48 Groomsmen Gift Ideas

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

There are so many details for you to handle while planning your wedding, but one low-stress task? Treating your groomsmen and bridesmaids to thank-you gifts. (After all, they’ve most likely been a major help along the way.) While many couples choose to give their wedding party thank-you gifts after the rehearsal dinner, others like to have a moment with their bridesmaids and groomsmen the morning of. Overall, there isn’t really a wrong time to do it.

When it comes down to picking a gift, we know you want to make sure you’re getting something they really want. Plus, you probably 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, 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. 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 may be easier 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 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, you want to look for 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 (or creativity), 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 ofbBeer on the wall scratch-off chart, $35, Popchartlab.com

  2. Moleskine Star Wars Notebook unique groomsmen gift

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

    Moleskine limited edition Star Wars VII villain trooper notebook, $25, Moleskine.com

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

    3.  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

  4. cocktail box 1 month subscription

    4.  Here’s a unique gift idea for your groomsmen: a gift that keeps on giving. With a subscription-based gift, like a monthly cocktail box, your groomsmen will remember your wedding fondly every time a package arrives. With three box options, 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.

    Cocktail Box one-month cocktail box subscription, $87, CocktailBoxDelivered.com

  5. texas lapel pin

    5. A lapel pin isn't an accessory you necessarily see every day, so it's a unique way for a groomsman to show a little personality. Choose one for each guy with the symbol of his favorite sports team, character, or even home state.

    Cufflinks silver texas lapel pin, $20, Cufflinks.com

  6. Personalized Men's Travel Tie Case

    6. The luggage accessory they never knew they needed? A tie case! This will keep their neckties from getting wrinkled in transit.

    David's Bridal personalized men's tie case, $35, DavidsBridal.com

  7. california map art

    7. Because friends don't let friends live with bare walls. A foil-pressed art piece of their favorite state or city is a super thoughtful and decorative gift.

    Minted california map, $56 for 11x14 (unframed), Minted.com

  8. key cable

    8. Both handy and stylish, this unique groomsman gift doubles as a keychain and a charger for mobile devices.

    Pottery Barn key cable, $30, PotteryBarn.com

  9. Cloud 9 Living Give an Experience unique groomsmen gift

    9. 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.

  10. 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 and can show off during your wedding pictures.

  11. Thompson London onyx matter curve cufflinks

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

    Thompson London onyx matter curve cufflinks, $130,  Cufflinks.com

  12. Fossil Griffin 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 a forgetful groomsmen 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 Griffin leather belt, $35,  Nordstrom.com

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

    3. Some of the best groomsmen gifts are those that are just practical—and a 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 additional useful touch.

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

  14. Rag & Bone Addison Merino Wool Scarf

    4.A handsome, warm, wool scarf may be one of the best groomsman gifts for a fall or winter wedding. Like ties, belts and cufflinks, 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.

    Rag & Bone Addison Merino wool scarf, $175, Nordstrom.com

  15. 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 three-month subscription, $55, DollarShaveClub.com

  16. rapid beard grooming and trimming kit

    6. As for those who are bearded (or moustached), they'll be all about this grooming kit, which comes with a beard brush, comb and scissors, as well as beard oil and conditioner to keep their facial hair soft.

    Rapid Beard beard grooming and trimming kit, $30, Amazon.com

  17. weekend carry on bag

    7. Whether the guys are traveling for the wedding, the bachelor party or both, a canvas and leather carry on bag (with clever shoe compartment!) could come in handy.

    The Knot Shop weekend carry on bag, $40, WeddingShop.TheKnot.com

  18. clean and cool body basics set

    8. Some high-end body care products can really make a guy feel valued.

    Jack Black clean and cool body basics set, $54, GetJackBlack.com

  19. NFL beer glasses

    9. So they're football fans and beer fans? Give them the best of both worlds by gifting mugs, pint or pilsner glasses etched with their favorite team's logo.

    Pottery Barn NFL beer glasses starting at $18, PotteryBarn.com

  20. Inexpensive Groomsmen Gifts

    With lots of other wedding costs to consider, it’s understandable you may want to tone down your gift giving budget. Many couples opt to do DIY groomsmen gifts, which make the gifts even more personal and creative. You can also create a customized gift box using several of the cheap groomsmen gifts below. Or choose just one affordable find that looks high-end!

  21. 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

  22. Happy Socks wedding party socks

    2. A fun and inexpensive groomsmen gift idea—that your party can wear for the 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 leaves socks, $12, HappySocks.com

  23. Asobu hydra bottle inexpensive groomsmen gift

    3. This awesome water bottle that doubles as an amplifier clocks in at just $10, 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, $10, Amazon.com

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

    4.This handsome dopp kit can 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, WeddingShop.TheKnot.com

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

    5. These unique bottle openers are eye-catching gifts, and at less than $20, they're a cheap groomsmen gift idea.

    Bottle Breacher’s groomsmen gift .50 caliber bottle opener, $20, BottleBreacher.com

  26. best day ever tie clip

    6. At under $20, this tie clip classifies as a cheap groomsmen gift but it looks like you spent much more.

    The Knot Shop "Best Day Ever" brass tie clip, $18, WeddingShop.TheKnot.com

  27. brown catch all tray

    7. We're willing to bet every guy can use a catch-all tray—a place to dump their keys and spare change when they walk in the door or near the bedside. And made of leather, this one you’ll want to put on display.

    The Tie Bar brown catch all tray, $12, TheTieBar.com

  28. personalized black and white sports bottle

    If the guys are commonly found at the gym, playing a pick-up basketball game or on the run, a sports bottle will be a much used, practical groomsmen gift.

    David's Bridal personalized sports bottle, $23, DavidsBridal.com

  29. Personalized Groomsmen Gifts

    Engraving or monogramming your gifts makes them totally original and personalized. To make them even more sentimental, you may also be able to add a special message. It’s these personalized touches that show the thought you put into your groomsmen gifts and how much you appreciate your pals.

  30. Alchemade’s Copper Beer Stein personalized groomsmen gift

    1. Made of 100 percent pure virgin copper, these stylish beer steins can be engraved with a special motif or monogram. You can even work with the Alchemade graphics department to create your own graphic. (Hello, custom groomsmen crest.)

    Alchemade engraved copper beer stein, $39, ­Alchemade.com

  31. Backyard Sawdust Personalized Mach 3 Razor groomsmen gift

    2. This personalized groomsmen gift can be given as a standalone item or with a custom gift basket. BackyardSawdust specializes in hand making these beautiful razors with quality wood materials of your choice. Personalization makes them that much more perfect as unique groomsmen gifts.

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

  32. 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.

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

  33. the tie bar basic navy gift set

    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 basic navy gift set, $39, TheTieBar.com

  34. Pottery Barn Square Decanter personalized groomsmen gift

    5.Every group has that 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

  35. 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, $45, JCrew.com

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

    7.What’s one of the most classic groomsmen gift ideas? The sneaky and dependable flask. Go for stainless steel (it’s easier to keep clean than some other metals) and finish the design with each groomsmen’s initials.

    The Knot Shop shiny monogrammed hip flask, $21, WeddingShop.TheKnot.com

  37. 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 never lost bags. And with such an easy-to-spot detail, there will be no confusion figuring out whose luggage is whose at baggage claim.

    Orvis engraved solid brass luggage tags, $39 for a set of 3, Orvis.com

  38. the knot shop survival knife

    9. If your groomsmen are outdoorsy or just like to be prepared, have a pocket knife engraved with their initials. This souped up knife comes with an LED light, a magnesium alloy fire starter and other bells and whistles.

    The Knot Shop survival knife, $30, WeddingShop.TheKnot.com

  39. leather magnetic money clip

    10. A monogrammed leather money clip is a classic and an ultra practical groomsman gift. The guys will carry theirs for years to come.

    The Knot Shop leather magnetic money clip, $26, WeddingShop.TheKnot.com

  40. Monogram oval cufflinks

    11. If you're springing for matching cufflinks, you may want to go the personalized route. This oval pair is a true classic.

    Cathy's Concepts monogram oval cufflinks, $30, Shop.Nordstrom.com

  41. custom groomsmen flasks

    12. We can't even with the hilarity of these unique groomsmen gift flasks. The caricatures are custom drawn based on photos of your friends.

    ToonedUpGifts groomsmen flask, $35, Etsy.com

  42. Cool Groomsmen Gifts

    If you want to impress 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 their personal hobbies.

  43. Uncommon Goods​ Whiskey stone chillers groosmen gift

    1.For the friends who can appreciate a good bottle of bourbon, gift their favorite spirit along with 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

  44. The Knot Shop cooler chair cool groomsmen gift

    2. A great bonding activity for you and your groomsmen is to go on a camping trip or hike. (Unique bachelor party idea?) If he’s 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, WeddingShop.TheKnot.com

  45. 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 for pop culture geeks, gamers, sci-fi fans and enthusiasts of certain movies and TV shows, you can cater to each groomsman's interests.

    Loot Crate one-month crate, $30, LootCrate.com

  46. Zoku iced coffee maker cool groomsmen gift

    4. Have a few guys in your crew who aren’t morning people? They probably need this iced coffee maker in their lives. The tumbler can chill any hot beverage in just five minutes. So he can pour his cup of joe straight from the coffeemaker, grab it and head out the door.

    Zoku iced coffeemaker, $30, BedBathandBeyond.com

  47. 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 featuring HTML code are punny enough to make him laugh, yet 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

  48. bunmetal mechanical pocket watch

    6. A pocket watch is the type of gift a guy probably wouldn't buy for himself, but they'll almost certainly think it's cool—especially when it's in a sleek gunmetal finish.

    The Knot Shop gunmetal mechanical pocket watch, $50, WeddingShop.TheKnot.com

  49. vintage camera notebook

    7. The men who love all things old-school will truly appreciate a monthly planner where they can jot all their plans on actual paper. The vintage camera motif gives this book a retro feel.

    Minted vintage cameras weekly planner, $26, Minted.com

  50. dark grey leather ipad case

    8. Because their iPads go everywhere they go, a handsome leather case makes for the perfect groomsman gift.

    Minted dark grey iPad case, $70, Minted.com

  51. spa week gift card

    9. It's not just the to-be-weds who could use some pampering. Consider getting your guys gift cards they can use toward massages or other spa treatments.

    Spa Week gift card, value of your choice, SpaWeek.com

  52. Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus tech oxford color block case

    10. They're getting all dressed up. Maybe their phones should be too?

    Jack Spade samsung galaxy S8 plus tech oxford color block case, $40, KateSpade.com

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