If you didn’t catch Part 1 of this series on wedding ideas for the Groom, you can check that out here. For the next topic, we wanted to discuss “the other half” of the wedding party. So much of the literature out there is geared toward women/brides–it can leave a gentleman getting married feeling like he doesn’t have many options. So, for our next installment…
Part Two: Groomsman Gifts
It’s two weeks before the wedding, and you are just now realizing that you need to figure out something meaningful to get from the group of men who are standing up on your wedding day, but you want to do something a little more interesting than your standard tie clip or flask. Here are a few sites that make that job easy!
Talk about a one-stop-shop! This site has anything you could think of–and almost everything can be personalized.
Some of my favorites are the Groomsmen Caricature which brings a little whimsy to the day, the Paul Bunyon Man Ax–because what is more manly than an ax??, and the Whiskey Chilling Stones, which Groovy Groomsmen Gifts was kind enough to send me a set of to try out. They work perfectly keeping your beverage cold without watering it down. Plus, the set of 4 is more than enough: I used two in my drink which was plenty, so they double as “markers” to differentiate my nightcap from my husband’s!
Peter Field is an incredible shop based in Chicago’s loop (they also have a NYC location) whose bread and butter is custom alterations. But, they also make menswear accessories including neckties, bowties, and pocket squares–perfect for groomsmen gifts! You select from hundreds of color, pattern, and fabric options they have on hand, or even come up with your own to create the perfect accessories for your wedding party. Plus your groomsmen get a custom-fitted tie to keep forever. I find this to be an especially great gift for any super-tall friends who often have a tough time finding ties that fit properly!
The gift that keeps on giving! If you know your groomsmen’s beverage of choice, you could give them a few months of opportunity to try new varieties of beer, bourbon, whiskey, or gin. Non-drinkers? The website Clubs Galore has dozens of different options to consider sending a few months’ worth of (bacon of the month club…I have my eye on you!).
What are you thinking of giving your groomsmen as a gift?