date, and role in your wedding ceremony (as in the above accessory box) and you can choose from a variety of sock patterns to match your wedding color scheme.
Price at time of publish: $15 for label and pattern sock
Olive & Cocoa Tasteful Favorites
Select petite ($54), medium ($98), and large ($144) in three sizes, all great for snacking on while you prepare for showtime. Expect hits like Swedish fish, artisan crackers, caramel almond popcorn, strawberry licorice, and other delectable fare. Everything comes in a hand-crafted wood crate with ribbon for a nice presentation if these gifts make it into getting-ready photos.
Price at time of publish: $54 for tasteful favorites, petite
Olive & Cocoa Woodland Serving Board & Snacks
Or go the serving board route. This delectable gift includes pistachio cherry shortbread, brie cheese wedges, gourmet crackers, red Aussie licorice, and trail mix. Arriving in Olive & Cocoa’s signature hand-crafted wood crate with ribbon, this offering also features a metal serving knife and a cutting board.
Price at time of publish: $108
Baja Llama Trip Up Blue Tie-Dye Helsinki Hoodie
For those wrapping up their wedding evening festivities hanging around a fire pit with s’mores (that gets our thumbs up, for sure), we love the idea of giving groomsmen this tie-dye sweatshirt. It’s made from an organic cotton blend fabric with a brushed inside so it’s both super soft and designed to last for the long-haul.
Price at time of publish: $89
Chocolate Pizza Company Chocolate Pizza
Guys love pizza. Guys love chocolate. Guys will definitely love these delicious chocolate “pizzas” that come in a host of flavors ranging from campfire s'more to peanut butter cups and candy chocolate. Snack on ‘em while you suit up, or have these chocolate ‘za’s waiting at your groomsmen’s seats (or have your wedding planner or designated friend distribute them) to take with them for a late-night snack at the end of the night.
Price at time of publish: $26 for Chocolate Pizza Peanut Butter Avalanche
Aura Carver Digital Photo Frame
Preload this digital frame with your favorite photos of you and your closest friends over the years. The WiFi-connected digital photo frame comes in Gravel and Sea Salt.
Price at time of publish: $149 for 10.1-inch frame
Adventurist Classic Backpack
There’s a lot to love about this backpack: It’s water-resistant, has padding to keep electronics safe, a padded sleeve that fits laptops up to 15 inches, and an attractive design, to name a few. Whether your best man uses this to stow his laptop while working on the road or for his next big hiking trip, he’s sure to be grateful you treated him to this top-notch gift.
Price at time of publish: $65
Quince Cashmere Baseball Cap
Attention: this baseball cap is pretty amazing. It’s made from 100% Mongolian cashmere and has a 4.9 rating from customers. We’re pretty sure it will be something he wears again and again for years to come (though not on your wedding day, we hope).
Price at time of publish: $675
Uppercut Deluxe Pomade Grooming Kit
When you look good you feel good. Make him feel and look excellent with this kit that includes the brand’s Deluxe Pomade, Strength & Restore Shampoo and Conditioner, a CB11 Rake Comb, and a wash bag.
Price at time of publish: $84
Vincero Kairos Wrist Watch
This handsome watch from Vincero doesn’t break the bank but sure looks luxurious thanks to materials like top-grain Italian leather, stainless steel finishes, sapphire coated crystal glass (different high-quality materials are used in various models). Buy the same style for your groomsmen and then treat yourself to a different Kairos model for yourself as the man of the day.
Price at time of publish: $99
Dryrobe Advance Long Sleeve Change Robe
“Get changed, stay warm” is a fitting motto for this handy product. A solid gift for guys who can’t get enough of beach days, lake life, or being outdoors in general, this robe will keep him warm while he changes out of his bathing suit or wet clothes. It’s made of 100% recycled nylon and on offer in several color combinations.
Price at time of publish: $175
Time Taylen Black Leather Gift Set
Fashion-forward guys will be thrilled to receive this black or brown leather gift set, which includes a slim profile wallet, a passport case, a cardholder, and a keychain. Each piece can be personalized via embossing and printing.
Price at time of publish: $160
Meet the Expert
Caitlin Maloney Kuchemba is the owner and principal planner at Clover Event Co., a boutique wedding planning company based in Philadelphia, PA.
What to Look for in a Gift for Groomsmen
Interests and Personalities
Think about your group of guys and their interests and personalities. Are they a group of avid outdoorsmen? Gift them something they can take on their next big trip–we especially love the PersonalizedMoments1 Personalized Pocket Knife. Are they spirits aficionados? Go for custom flasks or an at-home brewing kit. If there's a big range in your wedding party, think about getting a more general, useful gift like cufflinks or a cool tech item.
Humor is great to add to the mix, but it's also nice to do something thoughtful that really shows how much you appreciate their help on the big day. Monogramming an item, such as a wallet or whiskey glass, is a great way to make any gift feel more special. Also, if you're planning to give your gifts on the wedding weekend, make sure it's something portable that they'll be able to take home easily. A groomsman gift can also be sent directly to their home address, either before or soon after the wedding.
What are some non-product gifts that would be good for my groomsmen?
“In lieu of getting your groomsmen a product-based gift like some of the usual suspects (flasks, travel bags, monogrammed knives, watches, etc.) consider opting for a group experience instead,” Kuchemba suggests. “How about treating your friends to a private whiskey-tasting experience, buying them tickets to join you at a sports game, or treating them to a round of golf at a top-tier course.”
How much should I spend on groomsmen gifts?
“How much you spent may depend on how many people are in your party, what your wedding budget is and what role they may have played in your wedding day or planning process. If budget is a concern, a handwritten note with a small gift can go a long way,” Kuchemba says.
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