Are you looking for morning wedding gifts for the groom/bride present exchange? Can’t figure out what to get as a gift for the groom? You’ll find it right here! But first, subscribe for helpful tips like this to your inbox!
If you’re looking for a customized gift for the groom, look no further! We’ve done all the work for you to find the best morning wedding gifts for the groom from the bride. From the sweetest engraved or customized gifts for the groom to funny mugs that’ll make him laugh, there’s a little bit of everything here for every groom.
And just as a note: a gift for your groom doesn’t have to be pricey. Make it meaningful!
We’ll tell you what to look for when buying your gift for the groom, show you some fun ideas you haven’t thought of yet, and show you where to buy wedding gifts for the groom for the morning of the big day. Enjoy!
This blog post was inspired by an Ask Emmaline question submitted by bride-to-be Stephanie. She is looking to give a wedding gift for the groom, Mark, to exchange on the morning of the wedding. But she doesn’t know what to buy or what kind of gift the groom is supposed to get. 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 there was a bride and groom 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. 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 Pinterest 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!
Who doesn’t love a surprise gift?
To help, we found several wedding gifts for the groom including a card, personalized fishing lure, bookmark, engraved belt, awesome bottle openers, a handsome watch, passport cover, and more. There’s something for everyone on this list. Let’s get to it!
PRO TIP: Don’t miss these gift ideas for the bride from the groom, too!
Gift for Groom
1. Collar stays for the groom
These collar stays are so beautiful! These collar stays will keep his collar on point. By Tesoro Jewelry.
And how about these, with “cant wait to be mrs” with your new last name! By MadiesCharms.
2. Engraved groom leather wallet
This leather wallet features his monogram on the front…
… and a secret message engraved for the groom inside! By April and Kiwi.
3. Personalized duffle bag for him
By Heritage Wedding.
4. Stamped tie clip gift for groom
This stylish tie clip features his monogram and keeps his tie in place. In addition to custom stamping, you can also choose fun designs like glasses, arrows, bicycles, etc. By Tesoro Jewelry.
Or this one which says, “meet me at the altar”. :) By RebelGiftCo.
5. Glass whisky decanter gift for groom
A stunning glassware piece for your home bar, engraved. By Home Wet Bar.
6. Secret message inside leather belt for the groom
By Holtz Leather.
Different color belts are also available, like this one:
7. To My Husband journal gift for groom
Write your heartfelt thoughts and messages for your groom to read now and forever. By BP Laser Engraving.
8. 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”. Great for a fishing themed wedding! By C and T Custom Lures.
9. Stamped “I Love You More” keychain
If he’s not into fishing, we spotted this hand-stamped keychain with your wedding date on it (also by CandTCustomLures).
10. “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.
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11. Engraved flask gift for groom
His initials engraved on a flask like this make a great gift! By The Wedding Gallery by Brad Goodell.
12. Stamped cufflinks for the groom
These stamped cufflinks by Tesoro Jewelry make a classic gift for groom. With options like custom roman numerals (with your wedding date), his monogram, or a special message, there’s a pair he is sure to love!
These wood cufflinks are amazing, too! I especially like the engraved keepsake box they come in! These make perfect morning wedding gifts for the groom. By MUUJEEGifts.
13. “Cold Feet” socks for the groom
Keep his feet warm so he doesn’t get “cold feet”! ;) This is one of the most popular gifts for the groom. By GroomSocks.
14. 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 because it can be engraved on the back with a secret message.
15. 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“. Makes a great gift for the groom from the bride. By Bramble and Beene.
16. Pocket knife gift for groom
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 Engrave Me This.
17. Leather luggage tag
It is custom-engraved with your names and wedding date (i.e. “Grant traveling with Kelly since January 24, 2020″. By Engrave Me This.
18. Tie patch for the groom
This tie patch makes a great gift for the groom to (sneakily) sew to the back of his tie or inside his suit jacket before the big day. Many fun designs available — even custom text, if you’d like! By SewHappyGirls.
19. A card for the groom
Heartfelt words inside a card are one of the best gifts you can give the groom. Card by Alex and Co. Printables.
Here’s another one you’ll love! By CocoPressDesigns.
This one is personalized! And oh my goodness, it makes me swoon! (Because of the name on it.) :) By CocoPress.
20. Funny coffee mugs for him
If you both have a sense of humor… this design! By OwingsDesigns.
Also loving this style by WrittenByJane.
And this one! It made me laugh. By HumorUsHomeGoods.
21. Personalized handkerchief present for groom
And check out the other side:
Also love this style by PeoniesandBells:
22. Can’t Wait for our Next Chapter bookmark
And this! What a great gift idea for the groom who loves to read. By Jewel Mango.
23. Personalized boxers for the groom
“Property of” with Mrs and your new last name! Fun idea by FlourishStoreGifts.
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? If you’re waiting to see him before the ceremony, have the gift delivered to his room by the ring bearer, flower girl, or a groomsman. If you are seeing him — i.e. a First Look, for instance — bring it with you and be sure to have the photographer capture him opening the gift.
What do you think of these groom wedding presents?
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! We’d love to hear from you.