Let’s face it, weddings can be stressful. The last thing you want is to forget the guys who are there to wish you well as you take this next step in your life. Groomsmen gifts can be tricky—a flask is a classic, though typical choice, and you don’t want to be too tacky with a groomsman bobblehead (yes, those exist). Here are seven groomsmen gifts that are so good, they’ll even want to stay for the reception.
1. Keepsake Box
A keepsake box is a timeless gift that your groomsmen will no doubt see and use often. The great thing is that your groomsmen can choose what to use it for, which allows them to make it their own. Keepsake boxes come in many different styles and textures so it really allows you to personalize.
2. Tie Clip
This one might seem obvious as it is likely your groomsmen will be sporting tie clips on the big day, but tie clips have gone far beyond a trend and are very much a staple that adds a touch of class. Here are a few we like.
3. Shoe Shine Kit
This may not be the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to groomsmen gifts, but you’d be surprised at how many guys don’t own a quality shoe shine kit. A shiny pair of shoes can really polish off a look (pun intended) and will last for years to come.
4. Pocket Square
This is another item that can be given to the guys for the big ceremony, or afterwards in a different pattern or colour so they can wear it for other occasions. For a special touch, provide instructions with different ways to fold it and you’ll hit a home run. Here are some of our favourites.
This is probably the most classic and timeless option. Cufflinks are ideal to give before the wedding so that groomsmen can wear them on the day of and show them off. If there’s one gift on this list to engrave with their initials, go with this one. Take a look at some options.
6. Fountain Pen
Is there anything classier than seeing a guy pull out a beautiful pen from his coat pocket? This is a gift that your groomsmen will use often, and giving it to them in its own box will show you really put thought into saying thank you to the guys who matter most on such a special day.
7. Shaving Kit
Whether your groomsman has a bushy beard, a maintained moustache, or just a bit of scruff, a classic, quality shaving kit is a gift idea that is out of the box and extremely practical. Few things make you feel more like a gentleman than a shaving brush, an old fashioned blade, and some quality aftershave.