By Brenna Beech
Get away from the same ole’ same ole’ bourbon and cigars for the guys. Branch out a little with these unique ideas that won’t just collect dust, and leave your groomsmen glad they were picked to be your right-hand men.
1. Golf club bottle openers
You already know you’re taking the boys out to a good old-fashioned 18-hole game the weekend of your wedding, so get festive with the present of these classy golf club bottle openers as gifts to your best guys. Share some brews with your bros without the babes in style with these sluggers. $75
2. Makers Mark whiskey glasses
Gift your groomsmen these collectable glasses, fill them up, and you can bet you’re going to hear a few memorable toasts on your big day. $7.95 each
3. Monogrammed flasks
Along with the Makers Mark glasses, give the guys personalized flasks filled to the brim with only the best whiskey to wash away any pre-wedding jitters. $100
4. Mason Jar Shaker
Keeping with the alcohol trend here, get the party started at your rustic, barn wedding with the perfect party tool, the mason jar drink shaker. Make your favorite drinks and shots with a little slice of southern. Your bartender-groomsmen will have the perfect excuse to pull out his fancy drink-mixing skills that he thinks are so awesome. $29.95
5. Fulton & Roark Solid Cologne
This gift is perfect for the destination wedding. Everyone forgets to pack something on big trips, and one of the worst things to forget is your cologne. Present these solid cologne cans to the boys and make sure they smell their freshest standing beside you. This cologne is no-spill, no drip. It works like a lotion and smells like heaven. Your groomsmen might even catch the attention of your beautiful bridesmaids with their new manly musk. $40- assorted fragrances.
6. Collegiate cufflinks
Send ‘em down the aisle with style reppin’ their alma matter with these sweet collegiate cufflinks. $55
If the whole collegiate thing doesn’t float your boat, you can always pick from a slew of other designs that fit any taste.
7. The softest pajama pants you’ll ever buy
You know that pair of perfect sweatpants that you want to wear every single day? Yeah, these are them. Made from 100% cotton, these pants are so soft they almost feel like silk, yet machine washable so you don’t have to worry about spills and dry-cleaning. $79.50
8. Monogrammed Cummerbund
These monogrammed cummerbunds come in any color combinations, so they can match your bridal party to a T. Give them something they’ll always remember with a little personal touch. Match with color-coordinating bowties for a polished, southern flair. $18
**Bonus- for the Best Man- Need some ideas for the future groom’s big night out or your nerve-wracking speech debut? Pick up “Bachelor Parties and Best Man Speeches” by Dominic Bliss. (Also Available at Onward Reserve)
Onward Reserve is the perfect store for any guy with a certain fratty/southern air about him. In the college town of Athens, Georgia, Onward Reserve is never short of customers or amazing products. Stop by any Onward Reserve to pick up your groomsmen gifts or order online at www.onwardreserve.com.
Brenna Beech is a University of Georgia senior set to graduate in May of 2015 with a degree in magazine journalism emphasizing in visual journalism. Brenna loves photography, exploring new cultures and has recently developed a new obsession with browsing thrift stores and making old things new again with a little love and elbow grease.
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