13 Unique Groomsmen Gifts That Go Beyond Ties and Cuff Links

Think outside the box to thank your guys

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Photo by Sara Lobla

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.

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Starboard Notebook by Susan Brown

Courtesy of Minted

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

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Look See Feel Be Love All Bocce Set

Courtesy of CB2

Stay true to theme for a summer wedding with an outdoor lawn game sure to keep your guys entertained. A vintage-esque bag also makes for easy storage.

SHOP NOW: CB2, was $159, now $129

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Rustic Leather Card Box, Double Set

Courtesy of Mark and Graham

Monogrammed gifts run the gamut from socks to dopp kits, but think inside the box with a personalized rendition, stuffed with two sets of playing cards. Game night just got exponentially better.

SHOP NOW: Mark and Graham, $49

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Personalized Grilling Set with Bamboo Case

Courtesy of David's Bridal

Or, if your groomsmen take more pride in their smoky meat and veggie preparation than their poker faces, a three-piece grilling set within a personalized case will be right up their alleys.

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $54.95

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Sugarfina Dark Chocolate Bourbon Bears

Courtesy of Sugarfina

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

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hook + ALBERT Accessories Travel Kit

Courtesy of hook + ALBERT

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

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City Map Glass

Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Add a personalized touch to run-of-the-mill bourbon glasses. Treat them to a drinking vessel infused with a map of any sentimental city, especially perfect if you grew up or went to college with your groomsmen.

SHOP NOW: Uncommon Goods, $16

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Ted Baker London Suede Round Toe Slippers

Courtesy of Ted Baker London

'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

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Leather-Handled Wine Carrier

Courtesy of Food52

Wine-on-the-go is practically a given with this convenient holder, which slightly resembles a golf caddie for all your putting-obsessed pals. It's even equipped with a bottle opener and removable leather strap.

SHOP NOW: Food52, $65

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Ralph Lauren Home Wyatt Wine Bottle Coaster

Courtesy of Ralph Lauren Home

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

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Personalized Stacked Monogram Polished Round Flask

Courtesy of David's Bridal

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

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Classic Initial Stationery

Courtesy of Minted

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

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Vintage-Inspired Craft Beer Opener

Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

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

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