Before you ask: Yes, you should buy your groomsmen gifts on your big day. How big or small the gift is up to you, but there's no better way to say thank you for being part of the wedding day than with a token of your appreciation.
Sure, some people might say that when it comes to bridal party gifts, the bride has it easy, with seemingly endless gift ideas for bridesmaids. (But don't you think she deserves it after all that planning?) There's the getting-ready outfit, the jewelry to match the bridesmaid dress, a sentimental picture frame, a bottle of champagne...the list goes on. Grooms, well that can be trickier. Of course, you can never go wrong with a tie, a pair of cufflinks, or some fun socks as a groomsmen gift, but what about a gift that really shows off your personality, or that of your best buddies? Don't stress—we've got you covered.
Are you looking for something for your fellow music buffs? Consider a gift that will inspire a jam sesh (or even some karaoke) while you're all getting ready. Are your friends the types that gather around a few glasses of whiskey? Among other things, how about a sleek decanter? Bringing your crew along for a destination wedding? Consider a travel bag that will help get them there. And we've only just begun. There's also the fashion-forward groomsmen (think: new sunglasses), the loves-a-guys-night groomsmen (whiskey inspired card deck, anyone?), and the tech aficionado groomsmen (they'll love the Sonos speaker we've picked out).
Whatever your needs and budget, we've collected the best groomsmen gifts to give to your best guys. After all, you know exactly how much work your friends put into being your groomsmen. They planned your bachelor party, they bought their suits, they've been there for you through all the wedding nerves. And chances are, your wedding day isn't the first time these guys have stepped up to the plate. These groomsmen gifts are the ultimate way to show them just how much it means to have them by your side on the big day and throughout life.
Ray-Ban Erika Classic Sunglasses
Having an outdoor wedding? Keep them from squinting—and ruining your pictures—with a stylish pair of sunnies. These tortoise frames will look sharp on the wedding day—and every day after.
SHOP NOW: Sunglass Hut, $128
Connor Gold Monogram Notecard Set
Even though snail mail has gained an old school rep, monogrammed stationery goes a long way. You never know when you might need to pen a quick thank you note, especially if one of your buddies is tying the knot himself down the line. This is one groomsmen gift that will never go out of style.
SHOP NOW: Barneys New York, $72.25
Cathy's Concepts Monogram Cufflinks
A pair of classic cufflinks are always a good way to prep your best guys for the big day. And in case they have wedding nerves of their own—they have to walk down that aisle too—this personalized pair will make accessorizing for the big day one less thing they have to worry about.
SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $37
The Men's Store at Bloomingdale's Textured Stripe Silk Classic Tie
No, this gift isn't entirely self-serving. While gifting your groomsmen matching ties goes a long way in coordinating the crew and the bridesmaids, no guy will complain about adding another tie to their collection.
SHOP NOW: Bloomingdale's, $59
Black 24 oz Vacuum Insulated Bottle
Ensure your crew stays hydrated on the big day (and beyond) with these insulated bottles, which conveniently include a spacious hidden storage compartment. For necessities that won't fit in the groomsmen's pockets the day of (keys, phone charger, etc.), these vessels will come in handy.
SHOP NOW: Bindle, $39
Billfold Wallet in Italian Leather
Even though your guys are probably shelling out plenty of moolah to participate in your wedding party, return the favor with a brand new wallet. Their pockets may feel empty after the pre-wedding festivities (i.e. the bachelor party), so nothing can fill the void better than this.
SHOP NOW: J.Crew, $65
Who can say no to a sleek addition to their ever expanding bar collection? A tapered shape and oversized stopper mean this handmade glass jug can sit pretty in any of your best men's pads.
SHOP NOW: Crate & Barrel, $44.95
Herschel Supply Co. Novel Duffel Bag
Show how grateful you are that they took a weekend off to celebrate your love with a canvas and leather weekender bag. Go the extra step and gift it to them before the big day so they can pack everything they need for the weekend.
SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $90
The Whiskey Deck
If your groomsmen play their cards right, treat them to a deck that simultaneously converts them into whiskey connoisseurs (there's also a beer version for groomsmen who enjoy other beverage pleasures). Perhaps a quick round of War before the wedding will help get everyone in the right spirit.
SHOP NOW: Made, $16
Classic Monogram Personalized Fairbanks Whiskey Glasses, Set of 4
Or, keeping in line with the whiskey theme, gift each of your groomsmen a set of four glasses that are all decked out with their initials. Monogrammed bottoms up.
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $59.95
Plattan 2 Bluetooth
If you and your partner are music lovers, share the joy with a pair of sleek wireless headphones. This pair, available in nine different colors, comes with an easy to control knob, making it easy for your groomsmen to skip tracks, adjust the volume, or pick up calls on the go.
SHOP NOW: Urbanears, $99.99
Fossil Minimalist Leather Strap Watch
This gift is for the groomsman who loves a good, affordable timepiece. Give them a modern ticker made from leather and stainless steel—and keep them on time for the big day.
SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $119
After the party, it's back to real life—but you can amp up theirs with a new speaker. Complete with Alexa compatibility and humidity resistance, this small but mighty accessory will keep the party going all weekend long.
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $209
Whiskey Stones, Set of 8
Just because you're tying the knot doesn't mean you're not up for guys nights in the future. And GNO (Guys Night In) wouldn't be complete without chilled cubes that won't water down your drink(s) of choice.
SHOP NOW: Williams Sonoma, $14.95
Fully-charged smart phones are essential for all your groomsmen on the big day in case of any unforeseen circumstances. Keep all your men (and their phones) at full battery by way of a sleek charging cable.
SHOP NOW: Native Union, $79.99
World Explorer's Coffee Sampler
Ditch the alcohol route for another coveted beverage that's bound to keep your crew alert and awake on the big day. Broaden their coffee horizons (and treat them to plenty of post-wedding cups of joe) with four bags of beans from around the globe. Each flavor packs its own punch, from fruity to balanced to bold.
SHOP NOW: Uncommon Goods, $32
Meisterstück Platinum-Coated LeGrand Ballpoint Pen
Never underestimate the power of a good pen. Show your appreciation for your best men by taking said office staple up a notch. This specific writing utensil comes with a platinum-coated clip and ballpoint tip.
SHOP NOW: Montblanc, $480
GQ Best Stuff Quarterly Box
This subscription box takes the dirty work out of organizing the best of the best products for your favorite gentleman (hence the name). Valued at $200 a pop, your crew will be surprised with grooming essentials, new gadgets, and accessories that meet the GQ editor stamp of approval.
SHOP NOW: GQ, starting at $49.99 per quarter
Personalised Groomsman Survival Kit
Complete with a handkerchief, pocket comb, shoe cleaning fluid and cloth, toothbrush and toothpaste, and even a fake backup wedding ring (you can never be too careful), this must-have kit will definitely come in handy. Plus, your closest pals can keep these essentials in tow even after the wedding.
SHOP NOW: Men's Society, $32.93