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Christina Ney

EST. 2018

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Weddings come with a long list of obligations, but one of the fun ones is groomsmen gifts. That said, not all guys are the greatest at gift-giving. Roll up some craft beer in a paper bag, and everyone’s usually pretty happy.

But this is your wedding, and you’ll want to go the extra mile to show your pals that they’re awesome. Are you getting stuck on gift ideas? Follow along, we’ve got you. 

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How Much Should I Spend on Groomsmen Gifts?

I know, you’ve spent a heck of a lot more on your wedding than you ever thought you would. Your wallet is nearly cashed out, but there are a few things that you shouldn’t skimp on — and a token of appreciation for the guys that have been there for you through thick and thin is on the list of necessary expenditures.

The average groom spends about $40-$80 on gifts for his groomsmen. Think of this range as a suggestion, but don’t feel the need to color inside the lines. It’s the thought — and maybe some effort and a cool gift — that counts.

Groomsmen Gift Ideas

Try any one of the following gift ideas, and make any gift personal with custom engraving!

Boozy Bounty

Most guys like beer. And whisky. And lots of other types of adult bevs. So, categorically, you can’t really go wrong in the booze department (unless everyone is sober — then, steer clear!). A few ideas we have here are:

Apparel

Guys don’t always like to shop for themselves. So, a groomsman gift could be the perfect opportunity to give a guy something that he always is in need of… socks. Here are a few other ideas for apparel-based gifts that never fail as a groomsmen gifts (some of these may be inexpensive, so surprise your groomsmen with a gift set of a few different selections).

  • Stance socks (Best socks — ever. They come in gift sets, too.)
  • Custom face socks (Yes, this is real. Upload a picture of your groomsman and their face is imprinted on the socks.)
  • New ties
  • Cufflinks
  • Leather shoes
  • Bolo ties (for a western wedding!)

Custom Wallet

For guys, wallets are essentially like girl’s shoes. You can never have too many, and for some reason, you’re losing one all the time. But if you get your groomsmen a custom engraved wallet as commemoration for participating in your big day, it’s something they’ll be sure to keep safe.

Bonus tip: If you’re on a budget, you can find personalized wallets for groomsmen for pretty cheap! 

Engraved Wooden Watches

Every guy needs a good watch. The trouble is, most guys don’t even own a watch. Watches are a signature piece of an outfit, and although they’re only really needed for interviews and special occasions, there’s a perfect upcoming occasion to wear one. Your wedding.

Engraving watches may be on the expensive side, but check out Treehut, Grain and Oak, and Original Grain, and consider custom engraving.

Remember THIS About Groomsmen Gifts

Listen up, grooms. Remember that groomsmen gifts are not one-size-fits-all. You may have one groomsman that loves beer, another that has been sober for a decade, one that loves socks, and one that has never worn a sock in his life. Take a customized approach with each gift, and spend a bit of time figuring out what would work best for your individual guys.

Signature, xo, Christina

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