The groomsman or the Best Man is the groom’s attendant, friend or confidante. He is the most important man after the groom on the wedding day. Generally, the groom selects his brother, friend or father to be his Best Man. Considering the vital role they play on your wedding day, it is customary to present a token of appreciation in the form of groomsmen gifts.
Choosing the most appropriate gift for your groomsmen can be quite challenging. You want to express your gratitude and appreciation to the man who literally stands by you in those tense and anxious moments hoping everything would go off as planned. And, to a large extent it is the role of your best man to see that things move smoothly and on time, so that there are no unnecessary delays and unexpected hurdles. So, how to choose the most appropriate and unique groomsmen gift? Easy! Think of him, who he is, what he likes, what are the things he would appreciate, and you will have a fairly good idea of the perfect gift for the groomsman.
Buy a Gift that Defines His Personality
Here are some gift ideas for the groomsmen that are sure to let them know that you appreciate their presence at your wedding. For those who like to celebrate by lighting it up, buy a round of cigars for your closest buddies. Make sure you get the cigar holders to go along with them. A set of beer mugs or giant glasses can make for perfect cheap groomsmen gifts for those who enjoy a drink or two and love a boisterous bash. You can personalize groomsmen gifts such as mugs by getting them engraved. Again, you can either engrave their names on it or the date and time of the special occasion. They are great mementos.
For the businessman, get him a business card holder with a message engraved on it. Elegant pen sets make useful groomsmen gifts too. Money Clips are great to hold those dollar bills. For those busy people, give them a leather bound date book. If the dress of the day is a tuxedo, you may put the finishing touches on it with brand new personalized cuff links. Good old watches are always welcome and they can be matched with the style of your groomsmen and make for great wedding souvenirs. Have a message engraved on it to give it a personal touch. You could add a little tradition and give him a pocket watch engraved with your wedding date.
Other groomsmen gifts that are useful and meaningful may include beautiful silver or leather covered flasks. Or give him a special key ring engraved with a message. For the sportsman the ideal gift means some hobby or sports accessories like golf balls or golf tees.
If you know your groomsman well enough to know his taste in sports or entertainment you can buy him tickets to his favorite event. Another great idea is to give a gift that keeps giving, such as membership of the Beer of the month club, Wine of the month club, or Cigar of the month club. A bottle of cologne, a pair of sunglasses, a neat shaving kit, a bottle of wine are other widely appreciated gift ideas for groomsmen gifts. If none of this matches his style, give him gift certificates to buy just about anything.