Nerdtastic! Gift Ideas for Your Geeky Groomsmen

by Chris Bajda February 01, 2020

He may be overly intellectual, introverted, obsessive, or lacking in social skills but he's been one of the most loyal and reliable friends you've ever had.

No wonder he ended up on your groomsmen list. You guys certainly go way back and though he is shy, quirky, pedantic, and somewhat unattractive, you won't be able to say "I do" without him by your side.  Let this be a day of thanking this buddy of yours as you hand him a gift that embodies what a nerdy groomsman would truly appreciate.

Here are 15 of the best groomsmen gifts for the nerds in your wedding party:

15. Rugged Tumbler

Sure, you could show your massive appreciation for your groomsmen with a shiny gift that sports their initials. Or you could sum up your endless gratitude with a shot glass, or matching flask, or decanter. But… maybe you’re searching for something a little more unorthodox. Perhaps, you’re looking for the gift that will really be all about your leading guys. If this sounds more like what you had in mind, you can stop looking because this tumbler has it all: playfulness, personality, and practicality. What better way to show your best friends your adoration by presenting them with tumblers showcasing their rugged faces on them? 

14. Groomsmen Selfie Socks   

Get their selfies on their socks and have them wear it on your wedding day. They will surely be show stoppers and will look great on your wedding pictures too. You won't just have your groomsmen laughing but everyone who gets to see their socks on your wedding day. This is one gift that is both is fun and functional.   

13. Capture Can

Are you a guy who wants a truly original groomsmen gift idea for your fellas? Look no further man of good taste and intention.  Generate the type of brohood excitement that maximizes the moment of which you bestow. Our Capture Can is exactly that, a beautiful beer can glass touched by the hands of our amazing laser engraver. This is personalization at its finest, a keepsake that will be endeared while sipping any choice of beer. Beer makes men smile without much help, but pouring it into a mug with their mug on it, now that is pure giddiness.  

12. Tool Time 

 A groomsman walks into a bar with a pair of pliers, a saw, and a can opener… This may sound like the start of a joke, but it can soon be a reality! Give your groomsman the tools they need for any adventure or everyday task with this multi-tool. With 18 different components easily combined into a carriable tool, it’s a great way to thank your groomsman and help them get started on that list of “to-dos’” around the house.

11. Groomsman Caricature Flask 

Placing his hand-drawn and digitally printed caricatured face on his very own flask simply speak of how special he is to you. Each time he drinks down that tasty beverage he is refreshed not just with the drink but the thought that you actually remembered him through this flask. But wait there’s more. You also get to receive the digital format of his caricature that you can easily share with him. 

10. Blazin' Brothers

A great gift for nerdy cigar aficionados on the move.  This gift comes with a cigar travel case, lighter, and cigar cutter. This travel-sized cigar case holds everything they need to enjoy a smooth smoke when the mood strikes them. It stores and protects up to three cigars at once, and comes with a compartment to carry the cigar cutter.  The set also comes with a sturdy flip lighter so your cigar lover has everything he needs to enjoy a smoke wherever he is.  

9. Mug on a Mug

He's always been one who loves appreciating his good looks. Let him do just that as you give him this Mug on a Mug. This mug can contain up to 22 ounces of his favorite drink. The mug caricature is of high quality, 100% drawn and digitally printed. You can also place your retirement message as a caption.

8. Cool Sunglasses 

Make him ready for the scorching heat of summer. Let him hit the beach wearing these cool, stylish and expertly detailed sunglasses made from natural bamboo. These sunglasses provide UV400 protection for your eyes and come with a microfiber cloth and pouch. This sunglass comfortably fit and has flexible fit metal hinges. You even have 5 gorgeous styles to choose from. 

7. Pic Pint 

Give your groomsman a great way to stake his claim at the bar with this personalized beer glass. Take your favorite photo and watch it come to life with a laser engraving, because nothing says “I’m a professional” like drinking a beer out of a glass with your own face on it. Add your groomsman’s name below the photo for easier identification when he’s down for the count in the front yard, or simply to revisit that nickname he hates. Cheers!

6. Personalized Leather Portfolio 

This personalized leather portfolio has a functional minimalist design that is a perfect fit for the nerdy groomsman who loves to travel. It is made from high quality full-grain, vegetable-tanned leather. This gift is fully lined with cotton and leather linen for that luxurious touch. The package comes in signature time resistance gift box - perfect for gift giving! Simple and functional, it’s a perfect companion to help him get organized. This is definitely a gift he will treasure for a long time.    

5. Brew Horn 

Glasses are boring and life is short. Give your groomsmen a way to spice up their brews with this 100% real bovine horn tankard. Customizable with up to 20 engraved characters, this food-safe horn is great to use after a long day of slaying dragons and fighting off the plague. Nothing will get your groomsman more attention than drinking out of an animal part on your big day, we guarantee it.

4. Hipster Groomsman Flask

    To sip in style, it's a novelty that never gets old.  Packing your poison pocket style doesn't mean that you have to schlep it.  Graduate to a vessel that mirrors your state of the game with a flask that will impress.  If you know your groomsman is begging for something that is going to raise his drinking game, then slip him a flask that he needs to dial it up to the necessary notch.  

    3. Game of Thrones Decanter Set

    This Game of Thrones Whiskey Decanter Set is perfect as a thank you gift for him. Have it personalized with his name, and you’re all set on giving a great gift for him.  It's a set of high-quality glass in a wooden box with laser engraving. This is one chic and stylish gift for your nerdy groomsman.

    2. Mug Shots 

    He has always fantasized about being a gangster. Let this funny gift of Mug Shots of six of America's most notorious gangsters make his dream come true! Each shot glass has a front and profile mug shot of a famous gangster. This gift includes six 2 ounces shot glasses in colorful packaging.    

    1. Star Wars Whiskey Decanter Set

    While he may have just one or many hobbies, this would be a perfect time to let him know that you do appreciate him and that it's okay, from time to time to be really engrossed with his hobbies. Does he collect superhero stuff? Then appreciate even his nerdlike love for Star Wars and add this Star Wars Whiskey Decanter Set to his collection. 

     

    On average, you'll have nine close friends in your lifetime. 

    Friends are more than just drinking buddies to go on crazy adventures with. Did you know that friends help improve your overall health, happiness, and self-esteem?

    If it wasn't for your groomsmen, you might not even be getting married, to begin with. Think about it, would you have had the courage to ask your bride to be for her hand in marriage if you didn't have the friends you do? Chances are some of the bizarre experiences your buddies have dragged you on, were able to help prepare you for the lifelong journey of marriage.

    Your wedding is the perfect moment to let your buddies know how deeply you value their friendship. Help your close friends be the cool guys they've always wanted to be, by getting them a gift they can't get anywhere else.

    Do you have friends that are geeky, nerdy or love playing games? If yes, you should find gifts that help them celebrate their own style of nerdiness. Read on to learn about groomsmen gift ideas for any kind of nerd, geek or gamer.

    Groomsmen Gift Ideas

    First, you'll need to discover what type of nerds you're buying for. There's no greater offense than buying Star Trek swag for a team of Star Wars fanatics. There are three main categories of nerdism and your buddy will probably fall into one of them.

    If you want to blow your groomsmen away you'll need to find out what category best suits the majority of your party.

    1. Nerds
    2. Geeks
    3. Gamers

    Over a round of drinks try to feel out what categories your groomsmen fall into. You might want to let your best man in on your plan. Together you can narrow down which of the three nerdy categories will best suit your pals.

    Next, we'll give you a little insight into what groomsmen gift ideas will work great for nerds.

    Get in the Mind of a Nerd

    Ah, the nerds are one of the best groups to buy gifts for. Your nerdy friends will be the ones who love to watch cult classics. Have you heard your friends talking about Marvel movies, Lord of the Rings or Star Wars?

    If your answer is yes, then you have nerdy friends. The great news is nerds are some of the easiest friends to buy for. That's because there are so many different gift opportunities for this category of friends.

    If your friends like any of the following, they're probably nerds:

    • Lord of the Rings
    • Star Wars
    • Marvel
    • Knowing more than you do

    Be careful when you're selecting the right gifts for your nerdy friends. Not every nerd loves Star Wars and not every nerd will find anime amusing. You might find your friends are a perfect blend of gamer and nerdy, leaving you with even more gifting options!

    Marvel-Themed Bobbleheads

    Do your groomsmen love anything to do with the Marvel universe? Why not create bobbleheads that look like your friends wearing Marvel T-shirts? If this gift idea sounds weird, that's because it is. The more weird and creative your gift idea, the more likely your friends are to remember it for years to come.

    You'll be giving your friends the gift of laughter when they get a tiny bobblehead that looks like them. You can nerd out your bobbleheads by requesting they wear Marvel attire. You can have the bobbleheads dress as Superman, or have each individual bobblehead wear its own Marvel-themed shirt.

    If you don't think your friends fit into the nerdy category, you might be dealing with a bunch of geeks. Let's look at how to figure out what type of geekiness you're dealing with.

    Are Your Friends Super Geeks?

    Geeky friends will argue over whether androids or iPhones are better. Most geeks are intellectuals and will enjoy funny puns or gifts that use wit as their humor.

    Here are a few signs your friends are geeks:

    • They find math jokes funny
    • You always find them buying tech gadgets
    • They'd rather read than go outside

    If your friends gravitate towards a store's electronics section, they're probably a technology-loving geek. 

    Tech Savvy Geek Gifts

    Your techy groomsmen will be happy to receive any small tech-related gadgets. Try getting them each a personalized keychain that doubles as a USB flash drive. Your groomsmen can use the flash drive to store photos from your infamously fun bachelor party, the wedding itself, or for their own personal photos. Geeks tend to love gifts that are practical so this customized flash drive is sure to win them over.

    iPhone Loving Geeks

    Are your friends iPhone fanatics? Then buy them a customized Ibro iPhone case. A phone case is a perfect gift to remind your groomsmen of your friendship on a daily basis. The Ibro iPhone case is leather and sleek, helping to give it a classy appeal. Your friends will feel like a cool cowboy everytime they go to check their phone.

    What to Get Tabletop Gamers

    Finally, the last group of nerdiness is gamers. If you and your gang have a history of playing Dungeons and Dragons or other role-playing games, try getting a gift to commemorate your shared love for gaming. The table top gifts below will also work for poker and other casino-type games, you and your friends play together.

    Flasks Always Win

    Whatever type of games you and your buddies play, alcohol can always make the night better. Create customized flasks that represent the types of games you and your friends play.

    • Old bourbon flasks
    • Personalized flasks
    • Mustache flasks

    Imagine handing each friend an old tavern flask, made from a bourbon barrel with their initials. Tavern like flasks is especially fun if you play games, like Dungeons and Dragons, where your characters typically end up in a tavern at some point.

    The flasks could also reflect the fun, care-free spirit you and your friends love to live by. Personalized mustache flaskscapture the comedy of the group, without accidentally being tacky. You can have each groomsmen's name put on their individual flasks. Then hand the flasks out during your next game together as a wedding party.

    Die Rollers or Dice Sets

    Many tabletop games require you to use dice. Buy everyone in your wedding party a specialized set of die. You can specialize your dice sets with unique designs, colors or textures. After buying the dice sets consider buying customized dice bags or die rollers. You can have each groomsmen's name inscribed on their individual die roller or bag.

    Gifts for Gamers

    Do you suspect your groomsmen spend their Sundays hanging with their Xbox or PlayStation? Then a video themed gaming gift will help get you the smiles you're looking for.

    Super Mario Fanatics

    A true Super Mario fan will smile just from hearing the game's theme song. Almost anything you get that references the game will be a big hit. Here are a few quotes from Super Mario:

    • "It's a-me, Mario!"
    • "Let's go!"
    • "So- long-a-Bowser!"

    Find an accessory you can inscribe your favorite Mario quote on. Sunglasses and wallets will make the gift more of an inside joke. If you want the video game's quote to be more visible to the public, try putting the quote on a t-shirt, instead of an accessory.

    You and your groomsmen can wear your customized, video game themed shirts to an arcade. There's a lot of arcades that cater to adults and have full liquor bars. You and your party will attract all the right type of attention from fellow video game lovers. Everyone in the arcade will wish they were a part of your nerd loving crew.

    Avoid Tacky Gift Ideas

    Tacky groomsmen gift ideas are ones that don't show any thought or level of care. If you're having a hard time choosing what nerdy gift to buy, try getting a classic gift like a knife or a watch. Knives and watches make great gifts because your friends will be able to use them year after year.

    A quality knife can say a lot about a guy. Are you and your friends the outdoorsy type who isn't afraid to get their hands dirty? Then go big with a Paul Bunyon man ax. Or catch your friends off guard with a shoot and stab knife. The small slender switchblade knife comes with a wooden box and two personalized shot glasses. After all, what guys night would be complete without drinking and knives? 

    Choosing the right gift should be a fun experience. Are you still not sure what gift is the right one to give? Don't sweat it! Groovy Groomsmen Gifts can help you find all of the answers you are looking for. Talk to one of our customer service reps through or live chat, so you can buy the perfect gift today.



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