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Creative Groomsmen Gift Ideas

Updated on March 9, 2014

Your Groomsmen Are Special

Your groomsmen are a very special part of your wedding ceremony. You’ll want to make sure to honor and thank them with a special gift.

Present it at the rehearsal dinner so that you’ll get a chance to personally thank them before the actual ceremony and reception take place.

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Custom Bobbleheads

All the rage right now are custom bobblehead dolls. You can order each figurine to the likeness of your groomsman. These can be created online and are rip-roaring good fun once they are unwrapped. You can also have caricatures drawn of each groomsman that will be equally amusing.

Propeller Cufflinks - Perfect for the Groomsmen!
Propeller Cufflinks - Perfect for the Groomsmen! | Source

Meaningful Cufflinks

Since the groomsmen will be wearing formal attire, the perfect choice for a groomsmen gift is a set of cufflinks.

Think about each man and what his favorite hobbies or interests are. If he loves baseball, get monogrammed cufflinks made from old stadium seat wood.

If he loves cars, you can get cufflinks with his favorite model on them. Does he have a German shepherd? Go with silver dogs. The choices are limitless.

Be sure to choose a unique selection for each groomsman. Look online for cufflinks from James Bond to Harley Davidson.


Most grooms don’t think of books as the ideal groomsman gift. But if you know your groomsmen really well, you can make a unique selection that they’ll appreciate.

They can read it on the plane on the way home. If you want, you can also include a bookstore gift certificate so they can make additional selections at their leisure.

Do they like sports? Like to do auto work? Maybe they like to do projects around the house. Gift them with a book according to their hobbies.

Desk Items

An engraved pen with a special note from you is always a nice idea. A leather desk set or clock is a thoughtful gift too. Keep their hobbies or work roles in mind when purchasing their gift.

If they’ve got an executive desk, you can do a sculpture or engraved picture frame in a masculine style. If you think they would enjoy it, go for it. Odds will be that you are probably right!


From the Swiss Army Knife to a toolbox full of favorites, is a great idea. Every man loves a new tool or two. You can have army knives or toolboxes personalized with their names as well if you want to take it a step further.

They will use these time and time again so don't worry about purchasing them a very nice one that will last.


Steak Branding Irons

What fun it will be for your groomsmen to brand their own steaks on the grill at home. You can order branding irons with their initials or names on them.

They’ll think of you every time they fire up the grill, and will think it is pretty cool.

There's no question about it, this is definitely a unique gift to give your groomsmen!

Good idea for groomsmen gifts
Good idea for groomsmen gifts | Source

Engraved Pewter

Make a nice impression with an engraved key chain, pewter mug, flask or paperweight. There are lots of nice options to personalize with their initials or name.

You can have them done with logos as well from your alma mater if you went to college together. Why not? They'll love it!

Make it unique and have their initials or a personal saying or quote. That's the special touch that they will adore.

Choose a high end product so they’ll be proud to use it and display it.

Pack A Cooler

You can have a personalized cooler with their initials and stock it with beer, sodas and waters for them to enjoy after the wedding.

Add dry ice (or regular ice if the stay is not that far) and the drinks will stay cool for their trip back home.

You can also include snack foods for the ride or in their hotel rooms such as beef jerky or pretzels and chips. It's always nice to have an extra snack on hand after all the events.


Last But Not Least, Watches!

If you order the groomsmen watches at the same time, you can usually get a discount and get them engraved for free. You can select the watch faces and design.

Look online for places that will custom make your groomsmen watches in colors and logos that you can specify.

It’s a fun and memorable gift that they’ll use every day.


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    • earthbound1974 profile image

      earthbound1974 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      You're so cool. Can't get enough of your hubs. And now for the boys. Thanks for sharing these ideas. Cufflinks will do for my men (LOL!)err my boy friends who'll be going to act as groomsmen.

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      Janice S 6 years ago

      Steak branding iron .... I would have never thought of that, but it is a fun gift idea. Great hub with lots of cool ideas!

    • Nicole S profile image

      Nicole S Hanson 6 years ago from Minnesota

      Wonderful ideas! I really liked the idea of the coolers or the tool boxes.

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      Rose Clearfield 6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Great ideas for gifts! A groomsman gift does not have to expensive to be very meaningful. I love how many different options with different price points you've included here.