If you want to give the best groomsmen gifts that aren’t stupid in 2023, listen up: we’re flipping the script on typical groomsman gift giving.
We want your groomsmen to rave about the awesome gifts you gave, telling everyone it is the best groomsman gift I ever got.
Don’t give stupid gifts that are cheap for the sake of crossing it off of your list; don’t pick out luxury groomsman gifts, either, if the present isn’t anything your groomsmen or Best Man will actually use.
What makes good groosmmen gifts?
Your groomsmen aren’t all the same, so the gifts shouldn’t be boring or overly traditional; this list has best man gift ideas and suggestions for avid golfers, travelers, cigar aficionados, hunters, tailgaters, sports fans, writers, outdoorsmen, BBQers, and the guy who has everything. These are groomsmen gifts that are useful: you’ll find the guys using them long after the wedding is over.
In this blog post, you’ll discover groomsmen gift ideas you didn’t know existed for 2023. We’re talking Viking tankards, hand-forged axes, antique compasses, pocket knives with hidden flashlights, or an awesome decanter set he’ll proudly display on his bar at home. With over 80 hand-picked gift selections, you’re likely to find exactly what you need to give as good groomsman gifts this season.
How much should groomsmen gifts cost?
As a rule of thumb, the average cost of a good groomsman gift is $50 to $150, although some spend upwards of around $300. Most couples spend around $100 on groomsmen gifts.
Although it is important to factor in price when budgeting, it’s not the number-one factor. Try to give the best groomsmen gifts that are useful so they’ll enjoy them… even if it’s not the most expensive gift you can find.
The gifts range in price from $10-ish to around $150, so there’s a good variety here for everyone’s budget and price point. To top it off, most of these are top groomsmen gifts Etsy makers have created, so you’ll also be supporting small business when you shop awesome presents. (Win-win!)
We’re answering some FAQs at the bottom of this list including how much to spend on groomsmen gifts, what makes the best groomsmen gifts, and what is the best groomsman gift ever received.
So… stop giving the same boring groomsman gift ideas! This guide will help you do just that with cool gifts for groomsmen.
Best Groomsmen Gifts 2023
1. Groomsman Watch
Ok, bear with me a minute: a watch is one of those epic groomsmen gifts that are useful because, time. But don’t settle for one of those lame watches with Groomsman etched on the back. He’ll use it for about 0.05 seconds and he probably has one just like it. The key is to give a gift like a watch that is totally unique: a Chronograph style will do the trick. This one is by Nordgreen and it looks like a beast.
2. + 3. Personalized Beer Horn
Vikings or not, these beer horns are pretty epic. Whether he wants to be a viking or thinks he is one, this is one of those cool groomsmen gifts they’ll be using and bragging about long after his groomsman duties are over. And honestly, does he already have a beer horn? Probably not. If he does, then he already loves these things so he’s probably a collector. Get it here.
Now, here’s another option that has me amazed because it’s so freaking cool looking: even the shop tells you, “Put down your sippy cup” and use this authentic viking horn tankard instead. I love this one. By NorseTradesman.
4. Groomsman Gift Box
Give these cool groomsmen gifts that are useful: a pair of socks, a pair of sunglasses, and a flask. By TheWoodShackGiftCo.
5. Personalized Hatchet
Offer a guy a hatchet and he’ll never turn it down. Does he already have a hatchet? Probably not, in which case, he’ll be able to put one to good use camping or in the yard or on his next woodland adventure. If he already has a hatchet, he won’t turn down another one: these things are like pocket knives, you can never have too many. It’s one of the best outdoors groomsmen gifts that are helpful and we’re loving this personalized, rugged style. By HomeWetBar.
Want a different style? You got it: these are by TheUltimateManShop.
6. This groomsmen leather duffel bag
Give a useful gift to your groomsman: the only travel bag he’ll ever need. Like years of friendship and a good bottle of bourbon, this bag gets even better with age. Amazing reviews on this bag, particularly when giving as unique groomsmen gifts. By JamesLeatherHouse.
7. Pocket Knife with LED Light
If there’s one thing I know for sure, men love pocket knives. But they also love flashlights. This makes one of the best groomsmen gifts 2023 has to offer because it’s a mix of both: a rugged and cool pocket knife with an LED light attached to it. Wildly popular among reviewers + an awesome price. Get it at PersonalizedMoments.
8. Engraved Lighter
In addition to pocket knives and lights, hatchets and cool drinkware, guys love lighters. They’re one of the best groomsmen gifts that are helpful because, honestly, you never know when you need a lighter. If he smokes, he has a favorite (and this is his new one). If he doesn’t smoke, he probably makes bonfires or needs to light the occasional fire and, lo and behold, he’ll have the awesome tool to do it. Get them (priced amazingly for your whole crew) at ThirstyRhinoDesigns.
9. + 10. Cartoon Flask or Stein
Does he have his face turned into a cartoon and placed onto a stainless steel flask?! Probably not, which means he’ll brag about how it’s a cool groomsman gift he got at your wedding. Pair it with a bottle of his favorite. By ToonedUpGifts.
If you’re more of the Oktoberfest variety, grab your crew, break out the keg, and fill up these giant steins with your cartoons on the front. Available only here.
(P.S. Yep, there are matching bridesmaid flasks, too!)
11. Bobblehead Made From His Photo
Here’s one of the cool groomsmen gifts that will be a talking point in his office or at home: where’d he get that awesome bobblehead? It’s made from a photo you submit. By MyBobbleheadsShop.
12. + 13. Can Cooler and Bottle Opener
When it comes to useful groomsmen gifts, you can’t get much more functional than a bottle opener and a can cooler to keep his drink cold. These are one of the most popular gift ideas for groomsman and Best Man for 2023. See the reviews for yourself! By HisCorner. This style is vegan leather.
Prefer regular leather? Choose this set by STRAIGHTLINEpromo.
14. Baseball Bat Mug
Is he a baseball fan? Give him a gift he doesn’t yet have: a baseball bat mug that is made from a real reclaimed bat. Yep, it’s a thing: made by Lumberlend and great for a baseball themed wedding or anyone who loves baseball.
15. + 16. Vintage-Inspired Compass
This makes a good groomsman gift he won’t expect, yet will love to have especially if he likes to travel or hike. By EliteCustomDesignUSA.
Here’s an alternate style: your handwriting on the top of the compass. Give him words of wisdom, a stupid inside joke that’ll make you both laugh, his nickname, or just a cool quote you think he’ll appreciate. Get it here.
17. + 18. A Grill + Grilling Set
Listen up: you want to give groomsmen gifts that are useful? It doesn’t get much more functional than a grill! This griddler grill and panini press is small enough to take wherever, yet big enough to deliver a powerful grilling punch. Get it here.
For a complete gift, pair the griller with these grilling tools by DesignstheLimit.
And an apron from TheApronPeople:
19. + 20. Men’s Toiletry Bag + Beer Soap
Whenever we’re looking up unique groomsmen gifts like this list, we include a dopp kit or shaving bag. But one thing we’ve noticed over time is you want to get a nice-looking bag for groomsmen, but you ACTUALLY want to get great storage space, too. This wash kit has it all with plenty of ample space for his deodorant, shaving kit or beard oil, soap, toothbrush, paste, whatever! And it looks super stylish at a terrific price. Get these, they’re 100% useful to have for their next travel adventure. By JJleatherhouse.
If you prefer a different style, we also love these by AddStyleCo. They’re also 50% right now.
And don’t forget this unique gift: beer soap! By CraftsmanSoapCo.
21. + 22. Wood Gift Boxes for Groomsmen + Cigar Label
Shop these personalized groomsmen gift boxes from ThePerfectGroomsmen and then fill them up however you’d like. I like the presentation as shown, so you can even borrow ideas of what they show as examples. Get paper shred filler here, add a cigar or two from here, and a mini bottle of his favorite.
If you’d like, add the label to a cigar for him. Labels by PinkandInkCo.
23. + 24. Groomsmen Socks or Sock Gift Box
Socks. That’s it, that’s the gift. Personalized with his title, boom. By WeddingGiftFun. People are going crazy over these socks because they’re comfortable, affordable, make for a fun photo op, and guys need socks, so the functionality is here.
Prefer a print? Here’s another option from NoColdFeetCo.
Or go all-in with these groomsmen socks in a box with a tie bar and cufflinks. Suit up! Also by NoColdFeetCo.
25. Stainless Steel Can Coolers
Keep that drink cold with these cool groomsmen can coolers: they’re rugged and masculine, etched with his name and made of black stainless steel. By ThirstyRhinoDesigns.
26. Canvas Groomsmen Duffle Bags
These are a perfect present for groomsmen in a durable canvas material: buy in bulk + save big. By JoyfulTidingsBridal.
27. Personalized YETI® Colster
Revieweres love working with this company and they’re truly phenomenal! By EngraveIt.
28. + 29. Bottle Opener and Corkscrew or Flat Opener
These are wildly inexpensive for how functional they are! And they make unique groomsmen gifts because they’re a two-in-one: one part bottle opener, one part corkscrew. They’re rugged, masculine, and they’re able to be personalized. Starting at $5.90. By Michaelidea.
Do you need groomsmen gifts last minute? Get these from BeBurgundy on Amazon ASAP:
30. Whiskey glasses
Groomsmen love whiskey glasses and these are a fan-favorite. I love the style of these by HANDFORDandMASON.
Here’s one of the Best Man gifts to consider:
31. Latitude / Longitude Keychain for Him
A great gift idea for people who love to travel. Personalize it with his location by MavenMetalsInc.
32. This Groomsmen Gift Box with Cufflinks, Tie Clip, and Money Clip
Give exactly what groomsmen need for the wedding day with these unique groomsmen gifts by HappyManor. They include a pair of cufflinks, a tie clip, and a money clip.
33. Viking Axe
Ok, if you want him to say this is the best groomsmen gift I ever got, it’s this: a Viking axe. Unique and functional. By ThevikingshopUS.
34. Damascus Steel Hunting Knife
Another option: these handles look awesome. By BlueBladesArt.
36. Personalized Bamboo Travel Mugs
Love these for his morning coffee on the way to work! Get it GreatGiftCentreUS.
37. Decanter Set
A perfect glass whiskey decanter. Grab the personalized glasses, too: he’ll love it. By SwankyBadger.
38. Wood Watches
These are rugged and made from wood. They make one of the most unique groomsmen gifts because he probably doesn’t own a wood watch and, yet, he’ll love having one from Modply. Theirs are the best.
39. Groomsmen Bottle Tag
Great as a way to ask groomsmen to be in your wedding or as an addition to groomsmen gift boxes. By SouthernCalligraphy.
And don’t forget a hilarious card!
40. + 41. + 42. Golf Ball Marker and Divot Tool, Pullover + Golf Towel
This is one of the best groomsmen gifts 2023 has to offer for golfers. Fore! Woodulike.
Pair it with this personalized golf pullover for a complete gift. By AlfonsoDesigns.
And this golf towel by ModParty:
43. Ammo Can Gift Box
Sturdy, rugged, and personalized. Get them with gifts inside, like these! By HomeWetBar.
44. Groomsmen Cooler Chair
One part cooler, one part chair. Awesome. By LoveandLuxeHandmade.
45. Personalized Sunglasses in Groomsman Gift Boxes
People are going nuts over these and I’m not surprised: what a fun gift for groomsmen! Sunglasses, personalized, in a stylish rugged box. By QuatreCrafts.
46. + 47. + 48. Cool Groomsmen Cufflinks
Love all the cuff links over at White Truffle! This pair is a favorite for unique groomsmen gifts.
You can also get a custom map…
… or their favorite sports stadium!
49. Multi-Tool That Does It All
Okay, listen up: these unique gifts for groomsmen are what EVERY guy needs to have in his bag. By GreenAcresEngraving.
These engraved knives are also:
• 1/3 Serrated Blade
• LED Light
• Fire Starter
• Bottle Opener
• Seat Belt Cutter
• Glass Breaker
• Liner Lock
• Metal pocket clip
And they’re individually boxed.
50. Groomsmen Shot Glasses
Shot glasses are a classic! These are particularly unique due to their presentation. By BlueRidgeMountainCo.
51. Fishing Pint Glasses
52. Personalized Leather Hip Flask
It’s a flask, but a cool looking flask. It’s ready for the great outdoors. By SoGoodSoWood.
53. Wooden Box with Shot Glass Inside
People are raving about these different groomsmen gifts from TealsPrairie, and this one is a fan-favorite.
54. Polarized Sunglasses with Case
These are groomsmen gifts that are useful for all of his adventures… even just a drive to work in the morning. By PongsArt.
55. Passport Wallet
Going somewhere? Get there in style with this passport wallet to carry all of your essentials. This is one of the most popular groomsmen gift ideas this year. By MisterCrafter.
56. + 57. Personalized Bottle Opener and Cap Holder
This is one of the best groomsmen gifts for the manacave. Get it at IntraSStudio.
Short on space or perfect a smaller one for the wall? This one has a magnet to catch the caps. By CJRecycledCreations.
58. + 59. Fishing Lures for Groomsmen + Fishing Glassware
Pair them with these stainless steel pint glasses for your next fishing trip. By MagicPineStore.
60. Cigar Tubes
These look awesome. By TheCoffieCutters.
61. Add Cigar Labels to a Box of His Favorite
Add these labels to make them extra-special by IDoArtsyWeddings.
62. Leather iPhone Case
It is one of the most unique groomsmen gifts on this list! He’ll love to use this iPhone case complete with kickstand and loop. Handmade by Holtz Leather.
63. Groomsmen Suspenders
64. Beer Caddy
This is a unique present for groomsmen who like to tailgate. By Riverbend Home.
65. Docking Station
Check out the engraving on these gifts! These docking stations will keep his essentials close-at-hand. By SoGoodSoWood.
66. Unique Drink Holster
This has to be a top-seller of the most unique groomsmen gifts in this guide. Everyone loves these, especially for low-key outdoor wedding receptions. By DrinkSlings.
67. Personalized Leather Wallet
This wallet is durable and rugged; it makes a nice gift and can be personalized with a message inside. By SwankyBadger.
68. Leather Tech Roll
This is a perfect roll to keep his tech accessories with him everywhere he goes. By SwankyBadger.
69. Personalized Football
Love this gift for sports-loving groomsmen. By UrbanFarmhouseTampa.
70. Custom Beer Flight
It’s a must-have for anyone who likes craft brew. It comes with a beer paddle and groomsmen glasses. By UrbanFarmhouseTampa.
71. Wood Viking Tankard
He won’t own anything like it! This is one of the groomsmen gifts Etsy has to offer, 100% handmade with wood by WeddingIsComing.
Or he may also like these two options from NorseTradesman because they’re pretty epic.
72. Wood Cufflinks
Cufflinks, but made from wood. These make useful gifts for groomsmen on the wedding day and beyond. By HartGiftCo.
73. Engraved Pocket Watch
This unique pocket watch makes a nice keepsake gift for groomsmen. It is engraved on the top and can be purchased in individual or larger sets for your entire crew. By FrederickJames.
Here’s one of the best man gifts (from here):
74. Runners Bib Holder
Does he love running? This running bib and medal(s) holder (with chalkboard for personal records) is a perfect gift idea. By YorkSignShop.
75. Camp Mugs
These make great groomsmen gifts for destination weddings or camp trips with the guys. By BasecampBoutique.
76. Glass Cigar Humidors for Groomsmen
This is one of the nicest humidors available! It makes a great groomsmen gift if he’s into cigars. By MagicWoodShop.
77. Wood and Steel Watch
These unique groomsmen gifts are made from wood and steel. They’re a great timepiece gift he’ll treasure forever. By MZJewelryStudio.
78. Game Used Baseball Cufflinks
A perfect groomsmen gift for baseball lovers! By Bottomofthe9thOnline.
79. Personalized Craft Bottle Carrier
Handmade! By WallisFamilyCustoms.
80. Travel Wallet for Him
If groomsmen like to travel, or you need groomsmen gifts for destination wedding, these travel wallets are a great idea. It holds his passport, credit cards, cash, and more. By LightningDesignStore.
81. Music Box
Few things make unique groomsmen gifts like these music boxes, which you can choose from a variety of songs and artists. This one looks great! By AMBWorkshop.
82. + 83. Wine Corkscrew + Wine Glasses
Pair them with these wine glasses by Home Wet Bar.
84. Wood Oak Whiskey Glass
Dang, this is one-of-a-kind! Get it while you can by WeddingIsComing so he can say it’s the best groomsmen gift I ever got.
What is the best groomsmen gift I ever got?
If you’re wondering what the best groomsmen gift received is, here’s a little Q + A with Andrew. I asked him what the best groomsmen gift he ever received was and he said it is a tie between this awesome bottle opener and a unique stein. He says the best gifts are always groomsmen gifts that are useful, so he can actually enjoy or put them to good use.
When you want to give the best gift you can, make it something he genuinely likes — and don’t be afraid to get creative.
Do you have to give groomsmen the same gifts?
No, not necessarily. When you’re considering groomsmen gift ideas, you can either pick out something unique per person or choose gifts in a large quantity. If everyone likes the same thing, great! But if someone isn’t so fond of, for instance, drinking and wants non-alcoholic groomsmen gifts, think of an alterative.
The gifts you give do not have to be the same but they should be equal in price. Don’t give a cool tankard to one person and a tiny keychain to another.
Give your groomsmen unique gifts: exactly what they need to wear for the wedding day! Read: 7 Things Groomsmen Need for the Wedding for suggestions.
And there you have it: the unique groomsmen gifts! Which of these is your favorite? Tell us what you think in the comments!