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What is the best gift for the groom from the bride?
If you need some groom gift ideas, you’ve come to the right place! We’re rounding up unusual groom gifts whether you want sentimental gifts for groom from bride, something funny and heartfelt, or even a timeless wedding gift for your husband.
We found affordable as well as luxury gift for groom from bride, in case you want to spoil him a little. After all, it is your wedding day! :)
But first, what makes a good groom gift from the bride? Is it tradition to give the groom a gift? Let’s discuss it.
Best Groom Gift
You can give a good gift for the groom, but why not give the best groom gift you can? There is only one big difference: the thought!
As a rule of thumb, a gift given to the groom from the bride on the morning of the wedding is exponentially better when tailored to his unique style. In other words, give the man what he wants! If he is into fishing, make it fishing related. Does he like to read? Give an engraved bookmark. Would he like to wear a wristwatch, a pair of cufflinks, or a tie clip? You get the idea.
Choose a gift the groom loves and then add a card to it. Every gift is better when there is an accompanying card or note. For the wedding, your card should be handwritten; place the card with the gift and make it something he will read before the ceremony.
You can write your sentiments inside a card like this by LolaLouiePaperie:
Or write longer words inside a booklet, like this one from TheCozyComfyHome.
Is it tradition to give the groom a gift?
If you’re new to this idea, you may be wondering: is it tradition to give the groom a gift?
Yes! Although it’s more of a modern-day trend, it is definitely a tradition for the bride to give the groom a gift on the morning of the wedding. The same applies to gifts for the bride from the groom.
• Is a gift exchange mandatory? No.
• Is it a tradition to give the groom a gift? Yes.
• Is it fun? Absolutely!
• Does the gift have to be cheesy and boring? Of course not!
This card proves it (by the lovely OnceAGinn). Remember, it’s just a small token of your affection and should be a fun, easy-going experience. Giving a gift to your future partner is a fun way to show how excited you are to marry them.
What gift do you give the groom?
This blog post was inspired by a question from bride-to-be, Stephanie. She is looking to give a wedding gift to the groom as the gift exchange on the morning of the wedding. But she’s stumped on what to give him. What gift do you give the groom from the bride? She writes,
“Hi Emmaline, I’m planning my wedding and my maid of honor asked what I’m going to give the groom on the morning of the wedding. I didn’t even know there was a bride and groom gift exchange. What should I give the groom as a gift? What makes the best groom gift? Thanks for your help.”
Hey, Stephanie! Great question. Yes, this gift exchange between the bride and groom on the morning of the wedding is a relatively new trend within the past few years. Before then, people either did it and never really said anything about it, or it wasn’t popular enough to make the rounds on social media just yet. ;)
Following this modern bride and groom gift exchange tradition 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! He’ll appreciate the thought.
To answer your question, the best groom gift is one he can use and enjoy. We’re rounding up the top gifts for the groom on the morning of the wedding on this list with anything you can imagine from fishing lures to engraved belts, wristwatches to compasses with special engraving. We found wallets, passport covers, bookmarks, and more. You name it, it’s here — and there’s definitely something for every groom on this gift guide.
We even found a charming groom gift bag to put it in! We’ve got you covered!
Read on to find out which gifts are popular for the morning of the wedding gift exchange from the bride to her groom and tell us: which present is your favorite?
Morning Wedding Gifts for Groom from Bride
1. Chronograph Watch
One perfect present is a watch for the groom. It is symoblic as a representation of time: you’re beginning your life together and this will mark your first day married. A wristwatch makes a heirloom he will treasure on the wedding day and beyond. Whenever he looks at it, he will think of you. It is also one of those gifts that is more of a luxury, one he wouldn’t necessarily spend on himself.
To make it memorable, give him a watch he doesn’t own already. One such style is a chronograph watch, like this style we spotted at Norgreen.
I love this dark green option:
You can also choose a white watch face and classic metal wristband.
It is beautifully gift-boxed or the occaion.
Shop here for more options.
2. Collar Stays
Collar stays aren’t just a fun gift to give… they’re incredibly functional. They will keep his collar on point, literally. By Tesoro Jewelry.
For another style option, check out these stamped “I Love You” collar stays which also include his name and the wedding date. By MadiesCharms.
3. Groom Gift Box from Bride
Many brides are turning to the giant gift box to fulfill their groom gift giving needs, and we can’t blame them! These giant gift boxes — like the groom gift box from Gest Gear — is jam-packed with everything you would need to give the groom ont he wedding day. It’s part survival kit, part gift from the bride. We love it! You’ll find a pair of socks, a card, tissues, mints, “something sweet before we meet”, and more! Get it here.
4. Engraved Leather Wallet with Your Personalized Message
Is his leather wallet about to give out? Whether it’s packed to the brim and falling apart or he likes to keep his wallet looking its best, every groom can use a sentimental message on the inside. This leather wallet is handmade and features an engraved message from you on the interior. He’ll cherish it as a gift from his bride and use it for years to come (or until you get him a new wallet for your leather anniversary!) By April and Kiwi.
5. Personalized Duffle Bag for Him
The groom can take this bag on the honeymoon and all of your adventures together. It is rugged, durable, and personalized. To top it off, you can fill the inside with extra gifts if you’d like (but the bag itself is a great gift that requires nothing else!) You can get it at Heritage Wedding.
6. Stamped Tie Clip
I know… a tie clip. Simple, right?
It’s simple but it is also one of the best gifts for the groom because it can be used on the wedding day and beyond. Sure, it features an adorable saying that will bring tears to his eyes (“meet me at the altar”), but it will also keep his tie straight. During windy ceremonies or blustery weather days, he’ll be grateful to have that tie clip to keep his necktie looking sharp… and your photographer will be happy, too, as the photos will come out even better. By RebelGiftCo.
7. Whisky Glassware Set, Stones, and Gift Box
It’s time to toast… he will love a special new glassware set to do it with on the wedding day!
If the groom and groomsmen will be doing a wedding day toast, give this groom gift he’ll cherish for years to come. It includes a wooden gift box — personalized — along with a pair of whisky glasses and stones to keep his drink cold. One of the top gifts for the groom from the bride because it is one of those items he wouldn’t necessarily buy for himself. By HomeWetBar. You can also pair this gift with a bottle of his favorite.
8. Monogram Cufflinks
For classic style, give the groom a pair of personalized cufflinks in his monogram. These are sterling silver and go with everything. By PersonalCufflinks.
9. Compass with Personalized Message Inside
The inside of this compass has a space for special engraving from the bride… in your own handwriting! By IlgarLeather.
10. Photo Pendant Pin
File this one under the best sentimental gifts for groom from bride. It features photos of lost loved ones that he may be missing on this wedding day. He can pin it to the inside of his suit jacket to be there with him as he takes his place down the aisle. By PendantPlaceStore.
11. Photo Reel in a Box
Give your groom a gift he’ll always cherish: photos of you two in a box that pulls out into a fun reel. By LovinBox.
12. Secret Message Belt for the Groom
When he goes to get dressed before the wedding, he’ll find a secret engraved message on the interior of his leather belt. What a sweet and unique idea! By Holtz Leather.
13. To My Husband Journal
Write your heartfelt thoughts and messages for your groom to read now and forever. By BP Laser Engraving.
14. Engraved Wallet Token for Him
This metal token is engraved and goes inside his wallet as a token of your affection. It makes a cute gift for the groom on the morning of the wedding and is handmade by C and T Custom Lures.
15. Stamped “I Love You More” Keychain
Love you more, the end, I win! Ha! Give him this keychain to always remember how much you love him. It includes your wedding date for a little extra personalization. By CandTCustomLures.
16. “Reasons I Can’t Wait to Marry You” box with rolled letters
Outline all the reasons why you can’t wait to marry the groom on this sweet gift box with rolled letters inside. He’ll love the sentiment! By LimeAndAlien.
buy it here
17. Engraved Groom Flask
This stainless steel flask makes a great present for the groom from his bride, with the words engraved, ” [NAME], Have a drink. Calm your nerves. And meet me at the altar.” So sweet! By KeepsakeDesignsByKim.
18. I Do Cufflinks
Give the groom a pair of stamped metal cufflinks that say “I Do” on one side and your wedding date on the other. This is a pair he’ll love to wear on the big day and for anniversary dinners to come. By TesoroJewelry.
19. Groom Boxers
Here’s a fun gift idea: a pair of boxers for the morning of the wedding! By BeforeTheRings.
20. Handwriting Cufflinks
This is one of the best groom gifts this year: a pair of cufflinks with YOUR handwriting on them! Cool idea made possible by OneMemoryLaneLLC.
21. Cold Feet Socks
The groom won’t get cold feet with these socks on! This is one of the most popular groom gifts from the bride and can be ordered at GroomSocks.
22. Engraved Watch
This watch makes a sentimental morning of the wedding gift for the groom. It features engraving on the back that reads, “Meet me at the altar” with his name. By TrendyNomads.
23. Leather Passport Holder
If you and your groom love to travel, he’ll be excited to receive this custom leather passport holder. The inside can even be customized with his monogram for a personalized touch. The inside has a special message that reads, “To a lifetime of adventures together“. By Bramble and Beene.
24. Pocket Knife
Guys + pocket knives. I swear, they can never have too many. However, with the customized twist of this one, you can be sure it’s the last one he’ll ever need! By Carved.
25. Groom Tie Photo Patch
This tie patch makes a great groom gift from bride. All you need to do is sneakily sew it to the back of his necktie or the inside of his suit jacket before the wedding day. By AnnieRenTrends.
26. Leather Wallet with Money Clip
A handsome and rugged leather wallet is always a good gift for the groom, especially when it has an engraved money clip like this one. I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t love this gift from NorthStarEngraving.
27. Wooden Mug
This is one of the most unusual groom gifts and yet, one of the most memorable! He’ll sip from this wooden mug, personalized with his name and to be treasured for years to come. By EverestStore.
28. Viking Sword
The wooden mug goes great with this viking sword. Yes, a biking sword. These are wildly popular and make some of the most unique groom gifts ever, don’t you think? By ThreeWeeVikings.
29. Wooden Tray
This is one of those sentimental gifts the bride can give her groom and he can read it for years to come. It’s also functional, as it is a wooden tray to hold his keys, wallet, phone, etc. near the doorway or foyer. By TheUnleashedPen.
30. Personalized Groom’s Handkerchief
For his tears of joy! This handkerchief isn’t just any hankie; it is printed with a custom message from the bride. By PeoniesAndBells.
31. Can’t Wait for our Next Chapter Bookmark
If the groom loves to read, give him this “Next Chapter” bookmark. By Jewel Mango.
Wedding Morning Gifts for the Groom
Now that you know what to give as a gift for the groom, how are you supposed to get it to him the morning of the wedding — without him seeing you before the ceremony?
When to Give the Groom His Gift
The gift exchange from the bride to the groom usually takes place in the morning while everyone is getting ready. The bride and bridesmaids are in the bridal suite getting hair and makeup done, while groomsmen are getting ready or hanging out in a hotel room or at someone’s home before it’s time to get dressed. This is the best time to have the Best Man, Maid of Honor, or flower girl / ring bearer deliver the gift to the groom from the bride.
Groom Gift Bag
You can place the gift inside a regular gift bag or up the style a bit and use this custom groom gift bag from DetailsMatterStudio.
ON TO YOU:
What’s your 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? Or are you skipping this gift exchange tradition altogether? Tell us in the comments below!