Don't Forget the Guys! 7 Steps to Buying Groomsmen Gifts

posted November 26, 2014

Getting married is one of the most important events in any man’s life, and their groomsmen are going to be there to help. Whether it be for support, guidance or manual labor, your groomsmen are a crucial element to your wedding, so it is only appropriate to give them a groomsman gift that they will cherish for years to come.


We have outlined seven simple steps to follow in order to choose the perfect gifts for your groomsmen. Please see below.

Figure Out Your Budget

Hopefully you have set aside a portion of your wedding budget for wedding party gifts. Once you have determined your budget, you can go from there.

Allocate Money

Next you need to distribute the funds between your wedding party. You can spend different amounts on your groomsmen, best man, and father of the bride/groom. We recommend you keep your groomsmen in the same price range and spend more on your best man and father of the bride/groom.

Determine the Type of Gift

The groom needs to make a decision whether his gifts will be used by his groomsmen for his big day. Common gifts of this nature are groomsmen ties and groomsmen cufflinks which help make cohesive groomsmen styles for the wedding day and the photos. Some grooms don’t take this approach and buy gifts that can be used in the everyday lives of his groomsmen. Pocket knives, flasks, and humidors are some of the more popular items often selected.

Make it Personal


The best advice we can give is to make it personal – no matter what the gift is. Giving groomsmen gifts is an opportunity to say “thank you” to the most important men in your life. If you decide to get an item for the wedding day such as ties or cufflinks, then we recommend that you personalize them with initials or nicknames.

If you decide to give a gift that has an everyday use, make sure you make it personal to your relationship with your groomsmen or best man. We would also like to point out that there is no rule that you must get the same thing for all your groomsmen. Choose an item that either speaks to your relationship or something that will be used and make your groomsmen think of you and your relationship each time they do.

Where to Buy

We recommend that you find one destination to take care of purchasing your gifts. This is easy if you are selecting the same thing for all your groomsmen. But even if you select individual groomsmen gifts for each you should try and find a place where you can accomplish this as well. First off, you maintain the same quality level even with different gifts and different price points. Most importantly it is just easier for you to accomplish!

Leave Time

One of the most common problems is that a groom typically realizes a couple weeks out that he still needs to get his groomsmen gifts. Luxury groomsmen gifts take time to make especially if you want to personalize them. You shouldn't leave yourself at the mercy of a time crunch. We suggest a minimum of 4-6 weeks.

Make it Special

Make the moment you give your groomsmen gift a special one. The most common time is to gift on the wedding day, during some of the down time before the wedding. Either get the group together and make a great moment out of it or take each individual aside and thank them for the friendship. Or you can use the opportunity to get creative and gift each groomsmen leading up to the big day. However you decide, it should be meaningful and consistent with your personality.

No matter what you decide, the main takeaway is that your groomsmen gifts should be personal – and Personalized Wedding can help you with that. We offer tons of personalized groomsmen gifts – take a look at our vast selection.




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