The 20 Best Bridesman and Man-of-Honor Gifts for Your Guy Best Friend

These gift ideas are as epic as their dance moves.
Bridesman gift ideas like a custom whiskey bottle, cuff links, dress socks and a pocket watch
Photo, clockwise: Banana Chip Studio / Etsy, The Knot Shop, Personal Cufflinks / Etsy, Amazon
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Updated Jan 31, 2024
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Don't hesitate to include your male BFF in your bridal party—because let's be honest, who wouldn't want a man of honor as affable as Patrick Dempsey's character in "Made of Honor?" (Minus the whole stealing-us-away-from-our-fiancé scenario, of course.) Just like your bridesmaids deserve a token of appreciation, a bridesman gift is a thoughtful way to both pop the question and express your gratitude for your best friend or brother's unwavering support. He's been there for you through thick and thin, and soon, he might be the secret weapon behind your epic bachelorette party and the unsung hero tidying up after your bridal shower. That's why we've rounded up the best bridesman and man-of-honor gifts for you to shop below. Rest assured, these ideas are Dempsey-approved!

1. "Will You Be My Bridesman" Card

Minimalist Will You Be My Bridesman card
Photo: Ink and Fred / Etsy

First things first, you need to ask your guy to be a part of your bridal party. This simple card reads: "Will you be my bridesman?" in elegant calligraphy. The inside can be printed with a custom proposal message or you can leave it blank to fill with a handwritten note.

2. Bridesman Gift Set

Premade bridesman gift set for mixologists
Photo: Uncommon Goods

It can be hard to find time to source and pack a fantastic gift for each member of your wedding party. That's where this handy pre-curated gift box comes in, which will give your bridesman an assortment of unique goodies while making your life significantly easier. The set features cocktail-themed socks, whiskey-inspired playing cards and an infuse-and-pour alcohol kit, inviting him to embrace his inner mixologist. Hopefully, he'll bring his skills to all the prewedding events!

3. Initial Cuff Links

Custom initial cuff links bridesman gift
Photo: Personal Cufflinks / Etsy

Elevate his wedding-day ensemble with a dash of refinement using these personalized cuff links. Meticulously crafted from sterling silver, these cuff links boast intricate detailing and are artfully shaped into his initials for a truly bespoke accessory. These cuff links promise to be a timeless symbol of your special day and friendship for years to come.

4. Monogrammed Leather Catchall

Monogrammed leather catchall trays bridesman gift
Photo: Mark & Graham

Organize your bridesman's front entry or bedside table with style using this rustic leather catchall. Crafted with sophistication, this versatile accessory provides a sleek storage solution for his everyday essentials like keys, a watch or headphones. Personalize it with his monogram to add a personal touch that'll really express your gratitude on your special day.

5. Bridesman Definition Candle

Bridesman sentimental candle
Photo: paper white candles / Etsy

Who says dudes don't like candles? One whiff of this soy wax candle and he'll be an instant convert (if he isn't already). Plus, the label has a sweet definition of "bridesman" that he won't be able to say no to. It says: "Partner in crime, dreams supporter, secrets keeper, someone a bride's big day wouldn't be complete without." You can even get coordinating candles for every other member of your bridal party, like your bridesmaids, maid or matron of honor, mother of the bride, flower girl and more. Choose from one of the amazing scents like Teakwood, Rosemary & Sage or the very thematic Wedding Cake.

6. YETI Coffee Mug

YETI insulated coffee mug bridesman gift
Photo: YETI

YETI drinkware makes an ideal gift for the outdoorsy bridesman in your life. This durable insulated mug will keep his coffee hot (or cold) during his entire adventure, be it camping, hiking or simply enjoying the sun in his own backyard. The best part: You can have it laser-engraved with his name or a fun graphic.

7. Coffee Sampler Kit

Coffee bean sampler bridesman gift
Photo: Grounds & Hounds

Whether it's for your maid of honor or man of honor, gifting coffee is a clever choice for the one who will stay up late wedding planning with you. This thoughtfully curated bundle from Grounds & Hounds allows them to sample the brand's three most popular blends, ensuring they can brew exceptional coffee at home. They'll really appreciate the caffeine boost, especially if the wedding day call time is before the sun even rises.

8. Upcycled Record Coasters

Upcycled record coasters bridesman gifts
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Your bridesman or man of honor will not be expecting such a creative thank-you gift. Crafted from repurposed vinyl records, these coasters are perfect for your music-loving and eco-conscious loved one. He can enjoy these coasters throughout his daily life, adding a touch of artistic flair to his coffee table or desk while keeping the memories of your special day alive. House guests will definitely be wondering where he got such a cool gift.

9. Personalized Long Waffle Robe

Monogrammed waffle men's robe bridesman gift
Photo: The Knot Shop

If you're ensuring all your bridesmaids have matching getting-ready robes, don't let your bridesman feel left out! Gift him this long waffle-cotton robe in gray or navy embroidered with his initials. After all, everyone loves slipping into a cozy robe post-shower or as part of their nighttime routine.

10. Monogrammed Dopp Kit

Waxed canvas monogrammed dopp kit bridesman gift
Photo: Mark & Graham

For the bridesman or man of honor who likes to travel in style, this monogrammed waxed canvas toiletry bag is the ultimate game changer. Between the large zippered pouch and water-resistant nylon lining, it's perfect for storing grooming essentials as he packs for a destination wedding or gets ready for the big day. It can even be embroidered with his monogram for no extra charge.

11. Fancy Cologne

Calvin Klein men's cologne bridesman gift
Photo: Macy's

Gift your bridesman a touch of timeless sophistication with Calvin Klein's Eternity fragrance. Beyond being a classic and refined cologne, this gift idea will be a sentimental reminder of your special day every time he wears it, since scent is linked to memory. Consider including a bottle as a standout addition to a carefully curated gift box filled with other essential grooming goodies, like a fine-tooth comb, hand lotion and floss.

12. Bridesman Socks

Bridesman dress socks with custom date
Photo: Amazon

Step up your bridesman's style game with these personalized men's dress socks. Emblazoned with his wedding role and the date of the celebration, these socks are not just an accessory, but a meaningful keepsake. Everyone will know the important part he played in the wedding when he kicks off his shoes and hits the dance floor.

13. Boot Shine Kit

Boot shine kit bridesman gift
Photo: Humble Suds / Etsy

Your bridesman's shoes will be as shiny as your ring thanks to this unique bridal party gift for guys. The organic boot shine set includes a leather conditioner, a soft cloth and a horsehair brush to keep his footwear looking sharp. It even comes with a small muslin bag to store everything in. With a touch of care from this kit, your bridesman will step into your special day with polished confidence, making this gift a truly valuable addition to his wardrobe.

14. Man-of-Honor Bottle Label

Pairs Well With Man Of Honor Duties Wine Label
Photo: Banana Chip Studio / Etsy

Here's a classic man-of-honor proposal idea. Simply select his favorite liquor, be it a bottle of Woodford Reserve or a robust red, then affix this "Pairs well with man of honor duties" label to it for a charming way to pop the question, "Will you be my man of honor?" This way, you can toast his acceptance immediately.

15. Hometown Map Glasses Set

Set of two whiskey glasses etched with town bridesman gift
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Celebrate the special sibling bond with this bridesman or man-of-honor gift for your brother. Sold in a set of two, each whiskey glass is etched with a map of your hometown and a custom message such as "​​family roots, forever bond." Cue the "aww"'s.

16. Custom Bridesman Print

Custom illustration of bride and bridesman
Photo: Ink and Fred / Etsy

This personalized illustration serves as a sincere tribute to the distinctive bond between a bride and her bridesman on the wedding day. Select the most fitting hairstyle, skin tone and attire to capture your and his likenesses accurately, then add a sweet message for that extra touch. Don't forget to place your order early to allow ample time for framing before presenting this heartfelt keepsake.

17. Engraved Pocket Watch

Monogrammed gunmetal pocket watch bridesman gift
Photo: The Knot Shop

This gunmetal pocket watch has a cool, vintage look that'll leave your bridesman feeling like a distinguished gentleman (as he should). Its features include a modern clockface, customizable monogram engraving and a matching 12-inch belt chain. It's also battery operated, so he won't have to wind it up himself. As an added bonus, timepieces are a great symbol of enduring friendship and all the moments you've shared over the years.

18. Embroidered Handkerchief

Embroidered handkerchief bridesman gift
Photo: Personalization Mall

Perfect for dabbing away happy tears (or wiping away "allergies"), this handkerchief adds an elegant touch to your bridesman's or man-of-honor's wedding day ensemble. You can even have it custom embroidered with his name, initials or a short, heartfelt message. It's a thoughtful gesture that ensures he's well-prepared for those emotional wedding moments.

19. Funny Bridesman T-Shirt

Funny brideman shirt says The Man. The Myth. The Legend
Photo: spiffy touches / Etsy

Get your bridesman ready for the ultimate bachelorette party with this T-shirt that jokes: "The man. The myth. The legend. The bridesman." It's a statement piece that ensures everyone at the airport and hotel knows he's part of the MVP crew. It comes in multiple colors and even as a crew neck sweatshirt.

20. Garment Duffle Bag

Garment and duffel bag in one carry-on luggage bridesman gift
Photo: Bespoke Post

Just like your dependable guy best friend, this duffel bag can do it all. It begins as a garment bag, ensuring his suit stays wrinkle-free before the big day, then effortlessly transforms into a duffel with two specialized compartments to keep his shoes neatly separated from his clothes. It's a nifty solution for organized travel! With nine colors to choose from, you can make sure it matches seamlessly with the rest of his luggage. Though it's so versatile, he might never need another carry-on again.

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