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The Best Groomsmen Gifts & Wedding Favors For 2019

Our Top Choices For Groomsmen Gifts

runner up

30oz Thermal Tumbler

with Monogram


It's hard to top a thermal tumbler when it comes to choosing a useful gift that'll last for years. Your groomsmen will get daily use out of one of these versatile mugs. Vacuum insulation means it'll keep coffee hot and beer cold for far longer than it'll take your groomsmen to drink it. Personalize each one with a monogrammed initial and custom text. 

Honorable mention

Rustic Brown Flask
with Gift Box

Flasks are a staple when it comes to groomsmen gifts, but we (and our customers, apparently) like this one because of the distressed, vintage look of the brown leatherette. When we zap it with our laser it produces a gold color, and you can choose from multiple options for artwork in addition to custom text on both the flask and the box.

We get it. Finding the perfect gifts for your groomsmen can be difficult. Choosing a vendor who does quality customization work — and who can guarantee timely delivery — isn't easy either.

Fortunately, we can get you on the right path.

If you're looking for unique wedding gifts with dozens of customization options and fast turnaround time, look no further. Below you can find all of our most popular gift ideas for your wedding party — everything from flasks to bottle openers to cufflinks to coasters.

You can also click on the photos below these products to jump ahead to some of our blog posts on specific topics.

Browse Our Best Groomsmen Thank You Gifts

Custom Flasks

Tumblers & Drinkware

Trending Groomsmen Gifts: Shop Our Best Sellers

It’s hard to pick out the perfect present for guys, especially when we offer so many great gift options. Give yourself a break and crowdsource your decision instead -- here are our most popular gifts, proven to put a smile on the face of every best man or groomsman.

Credit Card Bottle Opener
with Monogram

Matte Black Flask
with 4 Shot Glasses

Brown Leatherette
Paddle Bottle Opener

Whiskey Tumbler
with Monogram

Customized Beer Can Koozie

Custom Copper Flask

7.62mm Keychain Bottle Opener

Custom 20oz Tumbler

Best Man Bundle

Six Shooter Whiskey Glass

Nickel .50 Caliber Cufflinks

Custom Steel Flask & Gift Box

When it comes to picking out the perfect groomsmen gifts or best man gifts, you'll only have one chance to get things right.

That's why we recommend going with quality gifts from the start — something that's unique, memorable, and useful as well.

The best way to make sure you check all those boxes is to select gifts that match with the interests of your groomsmen and that are personalized to include their names, roles in the wedding, wedding date, or other similar information.

The value in choosing customized gifts rather than the same old, same old gifts right off the shelf cannot be overstated.

Luckily, we have dozens of options for groomsmen gifts to cover wedding party members of all types. And we offer multiple customization options on nearly all of them.


All About Groomsmen Gifts and Wedding Etiquette

Every year, over two million couples are married in the US — quite a large number.

While not every party has a large contingent of groomsmen, most grooms have someone stand up with them.

It doesn't matter if you’re hosting a large, traditional wedding with hundreds of guests or a smaller gathering with only family and close friends. Either way, it’s important to recognize some of the traditions associated with groomsmen and their gifts.

In every wedding, the best man and groomsmen have important roles to play. They are there to extend their support to the groom and the soon-to-be couple.

Their duties include helping with some aspects of wedding planning, throwing a bachelor (or couple’s) party, keeping track of the rings on the big day, assisting the groom with getting dressed, ushering guests into the church, and being public witnesses to the pledge of marriage.

Groomsmen Thank You Gifts




Unique Groomsmen Gift Ideas


You can always opt for DIY groomsmen gifts if time allows — the personal effort clearly shows your appreciation.

But if you're running low on time, you can still find memorable personalized gifts from plenty of retailers [cough cough, us included] on short notice.

"Silver Bullet" .50 Caliber Bottle Openers

These are our top of the line sets of groomsman .50 Caliber Bottle Openers — with a nickel-plated finish that's scratch-proof, tarnish-proof, and damn near indestructable, these sets feature custom engraving on each bottle opener and your choice of four options for the packaging or boxes.

If you don't know what to engrave on what your bottle openers, skip to this blog post for a read for some ideas.

Click here to shop from our Silver Bullet Groomsmen Gifts.

Leather Journal

If your groomsmen love to write or doodle a lot, a journal could be the perfect gift, but it shouldn't be just any journal.

It should be built to last, and a style that you couldn't just pluck off the shelf at Target.

Choose a design that symbolizes your common traits or interests, or one that may have a special meaning to your groomsmen.

Portland Leather Goods is another great option for high-quality and unique notebooks.

Monogrammed Poker Set



These Six Shooters make the perfect whiskey glasses — they're machined from a solid block of aluminum and weigh in at over a pound, so you're not likely to find a manlier highball glass on the market.

Each glass holds 10oz of your favorite spirit or cocktail, making them the perfect size for a few fingers of bourbon on the rocks or for a whiskey sour.

Up to two lines of custom engraving running bottom to top on each glass is available, so you'll have plenty of room to include name, wedding date, or anything along those lines.

Cocktails Mixologist Set


Click here to shop from our Brass Groomsman Bottle Openers.

Personalized Bobblehead

How Much To Spend On Groomsmen Gifts

A wedding is a very important event in anyone's life. There is a whole lot of planning that goes down when it comes to this special event. From selecting the venue, choosing the right caterers, selecting the attire...the list is pretty much endless.

However, there is another important thing that you need to think about carefully.

And that thing is giving gifts to your groomsmen. Now, if you are loaded with money, then it isn't an issue. But what if you aren't?

This is a very common question that occurs in a guy's mind when he is selecting his best men. In most cases, the groomsmen come from your immediate family or close friends.

When it comes to gifting someone this close, you need to put in quite a bit of thought into what you choose.

It's easy if you are rich and can afford to spend as much as you would want to. However, not everyone can do so especially during a wedding which involves plenty of expenses as it is.

In this article, we aim to break down all the costs for you when it comes to gifting your groomsmen. There are quite a few factors that you must consider, and we will list each of them so that you have a better idea.

What is the Ideal Amount?

Before you even think of how much you are going to spend on the groomsmen gifts, it is essential you plan the budget for your wedding first. On the basis of that only can you even think of what budget should you set for the gifts. Gifts for groomsmen are a part of the wedding budget.

No matter how close these men are to you, you should always remember that you should buy gifts with logic and not your emotions. The minute you let your emotions come into play, be ready to shell out at least $300 for just one gift.

Another thing you must keep in mind is that you'll want to treat everyone equally as much as you can.

You cannot play favorites and let one get something much more expensive than the others.

Additionally, you also need to consider the personal interests of each groomsman. The gift should match the groomsman and vice versa.

What is the Ideal Cost to Gift Each Groomsman?

There is no "ideal" cost when it comes to gifting your groomsmen. This entirely depends on your budget and the number of groomsmen you have. It is obviously easier to spend for just one best man rather than six groomsmen and the FOTB/FOTG.

But if you want a hard number, we recommend that you spend about $30-40 per groomsmen for their gift. Alternatively, there is a rule, which does not need to be strictly followed. You are allowed to spend about 10-30% of what your best man has spent for your wedding.

By that we mean, the tuxedo, shoes or whatever you have asked him to purchase for himself for your wedding.

So, assuming your best man has spent about $400 altogether for your wedding, 10-30% of that would be between $40 and $120.

If you make your best man spend more for your wedding, it goes without saying that you should spend more on a gift for him to show you recognize his financial commitment to your special day.

The other factor to keep in mind is how involved they will be at your wedding.

Let's face it: not every groomsman is going to be by your side as much as others. And not every one will have a magic touch in dealing with guests at your wedding.

So, depending on how much work they do for your special day, can also be taken into consideration when you are gifting him.

Don't Forget To Consider The Number Of Groomsmen

A crucial aspect that could possibly trump all other factors is how many groomsmen you are planning on having for your wedding. Some couples go all out and have even about eight pairs of bridesmaids and groomsmen for their wedding.

It's obviously going to burn a hole in your pocket if you spend between $50 and $100 for each.

A great way to save money when buying gifts for your groomsmen is by buying things for them online. It also makes sense sometimes buying things in advance especially during holiday sales, like Black Friday sales.

During times like those, you will likely end up saving a decent chunk of cash on your purchases.

There are also plenty of options out there for inexpensive groomsmen gifts that are still useful and meaningful. So don't feel like you have to spend $50+ per groomsman to get a memorable gift.

How and When Should I Give My Groomsmen Gifts?

This is a very common question that we get asked often, and we cover it in detail here.

For the TL;DR version, there is no right or wrong answer to this.

You can gift your groomsmen as and when you think is appropriate.

Most commonly, you will find guys gifting their groomsmen during the rehearsal dinner since the gathering there is typically small and personal. This gives you an opportunity even to take out some time during the dinner and acknowledge each of your groomsmen personally.

Another option is to give gifts as part of asking them to be your best man or groomsman. Think of it as "proposing" to your groomsmen. This approach allows a personal one on one acknowledgment in advance of what will no doubt be a busy wedding weekend.

Whatever time you choose to gift your groomsmen, make sure that it is appropriate. You wouldn't want to be giving out their gifts right in the middle of your reception while everyone has already downed a couple of drinks. This will end up with the gesture losing most of the sentiment attached to it.

If you want to take it a step further by adding a little personal touch to it, then we recommend that you also attach a handwritten note to the gift telling your pal how thankful you are for having him at your wedding and in your life.

Conclusion

No matter what it is, in the end, how much to spend on groomsmen gifts entirely depends on you. Just make sure that you don't have to cut costs from your wedding budget in order to gift them. Your main and ultimate priority is always going to be your wedding and your wife.

Cheap Doesn't Have To Mean "Cheap" — Your Guide to Inexpensive Groomsmen Gifts

First things first — when we say "cheap" groomsmen gifts or wedding favors we do not mean crappy quality.

With subpar gifts you'd be better off lighting your money on fire. Better that than to waste it on something that your best man and groomsmen will throw away the day after the wedding. 

So none of our following recommendations would fit under that heading.

These gifts are all ones that we think groomsmen would still appreciate and find enjoyable or useful for years to come. 

You can also skip right to this page with our most affordable groomsmen gifts.

You'll find options at under $20 per person including US shipping — and including personalization in most cases.

Sticking To Your Wedding Budget

We understand — it is tough to plan a wedding and stick with a strict budget. As such, it'll be necessary cut corners on some parts of the preparations. 

More often than not, we try to save on the wedding favors, flowers, and the most obvious of all, the wedding party gifts.

Plenty of wedding guides will recommend spending $100 per groomsman and $150 for your best man or father of the bride.

We realize that those numbers aren't going to be feasible for every groom.

It can be a struggle to find a gift that will not make your wallet cry, but at the same time be meaningful or at least useful to your groomsmen.

The reality of it is that people appreciate a personal touch on simple gifts because it means that you were thinking of them.

In this article, we will provide some suggestions for inexpensive groomsmen gifts that are not at all the stereotypical cheap baubles. We will also give you tips and tricks on how to take your simple groomsmen gifts to the next level.

Ready to see where you can save money? Then, continue reading.

All the gifts we have chosen are (as mentioned) affordable — but at the same time they're unique and can be personalized.

Coasters

If money has been tight for a while, you might be looking for a unique gift that is really affordable. But you want to avoid embarrassment if your groomsmen open tacky dollar store gifts in front of others.

Believe it or not, you can buy a thoughtful, unique, and distinctive gift, without spending much more than you would at Walmart.

With personalized coasters, you'll find a perfect gift that your friends will use for years to come — without leaving your bank account suffering.

Our wide selection of designs includes brownblack, and cork styles. Choose from colors and materials that work best with your friend’s personal style, and choose a size that’s best for his favorite go-to drinks.

The best part is that coasters are an incredibly economical choice. Prices start as low as $2.50 each — yes, $2.50.

You can buy them for well under $10 each even when personalized with a name and monogram. There is no easier way to commemorate the best day of your friend’s life — and keep tables protected during even the rowdiest of wedding receptions.

Interested in upping your budget without pushing things past the $60 mark? You can go for engraved coasters made to resemble .50 caliber ammunition headstamps.

These are a unique gift, especially for veterans and service members in your life but, it will require a little extra dough.

Credit Card Bottle Openers


These credit card bottle openers are inexpensive yet immensely handy. At the same length and width as a credit card but only about twice the thickness, they'll slip into a wallet easily so they're always close by when needed.

Adding a monogram to each one is a classy and timeless touch, and with these openers you'll get free shipping in the US.

Custom Engraved Ammo Can

This gift will be perfect for buddies who are fans of gear that looks like it came from the military.

You can engrave each ammo can on an entire side with a personal note or name which is always a nice touch.

Then you can load the can up with a few small gifts for each member of your wedding party.

These gifts use a recycled M2A1 ammo can, the same ones that the US military use for .50 BMG and 5.56mm rounds. In addition, the latch and rubber gaskets keep the contents inside the ammo can clean and dry. That feature makes it extremely useful for camping or survival gear.

See them here.

Personalized Beer

A custom flask is actually a great gift to give your groomsmen. They will probably make use of the gift on your wedding day and many times after that. If you are going to give a flask, customize it by having your groomsman's name engraved on it.

Have the flask packaged in a nice gift box as well — either a gift set like you see above, or a DIY box including other gifts.

Pair of Custom Printed Socks

Giving your friends a pair of quality custom printed socks is another inexpensive yet significant groomsmen gift. Additionally, you could also request them to wear the socks on your wedding day. Doing so would show unity — plus, it would be a really cool photo opportunity.

Make it extra special by making sure that it is their face on their socks or even your face on their socks.

Barware

Who doesn’t love a good drink occasionally? Especially during wedding season, everyone could benefit from relaxing with a pint — including the groom himself.

Whether your friend is a true whiskey connoisseur or a maniac for mixology, we offer elegant, personalized barware ideal for any groom.

If you want the perfect gift for under $20 for your best friend’s man cave, you can consider this cool can koozie, a paddle bottle opener, or this super unique bottle opener fashioned from once-fired .50 caliber bullet casings.

Another affordably priced barware gift includes our revolver-themed Six Shooter Whiskey Glass that can hold up to 10 ounces. That size makes it ideal for everything from honeymoon celebrations to the tougher nights in a marriage.

Set of Stylish Ties

Yet another way to showcase the gentlemanliness of your groomsmen is by gifting them a classy tie. This article of clothing is something that every man should have. There are lots of stores that offer a vast selection of ties that would be appropriate. Unless you're handing out something specifically intended to match your wedding colors, you'll want to choose a design that you know will never go out of style.

Pair of Cufflinks

Similar to a tie, a pair of quality cufflinks is also something that should be in every man’s wardrobe. While cufflinks can range from a few dollars to hundreds -- or thousands -- you can definitely find a pair that is both affordable and classy. Some shops even offer engraving to give it a more personalized touch.

Cufflinks are the ultimate groomsman gift. They are elegant, affordable, and can be worn in the wedding proceedings, allowing your thoughtful gift to make a permanent impact on an important day.

The only downside is that you may be arguing with your fellow groomsmen about who gets to present the groom with the cufflinks he will wear at the altar. 

Beat your friends to it with a pair of our exclusive cufflinks. We've got everything om a minimalist square style that is completely on trend to an iconic black and nickel round design. Or select whiskey barrel cufflinks for your friend who loves to party hard and still show up in style.

Ultimately, shopping for other men can be challenging, especially when it involves fashion. Luckily, each of our cufflinks are attractive, durable and stylish, meaning even the most aesthetically challenged shopper can find a perfect pair. 

Fountain Pens

Maybe your soon-to-be hitched friend is not a huge fan of drinking, or could not care less about fashion, even on his big day. It might make him a frustrating person to shop for but there’s no reason to worry. Even the pickiest person can appreciate a gift that reflects elegance and thoughtfulness.

It might not seem like the most typical gift from the groomsman but a pen can be a posh, sleek present. And it can help commemorate the most important moments in our lives, starting with weddings. 

It’s a simple process. First, purchase a classic rosewood fountain pen or an ultra stylish nickel design with a matte finish. Then, tell your friend you want it to be the pen he uses to make his marriage official. Finally, wait for the gratitude, sentimentality, and (most likely) tears. 

Subscription-Based Gift

Depending on the kind of activities you and your friends enjoy doing, you can find subscription-based gifts that will be perfect for your groomsmen.

There are monthly subscription options specifically designed for men’s needs such as grooming products, gear, fragrances, and undergarments. And you can easily vary your per-recipient spending by ordering more or fewer months worth of a particular subscription.

Here's another one that we can't recommend highly enough because (a) we like their products and (b) their shop was about 100yds from our place in San Diego. So we can vouch for them being great people.

Behold: a subscription of beer shirts from Shirts on Tap.

Sign your buddy up with SoT and once a month they'll get a super high-quality t-shirt shipped straight to their door. It'll feature an exclusive design for a craft brewery from San Diego, Portland, Seattle, Dallas, or a handful of other cities.

Most monthly shipments also include stickers or coupons from the respective breweries. 

A Memorable Experience

golf outing with groomsmen


For a really special groomsmen gift, treat them to a memorable experience such as going on a camping, fishing, or hunting trip. Maybe even a round of golf or a trip to the driving range or batting cages. You can also choose to go on an adventure and go hiking or attend a sporting event.

Personalized Gifts: Important Tips

Just like what we discussed before, the danger of buying cheaper gifts is it may come across as giving a gift just for the sake of giving. So, here are some tricks to show your groomsmen that your simple gift is significant.

  • Pair it with another thing: When giving your gifts, you can attach a note to it that refers to the friendship between you and your groomsmen. You can also write a joke, but keep in mind, that it should somehow be connected to the gift.
  • Packaging: This simply means presenting your gift in such a way that it looks more expensive than it really is. For example, for the ammo can, you can put some wrapping paper inside, add some pictures, or even a memory between you and your groomsmen.
  • Formally present your gift: This has been a trend in weddings where there is a presentation that goes with the groomsmen gifts. Similar to including a note, make a big deal about the gifts and attach an event with it. Going out to a restaurant or bar and giving the gifts is a great way to spend time with your groomsmen and make giving your gifts more of an event.

Summary 

Now that you know that there are a lot of ways to make a cheap gift meaningful, it should be easier for you to find a gift for your groomsmen. Just remember these tips and let your creativity take over. Rule of thumb is to add something to the gift that speaks to your groomsmen.

The inexpensive groomsmen gifts that we suggested are really useful and are unique in their own way. If all else fails, they will know that you gave extra effort to make their simple gifts special; that alone will make them appreciate your gift even more.

Did we forget any?