When you choose your groomsmen, you’re picking the guys who have been with you through thick and thin. They’re your bros, your best buds, your friends and family. When you ask them to stand up there with you on the day, you’re bestowing on them both an honor and a responsibility. Show them how much you appreciate their support with a thoughtful groomsmen gift. Here are a few cool gifts you can personalize to make them extra-special.
Engraved Craft Beer Growler
The great part of the craft beer boom is that there are tons of great microbreweries in any major metropolitan area. And plenty of them sell beer in not just cans and bottles, but 64-oz growlers as well. You can buy each of your groomsmen a growler at your local microbrewery, and then customize the bottle with a home etching kit. Add a monogram, your wedding dates, whatever you’d like. Most microbreweries will give discounts for bringing back a growler to be refilled, so it’s the gift that keeps on giving.
Cooler Backpack Chair
A customized portable camp chair makes a cool groomsmen gift. A backpack would make a great gift as well, and so would a beer cooler. So triple your coolness with this combo–it’s a backpack that includes a cooler that holds a case of beer, and unfolds into a camp chair. It’s perfect for tailgating and/or camping, and is guaranteed to be a gift that gets used.
Engraved Copper Mug
The Moscow Mule is the trendy drink of the moment, and it’s not hard to see why; it’s got the mint twist of a mojito with a bite of ginger and the refreshing coolness of crushed ice. When it’s served in a copper mug, it’s pure summer magic. If you’re planning on making the Moscow Mule your wedding cocktail, let your groomsmen drink them in style from monogrammed copper mugs.
Personalized Barbeque Tools
Sure, your groomsmen probably already have a set of barbeque tools; but a really nice monogrammed kit like will beat whatever they picked up at Home Depot or Wal-Mart. It’s the kind of thoughtful gift that gets used–even the groomsmen who don’t drink or don’t smoke cigars can enjoy an afternoon spent grilling up a feast. They’ll think of you every lazy summer day they use your gift.
Personalized Duffel Bag
If your groomsmen regularly hit the gym, they probably have the same smelly nylon bag they’ve been using for years. Help them upgrade with a personalized duffel that will stand up to a lifetime of trips to the gym and weekend vacation getaways. It’s practical and stylish, guaranteed to get a thumbs-up from your wedding party.
Your groomsmen are putting in the time and effort to make your wedding day the best it can be. Show them how much you appreciate them with a thoughtful groomsmen gift that will serve them for years to come. So think beyond the basic flasks and cigars and hit them with one of the above suggestions. They’ll thank you for it.