A guide to groomsmen gifts they’ll remember.
When it comes to finding the right best man and groomsmen gifts, you want whatever you choose to be a token of your gratitude, a thank-you for their friendship and something they’ll actually find useful (remember - guys of all ages are into utility). Consider purchasing groomsmen gifts for all of the men…young and old…who are standing by your side. It’s a big commitment to be part of someone’s wedding day, and going the extra mile will mean a lot.
1. All About the Details
Did you know that “how to tie a tie” is a popular search on Google? Your wedding look is often encapsulated by the style of formal wear you choose for your “best men.” A set of classic bowties (not the clip-on kind!), matching sets of suspenders and small instruction cards on how to tie the knot (pun intended), can make very unique groomsmen gifts. If bowties are not your style, consider a long necktie with a simple tie bar. Want to take it to another level? Monogrammed cufflinks or pocket squares add an additional personal touch. Here's the best part. All are items they’ll be able to use again and again beyond the big day.
2. From the Court to the Course
Grab the boys for your last free-man moment to catch a favorite sports team in action or sink a few putts. Pick an event you can do together and give them all American Express® Gift Cards. They make for perfect and unexpected groomsmen gifts.
3. Boy Meets Grill
Do your groomsmen love to grill? Let them be the masters of their grass fed domains with groomsmen gifts that honor their sense of pride — sets of quality BBQ tools complete with every utensil they’ll ever need. Add monogrammed meat branding irons so everyone will know who’s the boss in their respective back yards.
4. Wedding Gifts for the Groom and Groomsmen: Accessories Aren’t Just for the Ladies
The right accessories aren’t just great groomsman gift ideas, they can help create a theme that helps define the wedding! With pairs of iconic aviator sunglasses, or funky pairs of socks, you’re whole party will make a statement on the big day. It’s a great way to add a modern look and raise a few eyebrows. Grab an extra pair as a wedding gift for yourself (the groom!) to make for post-ceremony photos worth sharing online.
5. All Grown Up
No matter what their tastes, groomsmen of all ages can appreciate the value of a buck. Upgrade their over-stuffed, worn-out wallets with fresh and stylish leather versions or sterling money clips, and tuck an American Express Gift Card inside each one. Even the littlest ones in your party will feel like one of the big guys. Plus, it's seen as an international gesture of good luck to give money with a new wallet.
If you’re searching for extra special best man gifts, or even for the fathers of the bride and groom, look no further than your local antique store for vintage pocket watches on simple chains. The best man and dads can sport them as part of their tuxes or suits during the main event, and hang onto them for years to come. Ask the store or a nearby engraver to chisel a meaningful message on the back for a really unique best man gifts.
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