28 Groomsmen Gift Ideas

Looking for the best groomsmen gifts? We rounded up cool, cheap and unique groomsmen gift ideas you can buy now.
by The Knot

There are so many details for you to handle while planning your wedding that it’s important to allow yourself to enjoy the low-stress tasks, like treating your groomsmen and bridesmaids to thank-you gifts. Many couples will choose to give their wedding party thank-you gifts after the rehearsal dinner, but there isn’t really a wrong time to do it.

When it comes down to picking a gift, it can be challenging to find just the right thing. You want it to be thoughtful, yet affordable. Unique, yet practical. To help narrow your search, we’ve done some research and rounded up our top picks for groomsmen gifts by category, including unique, inexpensive, personalized and cool groomsmen gifts.

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Groomsmen Gift Etiquette

  • Go for quality but focus on practicality. As fun as it is to buy off-the-wall groomsmen gifts, like matching Nintendo game cartridge flasks, these types of groomsmen gifts aren’t likely to be used again. When thinking of groomsmen wedding gift ideas, it’s best to give your crew high-quality, meaningful gifts while also focusing on how practical the items are. Will your groomsmen only be able to use their gift once? Or will they be able to continuously use the gift and be reminded of how much fun they had on your wedding day? 
  • Always set a budget. Wedding budgets are always a hot topic when it comes to wedding planning. Many couples don’t take into consideration the cost of bridesmaid and groomsmen gifts, which can potentially have a large impact on the budget. Have a discussion with your spouse-to-be to agree on a set budget for wedding party gifts in advance. (Don’t forget to budget for smaller attendants too, like the ring bearer and flower girl.)
  • Make it personal. It’s easy to find personalized groomsmen gifts that match if your groomsmen are the same group of friends since high school and all have similar interests. For a blended group of groomsmen, which may even include fathers or younger brothers or cousins, consider looking for some creative groomsmen gift ideas that suit each groomsman’s interests and needs. The key is in finding the best groomsmen gift that symbolizes a lasting token of your friendship.

Unique Groomsmen Gifts

When it comes to shopping for unique groomsmen gifts, it can be difficult to find that one-of-a-kind item that hasn’t been gifted before. DIY gifts can be a great way to give a creative gift to your entourage, but if you don’t have that kind of time, consider one of the below wedding gift ideas for your groomsmen. These unique gifts will show your buddies how much thought you put into showing them your appreciation, regardless of the price tag.

  1. 99 Craft Bottles of Beer on the Wall Scratch-off Chart unique groomsmen gift

    1.  What brew lover wouldn’t appreciate this unique scratch-off chart? It’s like the bucket list of beer. From Dogfish Head to Modelo, this gold foil infographic features 99 popular craft brews organized into categories (man cave wall art, anyone?). If you want to turn this gifting moment into something more interactive, buy a few packs of beer that are included on the chart and have a preceremony toast with your guys. They can break in the chart together, scratching off which beer they tried.

    Pop Chart Lab 99 Craft Bottles of Beer on the Wall Scratch-off Chart, $35, Popchartlab.com

  2. Moleskine Star Wars Notebook unique groomsmen gift

    2.  For the writer, journal keeper or artist in your group, Moleskine’s beautifully minimalist journals and notebooks would make unique gifts for your creative groomsmen. With a product line ranging from classic, monochromatic hues to funky, special collections like Star Wars and Coca-Cola, you’re sure to be able to find something that speaks to everyone’s personalities.

    Moleskine Limited Edition Star Wars VII Villain Trooper Notebook, $25, Moleskine.com

  3. Cloud 9 Living Give an Experience unique groomsmen gift

    3.  Why not consider giving your best men a gift that can’t be wrapped—give an experience! There are plenty of lifestyle sites like Groupon, Living Social, Vimbly or Cloud 9 Living that offer a bunch of different experiences, ranging from sports games to hot air balloon rides. Most sites allow you to search for experiences by city, so you could choose to give each groomsman an individual experience near his hometown, or you could plan an awesome outing for the whole group near the location of your wedding. Whatever you choose, your whole crew is guaranteed to have a blast with this unique groomsman gift.

  4. Gentlemen’s Hardware Credit Card Tool unique groomsmen gift

    4.  For the no-frills type of guy, this wallet-sized credit card tool can tackle 10 different jobs. It’s a ruler, can opener, screwdriver, saw blade and more. Basically, it checks all the boxes:  affordable, efficient, useful and unique.

    Gentlemen’s Hardware Credit card tool, $15, Amazon.com

  5. Bitters + Bottles 1-Month Subscription groomsmen gift

    5.  Here’s a unique gift idea for your groomsmen: a gift that keeps on giving. With a subscription-based gift, like the monthly cocktail box from Bitters + Bottles, your groomsmen will remember your wedding fondly every time a package arrives. With three box options, like bar-size bottles and how-to guides with mixes included, and subscription options between one and 12 months, there’s a perfect box for every budget and every groomsman.

    Bitters + Bottles 1-Month ssubscription, $89, Bittersandbottles.com

  6. Best Groomsmen Gift Ideas

    The best groomsmen gift ideas are the ones that come with a bit of sentimentality. These can be items you would want to have your groomsmen wear on the day of your wedding or items you can show off during your wedding pictures.

  7. David Yurman Graphic Cable Cufflinks best groomsmen gift

    1.  Unify your team of groomsmen with a set of cuff links. No one would complain about a sleek pair of minimalist, silver cuff links. Or, consider tailoring them to everyone’s personalities like storm trooper cuff links for the movie buffs or alma mater cuff links for avid college sports fans.

    David Yurman Graphic Cable Cuff links, $450, DavidYurman.com

  8. Fossil Hanover Leather Belt best groomsmen gift

    2. Matching ties or belts are another way to give a special gift to your groomsmen that doubles as a unifying wardrobe detail. It’s also a subtle way to make sure everyone’s adhering to the formal dress code, especially if you’re worried your forgetful brother-in-law-to-be will leave his at home.  A high-quality leather belt or on-trend tie is something your guys can use way past the wedding.

    Fossil Hanover leather belt, $32, Nordstrom.com

  9. The GI’s Leather Toiletry Kit best groomsmen gift

    3. Some of the best groomsmen gifts are those that are simply practical, and this leather dopp kit may be just the thing. This wildly popular durable leather travel case has a roomy compartment and a sturdy, zippered bottom for additional storage. Pair this gift with a personalized razor for an added touch.

    The GI’s leather toiletry kit, $80, Hammacher.com

  10. Ted Baker London Cotton and Cashmere Scarf best groomsmen gift

    4. A handsome, warm, wool scarf may be one of the best groomsman gifts for a fall or winter wedding. Like ties, belts and cuff links, scarves can be found at just about any price point and could even be worn at the wedding or traveling from the ceremony to the reception.

    Ted Baker London Lineup cotton and cashmere scarf, $89, Nordstrom.com

  11. Dollar Shave Club monthly subscription best groomsmen gift

    5. For the guys in your group who aren’t going for that rugged beard look, a subscription box to the Dollar Shave club will definitely be appreciated. Not having to run out to the corner store to replace old, dull razors? Awesome. (And you can trust they’ll be well groomed for the wedding day.)

    Dollar Shave Club subscription, prices vary based on subscription, DollarShaveClub.com

  12. Inexpensive Groomsmen Gifts

    With wedding costs being at an all-time high, it’s understandable you may want to tone down your budget when it comes to gift giving. Many couples opt to do DIY groomsmen gifts, which make the gift even more personal and creative. You can also create a customized gift box using several of the cheap groomsmen gifts below.

  13. The Carry on Cocktail Kit inexpensive groomsmen gift

    1. A perfect addition to a custom gift box for your groomsmen is this carry-on cocktail kit, which allows your guys to whip up a perfect cocktail at 30,000 feet. At just over $20, it hits just the right price point for affordability.

    The Carry On Cocktail Kit The Old Fashioned, $24, Amazon.com

  14. Happy Socks wedding party socks

    2. A fun and inexpensive groomsmen gift idea—that your party can wear for your bachelor party, rehearsal dinner and the day of the wedding—is socks. Wedding party socks are the best inexpensive groomsmen gifts for any age and any budget.

    Happy Socks Pineapple socks, $12, HappySocks.com

  15. Asobu hydra bottle inexpensive groomsmen gift

    3. This awesome water bottle that doubles as an amplifier clocks in at less than $20, making it a great option for a cheap groomsmen gift, especially for all the sports (and music) lovers in your group.

    Asobu The Beat Silicone Hydra Bottle With Sports Lid, $20, Amazon.com

  16. ​The Knot Shop canvas dopp kit inexpensive groomsmen gift

    4. The Knot Shop has beautifully made gifts for really affordable price points, like this handsome dopp kit. It can even be personalized with a monogram or filled with various items like travel-size toiletries or gourmet snacks. (Psst: This would be a great groomsmen gift for a destination wedding!)

    The Knot Shop Rugged canvas dopp kit, $25, TheKnot.com

  17. Bottle Breacher Groomsmen Gift .50 Caliber Bottle Opener In Vintage

    5. These unique bottle openers are eye-catching little items that are cheap groomsmen gift ideas under $20. The wedding festivities will likely include at least two or three alcohol-fueled nights where these cheap groomsmen gifts will be utilized.

    Bottle Breacher’s Groomsmen Gift .50 Caliber bottle opener, $20, BottleBreacher.com

  18. Personalized Groomsmen Gifts

    Engraving or monogramming your gift makes them totally original and personalized. You can even add a special message to dedicate these personalized gifts. These special touches confirm the thought you have put into all your groomsmen gifts.

  19. Alchemade’s Copper Beer Stein personalized groomsmen gift

    1. Made of 100 percent pure virgin copper, these stylish copper beer steins can be engraved with a special motif or monogram. If you don’t have anything special to have engraved, you can work with the Alchemade graphics department to create something. (Hello, custom groomsmen crest.)

    Alchemade’s Engraved Copper beer stein, $39, ­Alchemade.com

  20. Backyard Sawdust Personalized Mach 3 Razor groomsmen gift

    2. This is a very special personalized groomsmen gift that can be given as a standalone or with a custom gift basket. Backyard Sawdust specializes in hand making these beautiful razors with quality wood materials you can choose from. Personalization makes them that much more perfect as unique groomsmen gifts.

    Backyard Sawdust Personalized Mach 3 razor, $32, Etsy.com

  21. Williams-Sonoma Monogrammed Steak Brand groomsmen gift

    3. There’s nothing like a summertime barbecue with fresh-off-the-grill food, ice-cold cocktails and your closest friends. A set of basic BBQ equipment will ensure he’s always got the right tools for hosting, and you know they’ll get put to good use.

    Williams-Sonoma Cuisinart BBQ tool set, $50, Williams-Sonoma.com

  22. The Tie Bar Men’s Monogrammed Wedding Hankie groomsmen gift

    4. For your stylish friends who appreciate some trend-forward formalwear, they might appreciate this gift most of all: a coordinated gift set with a tie, pocket square and pair of socks. Pick out a set for each of your friends in their favorite hues and you’ll never hear the end of how many compliments they get.

    The Tie Bar Burgundy gift set, $39, TheTieBar.com

  23. Pottery Barn Square Decanter personalized groomsmen gift

    5. Every group has that über-classy friend who takes pride in his self-proclaimed title of whiskey connoisseur. For these gentleman, we’re thinking a Mad Man–esque glass decanter. The vintage square shape of these glass decanters gives a polished feel that makes them an awesome groomsmen gift. Take it up a notch and personalize them with a monogram. 

    Pottery Barn Square Decanter, $40, PotteryBarn.com

  24. J.Crew leather magic wallet

    6. When would gifting a luxe (and efficient) wallet not be a good idea? This durable, double-sided wallet has enough card slots to keep everything organized without having to worry about bulky pockets—perfect to tuck into his wedding day attire. Get it monogrammed for a special finishing touch.

    J.Crew leather magic wallet, from $35, JCrew.com

  25. ​The Knot Shop's​ ​Shiny Monogrammed Flask groomsmen gift

    7. What’s the most classic groomsmen gift idea of them all? The sneaky and dependable flask. Go for a stainless steel option (it’s easier to keep clean) and finish the design with a monogram.

    The Knot Shop Shiny monogrammed hip flask, $20, TheKnot.com

  26. Orvis engraved brass luggage tags groomsmen gift

    8. For the avid traveler in your group, consider these solid brass luggage tags, which can be engraved with the traveler’s entire address to ensure there are no more misplaced bags. And with such an easy-to-spot detail, there will be no more confusion figuring out whose is whose at luggage claim.

    Orvis Engraved Solid Brass luggage tags, $39 for a set of 3, Orvis.com

  27. Cool Groomsmen Gifts

    If you want to wow your groomsmen, try choosing something that might already be on their personal wish lists. Consider useful gadgets, tech-savvy tools or gifts that align with personal hobbies.

  28. Uncommon Goods​ Whiskey stone chillers groosmen gift

    1. For the friends who can appreciate a good bottle of bourbon, gift their favorite spirit accompanied by some whiskey stones. The stones will chill their drink without diluting the flavors—and don’t worry, these soapstone cubes won’t scratch or damage any glassware.

    Uncommon Goods Whiskey stones, $20, UncommonGoods.com

  29. The Knot Shop cooler chair cool groomsmen gift

    2. A great bonding activity for you and your groomsmen is to go be one with nature on a camping trip or hike. Not into the great outdoors? This collapsible cooler chair is also handy for tailgating or trips to the beach.
     
    The Knot Shop Cooler chair, $35, TheKnot.com

  30. Nerd Block subscription box cool groomsmen gift

    3. This awesome box of swag (think: collectables and T-shirts) will arrive at your groomsman’s door each month for as long as you choose. With themed options like horror, sci-fi and arcade you can cater to everyone’s personalities. There are junior-themed boxes too, perfect for a ring bearer. 

    Nerd Block Subscription box, from $20, Nerdblock.com

  31. Zoku iced coffee maker cool groomsmen gift

    4. Have a few guys in your crew who aren’t morning people? They need this iced coffeemaker in their life. This tumbler can chill any hot beverage in just five minutes. So he can pour in his cup of joe straight from the coffeemaker and head out the door.
     
    Zoku Iced Coffeemaker, $30, BedBathandBeyond.com

  32. Uncommon Goods' html beer glasses cool groomsmen gift

    5. For the tech lover who also loves a cold one, these tongue-in-cheek beer glasses sporting HTML code are punny enough to make him laugh and sleek enough to get used regularly. These would be perfect as a standalone gift or paired with a six-pack of his favorite craft brews.

    Uncommon Goods HTML beer glasses, $25 for a set of 2, Uncommongoods.com
     

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