Just like your bridesmaids, the men in your wedding party deserve a gift of appreciation for their hard work and support. Now, we don’t mean to underestimate your future husband, but there is a good chance he will need a little help finding something for his best buddies. You have enough on your plate as it is. The last thing you need is another item added to the to-do list. To lessen your load, we put together this idea guide for unique and practical groomsmen gifts.
Weekender Bag: When it comes to gifts, sometimes practicality wins out, and you can’t go wrong with a weekender bag. This bag from J. Crew is made of waterproof-repellent nylon and has eight pockets to organize travel essentials like toiletries and electronics. It makes packing for a weekend trip quick and easy. Available for $178 from JCrew.com.
Shaving Kit: Because guys like to indulge in a little pampering every now and then. The Art of Shaving New York offers an amazing line of products that set the standard for men’s grooming. This shaving kit includes sandalwood pre-shave oil, shaving cream, after-shave balm, and a luxe shaving brush. After using this kit, going back to drugstore shave gel is out of the question! Available for $95 at theartofshaving.com.
Van Brunt Stillhouse Whiskey: A nice bottle of booze always makes a great gift, no matter the occasion. How about giving your groomsmen locally-made whiskey? Located in Red Hook, Brooklyn, The Van Brunt Stillhouse uses wheat, rye, and corn sourced directly from upstate New York farmers. In addition to whiskey, the distillery makes rum, grappa, and moonshine. Van Brunt Stillhouse American Whiskey is available at various liquor stores in NYC for around $36.
Travel Kit: There’s nothing more aggravating than not being able to find your contact solution after a long flight. Organization is key to a pleasant travel experience. The Chapter travel kit from Herschel guarantees toiletries are safely packed and easy to find. Available for $29.99 from HerschelSupply.com.
Sunglasses: Sunglasses are another practical, yet thoughtful gift for the men in your wedding. And nothing is cooler than the Original Wayfarer Classic from Ray-Ban. These iconic style frames look great on everyone. On the day of your wedding, have all the groomsmen wear their shades for a fun and memorable photo. Available for $150 from ray-ban.com.
Bottle Opener Key Chain: The bottle opener key chain is a handy invention that combines two of life’s essential items. And we love how this one from the Philadelphia-based studio Design Unsanctioned looks like a stylish accessory. It is handmade, combining brushed brass, premium quality walnut wood, and top-grain leather. Available for $28 from Design Unsanctioned on Etsy.
Golf Ball Whiskey Chillers: Here’s the ideal gift for the friends who are bonded by a love of golf and dark spirits. No doubt your husband-to-be and his groomsmen are taking their wedding planning duties seriously by getting in a few rounds in preparation for the big day. Now, they can look forward to ending an afternoon on the green with a glass of perfectly chilled whiskey. Available for $24.50 from uncommongoods.com.
Cufflinks: You’re totally OK with the fact that your fiancé is called a nerd from time to time. In fact, you find his nerdy qualities to be the most endearing. And it’s no surprise that whenever he and his old buddies get together, they end up marathon-watching Star Wars. This groomsmen party will love the Millennium Falcon Blue Print Cufflinks. Let them have this and you could be saving yourself from having to watch a light saber battle during the reception. Available for $65 at Cufflinks.com.
You’ve known most of the guys in your wedding party for a while now. They’ve been with your fiancé through thick and thin. Use this idea guide and you should have no problem finding them a unique and practical groomsmen gift.