Our Favorite Groomsmen Gifts in 2018

by Chris Bajda January 16, 2018

Let’s be real: Most wedding prep falls on the shoulders of your bride-to-be, which means that those few things that do fall within your purview as the groom had better be fan-fricken-tastic. One of the most important items on that list is finding awesome gifts for your groomsmen. These guys are with you through thick and thin, from throwing you a blowout bachelor bash to making sure you actually show up in the right place at the right time on the day of the wedding. It’s your job to show your appreciation for them by not only giving them a thank-you gift, but by giving them the bestthank-you gift you possibly can.

Luckily, we’ve done the hard work for you this year. We’ve dug through the trenches of the internet to locate the best groomsmen gifts 2018 has to offer. With this list, we’ve been careful to include the perfect groomsmen gifts for all types of guys, from the nerdy to the sophisticated, so that you can be sure to find the right gifts for your group of guys. Each gift is high-quality, fun, and thoughtful, so your groomsmen will know how much you appreciate everything they’ve done for you.

Best Gifts for Nerdy Groomsmen

Dark Mark Cufflinks

Nerdy and classy aren’t always compatible with one another, but with these Harry Pottercufflinks, they can be. Crafted to look like the Dark Mark from the Harry Pottermovies, they’ll appease even your nerdiest groomsmen while also subtly pulling them into the realm of adulthood. If you feel your groomsmen need a slight nudge into the world of professionalism and maturity, these cufflinks are the perfect groomsmen gift.

Laboratory Shot Glasses

If you’re like most guys, some of your best memories with your groomsmen include late nights and lots of shots. These laboratory shot glasses, complete with mixing pipettes, bring to mind some of those great memories. They come in packs of four, so you can even tuck one in a gift bag for your groomsmen along with a larger gift if you’re feeling generous. The aspiring scientists in your group will especially appreciate these unique shot glasses.

Best Gifts for Classy Groomsman

The Globe Decanter

Nothing says “class” quite as well as finely displayed liquor. The Globe Decanter is made of hand-blown glass, etched on the outside to look like a globe while on the inside displaying an intricate glass ship. Mahogany stained wood ensures that this handsome decanter will look perfect displayed in any office, dining room, or home bar. Whether your groomsmen are connoisseurs of fine wines and liquors or simply like to look like they are, they’re sure to appreciate this classy groomsmen gift.

Personalized Pocket Watches

The pocket watch has been a symbol of class and prestige since the nineteenth century. There was a time when pocket watches were commonly passed down from father to son as a sign that the son had become a man. Now, only the classiest of men own pocket watches. Let your groomsmen know that they meet the bar with these personalized midnight pocket watches.


Best Groomsmen Gifts on a Budget

Bullet Bottle Openers

When you’re dreaming on a budget, buying in bulk is the way to go. These classy bottle openers, made from real US Military Browning Machine Gun rounds, come out to less than ten dollars a piece when you buy them in a pack of six, but they don’t sacrifice quality for the price. Indeed, your groomsmen are unlikely to have anything quite as uniquely masculine as these bullet bottle openers.

Thermos Beer Coolers

No one likes warm beer. These stainless steel insulators fit most cans and bottles and ensure they stay cold to the last sip. At less than ten dollars each and offered in a variety of colors, these groomsmen gifts are a total steal and will be well-appreciated come the slick summer months.

Best Gifts for Groomswomen

Personalized Mason Jars

Mason jars serve a variety of purposes, and as such, they carry a number of symbolic connotations. For us guys, mason jars are reminiscent of moonshine and good old working men. For women, they’re attractive, vintage glasses that are all the rage right now. If your groomsmen actually include a mixed bag of men and women, these personalize mason jars are sure to be a hit with everyone in your party.

Personalized Leather Bracelets

Leather is one of those materials that is built to stand the test of time. These personalized leather bracelets can be engraved with the names of your groomsmen and groomswomen, as well as the date of your wedding, for a keepsake that will truly keep. Inoffensively fashionable no matter your gender, if your side of the wedding party is a mixed bag of men and women, this is a great gift option.

Best Gifts for Junior Groomsmen

Personalized Baseball Bats

Baseball is a favorite American past-time, passed down from father to son for generations, which makes these personalized baseball bats a perfect gift if your groomsmen include a mix of men and boys. These miniature baseball bats are made to last, with real wood and beautiful, large-font engravings, and are sure to be a cherished gift for years to come.

Groomsmen Travel Mug

For groomsmen who are not yet of the legal drinking age but are old enough to appreciate quality, this stainless steel travel mug is both practical and memorable. It’s a gift that will grow with your junior groomsmen while your adult groomsmen will already appreciate its fine make. Knick Knack Gifts also offers a discount when you purchase multiple products from them, which makes this a particularly good option if you’re buying the same gift for all of your groomsmen. 

Wedding parties aren’t all created equal. When you’re looking for the perfect groomsmen gifts, you have to think carefully about what kinds of people are in your half of the wedding party, be they young, old, male, or female. Keep in mind that while it can be nice to get the same gift for all of your groomsmen, if you’re dealing with vastly different personalities it’s okay to mix and match. Just be sure you’re not giving a high-quality, expensive gift to one groomsman and a cheap joke present to another.

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