Your groomsmen stand by you every step of the way. They rent a tux, attend all the pre-wedding festivities, throw you an awesome bachelor party — maybe even travel.
Most of all, they support you all throughout the wedding and in life. Therefore, you should repay them with a really awesome gift.
But here’s the problem: you don’t want to give them groomsmen gifts that suck. You want to give groomsmen gifts they actually want.
But what do groomsmen want? Two things: they want to see their buddy happy (you) and a gift they can use.
That’s pretty much it.
The first part is covered — you’re happily getting married.
The second part is surprisingly simple. The trick to giving good groomsmen gifts is to identify something that he, as an individual, really enjoys — but don’t make it cheesy.
What does he like to do on his “off-time”? Listen to music? Go to concerts? Fish? Play sports? Watch sports? Camping? Travel? Gaming?
While most wedding party gift guides show the same boring and cliché stuff, we’re doing things a little differently around here. We’re sharing the ultimate list of groomsmen gifts they actually want. We wouldn’t want you to risk giving a gift that sucks. :)
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Good Groomsmen Gifts That Don’t Suck
1. This Engraved Drink Decanter
He’ll go wild over the way this drink decanter looks when displayed on his bar. What a cool, unique gift he won’t already own — and the company who makes it is awesome. By SwankyBadger.
2. A Personalized Pocket Knife
Guys love pocket knives. This one is compact and stylish, rugged, and has amazing reviews. By BlacKnife.
3. The Giant Travel Bag
Currently on sale, this giant duffle bag for groomsmen is a perfect gift idea. It’s great for travel and works perfectly as a bag for sports, short weekend getaways, and so much more. By WeddingsDecorandMore.
4. These Personalized Leather Suspenders
Unique. Different. These suspenders are personalized and will be his new fave pair. By AquariusStore.
5. This Duffel Bag
For more of a sports bag or rugged look, go for this duffel bag! He won’t have one with his name on it (love how they show examples with last names!), and everyone can use a nice big travel bag to take on mini or long adventures. By JoyfulTidingsBridal.
6. One of These Drink Slings
One part drink holder, one part awesome unexpected and alternative gift: give him a DrinkSling!
7. A Hanging Leather Toiletry Bag
This is the ultimate travel bag for men. It hangs up so he can see all of his toiletries in one place and access anything easily, while keeping everything organized. By JPFanShop.
8. This Personalized Wooden Gaming Stand
The ultimate gift for groomsmen that love gaming! Get him this stand to hold controllers and his headset. By SerdarWood.
9. This Folding Damascus Pocket Knife
Finally, a gift he can put to good use outdoors. Guys love pocket knives. Sure, he probably has a pocket knife, but does he have a HANDMADE folding Damascus knife? Unlikely! These are the perfect size and have great reviews. By EloKnife.
10. These Personalized Drinking Glasses
These are made in the USA and look incredible. Groomsmen likely won’t already have a set of their own personalized glassware, either. Pair it with a bottle of his favorite and it will forever be one of the groomsmen gifts that don’t suck. By HMGiftCollection.
It’s personalized INSIDE the glass and on the side:
11. The Ultimate Portable Mini Bar
Take it with him wherever he goes! Personalized. Perfect for the man cave. By TheJerryCanCompany.
12. These Wooden Wristwatches, Engraved
Too cool: watches for all the groomsmen. These are beautifully made and have awesome reviews. He won’t already own a handmade wooden watch, now, will he?! By ModPly.
13. A Monogrammed Flask
I know flasks are a popular gift, but these are really nice looking. You don’t have to put “Groomsman” — I like the examples with the initials. By WeddingsDecorStudio.
14. This Hand-Forged Bottle Opener Keychain
For functionality, this thing is awesome: it’s a hand-forged keychain that also opens bottles. For looks, it’s pretty unique. He won’t have anything like it. By WatkinsForge.
15. A Wooden + Wireless Cell Phone Speaker
Cool idea: turn his Smartphone into a small beat box, one of my favorite groomsmen gifts that don’t suck! By TheManRegistry.
16. A Pub-Style Wooden Drink Dispenser
Turn his home bar into a local pub. Cool dispenser, personalized, by MHGiftStudio.
17. Premium Engraved Wallet
A stylish wallet for the guy who has everything, but now he has a handmade wallet that looks awesome. By StayFinePersonalized.
18. Badass Engraved Steel Ammo Cans
Great gifts for groomsmen who are hunters! Get them at JJPrecisionEngraving.
19. A Groomsman Cooler That Actually Stays Cold
This backpack cooler will go with him anywhere. It’s perfect for tailgating, camping, going to concerts, the beach, etc. Built to last and rugged looking. Get it at JoyfulTidingsBridal.
20. This Cool Tech Docking Station
And last but not least, this tech docking station rounds out our list of groomsmen gifts that don’t suck. This is a great way to keep his tech in sight, charge his phone, find his glasses, not lose his wallet, etc. By GretaOtoDesign.
And there you have it! No crappy gift in sight. :)
Hope it helps as you pick out your gifts for the groomsmen!