33 Great Wedding Gifts to Give Your Groom

We'll help you pick out something special for your present exchange.
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Emily Rumsey
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Emily Rumsey
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Updated Apr 21, 2022
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If your love language is giving and receiving gifts, then you're probably a big fan of present-related wedding traditions, from registering and sending your guests home with favors (plus bonus thank-you gifts for the VIPs) to celebrating your nuptials every year after with thematic anniversary gifts. But you don't have to wait until 12 months of marriage to buy your S.O. a commemorative gift. There's also the traditional couple's gift exchange that happens on (or right around) the wedding day. While totally optional, it's yet another sweet way to honor your union.

Planning your own present exchange? We're here to help. When it comes to choosing a wedding gift for the groom from you, his future spouse, keep a couple things in mind. First, your gift doesn't have to be expensive for it to be impactful! Second, know that sentimental, personalized and unique gifts tend to be big hits. Ready to pick a gift for your soon-to-be husband to celebrate the wedding day? Keep scrolling for a whole bunch of our favorite ideas.

1. Whiskey Barrel Watch

Whiskey barrel watch wedding gift for groom

A watch is one of the most traditional wedding gifts for a groom from his bride or groom. (In fact, timepieces are sometimes given even earlier as engagement watches!) If you want to get one for your soon-to-be husband, consider his style and interests. This slightly rugged (but still polished) option is especially attractive. Better yet, it's made from reclaimed whiskey barrels, so it's ideal for watch guys and whiskey guys. Now that's a unique groom's gift.

2. Retro Reel Viewer

Reel viewer wedding gift for groom

Remember these? Create your own collector reel filled with snapshots of all your most cherished memories with your future husband. You can reminisce on your engagement period as fiancés all the way back to when you first started dating. This sentimental gift can be a fun reminder of all the beautiful moments that led to your wedding day.

3. High-Tech Wallet

Smart wallet wedding gift for groom

It's never a bad time to replace the old wallet he's been complaining about. If his current card case has run its course, celebrate new beginnings with an accessory upgrade. We're impressed with this slim design, which boasts smart features like a quick card-access mechanism and room for an optional tracking device. Because nothing throws off the big day like a lost wallet…

4. Photo Wallet Card

Wallet photo card wedding gift for groom

Photo gifts are definitely some of the best wedding gifts for the groom. He can carry your love with him wherever he goes thanks to this engraved photo insert for his wallet. One look at this thoughtful present and any pre-ceremony jitters will dissolve.

5. Durable Pocket Comb

Pocket comb wedding gift for groom

Buh-bye, plastic comb, hello heirloom. Monogram this pocket comb for a thoughtful, useful wedding gift a groom who's proud of his hair will surely appreciate. Just like your love, these steel and titanium combs are made for a lifetime.

6. Hanging Toiletry Bag

Hanging toiletry bag wedding gift for the groom

This very handy bag gives him the gift of organization on the wedding day. Personalize it with his name or first initial for an extra-special touch. Trust us, you won't mind this in the background of his getting-ready photos!

7. New Cologne

 Yves Saint Laurent cologne gift for groom on wedding day

How about filling his Dopp kit with some premium products that'll make him feel luxurious? Yves Saint Laurent's Y cologne has a fresh and woody scent that you'll both love.

8. Handwriting Cuff Links

Handwriting cuff links wedding gift for groom

Wedding day accessories are popular gifts for a groom from his spouse (and vice versa!). These dapper cuff links come engraved with your actual handwriting, making them a unique and ultra-personalized groom gift he can wear on the wedding day.

9. Custom Couple Portrait

Custom couple artwork personalized wedding gift for groom

If you're looking for a personalized wedding gift for your husband, consider a custom watercolor portrait from the special day. You can customize the canvas further with your names, wedding date or a quote from your vows. This gift is well worth the wait!

10. Baseball Bat Bottle Opener

Baseball bat bottle opener wedding gift for him

Shopping for a major sports fan? Pull out all the stops and surprise him with some seriously cool sports memorabilia. Ward Wallau makes tons of presents that fit the bill, including these bottle openers. Each one comes crafted from a game-used MLB bat—get him one once swung by his favorite team for a groom's gift that knocks it out of the park.

11. Personalized Multi-Tool

Custom multi-tool wedding gift for groom

Yet another popular wedding gift for the groom? A multi-tool. There are plenty out there, but Leatherman makes some of the most-loved on the market. The best-selling Wave+ really does it all, and as a bonus, you can personalize different parts of the gadget with text, patterns or even custom graphics.

12. Wooden Flask

Wooden flask gift for husband on wedding day

What can we say? We've seen quite a few flasks pulled out for the big day! This rustic, monogrammed option looks way more expensive than it is—score. Fill it with your significant other's favorite liquor for him to enjoy on the big day.

13. Coordinate Whiskey Glasses

Coordinate whiskey glasses wedding gift for groom

Searching for a sentimental gift for the groom? Pay tribute to your wedding destination (or alternatively, the place you first met) with a matching pair of drinkware etched with the location's coordinates. (FYI: The designer also makes longitude and latitude pint glasses if those are more his style.)

14. Statement Lapel Pin

Rainbow lapel pin wedding gift for groom

The Tie Bar teamed up with Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson to create their Tie The Knot collection. This rainbow heart lapel pin, which works as a small gift for your groom, is stylish all while representing equality. Cheers to that!

15. Unique Tie

Polka dot tie gift for husband on wedding day

Who says your groom has to perfectly match his crew? Consider gifting him a tie that'll help him stand out from (but still coordinate with) his attendants. A polka-dot tie will add a nice subtle pattern to the groom's attire. We love the slate blue, but you can choose from over a dozen other colors to find one that matches your color scheme.

16. Engraved Tie Bar

Personalized tie bar wedding gift for groom on wedding day

Surprise your groom while he's getting ready! Slip this sleek tie bar—engraved with the hidden message "meet me at the altar" and your name—onto his wedding tie before the big day. This simple gift will be a welcome reminder of your love and excitement for the day ahead.

17. Honeymoon Luggage

Honeymoon luggage wedding gift for groom

Planning a trip to celebrate your transition from fiancés to spouses? (And keen on the idea of planning yearly anniversary trips after that?) Quality luggage is something that he's sure to get plenty of use out of. This brand sells some seriously stylish designs that are sustainably made using recycled materials, which means there's even more to love. Gift your groom the lightweight and durable Aviator carry-on with smart interior pockets and a removable laundry bag perfect for the honeymoon.

18. Travel Accessories

Luggage tag wedding gift for groom

You don't have to buy him pricey luggage to prep him for your getaway. What about a classy luggage tag? These ones come in a whole bunch of colorways, and like many of the best wedding gifts for him, they're monogrammable. The seller also offers passport holders, wallets and travel journals so you can gift your soon-to-be-husband a matching leather set for all your adventures.

19. Initial Suspenders

Custom suspenders wedding gift for groom on wedding day

Upgrade his wedding outfit with dapper suspenders bearing his monogram—you can customize this accessory with up to three initials. If he thinks the little details are everything, he'll love this addition to his groom ensemble.

20. Leather Bow Tie

Leather bow tie wedding gift for husband

Into the idea of a wedding accessory for his groom's gift? Try this bow tie made of leather—yes leather. It's an undeniable statement piece for the trendsetting groom.

21. Punny Socks

Cute socks wedding gift for groom on wedding day

Novelty socks are tried-and-true groom and groomsmen gifts. These ones are dressy enough to wear at the wedding, but have a secret, playful message on the ankles: "In case you get cold feet, I'll be here to keep you warm," plus your name and the wedding date.

22. Morning-Of Breakfast

Treat your groom (and if you're feeling generous, his entourage) to some breakfast treats. If caffeine is a must, coordinate a delivery with a local coffee shop, or if he really loves his Starbucks or Dunkin', get him a gift card to use. You can also see if your caterer can provide food for the getting-ready suite.

23. Custom Star Map

Custom star map wedding gift for groom

This personalized print is wonderfully romantic and really creative too. The center features a recreation of the night sky on your special day; surround it with your custom vows or the lyrics to your first dance song and you've got a supremely sentimental wedding gift for your groom.

24. Cute Clothes Hanger

Custom hanger wedding gift for groom on wedding day

Make sure he hangs up his tux with this cute "hey handsome" hanger that's personalized with his name. Choose between black, white and natural wood to showcase his wedding garments in style. It's just the kind of gesture that'll start his day off right and looks great in wedding photos.

25. One-of-a-Kind Ring Dish

Ring dish wedding gift for groom

There are times when it's best to take off your wedding rings (hint: when you're at the gym). A nice dish prevents him from misplacing his wedding band. You can find tons of great options on Etsy, including this one-of-a-kind wooden tray with his name engraved in the center.

26. Embroidered Jean Jacket

Custom jacket wedding gift for groom

Wedding jackets are having a moment, so hop on the growing trend. This jean jacket has his new husband status embroidered beneath the collar. He can pop the collar and show it off for photos or just secretly know it's there (and smile whenever he thinks about it).

27. Fashion-Forward Sunglasses

Sunglasses wedding gift for groom

Talk about wedding-worthy shades! Sleek Aviator sunglasses look great on everybody. He can rock these bad boys at your outdoor ceremony or save them for the honeymoon.

28. Groom Robe

Monogram robe wedding gift for groom

Getting-ready robes definitely aren't just for brides and bridesmaids. This long, personalizable waffle wrap will keep him cozy on the morning of your wedding—and at night after the reception too!

29. Gold Chain

Chain necklace wedding gift for groom

Up his jewelry game with this luxury gold round box chain necklace. It's the perfect mix of modern and timeless, and the linked design subtly represents your strong connection.

30. Pre-Ceremony Letter Exchange

Some couples choose to exchange sweet notes or private vows before the wedding ceremony. Handwrite yours in a keepsake card (try sourcing it from Etsy) for an inexpensive but beautifully heartfelt and sentimental gift.

31. Engraved Pocket Watch

Engraved pocket watch wedding gift for him

Do you like the idea of a watch as a wedding gift, but your groom is all about vintage-inspired gear? Then a pocket watch is the way to go! This one's sold in a distinctive gunmetal color, and you get to choose from a range of monogram designs for a bespoke present.

32. Keepsake Guitar Picks

Guitar pick wedding gift for groom

Love a music lover? This could be the perfect gift for your fiancé-turned-husband on the wedding day. This wooden box holds a personalized guitar pick—you get to choose the design. What a cool keepsake!

33. Something Handmade

Gift box for groom wedding present

Feeling crafty? Pour your love into a handmade gift for your groom on the wedding day. What you make is entirely up to you, whether that's a hand-stitched blanket with a special message (here's a sample pattern on Etsy) or a trendy cross-stitch masterpiece (this otter pattern is too cute). Now all you need is the perfect packaging! The Knot Shop sells lots of gift boxes, bags, ribbons and tags. This particular wooden keepsake box comes engraved with the phrase "You Will Forever Be My Always."

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