The 35 Best Groomsmen Gift Ideas That Are as Unique as Your Guys

Say thanks to your crew in style.
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 Feb 16, 2022
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Figuring out how to thank your loved ones is a really important part of wedding planning—and it certainly shouldn't be left to the last minute. That said, looking for groomsmen gift ideas likely isn't something you've done before, so knowing where to start can be confusing. Luckily, we're pros when it comes to sourcing thoughtful and unique groomsmen gifts. Whether you're proposing to your wedding party or want to thank them for taking part in your journey to the altar, there's a perfect present below.

In this article:

    What to Get for Groomsmen Gifts

    Before you whip out your credit card, it's important to know what you're looking for in a groomsmen gift. "At Swanky Badger, our most popular groomsmen gifts all share two characteristics," says Mark Hanratty, founder of the online groomsmen gift store that specializes in custom items. The trick? They're practical and personal. But how do you make a groomsmen gift feel personal? "It can be as simple as having their name or initials engraved on the gift, or you can go as far as incorporating a message on the gift thanking them for being there for you for all those years," says Hanratty. Of course, personalized engravings aren't the only way to make a gift feel special. Choosing something that shows your guys just how well you know them is equally thoughtful, such as a monthly beer subscription for your friend who loves craft brews.

    How you present your gift can also add a final personal touch. "In an ideal world, you should try to get a moment alone with each guy and have a little one-to-one chat to let them know how much you appreciate them, and then present the gift," says Hanratty. Alternatively, he suggests using the rehearsal dinner as an opportunity to say a few words about each groomsman and hand over their presents.

    The Best Groomsmen Gift Ideas of 2022

    We've got ideas on our list for everyone, from classic presents (think: the trusty pocket knife) to cool, nontraditional groomsmen gifts (gourmet hot sauce, anyone?). Keep reading for all 35 of our favorite wedding party gifts for guys.

    Classic Decanter Sets

    Decanter set personalized groomsman gift

    A whiskey glass and decanter set is a popular groomsmen thank-you gift (and it can be a lot more affordable than you might think!). This elegant glassware can be purchased as a full set (decanter, box and two or four glasses), or you can buy the decanter on its own (with or without the box). Each piece is beautifully personalized with an engraving of your groomsman's name, wedding title and the date. Or, if you want to make it a little more practical, you can remove the wedding details and just include their name or monogram.

    Unique Card Holders

    Resin card holder personalized groomsmen gift

    From throwing you an awesome bachelor party to blocking off their calendars for your big day, it's fair to say your guys have earned something special. This resin wood money clip is an unusual spin on a traditional groomsmen gift. The dark and aqua blue colors are reminiscent of a lake or the ocean, making it an extra-thoughtful present for anyone who loves fishing, surfing or swimming. It'll wow your groomsman every time he takes it out of his pocket, whether he uses it as a credit card holder or to store his business cards.

    Sleek Travel Tumblers

    YETI travel tumbler groomsmen gift

    Anyone who loves getting outdoors will appreciate pretty much anything from YETI. And let's face it, you just can't beat the brand's high-quality stainless steel tumblers. This 16-ounce beauty is perfect for using as a coffee or beer mug depending on the occasion. Double-wall insulation keeps the cold in (or out), and you can have it personalized with a phrase or monogram for a special finishing touch.

    Embroidered Pocket Squares

    Embroidered dog pocket square groomsmen gift

    How's this for a unique groomsman gift? Get each member of your crew a crisp, white pocket square embroidered with their favorite dog breed (and their initials too, if you'd like). It's something they can all wear on your wedding day but hold onto long afterward as a favorite accessory and sentimental keepsake.

    Custom Bottle Openers

    Engraved bottle opener groomsmen gift

    A bottle opener is an undeniably practical groomsmen gift, and this engraved option from Swanky Badger ticks the "personal" box too. It can be engraved with their initials, their last name in a modern diamond design or their last name in this vintage-inspired border. If you want to take it a step further, you can also add an additional engraving on the back. There's space for up to 125 characters—plenty of room to express a heartfelt "thank you." Want an exclusive discount? You can get 10% off your order with code THEKNOT10.

    Bespoke Experience Gift Cards

    Man ziplining cool experiential groomsman gift idea
    Virgin Experience Gifts via Facebook

    Not sure there's a tangible gift out there that'll fully express your gratitude? We've got the best groomsman gift for you: a gift card for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The gift card can be applied toward over 2,000 different experiences, and your groomsmen get to choose the ones that resonate most with them. There's everything from indoor skydiving and motor racing to golf lessons with a pro. After all, your groomsmen helped make your wedding an experience to remember, so why not return the favor?

    State Outline Baseball Caps

    State outline baseball cap groomsmen gift

    Outfit your crew in matching baseball caps for your bachelor party (or even some fun wedding photo ops). These subtly sentimental hats are embroidered with an outline of the state of your choosing—consider your groomsmen's home states or where they went to college. Choose between eight different colors for the cap and over 40 different hues for the embroidery thread.

    Fishing-Themed Camping Mugs

    Fish print camping mug groomsmen gift

    One simple way of scoring good groomsmen gifts? Choose something that reflects your relationship with each unique person. If you bonded with any of your guys on frequent fishing trips, this fish-patterned camping mug is a playful way to sum up your friendship. Since it's lightweight and durable, they can easily take it with them on their next trip to the lake.

    Handy Pocket Socks

    Pocket socks groomsmen gift

    A pair of snazzy groomsmen socks is already useful, but these one-of-a-kind socks take practical gifting to a whole new level. On the side of one sock, there's a handy pocket complete with a zip for safe storage. It'll fit their credit card, cash and keys without the unsightly bulge a wallet can cause. The best part? The socks won't slide down thanks to reinforced ribbed material.

    Groomsman Golf Balls

    Personalized golf ball groomsmen gifts

    Golf-themed groomsmen gifts are a great option if you're shopping for someone who's always on the links. A set of three golf balls printed with their wedding title and name is an undeniably unique groomsman gift idea. Whether they decide to put them to use or prefer to keep them on display, the golf balls will be a welcome memento during this special time.

    Fancy Monogrammed Scarves

    Monogram scarf groomsmen gift

    Shopping for some sharp dressers? Say thank you to your groomsmen in style with matching scarves embossed with each person's initials on a leather tag. Made from ultra-soft lambswool, it's an undeniably luxurious groomsman present. It's especially fitting if you're having a winter wedding.

    Useful Multi-Tools

    Geekey multi-tool practical groomsmen gift

    Prepare to be impressed by the coolest multi-tool on the market: Geekey. This clever little gadget is endlessly useful. It has over 16 functions, including a wire stripper, ruler, wrench, bottle opener, file and even a tobacco smoking bowl. All in all, it's a pretty badass groomsman gift, if you ask us.

    Funny Hip Flasks

    Caricature hip flask groomsmen gifts

    Speaking of cool groomsmen gifts, we're big fans of the funny caricature-inspired drinkware from Tooned Up Gifts. This popular Etsy store makes playful groomsmen and bridesmaid gifts personalized with your crew's faces, like these useful stainless steel groomsmen flasks. You can also add each person's name and wedding title (and don't forget to get yourself one too!).

    Sophisticated Cigar Holders

    Leather cigar pouch groomsmen gift

    Do your groomsmen smoke cigars? If so, give them somewhere sleek to store their smokes in the form of this black leather cigar holder. You can opt for one with two or three cigar clots, as well as a single letter engraving.

    Initial wood inlay cuff links groomsmen gift

    Looking for inexpensive groomsmen gift ideas that don't look cheap? Etsy is full of great finds. We love these rustic walnut-inlay cuff links set in brass with a seamless gunmetal gray finish. They'll be a trendy addition to your groomsmen's formalwear wardrobes, and thanks to the engraving, they're sweet too.

    Unusual Drink Koozies

    Puffer jacket can koozies funny groomsmen gifts

    Are your friends always up for a laugh (particularly in the great outdoors)? If the answer is yes, you don't want to miss these funny groomsmen gifts. Say goodbye to traditional koozies and give everyone in your wedding party an adorable mini jacket for their can of beer, cider or soda. These temperature-insulating jackets are a fun addition to groomsmen gift bags, especially if you're following a camping or hunting theme.

    Truffle-Infused Hot Sauce

    TRUFF hot sauce and truffle oil gift set groomsmen idea
    TRUFF via Facebook

    Looking for non-alcoholic groomsmen gifts that are still super tasty? Swap out the booze and cool bar gifts for an even cooler set of delicious truffle-infused hot sauce and oil. This gourmet gift set is a dream come true for spice and truffle lovers alike. Oh, and just in case you needed a little more convincing, it's also one of Oprah's Favorite Things.

    Annual National Park Passes

    Yellowstone National Park entrance sign
    Cavan Images / Getty Images

    For the best man or groomsman who loves outdoor pursuits, consider an annual National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands pass. It's a super-unique gift that they definitely won't be expecting (but will really appreciate).

    Personalized Grilling Sets

    Barbecue tools with personalized case groomsmen gift

    There are so many cool, personalized groomsmen gifts from The Knot Shop (and they're all pretty affordable too). Give the grillmaster in your crew a set of shiny new stainless steel barbecue tools in a personalized case. The set includes tongs, a grilling fork and a spatula with a built-in bottle opener. Postwedding backyard BBQ, anyone?

    Themed Gift Boxes

    Golf-themed groomsmen gift box

    Dalvey & Co.'s curated gift boxes are excellent wedding party gifts. There are boxes to suit a variety of different hobbies and interests, including this fun golf-themed option complete with a golf ball-inspired travel tumbler, on-theme socks, a needlepoint key chain, a putter bottle opener and a Men's Society Golfers Essentials Kit. Not shopping for a golfer? We also love the camping-themed gift set.

    Gourmet Coffee On the Go

    Travel French press groomsmen gift

    There are coffee drinkers, and then there are coffee lovers. If enjoying a deliciously roasted brew is at the top of your groomsman's to-do list every single day, he'll most certainly appreciate something coffee themed. This fancy French press makes it easy to enjoy a gourmet cup of joe anytime, anywhere. The insulated stainless steel body maintains the perfect temperature (plus, it's tough enough to take out on a hike or camping trip). He'll never have to sacrifice good coffee for spending time outdoors again.

    Symbolic Key Chain Chargers

    Knot design key chain charging cable practical groomsmen gift

    There's something subtly symbolic about this portable key-chain phone-charging cable: the knot design. It's the perfect tribute to your guys helping you tie the knot with your other half. Meaningful gesture aside, this clever gadget is also a practical gift. The key chain contains an iPhone-compatible USB-C to lightning charging cable you can pull out and use on the go. For those with other smartphone models, it's also available in USB-A to lightning and USB-A to USB-C.

    Unique Lapel Pins

    Unique groomsmen gift Millennium Falcon lapel pin

    If you and your friends are self-professed "nerds," a nerdy groomsman gift is just the ticket. Say thanks to your loved ones with a lapel pin that reflects their personal interests or your collective interests as a group. For example, if you love catching up over a Star Wars movie marathon, give each member of your wedding party this Millennium Falcon pin. Or, if everyone is into something different, shop around the site to find the perfect lapel pin for each guy. There are pins inspired by DC superheroes, Star Trek, Disney, US sports teams and more.

    Decorative Art Prints

    Beer patent print set unique groomsmen gifts

    This set of six posters is an ideal gift for beer-loving groomsmen everywhere. Featuring various patent prints, it's the perfect art for the walls of any man cave. Just make sure you have some beers ready for when they finish hanging them up. Talk about a cool groomsman gift idea!

    Celebrity Video Greetings

    Cameo : We Make Impossible Fan Connections Possible logo image

    As we mentioned earlier, shopping for wedding party presents is just as important as your other wedding-planning tasks and should be prioritized as such. That said, sometimes life gets in the way (especially when you've got an entire wedding to put together). Cameo is an excellent last-minute groomsman gift that won't feel last minute at all. Some of the stars on the site offer a 24-hour turnaround, so you can request a personalized thank-you video for your friends within days of your wedding. Celebrities offering Cameo videos in the past have included Kristen Bell, Brain Baumgartner (The Office stans, rejoice!) and three-time WWE champion Mick Foley.

    Football Shot Glasses

    Shot glass with Dallas Cowboys logo groomsmen gift

    Small groomsmen gifts can be just as personal and precious as big-ticket items. The NFL Shop has affordable drinkware and other accessories that your football-fanatic buddies will want to proudly show off in their homes. Take this affordable Dallas Cowboys shot glass, for example. It's a practical gift that any Cowboys fan would treasure.

    Engraved Money Clips

    Sterling silver money clip engravable groomsmen gift

    Custom groomsmen gifts are inherently special. They show your guys straight away that you took the time to pick out a special something just for them. A sterling silver money clip is a useful accessory to carry on the big day, since it subtly slides into a pocket without the bulkiness of a traditional wallet. It'll serve your crew long after you tie the knot (and may even reach family heirloom status).

    Leather Dopp Kits

    Leather dopp kit groomsmen gift

    Toiletry bags are great groomsmen gifts, especially if your friends have to travel for the big day. This luxe leather option comes in five colorways, including black, brown, navy, cognac and charcoal. Make it personal by adding each person's monogram.

    Sentimental Wristwatches

    Engraved wooden watch groomsmen gift

    A timepiece is always a sweet gift, whether you choose a classic pocket watch or a rustic wristwatch like this one. Swanky Badger's wooden watches can be engraved with your groomsman's wedding title, initials and the date. Bonus: The face doesn't just tell the time, it also has the date and day of the week. (Psst, don't forget to use our code THEKNOT10 for 10% off!)

    Monthly Beer Deliveries

    Microbrewery beer flight beer subscription gift idea for groomsman
    Instants / Getty Images

    Giving your groomsmen meaningful tokens at the rehearsal dinner or on the morning of the wedding is a sweet gesture, but if you're looking for a gift that keeps on giving, consider a subscription service. With a Beer Drop gift card, they can sign up for three months of craft beer from five different microbreweries. Each delivery contains 10 beers for them to sample and enjoy.

    Etched Pocket Knives

    Personalized pocket knife groomsmen gift

    Pocket knives are a quintessential men's wedding party gift, especially for those who love spending time outdoors. This handy stainless steel pocket knife has a rustic finishing touch thanks to the engraved wooden panel.

    Luxurious Grooming Essentials

    Dollar Shave Club grooming essentials groomsmen gift

    When brainstorming gifts to give to groomsmen from the groom, you don't actually have to get them something they've never received before. Sometimes, the best presents are an upgrade to what they already have. Elevate your guys' grooming routines by giving each of them a Dollar Shave Club gift set including the brand's shave butter, prep scrub, post-shave dew, razor handle, blade refills and more. They'll be set up for the perfect shave for months to come.

    Personalized Tie Bars

    Tie bar groomsmen gift

    Some of the best groomsmen gift ideas ever are the most simple. A tie bar is a classic accessory that goes a long way when creating a sharp formal ensemble. If any of your groomsmen are getting all dressed up for the altar for the first time, they'll appreciate a gift they can wear on the wedding day and beyond. And of course, you can have each tie clip engraved with a monogram.

    Virtual Experience Gifts

    Smoked cocktail making class groomsmen gift experience idea

    Really not sure what to get your groomsmen? If you're shopping for a person who already has everything they need, experiential presents are the way to go. Uncommon Goods has lots of fun and unique virtual experiences to choose from. Plus, many of them come with a physical gift set or the materials required to take part. There's something for everyone, from mixology to flower arranging.

    Travel Tie Cases

    Leather travel tie case practical groomsmen gift

    It might come as a surprise, but there are actually a lot of unique and practical groomsmen gifts you can snap up for under $20. Exhibit A: This thoughtful tie case that'll make transporting their formalwear for any special occasion a breeze. No more last-minute scramble to iron their tie before important events!

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