The 19 Best Gifts for Groomsmen in 2022
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You and your partner will spend a lot of time prepping for your big day, but thereâ€™s another group of people who will be putting in some serious man-hours: your wedding party! Your groomsmen will end up doing everything from listening to you complain about your in-laws to planning your bachelor party. So, youâ€™ll want to thank them properly.
Groomsmen gifts can be hard to choose, and we get it. Itâ€™s hard to pick something that works for family members, friends, coworkers, or whoever you chose to stand by your side that day. Plus, if theyâ€™ve been in a few weddings already, chances are theyâ€™ve already received all of the bottle openers and beer koozies they could ever want.
Our best advice is to keep it fun. Your gift should be something theyâ€™ll be excited to open, whether that means itâ€™s practical, sentimental, or just plain funny. If youâ€™re feeling stuck, this list should do the trick.
Read on for the best groomsmen gifts.
What to look for in a gift for groomsmen
Think about your group of guys and their interests and personalities. If there's a big range in your wedding party, think about getting a more general, useful gift like cufflinks or a cool tech item. Humor is great to add to the mix, but it's also nice to do something thoughtful that really shows how much you appreciate their help on the big day. Also, if you're planning to give your gifts on the wedding weekend, make sure it's something portable that they'll be able to take home easily. A groomsman gift can also be sent directly to their home address, either before or soon after the wedding.
â€śIn lieu of getting your groomsmen, a product-based gift like some of the usual suspects (flasks, travel bags, monogrammed knives, watches, etc.) consider opting for a group experience instead,â€ť Caitlin suggests. â€śHow about treating your friends to a private whiskey tasting experience, buying them tickets to join you at a sports game, or treating them to a round of golf at a top tier course.â€ť
â€śNot necessarily! If you get everyone the same gift, you may choose to personalize it (with different colors, monograms, etc.) or if you want to make it more personal, you could opt to get a unique gift for every member that relates to shared memory or hobby you have with that person,â€ť Caitlin explains.
â€śHow much you spent may depend on how many people are in your party, what your wedding budget is and what role they may have played in your wedding day or planning process. If budget is a concern, a handwritten note with a small gift can go a long way,â€ť Caitlin says.
Meet the Expert
Caitlin Maloney Kuchemba is the owner and principal planner at Clover Event Co., a boutique wedding planning company based in Philadelphia, PA.
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