by Eric Montgomery February 19, 2018

Deciding what you should get your groomsmen for gifts doesn’t have to be a struggle. This is the time for you to say "Thanks for being there, buddy."

Whether he is someone who grew up with you, running the streets of your childhood together, or he is a newer friend from college, the military, sports, or work, the sentiment is the same … “I appreciate you being here with me on this major day.”

Wedding days and everything that goes along with them – bachelor parties, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, tuxedo fittings, and straight up “get your nerves right” sessions – are such a huge part of our lives.

They are just one of those events, like graduations and the day your children are born, that form the pivotal scenes of our lives.

You don’t want to spend them with just anyone. The groomsmen you have selected are the cream of your crop…the ultimate bros if you will.

You know they deserve something amazing to mark this day, too, because it’s not every day one of you gets married.

Fortunately, “something amazing” doesn’t mean it needs to be difficult -- or expensive -- to find groomsmen gifts.

In fact, you will be surprised to learn that you can buy groomsmen gift sets to take care of everything in one shot.

Or, you can buy your best man, ring bearer, groomsmen, usher, father, and father-of-the-bride gifts in bulk and customize them to make something a bit more personal and original.

Here are some top groomsmen gift ideas broken down by category to help you find the perfect creative and useful gifts for your crew. This list goes a little beyond some of the ideas you might find on typical groomsmen gifts lists to bring you the ultimate in badass, rare, and truly unique items to help you -- and your gift -- stand out.


Barware & Booze  

Six Shooter Shot Glasses

Six Shooter Shot Glasses  

The smooth cylinder of the Colt Revolver iced down and paired with your favorite beverage? Perfect. This pair of shot glasses, with one line of engraving available on each, will look pretty badass displayed prominently on any of your friends’ bars. Then, the anodized aluminum coating in gunmetal gray will ensure they last long enough to keep the party going for years. These also come in a larger size if you want to give engraved beer mugs as groomsmen gifts.

Michter’s 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon

For some friends, nothing says it better than small-batch, limited release bourbon at 94 proof. Considering this bourbon has been perfectly resting longer than you've known your groomsmen, it’s an ideal statement gift from grooms with discriminating taste (and deep pockets). At over $120 per bottle, it may be a better gift to get started on the right foot with the Father-of-the-Bride. 

Custom Engraved Flask Set

Custom Flask for Groomsmen Gifts

You can go simple or fancy with this option -- from the brown leatherette flask in a customized gift box shown above, to a basic stainless steel flask in a gift box.

Add some classy engraving like a monogram, his name, initials, and role in the wedding, and your best man or groomsman will use this flask for years to come -- and probably on the wedding day itself.

Groomsmen Bottle Openers

Silver Bullet Bottle OpenersThis next gift idea is literally the “silver bullet” to solve all of your gift-giving doubts. Each bottle opener is previously fired military grade ammunition. These demilitarized projectiles turned bottle openers are scratch resistant, tarnish proof, and a gift your groomsmen will remember and use for a lifetime. The .50 Caliber “Silver Bullet” Bottle Opener collection provides a wide variety of options to customize your selection including engraving (up to three lines), four unique packaging choices, and even custom text on the gift boxes themselves. You'll receive a discount when ordering four or more at a time. 

Brass .50 Caliber Bottle Openers

Brass .50 Caliber Bottle Opener

The Brass .50 Caliber Bottle Openers are a good option for the more traditional among your wedding party. You can order the gift in any quantity you like making it a great option for a bulk groomsmen gift idea. All of these bottle openers, including the Brass .50 Caliber Bottle Openers, are 100% made and sourced in the USA. 

Custom Tap Handles

Custom Tap Handles

How much would your groomsmen with home bars love to own these? These tap handles from pre-fired ammunition casings are created by a veteran-owned company dedicated to giving back. 100% made in the USA, you can get a .50 caliber 5.5-inch tap handle, a 20mm 7-inch tall handle, or a 30mm 11.5-inch tall handle in a variety of coatings. The custom engraving runs vertically and the handle will fit any regular beer tap.


Groomsmen Gifts for Gun Lovers

Survival Kits

Ammo Can Survival Kit

This over-the-top “Survival Kit” will blow your team away. Made from an authentic repurposed .50 caliber ammunition can, you can select from standard OD green with original stencil markings, sleek gloss black, or matte black finishes. Inside, you’ll find a pair of stainless steel pint glasses, a flask (also in stainless steel), a funnel, and a black matte .50 Caliber Bullet Bottle Opener -- all with custom engraving and nested in a custom-cut felt-lined insert that presents beautifully. One receiver called it “The best groomsmen gift ever received.” High praise, indeed.


Accessories

50 Caliber Pe

Brass .50 Caliber Pens

Nothing says hardcore quite like the M2 - 50 Caliber aka "Ma Deuce." Known around the world and respected by all, for its unfailing support when the crap hits the fan. Just like your groomsmen, these Brass .50 Caliber Pens are tough and built to last. They will do the job, no matter the circumstances and won’t let you down when it’s time to get the job done. Made from a real .50 Cal BMG round, these high-quality pens are sure to stand out in the crowd and serve as a constant reminder of your friendship. Give your groomsmen a gift that is as great as they are -- a Brass .50 Caliber Pen will tell them how you feel. Add some personal engraving for a special touch.  


Custom Engraved Ideas

Matte Black .50 Caliber Bottle Opener

Yes, bottle openers are listed elsewhere in this guide, but the engraving contrast on these best-selling beauties in particular really stands out. Made of brass casings and powder coated with matte black, the openers come with customization where we offer you space to add any text that you want - it could be titles, names, dates, or an inside joke that only your groomsmen will get. There is enough space to fit 3 lines of custom text. The openers are long lasting and easily open any capped beverage. Matte Black .50 Caliber Bottle Openers are made with legit once-fired 50BMG casings and M33 projectiles. They also come with the option of a customized box upgrade to make them well-rounded gifts.

All Wood Watches

Turn some heads with these all wood watches that easily transition from casual to classy. Handmade in San Francisco with quality materials and painstaking care. Get the back of the face engraved with a personal message to make your gift-giving moment one to remember.


Best Man Gifts

Best Man Bundle

Best Man Bundles

Planning a wedding demands strong attention to detail, and your Best Man plays a big part in helping to check off some major boxes - reception toastmaster, bachelor party thrower, ring security, and logistics, etc. He’s pretty deserving of something extra special. That’s why we’ve put together our best of the best for our Best Man Bundles.

The usual custom-engraved .50 caliber bottle openers in a custom-engraved gift box is an impressive gift by itself. But how about adding a .50 caliber money clip along with a pair of .50 caliber cuff-links in brass or nickel to that as well? This trio of awesomeness says it all to the guy you chose to stand with you on your special day.  

Luxury Wallet

The Montblanc Extreme wallet, from the leaders who brought us the finest in luxury pens, is made from durable leather with a rugged look. It stands up strong against the elements and will last for years. Give this gift as an extra special Thank You to your best man, and he’ll remember your friendship every time he goes to get the bill. At just over $300, it may also make a great gift for your father or the father-of-the-bride.


Grooming and Personal Care Gifts

Sandalwood Full-Size Shaving Kit with Badger Brush

A serious shaver (think perfect goatee guy or your “bald by choice” friend) will appreciate the finer details in this full-size shaving kit from The Art of Shaving. Not to mention your military and police friends who have to follow strict shaving regulations. The highest quality ingredients alongside handmade accessories will keep your coiffed groomsmen smooth and pass any inspection every time. Just under $100 for one set.

Creed Aventus Cologne

The best-selling fragrance in the impressive history of the Creed brand is a fitting gift for the persistent sophisticate in your crew. Created after an emperor who led a life of intrigue and adventure, every spray of this cologne will make your groomsmen feel determined and powerful. At about $300 per bottle, this is definitely for those who appreciate the finer things in life.


Cufflinks

Nickel .50 Caliber Cufflinks

Are you looking forward to getting a gift for your gun loving friends who have a sense of style? .50 caliber cufflinks are just perfect for that. They are eye-catching and add a unique finish to any shirt. These cufflinks give your groomsmen a chance to add a bit of their personality to any outfit in a subtle, yet impactful, way. Available in either brass or nickel, they have anti-tarnish finishes and made in the USA.

For the whiskey connoisseurs in your party, consider these authentic Tennessee whiskey barrel cufflinks. About the size of a dime, they are ideal when wearing french cuffs.

Whichever route you decide to take when picking out your groomsmen gifts, be sure to give out your gifts either during the rehearsal dinner or on the morning of the wedding. While your bride should receive most of your focus throughout your wedding events, be sure to take some moments to say Thank You to the guys who have been there for you through thick and thin.


FURTHER READING

Everything You Need To Know About Groomsmen Gifts

Does the Best Man Get The Groom a Gift?

Eric Montgomery
Eric Montgomery

Born and raised in Cary, NC, Eric graduated from the US Naval Academy in 2004. He served as a Marine Corps infantry officer for 7 years before joining Bullets2Bandages in 2012 and launching Groomsmen Central in 2017.


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