Putting together a groomsmen gift can be fun no matter what your budget is. There are some great options for pre-made gift sets or going old school and getting monogramed wallet clips or flasks. Check out Etsy for your handmade items and department store luxury at Bloomingdales or Nordstrom.
If you have the time though, putting together something specific to your groom and his guys can make for an epic moment. Especially since it’s a wedding and full of girly-girl sparkles and tulle, this is a great place to go with some classic bro-bonding gifts without compromising on the design of the overall event. AKA, feel free to throw in some cigars, whiskey, and some Tylenol for the morning after.
I’m going to show you what I curated for my husband’s groomsmen’s gifts and how I put everything together. Firstly, this is one of those projects you will have to have at least one conversation with your man about, unlike whether or not the napkins should match the linens.
What does he want to achieve with this gift? It sounds like a easy question, but having a conversation about how he wants his best friends to remember this simple token of appreciation can be the difference between putting together an epic “thank-you” for dressing up and standing in front of 100 people while people say sappy things to one another, or giving them something that sits in their closet for the rest of their life (*cough* every bridesmaid’s dress ever*). It’ll also mean the difference in money between simply ordering custom monogramed gifts or ordering everything a year-long beer-of-the-month-club. There’s a happy middle ground between your budget and your wildest dreams. Believe me, I’m an expert at toeing the line.
In our case, my groom wanted to accessorize our guys for the whole event from rehearsal dinner/Jewish wedding to the end of the party. Here are all of the components.