Weddings are stressful times, and there is a lot going on for everyone. While you have been busy getting ready for your wedding, your groomsmen have been doing their fair share of work as well. They have been writing speeches, getting fitted for tuxedos, and even planning your bachelor party. Thus, it is a great idea to show them how much their hard work means to you. Showing your appreciation for their work can be done in the way of giving great groomsmen gifts. It is customary to give all of your groomsmen a gift for their hard work. Today we are going to go over a few different groomsmen gift ideas. So when it comes time to give your gift, you know that they will really like it.
The first question on your mind is how much to spend on the groomsmen gifts. Pretty much, this is going to largely depend on your budget. We could tell you a set number that you should spend on your groomsmen, but if you do not have that kind of money, then it’s not going to do you any good. Do note that generally the minimum should be about $30 per groomsmen. It is also a good idea if you can throw in something a little “extra” for the best man. That being said, the $30 should be thought of as a minimum, and you are more than welcome to spend more on them if you like. Now, when you give yourself a budget, you need to start shopping around. You are going to come across some good gifts and some not so good gifts. For example, a pen with their name on it may be nice, but come on…a pen? Put yourself in their spot. Would you like to get a pen?
The best way to go is to get your groomsmen something that is ready to wear, like some kind of clothing or accessory of some kind. It also helps if it matches the tuxedos that they are wearing for the wedding day. The great thing about doing this kind of thing is that the gift can be used more than once. Sure they can use it on the wedding day, but you want to give them something that they can use over and over again.
One of the best groomsmen gift ideas that you can use is cuff links. All men need cuff links, and it’s something that they can use for your wedding right away. Of course, these cuff links can be used at other special occasions as well. Another you may want to give your groomsmen is a nice dress shirt. If your men are renting tuxedos, then they are going to have to wear those cheap shirts that come with the package. These are not the best shirts in the world. However, if you provide them with nice fancy dress shirts, then they can use those for the wedding, as well as other special occasions after the wedding.
If you are looking for something top of the line to get your groomsmen that they can use everyday, then nothing says functional quite like a timepiece. Wristwatches, for a long time now, have been the standard for great groomsmen gifts. The original idea was that the wristwatch was suppose to get the groomsmen to the church on time. However, nowadays it’s just a great gift to give. Of course, this is one of the most costly types of groomsmen gifts that you can give. You are likely to spend anywhere from $100 to $300 on nice watches for your groomsmen. The best thing that you can do, however, is to make sure that you do not engrave the watch. A simple wristwatch will do. Not all guys want to wear a wristwatch that was engraved by their male friend. It’s just one of those things that is not quite as flattering if it’s not a woman that is giving it to you.
If you do want to engrave something, then an engraved money clip always looks nice. However, the engraved money clip should be simple. It should not have anything like “best man” or anything like that on it. Simply having their names engraved, or the first letters of their first and last names works nicely too. Another great thing about money clips is that they do not cost a lot of money, meaning that it’s a great alternative to more expensive gifts that you can give.
Groomsmen gifts are not that hard to come by. However, picking out the good ones from the bad can be hard to do at times. Try to stick to some of the ones that we talked about today to ensure that you get the best gift for your groomsmen. After all, they have been there for you, and now it’s your turn to return the favor by thanking them for helping out and being there for you on your wedding day.