Hi, loves! We’re kicking off a brand new week and a brand new wedding season today! Hello, fall — it’s so good to see you again. :) 🍁 The best way to kick off a new week is… you guessed it, a new wedding giveaway and a wedding advice question! Here’s what Stephanie wants to know about a good gift for the groom from the bride. She writes…
Hi Emmaline, My best friend got married a few months ago and she asked me what I’m planning to give to Mark (my fiance) during our gift exchange. I didn’t even know about a gift exchange. Is this a new tradition and if so what am I supposed to give him as a gift? Thanks in advance.
Hey, Stephanie! Great question. For starters, this gift exchange between the bride and groom the morning of the wedding started becoming a trend in the last five years or so, I’d say; before then, people either did it and never really said anything about it, or it wasn’t popular enough to make the rounds on Pinterest yet. ;)
Following the modern tradition of a gift exchange between the groom and bride is totally up to you. You don’t have to do it, but if you want to surprise the groom with a gift, we say go for it! Who doesn’t love a surprise gift? To help, we’ve found 19 ideas for what to give as a gift for the groom on your wedding day. In this list, we’ve found a little bit of everything: a groom message card, personalized fishing lure, awesome bottle openers, a handsome watch, passport cover, and more. Once you’ve seen our gift picks, be sure to check out the giveaway at the end of this post where we’re giving away one of our gift picks (in #1, below!) by BP Laser Engraving. You may remember them from this awesome find last week.
On to the list!
P.S. If you’re the groom reading this, here’s a list of gift ideas for the bride from the groom!
Gift for the Groom from the Bride
1. This personalized wallet card
I love this one — it’s an engraved card he can keep in his wallet. By BP Laser Engraving. (P.S. This is our giveaway item, so be sure to enter at the end of this post!)
2. This engraved fishing lure
This is such a cool gift for the groom from the bride, especially if he’s an avid fisherman. The fishing lure reads, “You are my greatest catch. Love, Your Wife”. By CandTCustomLures.
3. This stamped keychain
If he’s not into fishing, we spotted this hand-stamped keychain with your wedding date on it (also by CandTCustomLures).
4. This “Reasons I Want to Marry You” book
Very, very sweet idea. Write in all your favorite things about the groom inside the pages, along with what you are looking forward to in your future. He’ll love it. By Paper Bound Love.
5. This cool leather belt
This isn’t just a regular leather belt; this is a Nexbelt — it’s the belt with no holes. It’s really cool how it works and they are known as “the most comfortable belts in the world”. Each belt is quality-stitched and made to last (there’s even a 1 year warranty). See how it works here. Andrew has this one and he says it is so comfortable.
It looks great with a pair of dress pants or jeans.
This particular style from Nextbelt’s Wedding Series can have your wedding date engraved and arrives in a keepsake gift box.
This makes a great gift for the groom from the bride — he’ll definitely use it. Buy yours here.
6. This engraved flask
His initials engraved on a flask like this make a great gift! By The Wedding Gallery by Brad Goodell.
7. This groom’s survival kit
It has literally anything the groom or groomsmen could need for the wedding day. It is jam-packed with over 70 incredibly helpful products and saves you a ton of time putting a groom survival kit together yourself. The Groom’s WeddBox contains everything from the basic hygiene items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste and deodorant, to the life-saver items of stain remover, gold bond, eye drops, sewing kits and aspirin.
8. Your wedding song on a pair of cufflinks
9. These socks to keep his feet warm
You don’t want him getting a case of cold feet! By GroomSocks.
10. This cool bottle opener
This engraved .50 cal bottle opener is one of the coolest groom (and groomsmen gifts) we’ve seen yet! One of our best friends, Mike, got married last year and he gave Bottle Breachers to his groomsmen (so Andrew got one). He loves it! It’s not only cool to look at, but it’s made in the USA by Veterans and a functional gift he’ll use. He won’t have anything like it. Buy yours here.
11. This engraved wood watch
For starters, this watch is cool because it’s made of wood so he probably doesn’t have anything like it. By Cottonwood Gift Co.
This watch makes an extra special gift for the groom from the bride because it can be engraved on the back with a custom message. Buy yours here.
12. This leather passport holder
The inside can be engraved with his monogram and also says, “To a lifetime of adventures together“. By BrambleandBeene.
13. This awesome engraved knife
Guys + pocket knives. I swear, they can never have too many and this will be the last one he ever needs! By Engrave Me This.
14. This leather luggage tag
It is custom-engraved with your names and wedding date (i.e. “Grant traveling with Kelly since January 24, 2016″. So cute! By Engrave Me This.
15. This tie patch for the groom
16. A sweet card
Your words written in a card is the best gift to the groom from the bride. Card by Papersizzle.
17. These “official” coffee mugs
By Owings Designs.
And if you both have a sense of humor… this design! By OwingsDesigns.
18. These collar stays
So sweet. By Madie’s Charms.
Also in this style:
19. This personalized handkerchief
And check out the other side!
Now that you know what to give as a gift to the groom from the bride, we’re giving one of them away! We’ve teamed up with BP Laser Engraving to give away a groom message card to one lucky winner.
About the prize: Give wallet insert card/message card to your husband on your wedding day. Create a message for him that will last forever and that they can always keep with them… Laser engraved card is aluminum (same size as a credit card), engraving will never wear off, color won’t fade. Pick the color, font, and even a small symbol to add next your name (infinity knot, celtic braid, hearts, etc… The small cards are great for groomsmen, bridesmaids, parents, father of the bride, siblings, and friends! Let them know how much you love them! BP Laser Engraving also has a special card for all five of the military branches that they can carry with them on their travels. See their shop section for more gift ideas.
Giveaway dates: 9/5/17-9/12/17 (11:59pm EST)
Prize value: $19 | No cash value
Winner must accept delivery of prize within 3 months
Shipping is included to U.S. only
Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
Use entry form below to enter
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So, what do you think of these groom gifts? What’s your favorite or top pick as a gift for the groom from the bride? Are you choosing any of these to give to your new husband on your wedding day? Tell us in the comments below!