36 Best Man Gifts From the Groom That Might Just Make Him Emotional

Because your best man deserves the best wedding thank-you gift.
Naoimh O'Hare - The Knot Associate Commerce Editor
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Naoimh O'Hare
Naoimh O'Hare - The Knot Associate Commerce Editor
Naoimh O'Hare
Associate Commerce Editor
  • Naoimh writes articles for The Knot Worldwide, specializing in shoppable roundups from gift guides to wedding fashion
  • Before working on editorial content, Naoimh wrote storefront descriptions for some of The Knot Worldwide's many wedding vendors
  • Naoimh studied creative writing at the National University of Ireland, Galway
Updated Oct 31, 2023
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Your best man will stand by your side on one of the most important days of your life—not to mention deliver a no-doubt-hilarious reception speech. Now it's time to toast to him with a thoughtful thank-you present. When it comes to best man gifts, it's really important to consider your relationship. Is he your go-to guy when you need to talk things out with a friend? Or are you a more of a duo who jokes together? However you'd describe your unique bond, we promise there's a fitting present on our list.

Here, shop the best best man gift ideas, from personalized keepsakes to practical presents he'll use again and again. There's something for everyone, whether he's a baseball fan, outdoor enthusiast or self-professed beer aficionado. Bonus: We've sorted our list by price so you can find the best present for your guy and your budget.

Best Man Gift Ideas Under $50

Personalized groomsman baseball unique best man gift

He's always gone to bat for you—now it's time to say thanks. Give your best man a baseball customized with his name and wedding title as a sentimental gift. This affordable pick is also a cool wedding party proposal gift if you're still planning to ask him to join your crew.

Best man beer glass gift for best man

Looking for a thoughtful gift your best man can use on the regular? He'll think of your friendship every time he drinks from this personalized beer glass. It's printed with his first or last name, his wedding title and the year.

Personalized golf markers gift idea for best man

There are so many great gift ideas out there for the golf-obsessed best man, from personalized golf balls to golf ball-shaped whiskey chillers. Our pick? Commemorate your friendship by treating him to a day on the green—and this crafty custom golf ball marker.

Burrito holder gift for best man unusual

A burrito holder may seem like an unusual gift to give your best man, but that's exactly why we love it. If he's frequently packing a burrito for his lunch, this TikTok-approved accessory will be his new best friend. It's designed to keep his hands clean and his burrito safe and warm, whether he's sitting at his desk or venturing in search of the perfect picnic spot.

Sentimental best man print gift

Sometimes the best gifts for the best man are total tearjerkers. This custom art illustrated with you and your best man (or best men!) carries a lot of sentimental value. It's a meaningful gift idea for the guy you're extra close with, whether he's your brother, college roommate or childhood best friend.

Personalized note cards wedding gift for best man

If he loves feeling like a boss, this personalized stationery is a good best man gift idea for him. These sophisticated notecards are equal parts personal and professional for the business-savvy guy. There are 10 colorways to choose from, so there's bound to be one that suits his style.

Nothing marks a special occasion like a novelty tankard. Give one to everyone in your wedding day crew, best man included, for a great photo op. These medieval yet modern beer mugs will give everyone something to laugh about, even after a long night of toasting your nuptials. You can officially check "funny best man gift" off your list.

Is your right-hand man prone to wanderlust? Then travel-themed best man gifts are the way to go. This cool scratch-off map will track all the places he's been and offer ideas for his next great adventure.

Credit card bottle opener with personalized handwriting thank-you gift for best man

This convenient credit card-size bottle opener easily slips into wallets and back pockets. Give your number-one guy the power to crack open a cold one any time, anywhere with this personalized best man gift from the groom.

Happy Socks gift set for best man

Celebrate his personality with some fun novelty socks. Bonus points if you buy a pair of groomsmen socks for each member of your wedding party to wear at the wedding. There's a gift set for every style, from game-themed socks to food-inspired collections.

Add this to the list of traditional best man and groomsmen gift ideas: a cool pair of personalized shades to pose in. They're a fun favor to hand out on the morning of the wedding or as part of a larger thank-you gift box.

Doughp cookie dough gift set for best man

A Douhp gift pack is the perfect way to treat the dopest guy you know. The brand's bestseller collection includes four fun flavors: Ride or Die, Cookie Monsta, Dunk On 'Em, and Brownie Beast. If the way to your best man's heart is through his stomach, we promise he'll love this tasty gift idea.

Best Man Gift Ideas Under $100

Monogrammed leather tie case best man gift

Any style-savvy best man will appreciate the gift of a crisp, uncreased tie anytime, anywhere. That's exactly what this sleek leather tie case promises. But that's not all: There's also space to stow other essential accessories like cuff links or a tie bar. Have it foil-stamped or debossed with his initials for an extra $13.

Baseball board game gift for best man

Is your best man also the biggest baseball fan in your life? If the answer is yes, you don't want to scroll past this awesome best man gift idea. Handmade by Ryan and Kim McDaniel, this cool game let's players bring the thrill of the ballpark home with them. The icing on the cake? You can have it designed with his favorite MLB team's logo.

TRUFF gourmet hot sauce gift set for best man

Shopping for the guy who adds spice to pretty much every meal? A gift set with three full-size bottles of TRUFF's signature truffle-infused hot sauce is truly something special. While the hottest of hot sauces may not bring a tear to your best man's eye, this gesture surely will. The set includes The Original, The HOTTER (hello, jalapeños) and White TRUFF Hot Sauce.

Pocketknife best man gift

This isn't just any old pocketknife. It has a folding cleaver blade that's oh-so-useful (and looks pretty darn good too). It's designed with safety in mind: The reverse curvature of the spine protects knuckles from the sharp edge of the blade. Plus, it helps ensure precision when cutting and chopping. The G-10 composite handle is easy to grip, and the frame lock and pocket clip make for easy and safe storage. Your best man will get plenty of use out of this sturdy knife, from his home kitchen to the great outdoors. It's easily one of the coolest best man gift ideas from a groom, like, ever.

Beer making and bottling kit gift for best man

Your one-of-a-kind best buddy deserves a one-of-a-kind brew. And thanks to this beer making and bottling kit, he can have it. The gift set has everything your best man needs to brew his very own American pale ale, from the ingredients to the equipment. Bonus: He can reuse the beer-making tools over and over again.

Monogram engraved watch best man gift

For a classy gift that's always appreciated, consider treating your best man to a stylish new watch. Customize this sandalwood timepiece with an engraving of his initials for an heirloom-worthy keepsake. (And don't forget to use our code THEKNOT10 for a sweet 10% discount.)

Cozy bath robe best man gift

Wedding gifts for the best man don't have to be really personal or sentimental if that's not his style. For the guy who prefers to keep things practical, choose something he can use every day like a super-soft bath robe. This 100% Turkish cotton robe from bed-and-bath favorite Brooklinen will let him know it's his turn to enjoy some well-deserved R&R.

Waxed canvas foraging bag best man gift

If he's the type of guy who already has everything he needs, you might be looking for something a little more unusual. One thing your right-hand man probably doesn't have already? A durable, waxed canvas bag designed especially for gathering produce. This cleverly constructed bag is a forager's dream thanks to the removable waterproof liner and handy pockets for tools. Now that's a cool gift to give your best man.

Woven brown belt gift idea for best man

Your best man deserves the best (it's kind of in the name). A stylish, high-quality woven belt is a wardrobe staple that'll make him feel like a million bucks every time he buckles it. If your budget is on the bigger side, this kind of present pairs well with other accessories like cuff links or a funky new tie.

Salami bouquet funny best man gift idea

This funny take on a romantic bouquet will have your main man cracking up. A salami arrangement is a fun (and delicious) gesture no matter the occasion, whether you need a holiday gift for your best man or a wedding thank-you present.

Fuzzy lined crocs best man gift idea

He's either a Crocs guy or he's not a Crocs guy. If it's the latter, you have our full permission to keep on scrolling. But, if your best man is known for slipping his feet into a pair of these bad boys after a long day at work, you don't want to skip this one. This upgraded version of the classic shoe boasts a fuzzy lined interior that'll seriously elevate his downtime. Tempted to pick up a pair for yourself too? We don't blame you!

Best Man Gift Ideas Over $100

Leather poker set gift for best man

Thought unique best man gifts were hard to find? Think again! We still have plenty of clever ideas up our sleeve. This one's for the card shark. Any best man who excels at the poker table will be seriously impressed with this thoughtful thank-you gift. It includes two decks of cards and 100 poker chips neatly stacked inside a keepsake leather case. Complete your present with a custom monogram.

Customized whiskey decanter and rocks glass gift for best man

Grooms seeking unique gift ideas for your best man, look no further. Gift him a bottle of his favorite spirit along with this personalized glass decanter for a stylish and thoughtful keepsake. You can also upgrade the set to include matching glasses if you've got room in your budget. Either way, score 10% off whatever's in your cart with the code THEKNOT10.

Bellroy weekend bag pictured with essentials that will fit inside great best man gift idea

Sometimes practical wedding presents are the most cherished. Update your best man's weekend travel gear with a stylish bag made to fit all the essentials. Bellroy's Weekender Plus isn't just ideal for the airport, it also doubles as a handy vessel for commuting or hitting the gym. There's a padded laptop compartment, front zip pocket and plenty of internal pockets to keep everything organized—just the way he likes it.

MasterClass subscription gift idea for best man

Your best man has been an invaluable guide throughout your engagement and wedding journey. Retrun the favor by gifting him a year of expert guidance from professionals on MasterClass. He can learn cookery from Gordon Ramsay, skateboarding from Tony Hawk, writing for TV from Shonda Rhimes and so much more.

Draft beer dispenser cool gift for best man

If you're shopping for the king of kicking back with a cold one, consider this undeniably cool gadget. Your best man can enjoy deliciously drafted beer from the comfort of home. The canned beer dispenser works by creating a flavor-boosting micro-foam through ultrasonic vibrations. It'll be an awesome addition to his man cave.

Engraved sterling silver cuff links best man gift idea

Say "thank you" to your best man in style with this custom wedding gift idea. If he's never stood in anyone's wedding party before, he may not have fancy accessories to wear on the big day. This stunning sterling silver cuff link set comes in a square or oval shape and each piece is engraved with his initials. They'll be a staple in his formalwear wardrobe for years to come. Such a valuable accessory is an especially great best man gift for a brother.

Man Crates Old Fashioned gift set for best man

Man Crates' curated gift sets are equal parts thoughtful and fun. This crate includes two personalized rocks glasses, Jack Rudy aromatic bitters, pecan wood-smoked maple syrup and a large ice cube tray. A great gift for a whiskey lover, right? Now comes the fun part: He has to break into the crate with a laser-etched crowbar to get to the good stuff.

If your best man is infamous for misplacing those small but essential possessions (think: his keys, phone or glasses), we have the perfect personalized solution. This stylish leather desk caddy is both a practical and thoughtful gift idea. And keeping things organized is just half of what this cool piece of kit can do. It's also a wireless charger for any Qi-compatible devices.

YETI hard cooler case gift idea for best man

Searching for a high-end best man gift for an outdoor enthusiast? Whether he loves fishing, camping or just a good old-fashioned tailgate, a YETI cooler will instantly upgrade any outdoor pursuits. This spacious hard cooler can hold overnight provisions for up to four campers or plenty of drinks for a day on the water. It's an excellent accompaniment to weekends away with the crew.

Sterling silver money clip gift idea for best man

There's no doubt your best man will want to let loose on your wedding day. With this fancy sterling silver money clip, he can easily keep tabs on just the essentials. Have it engraved with his name or initials to double as a personalized memento.

Minimalist golf bag gift for best man

For the ultimate golfer in your life, let us present the ultimate golf bag. This minimalist accessory holds up to eight clubs and comes in at just 3.4 pounds, so he's not carting around more weight than he needs to. Clever pockets for storing valuables and a nice cool beverage make it one of the most practical golf bags we've ever seen.

Westward Whiskey bottle best man gift membership to Flaviar
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Subscriptions are gifts that keep on giving, and no matter what he's into, there's one out there that'll delight him. From monthly coffee and pasta deliveries to house plant and game night subscriptions, there's so much to choose from. Flaviar's subscription membership program is ideal for whiskey lovers. Depending on which tier you sign him up for, he gets to choose two, eight or 16 products from the site's curated selection. Plus, he gets access to additional member benefits like discounts, free shipping and early access to exclusive bottlings.

grill best man gift

Last but not least, this versatile portable grill is sure to impress any best man who loves to cook. Bonus: It gives you an excuse to invite yourself to dinner! Now that's an idea we can definitely get behind.

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