Need a gift for the groom? You can find an awesome present during your lunch break today with these seriously cool finds. We’ll tell you what to look for when buying a gift for him from the bride, show you unique gift ideas you haven’t thought of yet, and tell you where to get ’em. Enjoy!
Gifts for the Groom?
First of all, this blog post was inspired by an Ask Emmaline question submitted by bride-to-be Stephanie. She is looking to give wedding presents to the Mark 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 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 is a relatively new trend within the past five 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 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 have several wedding presents for the groom including a message card, personalized fishing lure, bookmark, engraved belt, awesome bottle openers, a handsome watch, passport cover, and more. Now… 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 Groom from Bride
1. Collar stays for the groom
These collar stays are so beautiful! These collar stays keep his collar on point. By Tesoro Jewelry.
2. Engraved leather wallet for him
This leather wallet features his monogram on the front…
… and a secret message engraved inside! By April and Kiwi.
3. Personalized duffle bag
By Heritage Wedding.
4. Stamped tie clip
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.
5. Glass whisky decanter
A stunning glassware piece for your home bar, engraved. By Home Wet Bar.
6. Secret Message leather belt
By Holtz Leather.
Here’s an example of the secret message engraved inside! Yours can be custom to say anything you’d like.
7. Personalized wallet card
This is an engraved card he can keep in his wallet. By BP Laser Engraving.
gift for groom 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”. By C and T Custom Lures.
9. Stamped 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. ByPaper Bound Love.
gift for groom by paper bound love
11. Engraved flask
His initials engraved on a flask like this make a great gift! By The Wedding Gallery by Brad Goodell.
12. Stamped cuff links
These stamped cuff links 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!
13. “Cold Feet” socks
Keep his feet warm so he doesn’t get “cold feet”! ;) 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 CottonwoodGiftCo.
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
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 sweet card
Heartfelt words inside a card is one of the best gifts you can give the groom. Card by Alex and Co. Printables.
20. Fun coffee mugs
By Owings Designs.
And this one! It made me laugh. By Humor Us Home Goods.
21. Personalized handkerchief
And check out the other side:
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.
We love groom watches so much, we wrote this whole post on the topic.
How to Give a Gift to Groom on the Wedding Day
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.
NOTE: Reading this and need gifts for the bride? Read: 15 Gift Ideas for the Bride from the Groom.
What do you think of these wedding presents for the groom?
We want to know: what do you think of these groom gifts? 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.
You know what’s a good gift, too? A Letter to the Groom. He will love it.
Updated 2019 to reflect the best wedding presents for the groom.