Gentlemen, we have a harsh truth to lay down—if you intend to thank your go-to guys in your wedding party with the ultimate gift of all gifts, a bow tie or cufflinks just aren't cool enough to cut it these days. Instead, you need a totally unique groomsmen gift that completely conveys your gratitude and that, most importantly, won't get shoved in the back of a drawer after you've said "I do" (it DOES happen). All in all, your crew has been there since the start, from the proposal to trying on suits to potentially even listening to draft after draft of your wedding vows ("Not another one!"). On top of a vacation, these guys deserve a little something special either before the wedding or on the day of, to say the least.
As a way to say "thanks for spending a lot of your time and money on me," return the favor with any of these 13 unique groomsmen gifts that are absolutely guaranteed to garner post-wedding usage. Tying the knot in an outdoor summer ceremony? Honor the wedding style with a completely lighthearted and entertaining present—a bocce ball set! Or, for a destination wedding, gift your guys with the perfect accessory organizer before their travels. And, you can never go wrong with a personalized present, but our favorite monogrammed picks blow all others out of the water (think custom grilling set, leather card box, and a modern flask). These unique groomsmen gifts cater to any kind of guy, no matter his style, and set the gift-giving bar incredibly high for your friend group's next wedding. Double score.
Starboard Notebook by Susan Brown
Whether it be grocery lists or maybe even their own wedding vows, there's no shortage of notes your groomsmen can jot down in this one-of-a-kind journal. Plus, there's something so fulfilling about putting pen to paper versus opening the iPhone Notes app.
SHOP NOW: Minted, $16
Sugarfina Dark Chocolate Bourbon Bears
Say hello to one of the best combos to date—single-barrel bourbon and dark chocolate. Start your wedding day on a sweet (and slightly boozy) note with this unique groomsmen gift.
SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $28
hook + ALBERT Accessories Travel Kit
If your groomsmen are traveling from near and far for your ceremony, make their packing all the more convenient, just in time for the wedding. With compartments designed to hold every guy's tie, tie clip, glasses or sunglasses, and more, there will be a slim chance of any misplaced accessories on the big day.
SHOP NOW: Lord & Taylor, $295
Ted Baker London Suede Round Toe Slippers
'Tis the cozy gift that keeps on giving, and you can rest assured this is one groomsmen gift your posse will genuinely reuse (and essentially never take off).
SHOP NOW: Lord & Taylor, was $100, now $75
Ralph Lauren Home Wyatt Wine Bottle Coaster
It's probably safe to assume none of your groomsmen own a stainless steel coaster with removable leather trim (#swanky) specifically dedicated to vino. Consider your unique groomsmen gift goal fully exceeded.
SHOP NOW: Neiman Marcus, $95
Personalized Stacked Monogram Polished Round Flask
Monogrammed flask gifts may seem a little too one and done (or college-y), but what's not to love about this little round version emblazoned with your groomsmen's initials!? Choose between rose gold or silver for whichever meets your friends' fancy.
SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $19.95
Classic Initial Stationery
Stationery may also come off as a bit of a generic groomsmen gift, but this set suggests otherwise. Combining modern and retro styles, these cards will be a hit.
SHOP NOW: Minted, 25 for $50
Vintage-Inspired Craft Beer Opener
For the guys who live and breathe bottled booze, this must-have needs to be added to their bar collection. Designed to pop craft beer caps without leaving a scratch, this cool opener has the whole "unique" thing down pat.
SHOP NOW: Uncommon Goods, $40