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As with bridesmaids, groomsmen are an extremely important component of the wedding process. This group of men have likely known the groom for the majority of his life and are excited to help send him off into his married life. They help the groom not only through the day itself, but through the planning process as well, acting as a support team through all of the tough decisions. It’s customary for these men to be given a gift for the time and effort they expend in helping the happy couple make it down the aisle.


Themed Gifts


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Themed gifts offer the opportunity to build a little humor into the gift by playing at inside jokes between the groomsmen. Themed gifts allow for individualization, meaning that you can give each member of your groom’s party a special gift that falls under the theme. This is a great way to demonstrate to your friends that you truly know them well, including their likes and dislikes. Giving individualized gifts to each of your groomsmen will give them something they’ll likely remember for a long time after the wedding.


Something They Will Use

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Photo by Athens, GA Wedding Photographer Blane Marable

The last thing you want is to give your groomsmen a gift that they’ll put down and forget about. Give your groomsmen an item that they’ll actually get to use. This is another opportunity for you to demonstrate how much you know about each of them as individuals. If you know that one of them loves grilling out, you could get them a nice grill set, whereas if you know that another friend loves trying different types of alcohol, you could give them a set of shot glasses or drinking accessories.


Get Something Specialized


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If you want to give your groomsmen the same gift, it’s a good idea to personalize them in some way. Examples of these include; an engraved shot glass set, beer mugs, or grilling tools. Giving them gifts that reflect their personality and demonstrate to them the value that you place on their companionship and support.


Something Intangible

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Photo by Athens, GA Wedding Photographer Blane Marable

The good news about groomsmen gifts is that they can be anything, and you can get creative with it. Instead of giving a tangible gift, give them a unique gift that strays away from tradition: an experience. If your budget allows, you could take all the groomsmen on a weekend trip. Furthermore, you can also gift them a service, such as things relating to their car.

Groomsman gifts are the perfect opportunity for the groom to show his closest friends how much he appreciates their love and support. There are a variety of directions that can be taken in order to accomplish this to ensure that these men feel special and a part of the wedding party.



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