Groomsmen Gift Ideas
No matter how frazzled or preoccupied he may be, a groom
would be remiss to forget his faithful groomsmen as the big
day approaches. Groomsmen gifts are a way to express appreciation
for their moral (or immoral, depending on what happened at
the bachelor party) support and physical presence by the groom's
side as he takes the plunge.
A few things to remember about groomsmen gifts:
-Gifts are typically presented at the rehearsal dinner.
-The best man should receive something a little fancier than
the rest of the pack.
-Many grooms choose to give their attendants something to
wear during the ceremony, such as cufflinks or watches (to
make sure they show up on time!).
Groomsmen gifts can range in price from inexpensive to elaborate;
it all depends on the groom's budget. Here are some ideas
for innovative and thoughtful groomsmen gift ideas in a variety
of price ranges.
A day at the barber shop - The morning before
the wedding, take your groomsmen to an old-fashioned barber
shop and treat them to a hot lather shave and hairline trim.
If they're secure enough in their manhood, they might even
enjoy a nice manicure. This will give them time to chill out
before duty calls and also ensure that they look spiffy at
the wedding. You can even give each attendant an old-fashioned
shaving kit as a supplementary gift.
Dress Shoes - Rather than rent shoes along
with the tuxes, why not buy each of your best men a fine pair
of dress shoes that they can keep after the wedding?
Silk ties - If your groomsmen will wear
suits, present each one with a designer black tie to wear
at the wedding.
Magazine subscriptions - Giving each or
your groomsmen a subscription to their favorite magazine makes
it easy to customize the gift to each person's individual
taste. It's the gift that keeps on giving.
Customized CDs - Put together a customized
song list for each of your groomsmen, including songs that
you guys may have partied to togather in the past as well
as other songs that you know he'd like, and burn them onto
a CD. Print out custom covers for each CD case and present
them to your friends.